2. Ford Escape – MSRP from $23,100
The redesigned Escape shows that Ford actually gets what modern consumers are looking for in a vehicle. Instead of soldiering on with the tired boxy design from the vehicle’s first generation, Ford went with a sleek and modern look that many people love. One of the biggest highlights for the model is the available EcoBoost engine, which provides plenty of performance as well as incredible fuel savings. In fact, an EcoBoost Escape achieves some of the highest fuel economy ratings out of the compact SUV market, making it a good option for anyone who wants to watch their cost of ownership expenses. The Escape eats up urban roads and open freeways readily, while the interior looks modern and is comfortable and accommodating, thanks in part to the Sync infotainment system. Parents like MyKey controls, which allow them to monitor how their teenagers use the vehicle.