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2011 Ford Escape Hybrid

2011 Ford Escape Hybrid

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Escape Hybrid

by from Metro Detroit, Michigan on October 25, 2011

When I started looking at new vehicles to replace my piece of junk PT Cruiser I reviewed and test drove 2 GMs, 2 Jeeps, and 2 Fords of all the cars the Escape felt solid, drove equally solid and had v...
When I started looking at new vehicles to replace my piece of junk PT Cruiser I reviewed and test drove 2 GMs, 2 Jeeps, and 2 Fords of all the cars the Escape felt solid, drove equally solid and had very little road noise come into the cabin. Although the 2 GMs were just as quiet and solid. Since this is a everyday use car is was trying for the perfect blend of space and MPG. After a lot of discussion and although a little more expensive we settled on the Escape Hybrid. At this time I have approx 4500 miles on it and lifetime MPG average full economy is a shade under 33 MPG with about a 50/50 split city/highway. I fill up now instead of every 6 days I fill up every 12. I purchased the limited version with the leather seats although concerned at first about leather in the summer in Michigan I am pleasantly surprised the lighter colored leather does get warm but not bad when in direct sunlight however you can roast your legs pretty good (got the car in July). The Sound and Sync system sounds great very full sound when playing tunes. The commercials living life on full is not a lie it seems you can drive forever in the Hybrid. The hybrid also has a comic element when driving in EV mode the car is completely silent the looks of terror when someone in a parking deck finally realizes there is a SUV behind them.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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Escape

by from Los Angeles, CA on December 30, 2010

This is a pretty good car, very reliable. The design is somewhat outdated though.. Why don't they try making one like a hybrid Edge..
This is a pretty good car, very reliable. The design is somewhat outdated though.. Why don't they try making one like a hybrid Edge..
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Sweetest car!

by from brookfield mo on May 17, 2011

Love it all around! Had almost a month and not disappointed. Got what I was looking for.... Simplicity to handle, price range, gas mileage, fun. Kids are gone and I can whip around all over. Loaded wi...
Love it all around! Had almost a month and not disappointed. Got what I was looking for.... Simplicity to handle, price range, gas mileage, fun. Kids are gone and I can whip around all over. Loaded with everything I wanted and more I didn't know was getting! Fun, Fun! For this 46 year old!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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reliable but noisy

by from Rochester, NY on August 29, 2011

Overall a reliable car and good on snow and ice. Cons: 1) very noisy and 2) had to replace the master cylinder at ~60,000 miles. It required a special tool to fix it which could only be found at the ...
Overall a reliable car and good on snow and ice. Cons: 1) very noisy and 2) had to replace the master cylinder at ~60,000 miles. It required a special tool to fix it which could only be found at the Ford dealer and it cost $1200. Assuming these 2 problems are solved with the latest model, we would by another.
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2011 Ford Escape Hybrid

by from Fallbrook, CA on November 10, 2010

Ford has dramatically improved this model since it's introduction in 2007. The interior has been upgraded to include SYNC and on board navigation. The mileage has also improved. I was averaging 32 mpg...
Ford has dramatically improved this model since it's introduction in 2007. The interior has been upgraded to include SYNC and on board navigation. The mileage has also improved. I was averaging 32 mpg with my 2007 model, my 2011 averages 36 mpg!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

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Great hybrid

by from maine on December 28, 2010

2011 limited hybrid ...great little car/truck ..has the SUV look .. does not kick into hybrid mode as often as i would expect it to 26-31 MPG for the 4wd model is great .. handles like a charm in snow...
2011 limited hybrid ...great little car/truck ..has the SUV look .. does not kick into hybrid mode as often as i would expect it to 26-31 MPG for the 4wd model is great .. handles like a charm in snow and ice.
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Uses car for Commuting

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