Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "To be simple is to be great.
" Memo to the minds behind Ford's 2013 Escape: Read more Emerson.
At its core, this completely redesigned compact sport-utility vehicle is a great vehicle. It is comfortable, capable and not bad to look at.
Yet the $36,025 Escape Titanium four-wheel drive I tested piled on too many layers of unreliable technology. The effect was more instances of teeth-grinding, fist-clenching, guttural wails of undiluted anger than my blood pressure cares to admit.