2011 Ford Escape XLT 4 cylinder from North America

Summary:

Excellent vehicle, good workmanship, good value

Faults:

The Ford Escape is a superior product, in my view, to our former vehicle, which burdened us relentlessly with intense frustration and far too many warranty repairs on chronic transmission defects: gears, shifts, gearbox, clutch and manual transmission and more.

The Escape is highly reliable, strong, stylish, and its model label "Escape" delivers - you can escape the concrete jungle to take it anywhere in confidence and reliability. You can use this vehicle for a variety of purposes, and we love the better glass visibility and height all around compared to the poor visibility in a lower framed car, the Patriot.

The Escape will always be a favorite SUV in my family, and in particular, ours allowed us to "escape" the outrageous chronic problems of our former substandard nightmare, the 2008 Jeep Patriot. I regret not buying a Ford when we bought the Jeep. Ford respects its customers... no comment about the other company, but you can read between the lines.

Kerwin Maude, B.C., Canada

General Comments:

Excellent vehicle, highly dependable, good service from several Ford franchises, and above all, no issues in the past 2.5 years of ownership. We took it on a long 1,600km trip and never even sweated. Our former SUV, we couldn't even take it down the road without worrying about it breaking down; that speaks volumes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th February, 2014