Ford Escape: an affordable and reliable mid-size vehicle
2014 Ford Escape S
Upon getting my car, I had a recall notice sent to me regarding the locks on the doors. The Ford dealership took care of it at no charge and provided me with a rental car at no charge as well. I also had a problem with my airbag light being on due to a faulty sensor in the driver seat belt. The other problem I had was with my turbo feature of my escape which caused the check engine light to come on. My car has 95,000 miles on it and has had no other issues at this time. Personally, I don't think it accelerates as fast as a lot of other vehicles but this is expected as it is a midsize vehicle. Since I live in Wisconsin and the weather is often unpredictable it is important to have a reliable car. I have found that my car is reliable in both snow and rain. My Ford Escape gets about 31 miles per gallon which makes it more affordable compared to a truck. Only have to get my oil changed every 5,000 miles. All the seats are adjustable and back seats can be folded down for more space in the 'trunk'. The car is higher off the ground compared to a car making it easy to get in and out. The escape has both front and rear windshield wipers. The rear windshield wiper is helpful when other vehicles are kicking up a lot of moisture. The features include Bluetooth, USB connection, radio, CD player, and air conditioning. I think these features are appropriate and not over the top. The Bluetooth can be linked to your phone to make hands free calls. The calls come in pretty clear; however, I dislike that other people can hear the calls outside the car at a stop light or in a parking lot. I mostly use the USB connection to charge my phone. The only feature I wish my escape had was lights on the mirror for when other cars are in the blind spot. The blind spot on the escape is not very big it would just be nice to have a way to double check that there is not a car there.