Really great input all, I appreciate the feedback!
Based on this community input; my areas of concern are with the gas mileage and interior space. I have the V6 EcoBoost in my F150 and have always been disappointed by the (misleading) MPG figures. Sounds like more of the same in the Escape with the 2.0L motor and AWD only makes that problem worse.
Originally Posted by oblingata05
We love it except now that we have a baby the car seat is so massive that we have to push the front seat up so far its pretty useless.
I'm in this boat as well and need to fit a rearward facing infant car seat. Sounds like the Escape might not do the job. It's possible I'm mistaken in targeting the compact UTE class for my needs and may need to step up to the Standard SUV class.
Lastly, does the Ecoboost 2.0L motor require premium unleaded?