2006 Ford Escape Hybrid
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Great City Vehicle

by from Mesa, Arizona on August 17, 2017

This escape has been with me for 7 years, with minimal trips to the shop. It is reliable and comfortable, with plenty of leg room in both the front and back. The back seats fold down flat to maximize ...
This escape has been with me for 7 years, with minimal trips to the shop. It is reliable and comfortable, with plenty of leg room in both the front and back. The back seats fold down flat to maximize the space in the back. The hybrid part makes it a great car for traveling around the city, greatly reducing the time between gas station stops.
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Great Car, Dependable

by from Anderson, SC on August 10, 2017

I've owned this little SUV since 2010. It's been very reliable, comfortable, and great on gas milage. Never had any problems with the High Voltage Battery! Basically I've changed the oil, routine mai...
I've owned this little SUV since 2010. It's been very reliable, comfortable, and great on gas milage. Never had any problems with the High Voltage Battery! Basically I've changed the oil, routine maintenance, and replaced the tires, and battery. I now have 214,000 miles on the car and it's still running strong.
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Nice car till your brakes start to not work

by from Cedar Rapids IA on April 25, 2017

Abs and brake light comes on min later the brake go out had it in 5 times 800$ give or take. No one has accurately diagnosed and fixed it have replaced module the brake pump the master solenoid and...
Abs and brake light comes on min later the brake go out had it in 5 times 800$ give or take. No one has accurately diagnosed and fixed it have replaced module the brake pump the master solenoid and reservoir Still not fixed so not buy this car.
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Reliable Hybrid

by from Victoria, BC Canada on November 16, 2016

Quite enjoyable ride. this unit has over 180,000 kms on it, very good condition, mechanics overall impression was very favorable. Brakes looked original with over 80 % pads still left as the braking...
Quite enjoyable ride. this unit has over 180,000 kms on it, very good condition, mechanics overall impression was very favorable. Brakes looked original with over 80 % pads still left as the braking on the hybrid sends energy back to the battery, before actually having to make pad contact to brake the vehicle to a stop. With careful driving skills, I have no problem getting 36-39 mpg, especially with all the intown driving that i do every day on a 40 km commute. When purchasing the vehicle, the only key fob was actually worn out. I bought 2 replacement fobs on Amazon.ca , recieved them 4 days later, programmed in less than 45 seconds, and im off to the races! Excellent value, cannot be more impressed, so much so, that i am now looking for another one for my wife. Happy motoring.
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Wonderful car !

by from New York, NY on June 29, 2014

I have a Ford 2006 escape hybrid 4WD, running almost 19000 mileages now....Thanks God, Thanks Ford !
I have a Ford 2006 escape hybrid 4WD, running almost 19000 mileages now....Thanks God, Thanks Ford !
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I love it.

by from Chicago, IL on August 2, 2011

This vehicle was a real change of pace for me in style, brand, and size... but after 3 months, all I can say is that I have been very very happy with it. Originally I wanted a newer model year, but I'...
This vehicle was a real change of pace for me in style, brand, and size... but after 3 months, all I can say is that I have been very very happy with it. Originally I wanted a newer model year, but I'm very happy with this one -- and I'm sure I'll keep it for a few years (and have already started thinking about eventually getting a newer model Escape Hybrid.) It has abundant versatility along with a smooth ride and decent comfort. I get all the "utility" I wanted, plus it still drives beautifully on the highway. I get more than double the city mileage than I did with my previous, smaller SUV, and significantly higher highway mileage too. I wish I would have become a believer years earlier! (The money I could have saved on gas!)
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Love, Love, Love it!

