2008 Ford Escape Hybrid User Reviews
- $12,546 - $13,436
- No trim specified for this review
- Fuel economy, interior room, driving position, convenience elect outlet, American made
- Gas mileage suffers with A/C or Heater in use, no standard trailer hitch option
Purchased As New
I bought this vehicle in May of 2008, and I've been happy with its performance overall. One thing I have noticed is that with the A/C or heater in use the fuel economy definitely suffers. Of course, that's true of every car. However, it's still a bit of an annoyance to see one's gas mileage consistently fall below 30 mpg for half the year just because you want some cool or warm air.
The engine is surprisingly peppy for a 4 cylinder. Acceleration isn't a problem.
As for the lack of a trailer hitch, I don't expect to really be towing a bunch of stuff with a 4 cylinder, but it would have been a nice standard feature for a bike rack or a small load.
Sometimes when you haul messy things, you don't want to dirty the cargo area carpet. However, when you pull the carpet up in the rear cargo area, it uncovers the battery. There's no floor or rubberized surface on which to place cargo without resting them directly on the battery. So invest in a tarp or other cover for the back.
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