2005 Ford Escape Consumer Review: Great Performance

2005 Ford Escape - Consumer Review

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

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Great Performance
By zadscmc on


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


This is my second hybrid, the first with a CVT. After getting "used" to how the transmission drives the car, the characteristics of electric assist, and the general drive of the SUV, we are now averaging well over 30 MPG. The dealer has been very good, and to date, we've had no problems whatsoever. We expect to be able to push this to 35 MPG by the end of the summer.

Best Features

Excellent gas mileage. Fold flat 60/40 back seats. Excellent, stable platform.

Worst Features

Main, basic, display panel is insufficient and hard to use. Display is difficult to see in twilight. Configuration is a bid hard for a smaller person to use, as the console between the front seats becomes unusual. Cup holders are in an awkward spot.
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