2006 Ford Escape Hybrid User Reviews
- $7,813 - $8,368
- It has great fuel economy, easy ride, nice handling and easy maintenance.
- The back leg room could be an inch longer. I wish the daytime running lights were standard.
This has been a great investment since I bought it on 5/31/05. Although gas is slightly higher than I expected, it is still better than the $50 I was paying for gas every 4 days with my old car. Gas, here in New York is around $2.50 and I'm still paying less than $30 per fill up is pretty good. I was a little sad to see no option for a sunroof in the 2005 model and it's included in the 2006 model but the 2006 sticker price models increased. Still, I love my Escape Hybrid!...read morehide
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- One of the best fuel economy hybreds no doubt!
- found no problems etc.
I don't care what other people are saying!Beats any toyota out there and than some.Ford has a better idea and some people should start paying attention to american made vehicles.I love the ride of this vehicle plus and the look is great.Nice SUV!
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the ford car is very good. it gets good gas mileage and stuff. i like it
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- Everything about it!!!
- Navigation screen is a little small.
I've owned Fords, it seems like forever, and this is absolutely the best thing ever. The acceleration amazes me - especially since it is only a four with electric extra. The ride is smooth and quite, and the motor doesn't even kick in until the speed is up to 25-30 (unless you acclerate hard). By adding all the "toys" to the 2006 (navigation, heated seats, moon roof, side air bags, 6-changer CD, all wheel drive, etc.) Ford has allowed us to have a "big" SUV in a small and economical package. The mileage is about what I expected (31 around town, a little less at 70mph). I couldn't be happier....read morehide
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- Great fuel economy for a SUV! Great vehicle!
Currently I am getting 29mpg this is combined with city/highway. I only have about 300 mile on the odometer. I am driving with in mind to get the best fuel economy.
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- Good fuel economy, rides nice, leather package is great, decent leg room, good amount of cup holders
- A/C power goes down when at a stop, GPS not as easy to use as touch screen GPS. No locking gas door
We just bought the 2006 Escape Hybrid two weeks ago, so far, its been great! The color of the car is titanium green which is very luxurious looking. We got lucky and got the limited edition which has the leather interior, moon roof, safety package, and the premium upgrade which includes the 6 disc cd changer/GPS system. Great gas mileage so far at 26 MPG, this will get better once the engine gets broken in. The interior is nice with two cupholders up front and two in back, storage box in between front seats, and a glove box in front of the passenger. Decent legroom and plenty of headroom. We had an 2001 Expedition XLT which only got 12 MPG, so it was worth it for us to down size, because in reality, WE NEVER USED THE EXPEDITION TO ITS FULL CAPACITY. The only complaints I have with the vehicle is when it comes to a complete stop, the A/C loses power and it can get hot pretty quick inside. The other problem is the GPS system is not as friendly as a touch screen GPS system, I have a Honda Accord as well, and Honda's GPS touch screen system is the best i've seen. Overall, great vehicle, you'll get a lot of looks and questions from strangers. Plus a 3k tax credit from the IRS makes this and all hybrid vehicles a great buy. Initially, I did not buy this vehicle because of its great record with the environment, it was purely a financial decision. When gas was at $2.00 per gallon, I knew it wasn't a great buy, now the price of gas is close to $3.00 per gallon, the hybrids are now a great buy. Plus I feel better helping out the environment, as long as I know its a good economic decision....read morehide
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- Nice, fun car to drive. Comfortable on longer trips.
- Hill climbing is not its strength. Needs better small storage for sunglasses, etc.
Good, fun car. Handles better than the all gas Escape.
I get a constant 32 mph on the highway and anywhere from 25 to 40 mph in the city. It does a lot better in bad traffic (0 to 25 mph and back to 0) because the electric motor stays on. When the traffic goes from a dead stop to 40 mph and then back to a stop, gas mileage suffers. Also suffers on short trips in cold weather since the gas engine must heat up before the electric will kick in.
Seats are comfortable on long trips and the controls are well laid out.
A/C is a problem on hot days in stop and go traffic since it doesn't work when the electric motor is on and causes the gas engine to work harder. My mileage went from an average of 35 mph in cool weather to 28 mph in hot weather just because of the A/C.
It will cause you to get mad at all of the other drivers poluting your space in a traffic jam. The hybrid will run on electricity and has zero emmissions while everyone else is emmitting like crazy.
Great car!...read morehide
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- Very quiet, comfortable, smooth ride
- Mileage not up to expectations, acceleration so-so
Overall, I'm pretty happy with mine. The appearance, comfort, amenities and smooth, quiet ride are a big plus.
The mileage is not meeting my expectations as I'm getting about 27 MPG city/highway, which is less than advertised even for highway driving (31MPG). By comparison, my 9 year old Escort GT, with 143K miles, still consistently gets 25/30 MPG city/hwy. Could be a transmission issue as my Escape seems to switch over from electric to gas a bit quicker than I would have expected, which would account for the mileage disparity. However, based upon the other reviews I've seen, mine seems to be the exception. Still, at 27 MPG, you can't really complain too loudly.
The only other knock I can see is that the A/C doesn't do well in stop 'n go traffic when the electric motor is on. I was stuck in Washington Beltway traffic the other day in 90+ degree heat and I noticed rather quickly that the A/C didn't handle the heat inside the car very well until the gas motor kicked in. Perhaps I'm being nit-picky....read morehide
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- Great value for a hybrid, reat economy, lots of features, good performance
- The price is high but take the goverment deductions and it is worth the price.
This is a great overall value with no problems in my 4x4 hybrid. In the
city it was great on fuel and on my trips it was no problem to pass,
comfortable, and quiet at higher speeds. I would recommend this
S.U.V. to anyone looking for a smaller truck who does not want to
pay high energy costs and still be comfortable....read morehide
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