With the Ford Escape, what you see is what you get. It’s an easy drive and there are no fancy buttons to get used to or components to work out. The front window is beautifully wide and there are no visibility issues out the back either, so you won’t be complaining about blind spots - something I know can be an issue in some competitors. Everything is nicely within reach, and I’m not scrambling to find anything.
As I was in the FWD version, there were some moments when I thought it could have done with more traction on the road. Around corners on a freeway for example. But if you’re light on the accelerator and are concentrating, as well you should be, this is not an issue.