I bought the Escape SE in March.
About 1750 miles now.
Averages 25 MPG now, with conservative driving in the City.
About 50 miles a day.
Not tested on the highway yet.
Has almost all the features we needed in the car.
Compass, Bluetooth, back up camera, etc.
It is fun to drive.
I was tempted to go for a Toyota RAV or Subaru Forester.
With the price and features in the SE I decided for the Escape.
I enjoy driving it.
I hope it will give me long years of service, without any issues.
I did not go for the MyTouch Screen, I am glad I did not, my neighbor bought fully loaded Focus last week, had to take it to the dealer due to "Touch Screen"issues.
Fix My Touch screen linking issues that has already been reported in the previous posts.
Happy to see more and more of Ford Cars and SUVs on the road.