Originally Posted by Bolto
Looks great - I like to think of the Escape as a Focus SUV since the interior is virtually identical and the fact that it handles well. The mileage you got is pretty good, especially since the 2.0L is rated for 22/30, and you've got the 19" wheels.
It does look and feel like a larger Focus, especially on the inside. Obviously I sit higher and like the greater visibility. I read somewhere that the Escape is what would happen if you hooked an air hose to a Focus and pumped it up. I figure the key to good mileage is to try and keep the engine out of turbo as much as possible, but when you need it, man oh man, it's there.