This car is great. Has all the features you would want and need. It has the capacity of most SUVs in the same range, but has really good gas mileage in my honest opinion. I get about 20-22 mpg on a good day, which gives me a range of 280-330 mpg. It really depends on your aggressiveness with the gas, but it has good range. The cabin is very quiet, and you can feel how your car is driving, but don't feel the small bumps like many older cars.
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.
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!