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Picked up the '13 Escape SEL with 1.6 EcoBoost/302a package and navigation yesterday. Ford still didn't get all the hard plastic out of the interior, but it's a lot better than the last generation. The seats look to be the same seats as the old... which means they should probably be better. 10way power driver (with memory!) and tilt/telescoping wheel make it easier to find a comfortable position. Interior smells exactly like the old ones did when new... which is different than other new Fords I've had. Wonder if Ford did that on purpose, because people that LOVED the old Escape (like my wife) immediately feel at home in the new one. The ride seems a bit less harsh, but that may be because I haven't increased the tire psi yet. Engine seems adequate for normal driving. The 'hands-free' power liftgate is a cool idea, but so far every time I've managed to make it open has taken several 'kicks'. Note that it hasn't opened at all several times. Anyway... I still think they'll sell all of 'em they can build once they start getting out there.