by from North Zulch, Tx on July 7, 2011

I recently aquired (4-5 months ago) both an 06 Ford Escape Hybrid and an 06 Toyota Prius. I find myself using the Escape Hybrid daily, as it meets my needs more effectively. The Cargo space is adequit...
I recently aquired (4-5 months ago) both an 06 Ford Escape Hybrid and an 06 Toyota Prius. I find myself using the Escape Hybrid daily, as it meets my needs more effectively. The Cargo space is adequite for hauling 4 square bales of hay, or about 6 bags (50 lbs ea) of horse feed. It comfortably seats 4 adults, or 2 dults and 3 young (age 10 or younger) children. The ground clearence is my biggest RAVE...the Prius is low to the ground and more aerodynamic (as shown by the avg 45-52 mpg I get in it) but the Escape gets an admirable real world 35-40mpg (better than the EPA estimate, and has never bottomed out on me coming out of a parking lot, or on the rough dirt road where I live. After 3 months of daily driving, I have nothing but good things to say about my 06 Escape Hybrid. I can't believe I lived without one for as long as I did, and when the time comes to replace it, Ford has earned my loyalty. In a nuthell- PROS: Fun to drive, well powered, more fuel efficent than a comperable gas only vehicle, versitile, aesthetically pleasing CONS: Didn't buy one sooner.
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Ford Escape Hybrid- Unreliable regen brakes.

by from Palouse, WA on August 30, 2010

Four years in to owning this vehicle it has developed a problem with the braking system. At random times the power assist on the braking system fails. This makes most of the braking power go away. For...
Four years in to owning this vehicle it has developed a problem with the braking system. At random times the power assist on the braking system fails. This makes most of the braking power go away. Ford wants $4000 to fix a faulty abs module. Poppycock! I have had regular maintenance performed on this vehicle at a Ford shop. I advise against buying this car.
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Does not recommend this car

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102,000 Miles and Still Running Strong as Ever!

by from Dover, DE on July 24, 2010

I've owned my Escape Hybrid for 4 years now and currently have over 102,000 maintenance free miles without so much as a hiccup. I've owned many many cars, trucks and SUV's and i've got to admit being ...
I've owned my Escape Hybrid for 4 years now and currently have over 102,000 maintenance free miles without so much as a hiccup. I've owned many many cars, trucks and SUV's and i've got to admit being my first hybrid i was kind of skeptacle about all the hype about them, i couldnt of been more wrong though. The Escape not only gets excellent gas mileage, it's been extremely reliable and looks great too. The interior is well built and holds up to the day to day abuse and the exterior has held up equally as well. I was more suprised at how maintenance friendly it has been. Being a hybrid you would think there would be a LOT of up keep and constant checking of hybrid components but there really isn't. There is a small battery filter in the back cargo area that you have to change about 2 times a year (costs about 15-20 depending on where you go), and just keep up with the oil changes and preventative maintenance. Couldn't believe the brake pads held up for 87,000 miles and the rear are still original after 102K! The automatic 4X4 works great in the snow, you don't have to think about when to turn it on or off it automatically engages when one of the tires slips and turns off when you regain traction. The onboard computer tells you when you need to change your oil, if a headlight or tail light buld burns out, has a full system check, and displays your average MPG, Battery Charge Amount, and much more. Overall it's been an great SUV and i plan on keeping it for at least another 100,000 miles. Plenty of room for groceries, bikes, camping gear, or whatever you need. Great for those that want to save money at the pump but don't want to sacrifice features, room, and styling (couldn't see myself in a prius ;-) ). Ford definitely hit a homerun with this one. If you're looking at buying a used one don't get nervous about buying one with high mileage, they use these as the NYC taxi's now and their first fleet of them was turned in last year and none of them had any major repairs after over 300,000 miles (Can check it out on Ford's site) and that's 300K of the hardest miles you could possibly put on a vehicle. 2 Thumbs up Ford!
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I love my 2006 Escape Hybrid

by from Kentucky on January 13, 2009

I did alot of research before we got our Escape Hybrid. I found so many positive reviews both from owners and others.. I love it. Its winter here so my milage is lower than it will be in the summer. T...
I did alot of research before we got our Escape Hybrid. I found so many positive reviews both from owners and others.. I love it. Its winter here so my milage is lower than it will be in the summer. The milage goes down when you use the defrost or defrost/floor settings. It has gotten as 26 mpg city so far. It is comfortable and easy on the eye. We couldnt afford a new one and I am tickled to death with the 06 we found on cars.com. I bought the extended warranty and the dealer knocked some off of the cost on the warranty. I would highly recommend it to anyone that wants a 4WD SUV that is comfy and gets great mpg...
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