2008 Ford Escape Hybrid Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · MP3 auxiliary audio input · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio · 4 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.9 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.9 · Rear brakes: disc · Regenerative Braking System
Comfort Features Center console trim: alloy · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: alloy
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Rear power outlet: 12V · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls · Storage: door pockets, front seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual
Doors Liftgate window: manual flip-up · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Power adjustments: 6
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 2.93
Engine EV battery capacity: 1.8 kWh · Electric Motor Battery Type: nickel-metal hydride · Electric Motor HP: 94 · Electric Motor Power Output (Kilowatts): 70 · Electric Motor Torque: 100 · Hybrid Gas Engine HP: 133 · Hybrid Gas Engine HP@RPM: 6000 · Hybrid Gas Engine Torque: 124 · Hybrid gas Engine Torque@RPM: 4250
Exterior Features Grille color: chrome
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Clock · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, auto delay off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Roof rack
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: reclining · Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat manual adjustments: reclining · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: premium cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims P Tires
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $25,075 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.3L 155 hp I4 Hybrid
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
34MPG city
30MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$25,075
Invoice$23,564

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
Continuously Variable Transmission
Fuel Economy
34MPG city
30MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.3L 155 hp I4 Hybrid
Power
Gas:155 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Electric:94 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque 152 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15 gal
Front Legroom41.6 in
Back Legroom35.6 in
Wheelbase103.1 in
Length174.7 in
Width71.1 in
Height68 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume27.8 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
For many drivers, the word "hybrid" might be the most significant part of the 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid Base trim's name, especially in this age of skyrocketing gas prices. Certainly the ... Read More
For many drivers, the word "hybrid" might be the most significant part of the 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid Base trim's name, especially in this age of skyrocketing gas prices. Certainly the Escape's status as a well-reviewed midsize SUV appeals to many drivers. And many will find the Escape Hybrid's cargo space, versatility, exterior redesign, and interior features big selling points. But it's the hybrid engine that sets the Escape Hybrid apart from its competition.
The powerplant combines a 2.3-liter Atkinson Cycle four-cylinder engine with an electric motor linked to a nickel-metal-hydride battery, which has been sealed and encased under the rear cargo area. The electric motor powers the Escape Hybrid at speeds up to 25 miles per hour, when the gas engine kicks in. The electric motor also provides a boost of power during acceleration and at passing speeds.
Working together, the gas engine and electric motor provide 155 horsepower. The EPA rates the Escape Hybrid's gas mileage at about 34 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highway.
Regenerative brakes, another key element of the Escape Hybrid, capture kinetic energy during braking, thereby recharging the battery. In addition, Ford notes that the Escape Hybrid qualifies as a Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle and as an Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle. Both are indications of the Escape Hybrid's low emissions.
Interior features include eco-friendly recycled-material cloth fabrics on the seats. Dual-zone climate control, power windows and door locks, cruise control, and a flow-through center console with a three-tier storage system are among the SUV's other standard features.
While drivers and reviewers give the Escape Hybrid high marks for its efficiency, some express concern over the lack of a stability system, which has become standard equipment on many SUVs. Others note that the Escape Hybrid can be expensive and lacks the precise handling of some gas-powered SUVs, including the standard Escape. However, most agree that the Escape Hybrid provides a comfortable ride and a comfortable, well-equipped interior.
Adds to Base:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · MP3 auxiliary audio input · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio · 4 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.9 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.9 · Rear brakes: disc · Regenerative Braking System
Comfort Features Center console trim: alloy · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: alloy
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Rear power outlet: 12V · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls · Storage: door pockets, front seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual
Doors Liftgate window: manual flip-up · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Power adjustments: 6
Drivetrain 4WD Type: on demand · Axle ratio: 2.93 · Center differential: mechanical
Engine EV battery capacity: 1.8 kWh · Electric Motor Battery Type: nickel-metal hydride · Electric Motor HP: 94 · Electric Motor Power Output (Kilowatts): 70 · Electric Motor Torque: 100 · Hybrid Gas Engine HP: 133 · Hybrid Gas Engine HP@RPM: 6000 · Hybrid Gas Engine Torque: 124 · Hybrid gas Engine Torque@RPM: 4250
Exterior Features Grille color: chrome
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Clock · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, auto delay off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Roof rack
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: reclining · Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat manual adjustments: reclining · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: premium cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims P Tires
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $26,825 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.3L 155 hp I4 Hybrid
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
29MPG city
27MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$26,825
Invoice$25,174

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
Continuously Variable Transmission
Fuel Economy
29MPG city
27MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.3L 155 hp I4 Hybrid
Power
Gas:155 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Electric:94 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque 152 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15 gal
Front Legroom41.6 in
Back Legroom35.6 in
Wheelbase103.1 in
Length174.7 in
Width71.1 in
Height68 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume27.8 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
The 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid AWD comes equipped with an intelligent four-wheel-drive system, which provides additional traction on slippery roads. The fully automatic system delivers tra... Read More
The 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid AWD comes equipped with an intelligent four-wheel-drive system, which provides additional traction on slippery roads. The fully automatic system delivers traction to the wheels that need it most when it detects slippage.
On the downside, the four-wheel-drive system reduces gas mileage, the primary benefit of the hybrid powerplant. The EPA rates gas mileage for the Ford Escape Hybrid AWD at 29 miles per gallon in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, while the two-wheel-drive version of the Escape Hybrid gets 34 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highway.
For most drivers, the Escape Hybrid's biggest selling point is its powerplant, which combines a 2.3-liter Atkinson Cycle four-cylinder engine with an electric motor linked to a nickel-metal-hydride battery. The electric motor powers the Escape Hybrid at speeds up to 25 miles per hour, when the gas engine kicks in. The electric motor also provides a boost of power during acceleration and at passing speeds, further improving gas mileage.
Regenerative brakes, a key element of the Escape Hybrid AWD, capture kinetic energy during braking, thereby recharging the battery. In addition, Ford notes that the 2008 Escape Hybrid AWD qualifies as a Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle and as an Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle. Both are indications of the Escape Hybrid's low emissions.
Interior features include eco-friendly recycled-material cloth fabrics on the seats. Dual-zone climate control, power windows and door locks, cruise control, and a flow-through center console with a three-tier storage system are among the SUV's other standard features.
While drivers and reviewers give the Escape Hybrid AWD high marks for its efficiency, some express concern over the lack of a stability system, which has become standard equipment on many SUVs. Others note that the Escape Hybrid can be expensive and lacks the precise handling of some gas-powered SUVs, including the standard Escape. However, most agree that the Escape Hybrid AWD provides a comfortable ride and a comfortable, well-equipped interior.