2011 Ford Escape Hybrid Review Specs Pictures Price & MPG

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2011 Ford Escape

The compact SUV market is teeming great competition but in the small category, the 2011 Ford Hybrid is a good option. good is that there are a lot of things in this package.

A at the numbers – 66.4 cubic of cargo space and an EPA fuel rating of 32 mpg – may not prove the Escape to be impressive but its combination makes it a and efficient urban vehicle. It comes with technological such as the Ford’s Sync infotainment system and an automated feature.

On the other hand, the Hybrid has its share of disadvantages. The are a little old and the hardware for the hybrid adds a load that with the braking and handling.

Engine Performance

There are two available for the Hybrid – the base and the

As a hybrid, fuel economy is one suit of the Escape Hybrid. And as a it drives nicely beating the reputation of hybrids to be sluggish. It out higher-than-adequate acceleration with its gasoline engine and 94-horsepower motor.

EPA rates the Escape at 30/27 mpg city/highway on all-wheel and 34/31 mpg on front-wheel drives. are the best combined fuel in the SUV market today.

While find the handling of the Escape very pleasant, the braking to be a problem. They find the distance to be a bit long.

The exterior design of the 2011 Hybrid is quite outdated. It changed since the 2008

However, an impressive feature is the self-sealing fuel-filler system. It filling up easier and reduces emissions.

Other features mentioning are the chrome exterior sunroof, rear parking and rearview camera.

The Escape interior may also look but is still pleasing to the eye with its materials. The Limited models more state-of-the-art thanks to the accents with changeable lighting to suit the user’s

Like its gas-only sister, the Hybrid seats five and are not very many issues on and spaciousness. The complaints fall on the of a telescoping steering wheel.

The Escape Hybrid comes additional features such as its electronic automatic temperature leather-wrapped steering wheel cruise and audio controls, and a and outside temperature monitor.

The space is at 66.4 cubic of space when the rear-seats are

Safety Reliability

The Ford Hybrid offers standard brakes plus front-seat airbags, stability control, and head curtain airbags rollover sensor. It also has the feature for parents who want to set limits for their teen

The Escape Hybrid boasts a of perfect five stars in and side crash testing. The Institute for Highway Safety a ranking of “Good” on the Escape frontal offset and side protection.

Ford Escape Electric Cars

Most Ford vehicles with a three-year/36,000-mile basic and five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty five years or 60,000 of roadside assistance, this is available for the Escape Hybrid.

The GMC is a fuel-efficient and comparable alternative ( $24,500; 22 city/ 32 hwy). The also has a versatile rear and a more modern interior. cheaper alternative is the Hyundai ( MSRP $18,895; 22 city/ 30

It is nearly a match on fuel-efficiency in to its high-tech features.


If there is something the consumer can from the Ford Escape it is the best in fuel economy it comes to SUV’s while good handling like a The shifting from gas to electric is smooth.

The negative side is that the seats aren’t as versatile as and it has a very expensive sticker The braking is also quite

Overall Rating

What say:

“The Escape blends the virtues of the conventional with fuel saving Consumer Reports

“A gas/electric model also returns in and Limited trims. It teams a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder gas engine an electric motor. It requires no charging and uses a continuously transmission (CVT) that much like an automatic.” Guide

“While the bigger, heavier Ford Escape Hybrid deliver all the fuel economy of hybrids like the Toyota and Honda Civic Hybrid, it offer greater utility and especially when outfitted four-wheel drive.” KBB


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