Best Bet
  • (4.5) 13 reviews
  • MSRP: $6,029$15,221
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 29-33
  • Engine: 155-hp, 2.5-liter I-4 (gas hybrid)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 5
2010 Ford Escape Hybrid

Our Take on the 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid

Our Take

The Ford Escape Hybrid is one of a few Ford vehicles to offer the option of a self-parking system. The vehicle comes in a base trim and a Limited Hybrid trim, which incorporates added entertainment and comfort options. Competitors include the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.Apart from the self-parking o... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Uncompetitive interior quality
  • Backseat has outdated folding design
  • Wind noise at higher speeds
  • Modest towing capability

Notable Features

  • New self-parking option
  • Can run on electric power alone
  • Standard stability system
  • Optional customizable ambient lighting
  • Optional navigation system with hybrid-drive readouts

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

I've been a fan of the Ford Escape Hybrid for several years; it's a tough-looking SUV that embraces its truck roots. If you're looking for a smooth ride, you'll want to look elsewhere because the Escape Hybrid rides more like a truck than a car; you'll definitely feel all the bumps in this baby and know what kind of terrain the four huge tires are climbing. Personally, ... Read full review for the 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid

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Consumer Reviews

4.5

Average based on 13 reviews

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Good Choice For Hybrid SUV

by hybrid suv owner from Wisconsin on January 29, 2010

This is the right choice if you want a fuel efficient small hybrid SUV. Gas mileage is consistently over 30 mpg in city or highway despite very cold weather. 4 cylinder engine has ample power on any t... Read Full Review

4 Trim Levels Available

Wondering which configuration is right for you?
Our 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid trim comparison will help you decide.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Ford Escape Hybrid Base

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
P
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Ford Escape Hybrid Base

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
A
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Roof Strength
P

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
A
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
A
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Ford Escape Hybrid Base

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Ford Escape Hybrid Base

Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Front Seat
Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid.


Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/60,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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