Pros: Good acceleration with 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine; hands-free power liftgate is a super-handy option; nicely finished interior
Cons: Complicated MyFord Touch interface isn’t very user friendly; top-line Titanium models can get quite expensive
CG Says: Ford’s Escape is smooth, refined, and quite engaging to drive. The 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine that’s standard on SE and Titanium is very refined and should have enough power to keep most folks happy. Interiors are comfortable and nicely finished, and cargo space isn’t bad. Much less impressive is the MyFord Touch control interface that we’ve found difficult to master and sometimes downright frustrating. On the whole though, there is a lot about the Escape that’s impressive. Top-line Titanium models can get quite expensive, but we think a modestly equipped SE hits the sweet spot for performance, features, and value.