Re: Looking to trade my '11 Overland Hemi for a '12 Ford Escape
The funniest part is that he seemed to think his Escape was as good as the redesigned model, which is actually not the disaster that the pre-2013 Escapes were.
But I guess you could cross-shop a loaded 2012 Escape against a fairly stripped down GC, assuming you were cool with what sites like Edmunds has to say....
"Unfortunately the Escape is hampered by poor braking performance. From 60 mph, the last Escape we tested stopped in a lackluster 154 feet; that's about 30 feet longer than the average class performance. Brake fade was also encountered, with stopping distances increasing with each run thereafter."
"The 2012 Ford Escape lacks the mechanical polish and sophistication of newer models from Chevrolet, Honda, Kia, Subaru and Toyota. Among compact crossovers, the Escape feels the most trucklike, and its handling limits are low."
Who needs sophistication or brakes?!