Ford escape: dependable, durable and smooth.
It is a good car, a reliable car, but not a top of the line, outstanding car. However, for the options ford has available, the escape is affordable, dependable, and provides good value for the cost. The gas mileage is not great, but it is not terrible. The escape also includes lots of features that just tend to make your drive better, such as automatic high power ac/heat when you turn on the car, touchscreen compatibility, rear camera, heated seats, heated mirrors, a rear wiper and a very powerful defroster that has allowed me to ditch my ice scraper and in turn just let the car run for 5-10 minutes. The 4wd performs well in snow, ice, sleet, etc. And has enough power to tow small attachments. However, starting in the 2016 model there is no auxiliary cord attachment, but the Bluetooth connection is relatively easy to set up. I have not had many manufacturing issues with the vehicle, and overall it runs great. Not a car to buy if you are looking for style and flash, but definitely one for durability. I highly recommend the ford escape.