2005 Ford Escape Consumer Review: Owner of second hybrid
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2005 Ford Escape - Consumer Review

2005 Ford Escape

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

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Owner of second hybrid
By Robert A Harrington on

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

Review

This is our second hybrid car. Our first hybrid is a Honda Civic. The electric only propulsion mode takes a little coaxing to get the car to shift into it. If you are already in gasoline mode you need coast down from 35 till the car shifts over to electric then continue. You can be in electric mode up to 29 MPH. If you desire to startup from a stop in electric do not gun the engine but rather ease it into acceleration. Otherwise it will promptly start in gas mode to ensure you have the power you demand. The leather interior makes for a very comfortable ride. Well worth the investment. Made sure your dealer has a trained mechanic available, ours dealer does not always have one.

Best Features

The mileage remaining calculator and the MPG calculator. Great stereo system. All fluids are easily checked.

Worst Features

A little wider interior compartment. It seems a bit cramped compared with my 1992 Explorer.
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