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
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.