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Old 05-07-2011, 11:26 AM   #12
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That was my perception, and I was honestly surprised at the apparent amount of body roll in what I'd call "very light 2/10ths driving." There was noticeable "wind up" in the suspension as it rolls before the roll stiffness arrives, making me think quite a bit of the roll stiffness comes from the sway bars. It wasn't that the car was scraping the doorsills in light driving, but there was quite a bit of body roll.

The Escape is a base model and it belongs to my fiance, so I've got quite a few miles driving it. I won't say it corners super flat, but there is little apparent body roll in light driving. The 06 Escape has a higher ride frequency and stiffer ride than the Focus I drove. I'd say overall blend of comfort/performance was better on the 2012 Focus, but it was definitely tilted WAY towards comfort.
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