2008 Ford Escape Hybrid 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
The Ford Escape Hybrid does not only get great mileage for a SUV but also has very low pollution emissions. I like the styling and don't feel I compromised on any factors when I bought it. I have kept a spreadsheet of actual mileage and have maintained an overall 31 mpg. The worst case mileage is log distance highway driving at 70+ mph when my FEH got 28 mpg. Around town and using hypermiling techniques I have gotten 35+ mpg.
Style, comfort (leather seats and leg room for 6 ft people), room to carry camping equipment and 4-5 people.
1)Update computer control so that 2008 can drive up to 40 mph in electric mode only. 2)More and better digital displays (w/o Nav Kit) to aid in hypermiling. 3)Longer warranty on bumper to bumper (currently 3-36000). 4)FEH Hybrid Decals/Accents to add to vehicle to augment green leaf (proud owner).