2015 Ford Escape
On the whole it has been very reliable. We made the choice to purchase from Ford because my father in law was a Ford employee for many years and qualified for the family pricing. It was nice to be able to go to a dealership and not worry about high pressure salespeople. The Escape was large enough for our family yet small enough to get good fuel economy. The 1.6L EcoBoost engine has a surprising amount of pep, as well. Less than a year after purchase, the car had a problem with the climate control: it became impossible to redirect airflow from the floor, which was not only a major inconvenience in itself, but the dealership in the city we lived in at the time refused to fix it the first three times I brought the car in. A few months later the handle broke off the inside of the back hatch - I am not inhumanly strong, so this was indicative of poor build quality. Periodically the back hatch will start chirping like a baby bird on uppers, again an indication of poor build quality, as pieces of the hatch are held together with tiny plastic clips rather than actual hardware. Also, on long trips, the air conditioner compressor ices up, causing a near-catastrophic loss of engine power and acceleration. Unfortunately, as a consumer of modern autos, I have to temper my expectations. A car should be built to last, however to suit the corporate bottom line, cars are built to be disposable, and often do not last much longer than the standard financing term. I will probably purchase a Ford again, and possibly even an Escape, but simply because my family has the privilege of accessing Ford family pricing.
2015 Ford Escape
My Escape is beautiful and I love the features. I have the large screen, heated seats (which one of my favorite features), easy to fold down back seats which increases my storage space. I love my radio and the Bose speakers. A really handy feature is the controls that are on the steering wheel. You can adjust the volume of the radio and even chance the radio channels from the steering wheel which keeps your eyes looking straight ahead which lowers the chance of an accident. The Escape drives so great and smooth you almost feel like you are floating. Another great feature is it tells you exactly how many miles you can travel considering how much gas you have in the tank. It actually gives you a constant running tally. To me that is remarkable because knowing that lets you know how much farther you can go before you need to refuel and it keeps you from having to guess when you're fuel is getting low if you have enough mileage to teach your destination. Now that I have that feature I can not imagine ever going without it. The interior is really nice and comfortable. With the ability to adjust your seat to better fit your back you can drive for long periods of time without getting a backache. And I like the fact that I can change the color of all the interior lighting and the lights are well placed. The bumper to bumper coverage is great. It even includes your oil changes.
2015 Ford Escape SE
This is the second ford escape I have owned. I really enjoyed the first one and had very few maintenance issues so when it was time to replace it after 140,000 miles I knew I wanted another escape. I got the 4wd version as we live in Ohio and do have some snow to deal with. I also bought the optional luggage roof rack as we like to travel often and when we travel with another couple we can fit four full size suitcases in the cargo area and still have the roof rack if extra space is needed. Our new one has the backup camera as standard equipment and I would highly recommend this if it is an option on any vehicle. The power tailgate is also an option that I like. Hands free opening with just the push of a button. We chose the 1.6 liter ecoboost engine. And after 58,000 miles have averaged 27.8 miles per gallon. Highway miles per gallon is near 30 miles per gallon. I have owned a Chevrolet trailblazer before my first escape, and even though it was larger we find the escape to be plenty big enough for our needs and a great small SUV. I highly recommend this vehicle as we have had no issues with it and just normal wear and tear maintenance.
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