Glad I Traded In My 2017 Ford Escape Titanium
November 10, 2018
Two months ago I traded in my 2017 Ford Escape Titanium and am very happy I did. My new base model MKC is a delight to drive. Road noise is so much quieter, and the ride is much smoother, making for a much more comfortable ride all the way around. So far gas mileage, with only 750 miles driven so far, is 17.8 using regular gas. Not as good as the 21.5 I'd gotten on the Escape, but I'm not doing as much highway driving now as I did last year. I'm hoping it will improve.
As I need the back seats kept down so I'll have more cargo area in the back for my wheelchair and groceries, I've found the two back seats do not lay as flat as those on the Escape -- BUT -- that is because the seats are so much more plush than on the Escape. It's not a big deal, and on those occasions when I have back seat passengers -- they are certainly more comfortable.
My only real complaint is the MKC has significantly less storage space in the console and door areas. The door area is very slight and, I think, is probably due to the extra insulation in the doors -- which I certainly appreciate. However, the console storage is different, and I think could have been avoided. Even though the Escape had the gear shift on the console, it had a nice area just in front of the armrest where small items could be stored -- as well as a good sized area in front of the gear shift. The MKC has only a small area at the front of the cup holders and it has a spring activated cover, which can be cumbersome. It does, however, contain a USB port, which is easier to access than the ones in the armrest box on the Escape. Also, when you life the armrest the removable container is much smaller than on the Escape.
I do miss having the blind-spot function I had on the Escape, but I didn't want a moon roof, which I'd have to have had in order to have that function on the MKC.
But even with the very minor issues notes above -- this car is a true winner.