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2006 Ford Escape Review

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Escape

A gas/electric hybrid-powered Escape was introduced last year and continues to be in demand for its performance and fuel economy. Power comes from a four-cylinder gasoline engine and electric motor that works in tandem with an electronically controlled continuously variable automatic transmission. It affords V-6 power with the fuel economy of a four-cylinder engine, and excels in that regard in stop-and-go urban motoring. Meanwhile, the base and XLT versions come powered by a 2.3-liter four-cylinder powerplant that produces 153 horsepower; optional on the XLT, and included with the XLT Sport, and Limited versions is a 200-hp 3.0-liter V-6. Either can be mated to a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic gearbox, and all-wheel drive is available across the line. A Safety Canopy system designed to protect occupants in case of a rollover is available, along with side-impact airbags, navigation system, power moonroof, and a high-power MACH audio array with CD changer. For 2006, two new paint colors, Titanium Green Clearcoat Metallic and Blazing Copper Clearcoat Metallic, have been added to the palette. Meanwhile, the Hybrid offers a new Premium Package that includes leather-trimmed seats, and a host of features. The Hybrid is also offered in a new exterior color, Black Clearcoat Metallic.

 

2005 Ford Escape Hybrid by TCC Team (5/17/2004)
Can you have it all with this "no compromises" SUV?

 

 

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Saturday, June 13, 2015
2006 Ford Escape 4-Door 2.3L Hybrid

Good car. Few problems. 110k miles and counting.

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This is a good car. Mileage has tapered off some but not bad. Only major problem was the air conditioner went out at 90k
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
2006 Ford Escape 4-Door 2.3L Hybrid 4WD

Ford Escape Hybrid - But For The Recalls and Non-Recalls-That-Should-Be-Recalls, A Reasonable SUV

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I spent the better part of a year working with a dealer to find a Ford Escape Hybrid with all of the features that were important to us - and we ultimately did - after I did all the homework I could about... + More »
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015
For 2017 Ford Escape

I have owned a New escape SE for 4 years (20K miles) and it could have been made with better quality materials.

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Mine rattles in several areas. The tire pressure monitor and external temp. monitor constantly show incorrect readings. Fuel consumption significantly exceeds those advertised. Subaru is a significantly better... + More »
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