I'm in rental cars a lot and in the last couple months I've had: 2012 Mustang (base model), 2012 Camaro (base model), and at the moment I'm in a 2013 Escape SEL with the turbo 2.0L -- my personal car is a 2012 FF Ti HB.
My impression of the Escape is that it has decent performance even at low rpm, but I think it will be difficult to average much more than about 25mpg. It looks like it should manage about 28mpg on the highway with full city driving more like 20mpg.
The SEL I have has MFT but no NAV while my FF Ti HB has MFT with NAV. One thing that puzzles me is that the 4 inch display, which appears identical to my FF Ti, has the same menu options for the trip meter, but they are in a different order -- weird...
I still prefer my FF Ti HB...