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Hard Seats by An MSN Autos Consumer on 12/31/2008. Trim: 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid FWD, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Great gas mileage, and trouble free driving, with the exception of "grabby" brakes in wet weather. I like the large cargo area with the back seats laid down.
Cons: Brakes and the most uncomfortable hard seats I have ever sat in! There is no lumbar support and the seat bottoms are extremely hard.
Overall review: The mileage on this car is about 32 mpg average, which is excellent. I would rate the car higher if it didn't have extremely uncomfortable seats. Honestly, I don't know how you make them more uncomfortable - there is no lumbar support and the seats wear you out on long drives. For this reason, I had to give it a low score.
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More Than I Anticpated by Many, Many Miles Around Lake Eufaula on 09/06/2008. Trim: 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid FWD, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Driving, handling, good looks. Mileage! In all kinds of driving I am getting 34.5 mpg. This is a very useful and versatile little SUV!
Cons: Center console could be more convenient. Cupholders are awkward.
Overall review: I love this little car. It does everything I want it to do and more. Ford has built a lot in a small package.
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Ahhh ... love this truck every time I fill up ... by J in Houston on 05/02/2008. Trim: 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid FWD, Owned 2 years.
Pros: The specs here say the average fuel economy is 26.4 MPG. What's up with that? I regularly get between 30 & 32 MPG with a combination of city and highway driving. And I've had the truck for about a year and a half. It all depends on how you drive. I traded in a Ford Explorer for this one ... a little smaller, yes, but with gas prices what they are, I am really glad that I did. I felt it was an excellent way to get better fuel economy while not really impacting my lifestyle. Handling is *much* better and the overall ride is significantly smoother.
Cons: A little small if you have to lug a lot of stuff around. Repairs can be a little more expensive and take a little longer as you really have to go to a dealer and get a hybrid-certified technician to work on it. And ... here's an odd one ... when in parking lots, the engine cuts off and you are on all-electric. Some people don't look around and they don't hear you either as the truck is nearly silent on electric. So you have to watch out a little more for these people.
Overall review: Excellent vehicle. Never had a spot of trouble. Great fuel economy and, with the extras (leather, etc.) a very comfortable vehicle. The continuously variable transmission addes to the comfort of the ride ... you never feel the "shifting" of the transmission as it never does shift gears.
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SUV for the 21st Century! by Napa Fitz on 04/16/2008. Trim: 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid 4WD, Owned 2 years.
Pros: This is my third 4WD... first two averaged about 14 MPG. I'm currently averaging 30 MPG with this vehicle. I'm 6'3" and fit comfortably... Driving in a foot of snow without a care is fantastic! Sitting in traffic with the engine silently waiting is fantastic! It's definitely and SUV for the 21st Century!
Cons: Because of the nature of the vehicle it's something of a 'gutless wonder'. But it hit's 80 if needed on I-5 and the lack of power is made up for in the gas mileage. Only complaint is regarding a tire sensor problem that began at 20K miles. Under warranty it was replaced and haven't had a problem since.
Overall review: I've been waiting for a sensible SUV that will provide green energy and 4WD safety in the snow. This is the perfect vehicle for that. Thanks Ford for another great vehicle.
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Our escape vehicle by mountain man on 10/03/2008. Trim: 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid 4WD, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Gas milege keeps getting better. city driving 32 to 34 trips anywhere from 29 to 38.5. have had almost no problem with it. Had a recall when i first bought it and afterwards mileage increased. It loves mountains. It uses no oil and i drive 10,000 miles between oil changes. As the book says.
Cons: Winter afects the fuel economy it drops to 28and 29 in freezeing weather. Must effect the battery.
Overall review: We love it as we live near denver and go into the mountains often.
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