The Escape drives very well, with agile and sporty handling and a composed ride. Most versions have a 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder, and uplevel models use a stronger and quieter 2.0-liter turbo. Both got 22 mpg overall in our tests. While the cabin is quiet, comfort and convenience features are less impressive. The footwell is a bit narrow and the base-level cloth seats are mediocre in support and comfort. The optional leather seats are better shaped. The rest of the interior is roomy enough. Many of the controls are needlessly complicated, especially with the MyFord Touch system. A rear-view camera is standard. First year reliability of the redesign is well below average.
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