2008 Ford Escape Hybrid User Reviews
- $12,546 - $13,436
- Great fuel economy, head room for a 6'4"+, quiet ride, great sound system and NAV
- Rear folding seat cumbersome... and that's it!
First Hybrid vehicle for our family. We have had Ford trucks in the past and this one has the same rugged feel to it. Hybrid drive system seems to be transparent to driver unless you are paying close attention. It is great to be sitting at a light with no engine noise or vibration, allowing you to listen to the great sound system (with DSP). Accleration is good and does not feel sluggish at all. If you drive cautiously you can keep the gas engine from turning on up to 30MPH!. Regnerative braking works seamlessly, and climate control is very capable. I would highly recommend this truck. I have been averaging 34MPG back and forth to work in mixed highway / city driving....read morehide
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- Great fuel economy(for a 4wd SUV),meaner ext. style, int. improvement & price
- no bluetooth & rear seat entertainment opts
Hats off to the '08 Escape Hybrid!I had an '06 Escape Hyb 4wd(not loaded) & for $1,500 more I now have a loaded '08 Escape Hyb 4wd.Reason is starting w/ the '07 Hybs, Ford lowered the price.The exterior has a new aggressive look & even makes it appear larger.The new interior design is a plus.I noticed that the cabin is quieter & feels more solid on the road than my '06.The new EPA sticker shows a more "real world" estimate because right off I was doing 29mpg & over on the 1st tank.It comes standard w/ dual climate which is great cuz my wife is always colder,an aux jack for the Ipod/mp3 addicts,two 12V power points for front & rear users, auto on/off headlamps & tire pressure sensors.The center stack has totally improved:larger touchscreen gps,6 cd/mp3 in-dash instead of the chngr under the pass seat,& a high mount info screen(time,date,ext & int temp,bearing).The console is VERY sly!It can hide a 14' laptop & power it as well, thanx to the 110V plug right there in the front of the shifter.The center console attachments can be configured in a number of ways for convenience.Its one of those things u have to see for yourself!This Hybrid is one to consider over the pricier Toyota & Lexus....read morehide
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- Fuel Economy, ride, interior and exterior styling
I just purchased the 08 Escape Hybrid, and I love this truck. Ford did a great with the interior and exterior. The ride is quite and I am getting about 33 MPG in mixed city/highway driving.
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