2016 Ford Escape Titanium 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Bought this one because wife is very short, and complained about previous SUV that she couldn't see out. The Escape Titanium has full 10 way power on the passenger side, and she is delighted with the ride.
1st off - it wasn't a turbo - don't know why they didn't provide for 1.6L Ecoboost. Less room than my Grand Caravan, but managed to haul what I wanted it to haul (well, mostly). Wish Ford (and others) still had split rear hatches so you could leave bottom closed and leave top open so you could haul 8' lumber - like they had on my 2004 Santa Fe. Comfortable ride, Nice lines and appearance. Was an SE, but the electronics were adequate. WIll consider leasing another Escape when lease ends - albeit I want a few more options than cam on this one. Since I'm turning this in with less than 36,000 miles, someone is going to get a nice car when they buy it off lease.
Cheap parts, and bad designs is what sums up my SUV. First, I have the panoramic top and the interior fabric shield is poorly designed. They stretch fabric over a frame that opens and closes below the glass top... the problem is that if you have the windows down, it flaps. Flaps so bad, I have to roll it back to prevent it from tearing itself apart. I bet in a few years, everyone will have to replace this as it will not hold up. Poor design and cheap. In addition to that, the main system of the car is horrible. It is poor connecting to bluetooth devices and is very buggy. There are times that I can't turn off the radio because it's locked up... to fix... change to the sirius "output" and then back. That fixes that bug. It can be a good SUV, but they went cheap.
This is the 2016 SE model with 2.5 liter engine. It is a solid SUV. Almost no road noise. Gas mileage is better than the rated figure. Instrumentation is clear and easy to use. It has a smooth ride in city or on highway. The rear seat cushion is a little stiff, but we never use it for passengers. We are very satisfied.