After all, hybrids are supposed to be technol … ogically superior. This seems like a defective part that only lasts for about 15-18 months. Dividing the number of miles driven by the number ofgallons it took to fill the tank. The Escape Hybrid is maneuverable and handles the highway easily. Hybrids aren't for everyone, but this particular Ford Escape provides yet another piece of evidence that the technology works as promised, delivering seamless performance and excellent fuel economy while demanding no special skills or techniques from its driver.
There's no reining in the speed merchants around here, so the Escape's stay with us produced a fuel-economy average of just 25 mpg over its entire 1600-mile stay. The Escape Hybrid moves in near silence on electric power alone at low speeds and can even do so when going up a gradual incline. When it's time to re-fuel Filling the tank completelyWriting down the number of gallons it took to fill the tank Writingdown the mileage on the trip odometer Re-setting the trip odometerExample: It took 9. Pulled into a parking space and had it towed to the dealer. As such, it is a distributed device, with switches in the braking and transmission control systems, tied through a computer.
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. Good Reliable Hybrid, Easy To Drive — With additional sound deadening installed, the hybrid limited was pleasureable and relatively quiet to drive. So that's what they did. In comparison, the four-cylinder Escape can tow 1,500 pounds, and the V-6 model maxes out at 3,500 pounds. It either stops doing that on its own or I restart the car and it stops and seems fine. . If you look carefully at the black cap, you'll see it has the moldings to fit a oil filter wrench.
Unlike other hybrid makers, Ford didn't include a gauge to show how much juice remains in the battery, but there's not much the driver can do about that in any case. Further, the dual-motor scenario is more efficient at capturing energy since one of the electric motors is connected directly to the wheels. I drove on the interstate for a mile and my car would not accelerate over 40-45 mph so I put on my hazards and did my best driving in traffic. The final result is that I am very happy with my treatment--and my car. If you believe your battery system is having difficulties, the high-voltage power bus should be run through diagnostics by a Ford dealer to determine the source of any problems. After the exit there was a red light where I stopped and restarted, then it seemed fine. Judicious driving makes the most of the Escape Hybrid's fuel economy.
Example: The last timethe tank was filled, the odometer reading was 32,645. A new owner might have a similar adjustment period. Fill gas tank to full, also determine capacity of tank , resettrip odometer, drive till empty, divide milage into tankcapacity. Design cues include large front and rear fender flares, and, on the Limited trim, a chrome grille that flows into the front bumper. While the bigger, heavier Escape Hybrid doesn't deliver all the fuel economy of smaller hybrids like the Toyota Prius and Honda Insight, it does offer greater utility and capability, especially when outfitted with four-wheel drive. I took the car to my nearest Ford dealership the next morning and was told that no diagnostic codes were coming up but the tech did some special tests and determined that my mass air flow sensor needs to be replaced.
Driving It The Escape never feels more environmentally friendly than when it's gliding quietly through a parking lot — or during short bouts of stop-and-go traffic — on electricity alone. In normal circumstances, the gas engine shudders to life somewhere between 10 and 20 mph to help the propulsion cause and will shut down again somewhere below 30 mph when slowing for a stop. Turned the car off and back on and it was running fine again. Your help in getting this resolved is greatly appreciated. At 50,000 miles, this is unacceptable for a vehicle purchased new. With gas prices the way they are, a proven hybrid system will definitely be a powerful enough reason for shoppers to consider the Ford.
I called Ford and they told me that my car was not part of the csp, as hybrid models were not included, which makes absolutely no sense since I am having precisely the same problems that were the subject of the csp and presumably the exact same throttle body parts were used on my car as non-hybrid models. Stopping our hybrid Escape from 70 mph took an unimpressive 195 feet, 26 feet longer than the last V-6 Escape we tested. Ford says it would build more than the 20,000 hybrids promised, but that is currently the maximum amount of batteries the supplier can produce. This occurred at least 20-times during our first 22-months of ownership. It had sufficient power for most round town and highway driving. Part was first replaced in September 2015. Calculating the distance driven by subtracting the previousodometer reading from the new one.
Ithas a permanent metal housing with a screw-off black plastic cap, and you replace the filter element inside. Don't waste your time wasting ours! From 17 to 25 mpg is a whopping 47-percent improvement, and 21 to 25 is a still-impressive 19-percent gain. Turning the key in the ignition starts the electric motor, which in turn fires the hybrid's gas engine. Gone is the more traditional green instrument lighting in place of new Ice Blue illumination. The low voltage battery is an ordinary vehicular 12 volt battery used to power the starter motor. It should only be replace with a specific battery from your dealer.