It seems untrue, but the Ford Escape model has been with us since the turn of the century. Getting its start with a 2001 model, the Ford Escape is now in its fourth generation and still going strong. This compact sport utility vehicle has offered families a sporty exterior with a family-friendly interior. Critics raved about the Ford Escape when it was first released, praising it for its sporty handling and rugged looks, and the Escape has stood the test of time. We’ll take a walk through the different generations and their features and flaws, so you can get the right used Ford Escape for you.