"Being the last year of the Tribute we got lucky. There is ample room no matter where you sit although the back seats are not the most comfortable. But for what we got it for I can't really complain. The overall fuel economy is just as good as our car from before with just about under 30 mpg combined which is great for a little suv. The interior controls are easy to use, but the only downside is if you wanted to replace the radio there really isn't a way that you can. The HVAC controls are integrated. The build quality is also good, as there aren't any rattles or noise. The stock muffler isn't the quietest on the outside but can't be heard on the inside at all. There are other suv's out there, but none as cheap as this."
"I've had mine for 5 years. It is very comfortable to drive and park. The only thing is that I think it is a bit noisy. You can kind of hear wind from the windows.
Otherwise, I didnt have any problems with mine, of yet......"
"I first owned a 2005 and drove it 80,000 four years ago i traded for a 2008 and just loved them both.have traveled across the county twice and found the long distance driving just as easy each time. would recommend the car over all including the escape."
"Ride is quiet compared to most other SUV's, and it rides well, nice comfortable, smooth ride. Handles as well as any small SUV I have owned and the 4 cylinder is usually enough power. On occasion I wish I had gotten the 6 cylinder, but the fuel economy is good average about 28 MPG highway. In town we get about 22 MPG. Had some minor issues with a muffler gasket early on, but, it was replaced quickly and have since had no issues with it."