2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
It runs down the road very well: it is comfortable and handles well. It takes a while to get accustomed to using the electric side of the power equation. It makes one very aware of the energy cost of driving at high rates of speed. By using the data provided by the car one can achieve maximum mileage per gallon of gas.
Handling. Looks. HVAC system. Interior space. Seat adjustability. Safety features.
The interior design is overly plain and far below competitors in amenities (such as handy and convenient stowage space for cell phone accessories, adequate change holder, etc.) A true equalizer on the audio system would be nice.