2006 Ford Escape Hybrid Consumer Review: Quality hybrid, comfortable dr

2006 Ford Escape Hybrid - Consumer Review

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

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Quality hybrid, comfortable drive.
By Tom on


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


I originally drove a Ford Explorer that received an amazing 12 miles per gallon. Driving the Escape hybrid I've been able to achieve 30 miles per gallon. Learning to drive the hybrid for maximum efficiency takes some time but the reward is worth the effort. The interior is clean but has some quirks, the plastics are not as nice as the new Explorer. Overall, it still is very comfortable. An optional Edison AC plug is really cool, and lets you plug in most anything. Beware of some dealerships having a 'Limited Availability Option'...look for family owned dealerships...a lot friendlier and easier to deal with.

Best Features

Nav-System with fuel mileage graph, Edison AC plug.

Worst Features

Updated interior with new plastics, automatic headlights, an exterior temperature gauge, tire pressure monitor.
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