Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
Bought the 2010 in 2016 as a 2nd vehicle to haul senior parents with walkers and 5 dogs. LOVE the old boxy shape with lots of usable cargo and passenger room and GREAT visibility! (They don't make many like this anymore!). Rides nice, comfortable, love the stereo/nav/Bluetooth Sync unit, and also have back-up camera with sensors... wonderful. Looks like new and was well maintained. Now for the bad: reliability has been VERY disappointing. After purchase and checked by 2 mechanics, including Ford, it started making a noise and needed swaybar links replaced ($218). The following month it totally broke down and "limped" until I could get a tow truck and taken to dealership... local mechanic could not properly diagnose due to hybrid drivetrain. Turned out was the infamous faulty throttle body that is replaced gratis by Ford on all but the hybrid engine! So another $200+. The next month, check engine light on again... this time the O2 sensor... here goes another $229. This car has cost me more in the 3 months I've owned it (payment + repairs) more than buying a brand new car with higher payments but warranty coverage! MPG are not close to EPA... on level driving, mix of city and suburban, a/c on, avg. 28.7 MPG with light to medium foot). Not bad, but not what the sticker claimed. If the darn thing just can go for several more months without repairs... I'll be happy. If not.. .adios! Have the limited and seats are comfortable, elderly parents can fit just fine, barely fit both walkers (with seats) in back with 1/2 backseat folded down. Performance is o.k.; not a sprightly as our 2014 C-Max hybrid. Gas mileage isn't as good either nor is handling, but C-Max was too small for walkers. Time will tell whether we hold onto this car or not. So far, about 3 weeks into the month and no problems... *shhhhh*.... (knock wood)!
Had only 2,500 miles, weather conditions were hot, a/c was on, driving around town, lots of starting and stopping, gas engine would kick-in at times, and all of a sudden, the car just shuts down. Tracking light goes on, car dies, no power to nothing. Stranded. Had to sit for 30 minutes, tried it again, and worked, took to Haggerty Ford, found no error codes, nothing wrong, said maybe we blocked vents in back, there were not blocked, 1,500 miles later, same thing happened with same conditions, not, humid, a/c running, short trips around town, car completely dies out. Taking it to Ford dealer again, Has this happened to anybody out there. We've totally lost any confidence in this car.
I have had a 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid for two months. It has much better acceleration than our Honda civic Hybrid and much more room. I am getting 28-32 mpg around town and up to 34 mpg on the highway. I really like the fog lights at night even if there is no fog. It is easy to park and fits into our garage easily. It has a lot of cargo space with in or both back seats down. The seats are firm and adjustable. I get gas every two weeks whether I need it or not. Dual comfort zones are a plus.
I'm a brand new (proud) owner and so far am wowed by the car. I love driving and being up where I can see everything around me. I am thrilled with all the great toys from the sound system to Sync with hands free navigation and phone. I thought I would be overwhelmed by the technology but everything is easy to operate and intuitive. I am especially pleased with the gas mileage after "swapping" my inefficient German all-wheel drive for an American hybrid. The car is everything I hoped for and more.
I've had my 2010 Escape Hybrid for a month now, and I can not find anything wrong with it. I am getting 29.7 mpg city and hwy, which is wonderful! I bought a loaded truck off the lot, with Sirius, etc. I think it has everything it possibly can have on it. I'd researched various other hybrids and SUVs, but decided for the value to go with the Escape.My son has had a regular escape for 5 years w/ no problems, which helped make my decision a lot easier to make. Now we're both happy (altho he's been eyeing my hybrid alittle too closely...)