This year Ford Escape isn't especially good at anything. But it's not especially bad at anything, either. Reliability has been so-so. In it's favor, it's much cheaper than a Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4 of the same age. They are more reliable, but they are also much more expensive as used cars.
The same amount of money can buy a more reliable, newer Ford Focus or Ford Fusion, but they're sedans, not SUVs.