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Ford Escape Hybrid is Family Friendly

2011 Ford Escape Hybrid Targets Environmentally Conscious Households


2011 Ford Escape Hybrid

Ford offers a family-friendly, fuel-efficient compact SUV with its Escape Hybrid.


When it comes to catering to families, Ford is betting it can capture the attention of hybrid enthusiasts with its 2011 Ford Escape Hybrid. Positioning the compact SUV as a greener alternative to the normal suburbia line-up, Ford says it expects the Ford Escape Hybrid to continue its reign as the country’s most fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly SUV.

Ford Escape Hybrid Under the Hood

EPA estimates are this hybrid should get 34 mpg city and 31 mpg highways. It sports a 2.5 liter I-4 designed to run on the Atkinson combustion cycle and an advanced engine processer that the manufacturer says delivers an almost undetectable transition between gas and EV mode. A powertrain damping system helps reduce vibrations to the passenger compartment.

The Ford Escape Hybrid still offers environmentally conscious buyers a rich selection of accessories and equipments. The Limited edition—like its non-hybrid counterpart—offers 16-in. bright machined aluminum wheels and exterior chrome accents, along with a six-speaker audio system, and special interior features.

Not enough? Throw in an optional luxury and convenience package and enjoy ambient lighting, heated front leather seats, a power moonroof, reverse sensing system, rear view camera system and a convenient universal garage door opener and you’ll see this green choice can’t be accused of being stripped down. You can even toss in seats made with 100 percent post-industrial recycled materials to carry through on the Ford Escape Hybrid's eco-friendliness.

The Ford Escape Hybrid has a MSRP staring at $30,590, or about $9,000 more than its conventional counterpart.

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