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Works Great
18 of 60 people found this review helpful
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By fehowner
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2012 Ford Escape Hybrid Hybrid 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

2012 Escape Hybrid - FWD Pros: 1. Acceleration is on par with our conventional 2003 V6 Escape. 2. Getting better than the EPA estimate of 32mpg combined and that is with the AC running most of the time. 3. SYNC is awesome. 4. Since the base hybrid is more equivalent to a V6 XLT when considering options and performance characteristics the actual hybrid premium is closer to $4500 which makes this a great value. 5. There is an 8yr/100,000 mile warranty on the battery. Cons: 1. Exterior is a little dated. 2. Must insert and turn key like a conventional vehicle to "start" it. 3. ICE always on above 45mph which seems like a waste while coasting down a long steep grade at highway speeds.


Favorite Features

1. 110-volt 150watt 2 prong AC outlet. Nice for all kinds of lower power gadgets like DVD plays, laptops, etc. 2. NAV system. 3. HEV display (NAV system only) which shows a lot of useful information about how the computer is controling the vehicle including thottle demand overlaid with ICE on/off thresholds, brake demand overlaid with regenerative braking target band. This is invaluable if you want to maximum fuel economy. 4. SYNC...put all of your songs on a flash drive, hands free calling, etc. 5. Capless gas tank (trivial...I know) 6. Electric AC is really cold and works while the ICE is off.


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Charlatan Engineering - Avoid at Any Cost
26 of 188 people found this review helpful
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By gormarx
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2012 Ford Escape Hybrid Hybrid 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

I had to take the car to fix the door so it doesn't fill with water when it rains, that's how poorly manufactured it is. Sync is a bug-infested, malfunctioning piece of crap by Microsoft, as always. The features and control placement is idiotic: opening the cabin does not turn on any lights in the car, ever; the headlights are turned on in one spot but switching to high beam is located at another, squeezed among the wiper controls. The wipers have a dozen settings, all of them too fast or too slow but never right; the AC/heating i loud an annoying, as is the engine. I've driven Soviet cars with far more comfortable and user-friendly design. Never again an American piece of crap.


Favorite Features

Mileage is sort of decent, but nowhere as advertised. Nothing good about this junk.


Suggested Improvements

Just kill the American car industry; these morons will never get it right. My friend's KIA feels like spaceship from the future compared to this Ford heap of excrement.


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