2005 Ford Escape Consumer Review: Electric Escapism

2005 Ford Escape - Consumer Review

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

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Electric Escapism
By dw438 on


2005 Ford Escape Hybrid AWD 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


So far, so good. After taking test
drives at autoshows and with dealers,
and really needing a replacement this
years for my '01 Escape, I took the
plunge with an all-wheel-drive Hybrid.
Smooth city driving, with enough pep to
take on the interstates with ease. Has
speed like a six-cylinder. Its new CVT
transmission is as smooth as silk! And
it's quieter than previous Escapes.
Still can't get over the no engine
noise feeling at a stop light, or in
bumper-to-bumper city traffic!

Best Features

Shifter on the floor. Smaller size than Explorer gives more parking flexibility. Better seating than previous Escapes.

Worst Features

Could use the moon roof option; none is available. Could use some more interior lighting, especially at ignition keyhole, top center of roof between sun visors and inside glove compartment. A place for a garage door opener. Navigation system should be standard rather than option
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