Congrats!!! What color is it? Did you get the Vista Roof?
What size are the tires? I've seen other people put my wheel/tire combo directly onto an Escape with no trouble.
My Edge's tire size is 245/60R18. The wheels are 18", 7.5" wide, 44mm offest, 5 x 4.50" (114.3mm) bolt pattern. The bolt pattern is identical, and I think that the Escape's wheels are usually 7" wide with a 45mm offset.
Don't forget about the tire-pressure-monitor sensors.
If you do get an Edge with the Vista Roof, you lose any ability to add the factory roof rack, so that could be a plus.
Personally, I wouldn't buy an Edge without one, but that's just me. The only time I don't use it is in extremely cold weather, or if I know that water has frozen into it. When it's fully open, it's about four times the size of a typical moonroof, and it has a built-in front air deflector that goes up as the roof opens. The roof can also tilt open in the back only, which is how I usually use it in the winter.
Got the wife pointed back in the right direction. I found another Edge, a SEL, with the sight and sound package. How does the 9 speaker with sub-woofer unit sound? It also has the Vista roof, no leather though, no big deal. Back up collision alert,rear spoiler, 18" painted rims,cargo control system, sat radio,bunch of other stuff. And the Sync set-up. Going to crunch some final numbers tomorrow. Have to figure out what will give me the biggest bang for the buck, either the 5000.00 rebate or 0% finance.
I like the 18" painted wheels more than any other Edge wheel. They look just like the wheels on our Fusion, 'cept for the finish (the Fusion's have polished edges).
I also like the factory stereo system. I think the speakers are the same as my system (navigation, Sirius, CD6 and "audiophile"). It's more than loud enough, and it has really good sound quality at any volume---no rattles, and no booming bass. And Sirius is on my can't-live-without-it list.
You'll love Sync. If wifey's phone has Bluetooth, she can relive the Ford commercials ("Bling! Call hubby!").
I'm not sure if I have the guts to do that job JP. And I've been a electrician for over 25 years! Probably because I'm afraid of what the wife would do if I screwed it up. Perhaps this calls for a day trip. What would you charge me for doing it? Perhaps we can do a little bartering.