Quoted from dcerny:
How are you guys liking your Escapes? I am thinking the 2015 or 2016 Escape might be the new car for me, as well. Debating between this, the Nissan Rogue (should still squeeze a pin), and the Jeep Cherokee (would have to remove heads).
Never bought an American car before but really liked the test drive. Some other cars seem to rate higher but have no personality. (to my tastes) Is that new Sync system worth grabbing the 2016 for?
I was told by my wife that it's time I get a new vehicle. I LOVE my 04 Escape with the 3.0 V6. The current motor options aren't really doing anything for me. I'm not really sold on Ecoboost. I had an SRT4 in the past. Great motor/turbo, but I just don't know how well I will like it 200k miles down the road.
So I'm looking at others in the same size range. Looking at an Edge or the MX5 with the 2.5L I4. Will have to do some measuring and test drive the MX5 as I'm not missing my I4's from my high school days.
Modern Escape owners. What are your thoughts on the different motors, or what made you choose what you did? Can you fit everything but a System 3?