I purchased a 2013 Ford Escape SEL at the end of December 2016. I spend a lot of time in my car due to my work and my 2013 Elantra was just not cutting it. I have never been so glad to have made a purchase in my life. I had a front end collision at 55mph, which totaled out my Escape. The accident was bad. It could have easily taken my life. However, thanks to the wonderful safety features of the Ford Escape I was driving, I walked away whole, albeit it bruised, with nary a scratch. The 911 assist did it's job even with very little cell signal. I came home to my family thanks to Ford. We've already picked out the replacement and yes, it is another Escape.
Of all the cars I have ever owned this vehicle has been absolutely the greatest. It's versatile and powerful. I carry a motorcycle trailer at times and this does the trick with all our gear in the back and driving in the desert. I have to drive back and forth to my son's college in another state so we jump in and pack this vehicle up for comfortable eight hour road trips. This vehicle has been super reliable and with 4 wheel disc brakes -- long lasting. I really enjoy this FORD and would highly recommend it as a family vehicle.
I bought this vehicle for ease of getting in and out. For an older person, like myself, or someone with arthertis or other mobility problem this is perfect. It is a beautiful vehicle and gets really good mileage, especially on the road. Wish I had bought this vehicle long ago. My father told me when I bought my first Ford in 1954 to always by a Ford and I would have no problems. Wish man!