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Solid, sophisticated, and athletic, the fun-to-drive Ford Escape delivers agile handling and an impressively supple and composed ride. Its cabin is one of the quietest in the class and it feels solid and substantial, a pleasant change from some of the bantamweight-feeling competition. And a long list of desirable and high-tech options can make the Escape feel like a competitor for some luxury-branded small SUVs.
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Skip over the base S model. It has an antiquated 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, limited equipment, and comes only in front-wheel-drive form. Leave this one for the rental fleets. The mid-level SE offers a long list of options. Strongly consider getting the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine; it gets th...
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