Early model Ford Escape still stands up over new build
2001 Ford Escape XLS
This is the original Ford Escape. I love the slightly smaller, boxier build as compared to the newer models.
This car has had minimal problems over the years and is going strong with 135,000 miles on it. It's a great car for outdoor adventuring -- it has high enough clearance to handle rough back roads but is comfortable to ride in on dirt terrain.
This vehicle seats four adults comfortably; a fifth could fit if passengers are willing to get a little cozy. The seats easily lie flat for transporting items (adult bicycles, for example) and conveniently, you have the option to lie a single seat or two combined seats. This is ideal for transporting a person and a pet, for example.