It's hard out there for a compact crossover. As this segment is no doubt one of the industry's most saturated, it can sometimes be a real challenge for a small SUV to make a name for itself.
Such is not the case, however, for ours, the 2017 Ford Escape. The Escape, in our estimation, is one of the very best compact utility haulers on the block.
And so, with that in mind, we'd now like to link the following video. Tag along with Cars.com pundit Joe Bruzek, as he takes the Escape for a cruise: