We bought a 2014 Ford Escape SE with leather interior and the 1.6L ecoboost.
We have about 1000 miles on it and so far and are happy with our purchase at this point.
So far we are averaging about 23.5 MPG in town and 26.5 MPG on the highway.
Ford states the break in period is 1000-2000 miles and then you should start noticing your actual gas mileage.
I am hoping the HWY MPG does increase to at least 30 MPG as advertised.
We have taken a couple of 90 mile trips in the vehicle and was very comfortable to drive
Very happy with the leather interior and the many options available for the drivers seat adjustment to make for a comfortable ride.
backseat was surprisingly roomy and had plenty of leg room.
The only thing I would suggest to improve would be moving the manual controls (for AC, heat, defrost etc..) because they are hard to reach in front of the gear shift.