2006 Ford Escape Hybrid User Reviews

2006 Ford Escape Hybrid Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 7 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
CONS
"storage" 2 reviews

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alanfro writes:
2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 4dr SUV Review
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5

Pros

Great gas mileage, good handling and fantastic acceleration. Lots of room inside.
Never had needed repair with over 60,000 miles!

Cons

The original tires only lasted 35k, then I had experienced a blowout on a rear tire while on a trip.

alanfro
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Great Family Car — As I said in the pros, the car just handles well, gets great fuel economy while still out accelerating the 6 cylinder versions of this vehicle. Lots of room for cargo when putting down the rear seats. My wife and I drove from St. Louis to San Antonio, then to DC, then another cross country trip to California. All with no problems except for that stupid tire blowing out.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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John writes:
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Great gas milieage, nice handling, good acceleration, roomy.

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The feel of the powertrain and the regenerative brakes is a little awkward sometimes.  The car is not sold in Italy, where I live.

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Frugal Daily Driver — Since my other car was sporty, a gas guzzler, and not good to load cargo or to park up on curbs, or do anything other than go fast and look awesome, I needed something more practical to be a daily driver. The Ford Escape was one of the earlier vehicles to offer a hybrid powertrainl, and so it could be had on the used market cheapest. It is practical, gets awesome gas mileage, and actually handles quite nicely. And since the engine was designed to compete with the 6 cylinder model, it actually accelerates decently, too.

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Debbie writes:
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It has held up well for over 75k miles of not the greatest of drivers

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The cover on the rear storage area is a roll up, and not very good.

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I Have Had No Major Problems With This Car, Its Easy To Drive For Shorter Persons — I like that the seats are high enough for a person of short stature can see over the hood. I am not the best driver in the world, but the car is still in very good shape. I fully enjoy this vehicle, and love that its a hybrid.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Lisa writes:
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Fuel efficiency and lots of cargo flexibility.

Cons

If you are not interested in going 'green.'

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I Will Seriously Consider Buying Another One In Five Or Six Years! — I've never taken it off-road, but the acceleraton, braking and handling are great for city and highway driving. Turns on a dime! I keep up the maintenance...no major repair issues with the Hybrid...now if I could avoid flat tires... Not too flashy inside or out, but easy on the eyes, especially when it's clean! I estimate the hybrid saves me about 25% on my yearly gas costs...I can get up to 31mpg during ideal conditions and regularly get 28 or 29mpg with everyday driving...sometimes a little less when it's really cold outside...I enjoy sitting up a little higher than traditional sedans...better view of the road and traffic. Love the heated seats and I can sit comfortably for long drives. It allso offers great hauling flexibility with fold-down rear seats...I've gotten TWO six foot bookcases in it at one time.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kevin writes:
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Good Gasmileage, and 4wd capeability

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Great Vehicle — 4 wheel drive, And the computer adjust the power delivered to each tire over 200 times a second. Oh yea and they can put out up to 155hp which is better than the v6 escape that puts out 200 hp.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Andrew writes:
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Very Safe

Cons

Not exciting to drive

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Very Reliable, Not Major Service For 90,000 Miles — Only replaced tires and oil for 90k. Well mannered and very safe. Walked away from a major accident that totalled the truck without a scratch

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Waldon writes:
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Quiet

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Mileage, even though it's a hybrid (averaged 25.5mpg).

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It's A Hybrid! — The mileage was marginal and the ride was okay. When it ran on battery power only, it was so quiet!

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Reviews From Other Years

2011 Ford Escape Hybrid Reviews

'11 Escape Hybrid -- Highly Recommended! By Chris

An excellent car -- it has made my drive to/from work much less stressful for several reasons: I don't have to worry if stuck in traffic that I'm wasting gas -- at a stop, the gas engine isn't running... Read More

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2010 Ford Escape Hybrid Reviews

Very Impressed And Glad That I Purchased This Vehicle By Jason8288

Very comfortable to sit in, quality materials throughout the interior. Fully loaded with all options, makes the care very luxurious and a joy to ride in. Read More

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2009 Ford Escape Hybrid Reviews

Good Reliable Hybrid, Easy To Drive By hybridguy1

With additional sound deadening installed, the hybrid limited was pleasureable and relatively quiet to drive. It did not have a powerful engine but that is the compromise if you want good mpg. It had... Read More

Very Good By KTdesigner

Its a very nice car, and reliable. I would recommend it if you're looking for a hybrid SUV. It doesn't have the "collectors" appeal (like a Jeep Wrangler say) but for a commuter car its very good. The... Read More

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2008 Ford Escape Hybrid Reviews

Ideal Family Car With Fantastic Fuel Economy By CJC_VW_GTI

I love the fuel efficiency in this car combined with the spacious interiors and cavernous cargo area. I swapped a small Mazda Protege hatchback for this and upgraded our fuel economy, space, style an... Read More

Nice Mid-size Family Suv By trzaskos

Shows very little signs of wear and tear after 6 years of use. No mechanical issues or cosmetic issues to this point. Works well with two kid's but adding our dog makes things a little tight inside. A... Read More

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2007 Ford Escape Hybrid Reviews

Great Gas Mileage By thecanyonsrep

This car gets the best gas mileage out of any other AWD car I've seen. The hybrid makes this a very economical SUV with AWD/4WD. Nice ride and very few problems. I have loved this car! Lots of spa... Read More

Reliable, Good Enough By gildagtex

Not as much fun to drive, does the job well enough. Gas milage good for the size of car - I regularly get at least 35 mpg on the road. I feel safe and in control, just not so much on the fun side. I a... Read More

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