2006 Ford Escape Hybrid Consumer Review: Perfectly sensible

2006 Ford Escape Hybrid - Consumer Review

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

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Perfectly sensible
By EE on


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


I like this thing better than I thought I would. It doesn't feel slow, the gas mileage is good but not great ... until you compare it to OTHER SUV's, like my wife's Acura MDX which gets 12 MPG in the city while I'm getting 25 in hilly San Francisco, heh heh heh. Interior is very pleasant and unpretentious. I see people are raving about the AC outlet, but I doubt if they ever tried to use it -- it handles only very low wattage, so plugging in anything useful trips the circuit breaker and shuts it off. Can't even plug in my tire inflation pump. For my usage, which includes city commuting plus trips into the snow, this AWD hybrid is perfect.

Best Features

The ride is firm enough but pleasant, and I don't bother slowing down over bad roads, it just sucks up the bumps and boinks without complaint. I like how peppy and maneuverable it feels, surprising for a large golf cart.

Worst Features

Beef up the AC outlet or don't bother. Could be quieter overall, and brakes do squeak a bit.
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