By Jeridian on
2005 Ford Escape Hybrid AWD 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
Ford engineers did a great job hiding the fact that this is a hybrid vehicle. Everything functions just like a standard car (Escape). Even to the point of having the car creep forward when you let up on the brake at a stop light - (this is with the gas engine completely off). Matches the performance of the 6 cylinder Escape but exceeds the gas mileage rating. I get 29 -30 hwy with the 4X4. I needed a vehicle that could manage deep snow in the winter. A 4X4 and large tires gives me that. I'm having a lot of fun driving this and showing it off to friends.