2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
Bought this from a used car dealer who had lowered the price to 2500 below kbb.
I think he was having trouble selling this because people fear battery failure even though the battery is supposed to last for the driveable life of the vehicle.
We started out having trouble getting more than about 24 mpg, but a lighter foot better use of the regenerative breaking (shifting to L when stopping and long light taps on the brake rather than quick short stops)
have brought our mileage up to 29 which is about what the new EPA estimates say we should get.
This will probably hold its value given rising gas prices.
Good job Ford for making a superior vehicle.
silent neighborhood cruising
no starter sound