I recently purchased a Ford Escape after having 6 Chevrolets since 1985. I compared the Ford Escape to the Chevy Equinox and Toyota Rav4. I liked the Ford because of its options, value, appearance, mileage and reputation. I had considered Fords before but was not satisfied with their vehicles compared to other vehicles. I put alot of analysis and thought into my vehicles purchases because I expect them to last a long time. I am very happy with my purchase, the dealership I worked with (Turnpike Ford of Marmet, WV) and with Ford.