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Ford Escape Hybrid Questions


What Can Cause The Air Conditioner To Shut Down.

This is NOT a question about AC shutting down when ICE shuts down. With the AC on MAX, after driving for a period of time (30 minutes to an hour) the AC compressor seems to shut down (no cool air t...

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Ford Escape 2009: A/c Repair Question

Last year I was my compressor has failed, and I got it changed. The guy at the shop told me there was a leak in my low pressure side? Or was it the high. It was the smaller of the two pipes, but he th...

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Escape Won't Shift Out Of Park

2007 Ford Escape Hybrid with 150K miles. Lately the vehicle intermittedly will not let me shift out of park. Turn it on and off several times, pushing on brake, nothing seems to work until it feels ...

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The Problem I'm Having With My Car Is My Motor Is Not Switching Over To The...

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Will 225/60/16 Fit A 2005 Escape

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About the Ford Escape Hybrid

The Ford Escape Hybrid is an intriguing attempt by the American automaker to bring an environment-friendly approach to the SUV market segment. The traditionally fueled Escape has caught on with drivers who want that sport utility vehicle comfort, versatility, and toughness, but who don't want a gas guzzler. With this in mind, Ford launched a gas/electric hybrid version of the Escape in 2005.

Although the Escape Hybrid's mileage has never equalled that of other popular hybrid vehicles like the Toyota Prius or Honda Insight, it's far and away superior to the mileage you'll get from a gas-powered SUV. Superior by 70%, according to Ford and the EPA: A regular Escape with an inline-4 gas engine is estimated at 20 miles per gallon city, while the Escape Hybrid clocks in at 34 city miles per gallon.

So the Escape Hybrid may be the best choice for someone who wants to drive green, but needs an SUV. As the model's mascot, Kermit the Frog, says, "Sometimes it's easy being green!"  Unfortunately, it's not cheap; the Ford Escape Hybrid is one of the pricier SUVs in its class.