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I love my Escape Hybrid
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Bill
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2006 Ford Escape Hybrid SUV 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

When gas prices began to climb I started looking for better fuel economy. A friend suggested looking at hybrids. The local Ford dealer had one in stock. I test drove it and fell in love. The gas mileage I get is in line with the EPA estimate. The interior is well designed and very comfortable. I just wish it had the navigation system. I haven't had one problem with it. When/if this one wears out I'll get another.


Best Features

The 110 volt outlet and two 12V outlets. The rear seats fold flat easily for extra cargo room. The stereo is top notch.


Worst Features

The LCD screens in the instrument panel need to be brighter or have greater contrast. They tend to be hard to read on bright days.


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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 SUV 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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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.


Best Features

MPG indicator. 120 volt outlet. Driving comfort.


Worst Features

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 SUV 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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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.


Best Features

SPORTY gas saver that's fun to drive.


Worst Features

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 SUV 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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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 SUV 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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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


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