2006 Ford Escape - XLT 3.0L (400B) 4x4
Cons: cant think of any right now
Advice: Get the V6 you will not be sorryAfter looking at many different styles of SUV's we decided on the Escape, The vehicle is by far the best I hae owned and does well in all types of conditions It has decent fuel economy and plenty of power with the V6. Over all it is a fun and pleasurable car to drive for daay to day life.
2006 Ford Escape - XLS 2.3L (120A) FWD
Pros: Even Base Model has Power Windows/Mirrors/CD Player.
Cons: Hard to get Seat Covers to Fit the Side Bolstered Seats.
Advice: XLS Buyers, get the Convience Package Option. It's worth the few extra hundreds.This little sport youte dosn't seem large from the outside, but it quickley swallowed nearley all my tools from the old truck and still has a good amount of storage left in the back. The rear seats have a good amount of leg room, and all 4 seats are comfortable. Drives great, very nice riding vehicle. The 2.3L 4 Banger has livable power, and I'm getting 18MPG with pure city driving.
2006 Ford Escape - XLT Sport 3.0L (410B) 4x4
Pros: no boundaries package
Cons: sound system
Advice: buy itWe love the car like handling and the overall appearance. We bought the xlt with the no boundaries package in sonic blue. The only thing that we do not like is the sound system, we should have got the upgraded system.
2006 Ford Escape - Limited 3.0L (500B) FWD
Pros: All power
Cons: Low gas milaege
Advice: Get a HybridI enjoyed the comfort and the power.
2005 Ford Escape - XLT 3.0L Automatic (400B) 4x4
Advice: shop aroundThis suv handled very well,lack of power on hills until you kick it.It is like you have a hole in the tank for the milage is really bad,the only car that gets just what the sticker says no matter how you drive.The brake are really noisy when backing up.transmission is so-so-.They could of added more storage space for the driver.All in all I love the car ,but I'm ready to trade.
2005 Ford Escape - XLT 2.3L Automatic (405A) 4x4
Pros: Passenger Car-Like Handling, appearance
Cons: Very Noisy & Harsh Continental Tires
Advice: Be prepared to buy new tires! The Original (Continental) Tires are terrible. Replace the tires and you will have a MUCH quieter and softer riding SUVVery enjoyable driving experience. Drives and handles like a passenger car. V6 very fast but just OK on Gas mileage (18 mixed city/highway Long Island area) and a bit noisy on hard acceleration. Leather interior very comfortable and looks sharp. Small SUV on the outside, but very roomy inside. The original Tires (Continental) are terrible; very harsh and noisy ride. After changing the tires, it was like driving a different vehicle; much softer and quieter ride, though still some wind noise on windy days at 65 mph. (I never knew how important tires are regarding the ride quality). No outside temperature or compass; I bought a new rear mirror on ebay.
2005 Ford Escape - Hybrid (400A) 4x4
Cons: cup holders need more room
Advice: worth the waitIt was strange driving when the engine shut off, but you get use to it quickly. I have the 4wd model,purchased in May 2005, average @ 28 mpg. Best mpg 34 while city driving. Mpg goes down @ 5 mpg when if is 20 degrees or lower.