2007 Ford Escape Hybrid Consumer Review: 1st American Car in 25 years a

2007 Ford Escape Hybrid - Consumer Review

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Base 4dr SUV (2.3L 4-cyl. Hybrid CVT Automatic)

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1st American Car in 25 years and I'm Happy
By GuitarGuy on


2007 Ford Escape Hybrid 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


I've had the Escape for 2 weeks and it's performing as advertised. I got over 30mpg on the first tank of gas, and that will improve. The 15 minute MPG gauge has shown as high as 37mpg. If I were to complain about performance it would be the body roll when cornering, but this is a SUV with a high center of gravity and a little body roll is to be expected. The GPS/radio is disappointing. Small screen, and the CD changer is under the seat. Sound quality is average, and no iPod connection. It does otherwise work properly. If GPS/radio is important to you, might wait to see the 2008 upgrade. It wasn't a deal-breaker for me, but Ford could do better. Improve this and its a 10.

Favorite Features

MPG; low pollution, large tax credit, solid feel; lots of storage; acceptable acceleration considering the engine size, and actually quick at start up; kind of fun to change your driving habits and watch the MPG increase, the real-time MPG gauge on the GPS will make you a better driver.

Suggested Improvements

Dang Ford, for the price of the GPS/radio you could have done a lot better. For $1900, give us a Bose, an iPod connection, and a decent sized screen for the DVD based GPS. Nobody has an under seat CD changer anymore. Relatively simple things like this are what sells cars for the Japanese.
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