Originally Posted by WxGuyKML
Local Ford dealer has a black SEL on the lot and took a look Sunday. Like the looks and appears a bit bigger in the back. Though I do not understand why they put car tires on it (Continentals) same as on the Focus. Very slippery on light snow as found out last February.
They put car tires on it because its a car, the main unibody is similar to that of the Focus, as its based on the same C-car design, albeit tweaked into a CUV like the European Kuga which is basically what the new Escape is intended to be, more of a CUV and a soft roader than a rough and tumble looking SUV like the boxier old version.