Not a bare bones Ford Escape.
My Ford Escape has not given me any problems. Performance is decent for this base model. I expect reliability to be good, if not excellent. I specifically chose the escape s (base model) because of its standard engine (2. 5 liter 4-cylinder).The interior is roomy and the drivers bucket seat is great for long distance drives. I did not experience any fatigue when I drove from TX to nm and co. As far as standard equipment is concerned, this is not a bare bones vehicle. The basic conveniences come standard (power windows and locks, and the base telematics from ford). There’s very few options you can order with the Escape s, but then again, I am content with what is available.