2005 Ford Escape Consumer Review: Car is a gas hog!

2005 Ford Escape - Consumer Review

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

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Car is a gas hog!
By Fran on


2005 Ford Escape Hybrid Fwd 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


I'd hoped to come close to the sticker advertised MPG rating but so far, can't come close. I am not a hot rodder, but a 76 year old female who drives to drive the posted speed limit, city or highway and don't dig out at stop signs. The last fill up I got 17.95--not anywhere near the 33 or 29 MPG as advertised. I wished I had kept my 2000 Sable, as I got 24 MPG with that and did not have to sit in a furnace at a stop light unless I turn on the Max Air which turn on the engine. I have conferred with the dealer two times, the last time they said I should try PREMIUM GASOLINE!!! I bought this vehicle for economy not to break my budget. Is anyone else out there getting this bad gasoline mileage?

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Let's have an honest evaluation of the MPG under all weather conditions whether it's 105F like here in CA. or 10 below like in Minn. It isn't fair to mislead us with false statements!!! I plan to make a report to the California Consumer Affairs Board next week.
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