I never thought I would buy a Ford I always said other brands were better. So I shocked everyone, including myself, when I bought a Ford Escape. I had had my eye on a Jeep, but when I drove the Escape, it handled better than the Jeep and it rode very comfortably. Three weeks after the purchase, I took my Escape on an atv trail so I could see how it really handled. The trail got rougher and rougher until I didn’t think it would get worse but it did! But my Escape took it like a champ I made it off the goat trail just fine! I was very pleased with the handling and how the vehicle had the grit to keep going plus the ride was great! I never expected this out of a Ford, and I am very glad I had the opportunity to change my mind thank you Ford!