2005 Ford Escape Consumer Review: My Hybrid

2005 Ford Escape - Consumer Review

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

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My Hybrid
By Halle on


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


The Escape Hybrid looks great, is
comfortable to drive and gets great gas
mileage compared to my last suv. I wish
the fit and finish were a little
better. Quality of materials on the
inside is on the cheap side but still
looks ok. Ford skimped on things like
lighted vanity mirrors, auto door locks
and more convenient audio controls.
Apparently the Escape has a few common
defects which are disappointing that
Ford continues to ship them without
resolving the problems (seat belt
sensors and air bag module). My new car
sat at the dealer for 6 days during my
first month waiting for a part. Now it
is happening again. Also a problem with
brake rotors.

Best Features

Gas mileage

Worst Features

Fix the defects, improve fit and finish. The wheel casing is off by 1/2 inch! Light the vanity mirrors, add audio controls to steering wheel.
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