2010 Ford Escape Hybrid

August 13, 2010 by admin  
Filed under Featured, Ford, Hybrid Cars, New Car Review, SUV

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The 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid has the air of a conventional, truck-based SUV, with a more rugged look than many other small, sedan-platform sport-utilities such as the Honda CR-V. It sits a bit higher than many competitors (8.1 inches of ground clearance), and the high profile is enhanced by its design.

The 2010 Escape Hybrid provides occupants with a simple and uncluttered cabin with soft-touch materials for an upscale feel. At night, the interior is further enhanced by modern, ice-blue illumination. The Limited trim adds even more pizazz with its chrome and piano-black accents in addition to customizable ambient lighting.

The 2010 Escape Hybrid has a typical 4-door and 5-passenger seating capacity. The vehicle is made available in two main model trims: the base and Limited, where limited is a key word. Ford’s strategy to reduce its loss on each car production, so it’s just making cars available in the market by only manufacturing limited units. The 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid features a wide variety of technological advancements integrated throughout the vehicle. This Hybrid trim comes with all of the same great features known in its Four-Wheel Drive sister trim, minus the Four-Wheel Drive.

2010 Ford Escape Hybrid pictures

The 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid compact SUV got a new 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine for 2009. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is linked to an electric motor. The net result is acceleration similar to that of a V6. As a full hybrid, the Escape Hybrid can provide truly guilt-free operation by running solely on electric power in low-load conditions. The Hybrid uses a continuously variable transmission, also known as a CVT, which optimally matches the power and gearing.

The 2010  Escape Hybrid tops the list of fuel efficient sport utility vehicles, at 34 mpg. Thankfully, this does not come at the expense of a great driving experience. The 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid can run exclusively on electric power at low speeds. As with most hybrids the gasoline engine shuts off at idle to save fuel, then restarts automatically when the driver touches the accelerator.

The 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid comes standard with antilock brakes, stability control, front-seat side airbags and full-length head curtain airbags with rollover sensors. A new addition to the 2010 Escape is Ford’s programmable MyKey system that allows parents to specify speed limits and stereo volumes for their teenage drivers.

2010 Ford Escape Hybrid pictures

In government crash testing, the 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid scored a perfect five out of five stars for all occupants in both frontal and side impacts. Likewise, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Escape Hybrid its highest ranking of “Good” for frontal offset and side crash protection.

All versions of the Escape Hybrid come nicely equipped with automatic climate controls, cruise control and power windows, door locks and mirrors. The Hybrid Limited trim boasts a sunroof, heated leather seats and upgraded interior accents, while navigation is available as an option across the entire line. The vehicle’s cargo area is barely smaller than the conventionally-powered Escape, with 66 cubic feet of total storage space available once the rear seats are out of the picture.

The Ford Escape Hybrid comes in two eco-friendly models: Base ($28,750) and Limited ($32,295), with front-wheel drive (FWD) standard and Ford’s Intelligent 4-Wheel Drive (4WD) optional. Please share your thoughts and opinions regarding to this  Ford Escape Hybrid review in a comment below the post.

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