Last post on Nov 16, 2013 at 7:09 AM
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Nissan Xterra, Toyota RAV4, Honda Pilot, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Ford Escape, Chevrolet Equinox, SUV
#209 of 221 Ford Escape or Similar SUV
Sep 05, 2013 (8:07 pm)
A relative recommended the Ford Escape. I was looking at 2011, 12, or 13 SUVs
made by Ford, GM, or Chrysler because they generally cost less than similar Asian
models. I just finished reading a lengthy review about the 2013 Ford Escape. There
are four versions: S-SE-SEL-Escape Titanium. The reviewer described the horrors of
"MyFordTouch" and a verbally abusive voice command system. He suggested the
basic "S" model as the only choice that won't make you crazy!
If possible, I'd like a 4-cylinder engine. The price of gas could double or triple in the
the next five years. (If I find a great deal on a 6-cylinder, I'm not going to worry
that much about the price of gas.)
A decent roof rack is important. I ocassionally buy small quantities of lumber. SUVs
with a square (slightly curved) roof seem to have the most functional racks. Many of
the sharply curved roofs have "faux" racks that appear to be added as decoration,
like old fashioned hood ornaments.
If you know a lot about SUVs, I need your recommendation for a medium size SUV
that doesn't suck gas like an elephant's trunk. It must have a usable roof rack.
My sister is devoted to Honda, so buying a foreign or domestic SUV is ok with me.
#210 of 221 Re: Ford Escape or Similar SUV [wagonorbust]
Sep 07, 2013 (8:03 am)
So I read your post and kinda confused. You want a medium size SUV, yet you looked at an Escape?
Escape falls under SMALL CUV/SUV category. Your best bet is to look into the "small" category if you want stick with a 4cyl engine.
If you want Medium that's like Honda Pilot, Ford Explorer, Toyota Highlander, Nissan Pathfinder. (Also others out there and most are all V6s, except for Toyota Highlander 4cyl & Hybrid)
#211 of 221 Re: Ford Escape or Similar SUV [sparkndutch]
Sep 07, 2013 (5:07 pm)
You think "Medium" SUVs are Pilots, Explorers, Highlanders and Pathfinders!!??!!?? What do you call a "Large" SUV, a Sherman Tank???
#212 of 221 Re: Ford Escape or Similar SUV [tinycadon]
Sep 08, 2013 (1:06 pm)
I always thought the Suburban/Expedition were in the "large" SUV category.
#213 of 221 Re: Ford Escape or Similar SUV [donl1]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Sep 08, 2013 (2:54 pm)
Edmunds has trouble distinguishing between SUVs, and then throw in Crossovers and it really gets muddled. Seems like we mostly separate them by price, not size. But the supersize SUVs based on trucks are mostly gone.
Think about an Acadia. Doesn't seem to be a supersize like a Suburban. But it's certainly roomy and can hold eight adults if you skip the captain's chairs.
Then there's something like the Forester. It's an SUV right? Or is it just a tall wagon? We call it an SUV.
#214 of 221 Re: Ford Escape or Similar SUV [tinycadon]
Sep 08, 2013 (9:04 pm)
Failed attempt making a smart*** remark. (Just saying)
Large is like a Ford Expedition/EL, Chevy Tahoe/Suburban, GMC Yukon/XL, Nissan Armada, Toyota Sequoia.
#215 of 221 Re: Ford Escape or Similar SUV [sparkndutch]
Sep 09, 2013 (8:20 am)
(Just Saying) like a 13yr old girl's vocabulary, like those are like Extra Large SUVs, like oh my god, there could be like XL SUVs, seriously???
I'd say an Escape is a medium sized SUV/CUV while a SMALL one would be a Juke, Cuntryman, Tucson, Encore, Impreza, Just Saying.
#217 of 221 Re: Compact SUV with comfortable armrests / center console [williebkevin]
Sep 10, 2013 (6:50 am)
Look at the Kia Sorento LX. I had one, but traded it in on a Honda Pilot because I needed something a bit bigger. Really impressive CUV. Check it out.