The Escape is a little smaller SUV, that is why I like it. But it isn't for everybody. My sister hates to ride in it. I don't think I would want to go back to a smaller car. I can get stuff in and out of the back so easily. The only thing is it opens UP back there, and if I am not on completely level ground I have to jump up to pull the door back down. My #1 son thinks that is so funny. He is 6 ft 2 in.
I may not be perfect, but my dog loves me.