Escape Hybrid has it all. It’s the first vehicle to combine SUV capability with the outstanding fuel economy and low environmental impact of a full hybrid. The no compromise Escape Hybrid drives normally, performs superbly and offers all the features you’d expect from an SUV leader. Roomy, comfortable seating for five, a versatile cargo area, and an optional Intelligent 4WD System which offers the same all-weather traction and off-road capability available in traditional Escape models.
f you meet the requirements, you may qualify for a federal income tax credit of $3,000 on the purchase of a new Ford Escape Hybrid FWD, and $2,200 on a Hybrid 4WD. That’s a credit, not a deduction. Your tax obligation may be reduced by the award given.* Complete information is available at www.fueleconomy.gov. In addition, many states and companies offer special incentives, allowances and exemptions for hybrid buyers. Be sure to check with your local government agency and company human resources department for more information.
Not only does Escape Hybrid thrive in city driving, it’s easy on the environment. The vehicle meets strict Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV II) and Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (AT-PZEV) standards.
The seats in Escape Hybrid’s innovative earth-friendly seat fabric made from 100% post-industrial waste plastics and polyester fibers that would have ended up in landfills otherwise. More than simply “green,” the durable, comfortable and stylish nature of the material also makes it a perfect fit for Escape Hybrid.
Escape Hybrid’s innovative nickel-metal-hydride (NiMH) battery is completely sealed and securely encased. It’s stored neatly at the flat load floor of the spacious cargo area. What’s more, the regenerative braking system recharges the NiMH battery each time you brake, so there is never any need to plug it in.
In a conventional vehicle when you brake, the energy is lost as heat. During braking in the Escape Hybrid, the electric motor captures this energy that is normally lost and sends it back to the battery pack to be stored for later use. Whenever you apply the brakes, you are, in effect, recharging the battery pack. Engineers call this regenerative braking and it represents a major part of the Escape Hybrid’s fuel efficiency advantage over conventional vehicles.
Introducing another reason to love city life. Escape Hybrid delivers an impressive 34 mpg in stop-and-go driving situations.* It actually uses no fuel when you’re stopped in traffic or driving at low speeds when running in pure electric mode.
*EPA estimated 34 city/30 hwy mpg FWD. Actual mileage will vary.