Good SUV. Great Hybrid.
By CaesarTheDay on
2009 Ford Escape Hybrid Limited 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
Two days of driving - so this is a first impression. The car is well designed inside and out. Microsoft SYNC is very impressive and I find this feature the best of all in the car. Acceleration is sluggish - but the car does fine on the highway. I'm still in the burn in stage - so the MPG is around 27 but I'm hoping it'll improve with time and driving. The car is surprisingly roomy for the over 6' driver and is accommodating for kids in the back including a car-seat. Rear cargo room is ample, but there is no cargo net, or tie-down hooks to install one.
Microsoft SYNC with voice commands, DVD player and music integration. Fuel economy On the road quietness
Homelink garage door opener. Cargo nets or at least loops for after-market nets. Single-motion fold down rear seats.