NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. For the Escape Hybrid to be worth your money, you really have to be buying it for its hybrid credentials: fuel savings especially in the city and low emissions. Unlike the regular Escape, which has a storage well under the cargo floor, there's no such area here because the space is taken by the hybrid's high-voltage battery pack. In comparison, the four-cylinder Escape can tow 1,500 pounds, and the V-6 model maxes out at 3,500 pounds. With the rear seats folded, the Escape Hybrid can carry 66.
Additionally, it has a well-executed interior that offers plenty of space for passengers and cargo alike. All-wheel drive versions average slightly less. When you start to factor in its other, less-desirable attributes — like archaic rear-seat folding and spotty interior quality — the hybrid opens the door to competitor vehicles from Honda, Toyota and Hyundai. Recall Date 2015-06-03 Description The Timken Company Timken is recalling certain aftermarket front wheel bearings, part number 510072, sold from January 22, 2015, to May 21, 2015, to be used as service parts on 2001-2012 Ford Escape, 2001-2011 Mazda Tribute, and 2005-2011 Mercury Mariner vehicles. Additional standard features include side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags. The Escape Hybrid has decent crash test ratings. The recall began on May 21, 2015.
The Escape and Mariner Hybrids are very similar, with the same thrifty hybrid powertrain, pleasing driving dynamics and roomy interior. Remedy Timken has begun notifying distributors who will offer purchasers replacement wheel bearings, free of charge. I did like the blue backlighting of the controls; it really enhances the appearance of the cabin at night. However, some of the Escape Hybrid's other features may be enough for buyers to overlook these shortcomings. The second row lacks a flip-down center armrest, but this deficiency contributes to surprisingly good middle-seat comfort. While the 2008 Escape Hybrid had a very soft brake pedal that felt like you were stepping on a sponge, the 2009 model has a fairly firm pedal.
The backseat doesn't slide forward and back and its backrests don't recline more shortcomings , but comfort and legroom are decent in the outboard seats. The electric power-steering system provides a high degree of assist, which means it doesn't take much effort to turn the wheel. Automatic dual-zone air conditioning is standard, and its display is incorporated into a dash-top readout screen. Aside from some hybrid-specific characteristics, the Escape Hybrid drives like a conventional small Sport Utility Vehicle. To meet the surge in demand, Ford is getting proactive and increasing third-quarter production of the Escape crossover and Focus compact to keep up. Like the first row, headroom is plentiful. Fabric seating surfaces made of recycled plastic and polyester fibers are standard; the Limited model has leather seats.
ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. The recall began on July 18, 2014. The leather front seats offer good long drive comfort — I wasn't sore in the least after a nearly six-hour drive. I wasn't high on this design when it initially came out because you have to look in two places to operate the system — first for the temperature or fan speed control knobs and then to the screen higher up to see the result of your action. All- are standard, and the 2009 Escape Hybrid gets a new brake-pedal sensor. A new owner might have a similar adjustment period. While Ford has improved the model for 2009, interior quality remains one of the Escape Hybrid's shortcomings.
Once up to highway speeds, a fair amount of wind noise penetrates the cabin. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager.
In order to fold the seats down to make a longer cargo floor, you first have to flip the bottom cushion forward, remove the head restraints, then fold the backrest down. Headroom is good, even with the optional moonroof. Badges on the sides and liftgate clue people in that this is a hybrid, but otherwise it looks much like a regular Escape see a with a 2009 Escape. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. The interior of the new Limited trim level has an improved appearance thanks to the use of piano-black trim on the dash and center console, but there's still too much hard plastic for a modern vehicle, and there's too much space between trim panels. Limited models come with customizable ambient lighting for the cupholders and other points in the cabin, giving drivers the ability to choose what color they'd like to use to highlight the interior, including blue, purple and orange. Thanks to the lack of a floor hump, legroom is also acceptable.
Currently the Ford Escape Hybrid has a score of 8. Ford's number for this recall is 14S05. Whereas the 2008 hybrid version of the Ford Escape exhibited a slight shudder when its gas engine started, the 2009 Escape Hybrid's engine comes on more smoothly; the main ways to tell it's on are by looking at the tachometer or listening for its quiet drone. To be eligible for the designation, the model also has to offer an , and Ford's AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control is newly standard for 2009. The Escape Hybrid is maneuverable and handles the highway easily. Aside from some hybrid-specific characteristics, the Escape Hybrid drives like a conventional small Sport Utility Vehicle. BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter.
The upside, of course, is better gas mileage. Design cues include large front and rear fender flares, and, on the Limited trim, a chrome grille that flows into the front bumper. InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter. Still, the Ford Escape Hybrid's crash-test scores are better than before, and the Ford Escape Hybrid Limited offers an improved cabin appearance. Most reviewers thought there was adequate legroom in the front and rear, but not all found the seats adequately supportive and comfortable. If these rumors hold true, Prius could mark the….