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The 2011 Ford Escape Hybrid review

Posted on September 22, 2010 in Ford


The newly unveiled greener vehicles of today carry lots of weight, weight means not literally but in terms of the use of new technologies and eco-friendly tools that makes your drive comfortable and pleasant. You feel more pleasantries around especially when you are driving an eco-friendly vehicle that pollutes the environment less. The new Ford Escape Hybrid delivers superior standards of Excellency and practicality in built in it. With its peppy performance you are sure to enjoy the ride with all the high-tech features of the machine with greater fuel efficiency of the machine. The latest 2011 Ford Escape Hybrid is being offered in two trim level options of the base trim and the Limited trim levels. The base trim comes with all the standard options like fog lights, 16 inch alloy wheels, full power accessories, integrated driver blind spot mirror, dual zone automatic climate control, leather wrapped steering wheel having audio controls, the Sync system, auto-dimming rearview mirror, power driver seat, leather wrapped steering wheel having audio controls, four speaker CD stereo having auxiliary audio jack options, MyKey technology and varied other features.

The new Ford Escape limited trim version offer features like rear parking assist, chrome exterior accents, leather upholstery, rearview camera, piano black interior treatments, heated front seats, multicolor ambient lighting. Other options available with the machine includes voice operated navigation system, sunroof options along with other features like premium seven speaker audio system, hybrid energy flow, Sirius Travel link, HD radio capability, fuel consumption display, digital music storage options and more. The powertrain options in the new Escape hybrid comes with a 2.5 liter four cylinder gasoline engine that consists of battery powered electric motor, it gives the output of 177 hp. The machine uses gearset CVT to send the power to the rear wheels, this CVT provides a good transition between both the gas and the electric modes. The vehicles with all wheel drive options comes equipped with additional electric motor that powers the rear wheels.

The standard safety options included in the Escape hybrid comes with feature equipments like stability control, antilock brakes, full length head curtain airbags having rollover sensors, front seat side airbags and it also consists of a programmable MyKey system that helps to specify the maximum speed of the machine. This is especially useful for teenage drivers; parent can set the limit at which they can drive the vehicle. The interiors of the new Ford Escape has an attractive interior cabin which has soft touch materials, the limited versions of the machine comes with an upscale chrome finish with black accents that gives a proper ambient look to the machine. The machine has spacious cabins with good cargo capacity, it provides for 28 cubic feet of storage along with seat fold-down options. The Ford voice operated Sync system helps you to control your cell phone and understand all the spoken commands for MP3 players.



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