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Cons: dashboard readoutsvery neat hybrid
Cons: NoiseIts like driving a truck
Pros: Limited package wish it came with a sunroof....
Cons: I love it all
Advice: BUY IT!!!!!!!!!Never owned an SUV until this one! I love it!!!! I traded in a Lincoln LS (GAS HOG) for this SUV... I have never been happier with a vechicle....
Pros: Fold down 2nd row seating gives very nice payload capacity.
Cons: Center console needs redesigning.
Advice: Buy the 2007, the 2008 is just plain hidious looking.Imagine Focus performance in an SUV. Agile, efficent and dependable. My 2007 (2.3L/auto/fwd) got 28/35 measured on our trip to Disneyland, and no problems with a fully loaded vehicle getting up steep mountai inclines or fast L.A. traffic freeway merges.
Pros: 16' tires
Cons: nothing actually
Advice: Buy now!It handles great and turns on a dime. It's one of the best small SUV's out there. Ford built a winner in the Escape!
Pros: excellent seats, tilt steering wheel, and sitting high up. i can see more when i am driving
Cons: no complaints yet.
Advice: splurge on the v6. it is worth it. very little engine noise.i love this suv. i wish i had bought one, years ago, when my children were little. they are now teenagers. plenty of room for my 6'3''son. i was told by friends and my brother to buy the escape with the v6 engine and splurge on the moon roof, 6 cd player, built in tire pressure gauges, 16 inch wheels, etc. i am so happy i did. very little engine noise, compared to my ford escort. i feel safe in this vehicle. i visited all the dealers, looking at their suv's. ford, treated me the most respectfully, gave me the best rebate, and was the most informative about cars in general. i would definitely buy another escape and deal with ford products again. this is my fifth ford. once you test drive this suv, especially with the moon roof, you will want to buy it!