Wheeling an Escape will be limited to trails and dirt roads, it is a front wheel drive with a PTO rear. It is more all wheel drive than 4 wheel drive. The Honda Ridgeline is the same even though the advertise it as a 4wheel drive. The Escape is not a very good choise if planning to do more than the occasional dirt road. They do make a good car though, the 3.0L DOHC is very nice to drive on the hwy. Plenty of pep. Somewhat comfortable too. The driveline is reliable too, I work on their transmissions, and I see very few problems. Unforunately, they are 99% car and 1%truck. Offroading is very addicting, and the Escape will not live up to the growing addiction.
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