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By HYCEE
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2006 Ford Escape Hybrid SUV 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Drove a V6 Passat with Triptronic, now a CVT transmission instead. We were looking for a taller vehicle and lower maintenance costs if possible. Being in northern snow climate AWD was paramount. Have a Toyota Sienna minivan that was supposed to get good gas mileage for a van. Then gas prices went from $1.85 to $2.85 and up. Still enjoy our van but avoid driving it and started using the Passat at 20 to 24 mpg ranges. The Tribute/Mariner the only lower cost AWD SUV truck with a car-like ride unless going to the high end Highlander. The costs of hybrid technology made the Escape the clear winner for our next car. Pay under $30K for an Escape or much over $30K - for a Highlander both SUVs.


Best Features

Paint colors, good pickup, comfortable as a taller driver. Good visibility, good storage for a small SUV, hoping to get over 30 mpg using regular gas! Rated as 33 mpg city/ 29 hwy as an 4WD which is great.


Worst Features

Lighter batteries and lower costs like LITHIUM that could be plugged in when want to. Use of multiple options for fuel such a biodiesel, electricity/solar, and 85 octane ethanol gas. Ability to add extra batteries for certain user's needs.


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BEST car purchase I've ever made!
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By Selena
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2006 Ford Escape Hybrid SUV 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Traded in our 2002 Escalade for the 2006 Escape; the best decision (car- wise) we've ever made. VERY fun to drive and outstanding gas mileage. We were concerned about cargo space, given the fact that our previous vehicle was so large, but we have had no problems. Cute little SUV--I would recommend it to anyone. The first time we filled up with gas, it cost us $30, and we got more mileage with one tank than we EVER got for our previous car (which held 11 gallons more!). We love the fact that we're saving on gas as well as doing our part to live a little greener.


Best Features

Exterior design, fuel economy, and it handles great!


Worst Features

A/C vents in the rear of the vehicle--they may be available on the AWD, but should be available on both. Otherwise, an awesome little SUV.


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By Dave
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2006 Ford Escape Hybrid SUV 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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I have driven the Escape in downtown Chicago and on the wide open interstate. 30mpg in Chicago and 29.5 at highway+ speeds. Runs very smooth with the CVT transmission. Nice to know I can fill it full of gear and get that good of mileage.


Best Features

Mileage and CVT transmission.


Worst Features

Needs XM radio.


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great car
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By jon
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2006 Ford Escape Hybrid SUV 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Makes me a believer in hybrids. Great mileage (averages 30) and well built. Have had no problems. Only negative is the ride is a little hard but it is a 4 wheel drive small truck.


Best Features

Gas mileage for a 4 wheel drive. Feel safe; it is not a small vehicle. Handles well and has more than enough power.


Worst Features

Soften ride a bit.


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Great SUV
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By scott
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2006 Ford Escape Hybrid SUV 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Excellent all around vehicle with great versatility and real world fuel economy. Much better than any other competitor I looked at in terms of a complete package for the price.


Best Features

Fuel economy, fit and finish, versatility.


Worst Features

More standard luxury items such as auto dimming mirror and outside temp guage with compass.


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