Thanks....I just was thinking the usable space is lessened. In my 1st gen escape I can fit a gallon jug below the a/c, radio stack. .....now most cars have the center console where there is a cubby/armrest and then the shifter or even dial shifter....and then there must be a bunch of empty...
I could have used THAT Ford Escape in 2013 :clap:
Unfortunately I need a bigger vehicle now.
Does anyone know why car manufacturers went away from column shifters in vehicles....taking center console space away?
Is it simply a design “trend” or is there something about practicalit I’m not seeing?
Ugh not a fan....what is with the accents in cars these days? Our highlander had a gray interior with a brown strip...yuck....bright orange? Not for me. My old escape was different hues of gray, dark gray and black...all in the same color family. I guess I’m just old.
Reminds me of the first escapes. The angle of the windshield even looks just about the same.
Just a WAG...someone more technical could do a better job, image top is flipped (no fuel door).
I added more pictures with the sport a little larger, since the wheelbase should be 2” more than the old...
Yes it is only 1.5” shorter.....I was personally hoping for something a little larger even though it’s 2” larger than my older ford escape...the kids are older now and will force me into the “big” bronco...lol.
I think the question is if the interior space will be the same, more or less.
I liked the “yard stick“ gear shift on the steering column too....lol but I bet that has gone away.
I worry a bit about the room behind the seats, with the shorter overhang in back.
I also would have liked a front...
They are remarkably close, but since the picture is at an angle it makes it difficult to find an old escape picture angled in the same manner.
I might try to use the orange one in the header since it is a straight on side shot and seems to be basically what Ford ended up with.