I want input on people's thoughts on what the best vehicle is to use for kayaking/rafting & commuting. Also used for 2 kids and 2 adults. I'm sure people have opinions so please share them.
The escape is Michelle's and I have the same mazda B4000 (ford ranger) with a ladder rack. Mine is getting a bit old with over 110k now, maybe that is the reason it seems to lack power and doesn't get the stated mpg Dapper is getting. I'm not a huge fan of the 6ft bed, it is just big enough to WANT to do something with it but it would really be kinda short to sleep in with a shell, really only 3-4 boats in the bed without having to be creative (and no ladder rack). Overall I like the B4000 but would still go with the escape. But then again you can get the b4000 for a lot cheaper and I'm not payin the bill.Mazda b-4000 extended cab 4x4. great truck, got all the power you want, decent gas mileage 17-22mpg and can stack all the boats you want on it.