Ford Hybrid Escape: The Green Mean Machine

The Ford Hybrid Escape offers low environmental impact and outstanding fuel economy through its full hybrid technology, while keeping capability, roominess, and the sporty good looks of a traditional SUV, too. Its intelligent four wheel drive system delivers confident traction and off-road capability even under the worst road conditions.

When in the city, the stop-go-stop traffic flow is no hassle for the Ford Hybrid Escape. It offers 70% better fuel economy in city driving compared to the I4 gas engine. Estimates peg is at up to 34 miles to the gallon in city driving. In addition, the Escape Hybrid comes with the trademark Escape fun-to-drive factor that puts that spirit adventure into every drive.

Roomy and Stylish

Roomy interiors give the Escape Hybrid passengers plenty of flexibility. Five passengers can move freely, what with a further roomy 66 cubic feet of cargo space when the rear seats are folded. Roomy for one, plush for another: the Escape Hybrid sports a fresh new look with cool two-tone upholsteries, ice-blue dashboard lighting, and top-of-dash multimedia display. You don’t have to take your eyes off the road. Bottom line? The interior is easy on the eyes, as the materials are easy on the environment.

Environmentally-Friendly, In and Out of the City

The Ford Hybrid Escape runs on a 2.3 liter I4 Atkinson cycle engine that uses an advanced combustion system to maximize efficiency. So efficient is the engine that it already passed strict partial zero emission requirements by achieving super-low emissions and zero evaporative emissions. But the beauty lies more in the electric motor -– a compact yet powerful motor capable of running this hybrid at 25 miles per hour without using the gasoline engine. It can go solely on its electric motor, but when you need more power, the gasoline engine simply kicks in.

In city traffic, the Ford Hybrid Escape offers 70% better fuel economy compared to gas engines - that’s as much as 34 miles to the gallon. With its regenerative braking system, the Ford Hybrid Escape harnesses the energy generated during the braking process. This is also one of the reasons why you never have to plug it in; whenever the brakes are applied, the battery pack is recharged. The battery pack is an innovative NiMH (nickel-metal-hydride) one, sealed, encased, and stored under the flat load floor in the cargo area. So, in slow-moving city traffic, you’re actually saving.

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