2005 Ford Escape Consumer Review: Escape Hybrid Seen in LA

2005 Ford Escape - Consumer Review

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

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Escape Hybrid Seen in LA
By Mark on

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

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Within hours of the announcement, I was aware that Ford was going to produce a Escape Hybrid. Well, their Kansas City Assembly Plant did produce a well built vehicle, beautiful vehicle that delivers great gas mileage. The Hybrid has indeed delivered on it's promise of improved gas mileage, but as usual not to the EPA specs. The vehicle is so quiet that pedestrians are unaware it is running. My dealership recognized that the premiums other dealers were demanding was killing sales; I got mine without the premium. Unlike others I did not have to wait, picked mine on the lot on day of visit. All that and it looks better than a Prius.

Best Features

Quiet ride, gas mileage, GPS Navigation.

Worst Features

Console storage space is lacking, Ford has included a 110v outlet that takes up valuable driving area storage space. Larger NAV system screen and use a touch screen, NAV DVD. Bluetooth would be nice, it is a simple feature to add. Auto Climate Control, exterior temperature. Air conditioning needs improving.
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