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Great design by Ford
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By Meatwaggon
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2009 Ford Escape Hybrid SUV 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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I ordered this vehicle back in June of '08, and picked it up in October. I have to say this vehicle is a blast to drive once you learn how to coax the electric drive into action. I really like how this car can sneak up on people in electric mode and make them turn heads as you drive past them at 30-40 mph with only the sound of the wind and the tires on the ground to cue them in to the fact that there's a car nearby. So far I haven't had any reliability issues, the car delivers the promised mileage, and the features that I got on this vehicle have all been very satisfactory and helpful (Nav system, step bars, cargo rack bars). The interior design is however a bit clunky.


Best Features

The Nav screen and its features. The ability to use electric drive all the way up to 40mph. The adjustable driver's seat. The night lighting. The exterior design (much more muscular/beefier than the earlier FEH model years).


Worst Features

Decrease engine noise; it's too high at both street & highway speeds when accelerating. Move the Nav screen up higher to be above the vents so that you don't have to look down so far to read the screen while driving. Modify the back seat design to make it easier to fold down for extra cargo space.


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2009 Escape Hybrid 4WD
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By BrionL
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2009 Ford Escape Hybrid SUV Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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1,000 miles and very pleased with the vehicle. Getting an honest 32mpg with mixed hwy/city driving which is great for an AWD vehicle. Excellent regular performance when needed.


Best Features

Excellent mileage. Interior comfort. Lots of gadgets. All-wheel drive.


Worst Features

1. Road noise is high on rough roads. 2. The Microsoft Synch system is like all things MS, great and maddeningly frustrating. Navigation can't use the Bluetooth phones address book for nav.


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Ford Got This One Right
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By Ed
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2009 Ford Escape Hybrid SUV Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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I ordered this vehicle back in June and finally received it January 19, seven months later. It was worth the wait. I have bought many of Ford’s trucks, thunderbirds and other models in the last 30 plus years, but this is the most fun to drive. I have about 4000 miles on this so far and by learning to hyper-mile, I have been able to get up to 35 mpg per tank, driving in the foothills of SC. The technology in this SUV is great.


Best Features

Mileage, Sync & navigation system, Sirius radio, 120 volt electrical outlet, heated leather seats, moon roof, ambient lighting in 7 different colors, handling, back-up sensors, 4 wheel drive


Worst Features

Wish it would go faster than 40 MPH in full electric mode.


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Good SUV. Great Hybrid.
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By CaesarTheDay
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2009 Ford Escape Hybrid SUV Limited 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Two days of driving - so this is a first impression. The car is well designed inside and out. Microsoft SYNC is very impressive and I find this feature the best of all in the car. Acceleration is sluggish - but the car does fine on the highway. I'm still in the burn in stage - so the MPG is around 27 but I'm hoping it'll improve with time and driving. The car is surprisingly roomy for the over 6' driver and is accommodating for kids in the back including a car-seat. Rear cargo room is ample, but there is no cargo net, or tie-down hooks to install one.


Best Features

Microsoft SYNC with voice commands, DVD player and music integration. Fuel economy On the road quietness


Worst Features

Homelink garage door opener. Cargo nets or at least loops for after-market nets. Single-motion fold down rear seats.


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traded my honda fit for this :)
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By rob
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2009 Ford Escape Hybrid SUV 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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I had my honda fit 2008 for mpg savings after my toyota highlander. However, the gas savings on the fit werent there. I started to investigate the ford escape hybird and I was impressed. FORD is back ! I had soooo many more features with the hybird. I bought a 20009 escape hybird (pre-owned) with about 6k miles on it. Its been really good to drive the car and the gas savings are great.


Best Features

1)MPG and the ecogauge 2)Sync 3)Handling 4) more room and space 5) huge center console 6) Lighting


Worst Features

1) Make improvements to fold the back seat easier instead of a two step process. My 2003 highlander was able to fold down in 1 easy step!. 2) Cupholders on the side on the door panel.


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