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2006 Ford Escape Hybrid

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Hybrid adventure
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Alex
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2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

Bought my Ford Escape Hybrid in December 2005 - including luxury package (because I wanted the sunroof). Excellent comfort for me (6"5" - 240lb) and fun to drive - I regularly get 33 mpg around town. Less mpg (28 - 29) on highway, especially when pulling my small boat when it can be as low as 24. However, to get good mileage around town you have to drive carefully - no gunning away from lights etc.


Favorite Features

MPG indicator. 120 volt outlet. Driving comfort.


Suggested Improvements

Thermometer to display outside temperature.


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Awesome
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By D.Wit
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2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

For an SUV, it's a great little truck. The hybrid/gas electric gets 35mpg, has room for 5 plus your stuff. Handles great in the mountains. Has 16 in. wheels stock, so you sit high to see well. It's just fun to drive! It doesn't look like a hybrid...looks sporty. It's my wife's truck, but I'm 6.2 and 260lb and comfortable driving it.


Favorite Features

SPORTY gas saver that's fun to drive.


Suggested Improvements

Road noise? But it is a truck...larger cup holders?


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Fine Vehicle Even in Houston
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By CG
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2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

I was nervous about purchasing new automotive technology but I have been completely satisfied by the reliability and performance of the Ford Escape Hybrid. As another reviewer noted, in hot humid climates like Houston where use of MAX AC is mandatory, the gas engine runs, reducing gas mileage. For the other 5 months of fall/winter/spring that we have, the SUV is blast! All year round it performs like a 6 cylinder SUV. The exterior and interior finishes are of good quality.


Favorite Features

Excellent ride with seamless transitions in powertrain. Reliability. Storage and hauling capacity. Maneuverability. Multidisk CD player. 120 V AC outlet. Way cool in parking garages - electric up, electric down, recovery of energy while braking coming down.


Suggested Improvements

The Navigation system is disappointing - screen too small, controls are very tedious, and performance is only so so. Road noise is notable a high speeds.


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Excellent, fuel saving vehicle
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By BKmonkey
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2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

What an excellent vehicle - great response when driving and nice fuel savings. For folks wanting the space and feel of a SUV - with superb fuel economy - this is your car.


Favorite Features

The fuel economy is great when compared to my last SUV (a Jeep) The Nav system works well and is more than adequate for simple navigation and handling detours.


Suggested Improvements

It would be a nice addition to the stereo / nav system to sync in a satellite radio or MP3 player.


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Ford Escape Hybrid Fun To Own
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Sammy
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2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

I have owned the Escape for almost 14 months. It is fun to drive and is great on gas. I have had no problems and am happy that I am driving a Green vehicle.


Favorite Features

Navigation system gives real time gas mileage making it almost a game to "hypermile."


Suggested Improvements

Nav System should be DVD based - not CD. Not enough storage - no tiedowns in the back to keep groceries and other items from sliding around.


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