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A Nice little SUV by morpheus4210 on 12/06/2011. Trim: 2011 Ford Escape XLT FWD, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Despite being a bit smaller than the typical SUV, it has plenty of room for passengers and the driver. The power seat adjusts well for both me and my wife and the tilt wheel also helps. I like the cruise control and SYNC controls on the steering wheel, as they make it much easier to handle the sound system. I admit I had a bit trouble getting my phone to connect with the SYNC, but I got the blue tooth pairing done after reading the manual. The Escape handles well, has decent power for the hills where I live (4 cyl, FWD model), and all in all is fun to drive. I truly enjoy the Sirius radio system also. The Escape is easy for me to get in and out of - I am not as nimble as I used to be.
Cons: I like the large center console, but sometimes it seems it's just a bit too large. Sometimes the sound system controls on the radio can be confusing, such as picking tracks on CD holding MP3s. Some of the trim is a bit too plasticky - to invent a word, but it is ok.
Overall review: If you want an agile, small SUV, I don't think you could do much better than the Escape. This is my second one, and the improvements from 2002 till now are amazing. I would buy this vehicle again without hesitation.
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