Disappointing, especially in cold weather
By akservices on
2009 Ford Escape Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
I've had the car for almost three years, and am disappointed.
The mileage numbers have never come close to the advertised numbers, and when it's really cold (i.e., less than 0), the MPG plummets to 14 or 15.
This is hardly better than our 1997 Ford Explorer.
Friends who own Toyota Priuses have also reported lower MPG in the cold, but theirs go down to 30 MPG, from 40.
Even when the temperature is "normal," meaning 60 to 70, and I'm doing highway driving the best mileage I've ever gotten out of the car is 27 MPG.
In retrospect, I wish I'd bought a non-hybrid and spent a lot less $$.