2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
The Escape Hybrid looks much smaller than it is. Interior space is much more than it appears. With tax credits, the cost equaled a V-6 with 4 cylinder MPG. Overall, no problems, and lots of approval from the tree huggers.
Not using fuel when sitting in traffic or going below 25 MPH
Increase the engine start point to 35 MPH, this would improve my MPG a great deal without much change in battery life.