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2005 Ford Escape - Consumer Review

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

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By zadscmc on

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

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While the mileage is good (28mpg), the intstrumentl cluster has not been modified to the needs of a hybrid. No battery gauge (full/empty), no engine heat gauge (for hybrid efficency a need to know). CVT is horrid, needs a manual transmission. Interior doesn't work for a short person (5 foot) as the cupholders are hard to reach and the between seat storage is behind the seat. Dashboard is hard to read at dusk.

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Mileage.

Suggested Improvements

Improved instrumentation. Trip B gauge necessary. Battery gauge, engine heat gauge (see the Honda civic hybird gauge, that's how it SHOULD be done). Increased production for better pricing.
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