2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L 4-cyl. Hybrid CVT Automatic Consumer Review - GREAT BUT...
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2006 Ford Escape Hybrid SUV - Consumer Review

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By RickeyBee on

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2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

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I love the way the Hybrid drives; the 2 wheel drive gets super mileage (30+ city and highway). The visibility, acceleration, and handling are good. The quality of materials, particularly in the interior, is not. The rear storage area carpet is constantly coming loose. It covers the batteries and must be moved for maintenance. Unfortunately, it is not attached down by anything...not even Velcro. So whenever I slide a box into the back the carpet pulls up. The quality of the carpet is also not good; it is already looking shabby after only 9 months. I wore a hole in the floor mat within 30 days (not covered by warranty). The speedometer has very poor lighting and is hard to read at night.

Favorite Features

Gas mileage, acceleration, handling.

Suggested Improvements

Better quality carpet, better lighting on instrument cluster and especially speedometer, need method to tie the carpet down in the storage area.
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