2006 ford escape . Love it. Comfort drivable, and dependable, just what we need.
The vehicle is great. It drives better in snow and icy conditions than any of the regular 4-wheel drives I have ever driven. It has all wheel drive and goes practically everywhere. The only problem I have had with it is the air conditioner compressor. It went out and was a hassle getting fixed, they ended up replacing it twice before getting it right. I think it would be a little better if the cargo area was extended about another foot. It would give a little more room to haul stuff, I live off the beaten track (off grid) and buy groceries and other things on a monthly basis so I fill the little SUV up to overflowing most of the time. Other than that the ford escape is dependable, runs great on the highway and off road, looks nice, and always seems to do what I need it to do. I have a small trailer that I pull with it when getting building material and large items. It pulls it like it is not even there. The leather interior is nice and easy to maintain just wipe it down every now and then with leather cleaner/conditioner. The stereo is ok. Sounds great but I live in an area without good reception. We do not even have cell phone coverage in my area. So we listen to CD's a lot. The power seat helps a lot. My wife is barely five feet tall while I am over six feet so every time she goes to town we always have to readjust the seat and mirrors which only takes a second with the power adjustments. I am very happy with the escape and hope I can get another as good when this one is worn out. We've had it 13 years now and it just keeps on running like a new one.