Ford Escape Hybrid Testimonials
At first I was disappointed that my 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid SUV purchased in May in Florida was getting only 23.5mpg. I realized, however, that when the Fall came I did not use the A/C so much, and my economy is now pretty consistently to 30.8 mpg around town, etc. So I am delighted. On a 1250 mile trip in October to Charlotte, NC, and around town there and back I got up to 29 but mostly around 26 or so.
I know not to trust the car-makers advertising 36 around town and 31 otherwise for the Ford Escape Hybrid. They have been doing that ever since I bought my first new Ford in '53. They can drive the test car on a track at reduced speeds that we could never repeat to get that mileage out on the highways. I accept 30.8, since my car before it was getting 16.3 mpg (2001Chrysler Town and Country with a V6 in it.)
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