This 2011 Ford Escape Hybrid Review reveals it has one of the best fuel economy ratings when compared to all 2011 compact SUVs. But it does lack in quality interior details offered by rivals. It also has lower safety scores.
We’ve ranked the 2011 Ford Escape Hybrid as follows:
#5 in Used Compact SUVs $18 K to $22 K
#6 in 2011 Hybrid SUVs
#13 in Used Hybrid SUVs under $30 K
#18 in 2011 Affordable Compact SUVs
2011 Ford Escape Hybrid Review
When the Ford Escape Hybrid first came out on the market, critics were praising this vehicle because of its excellent fuel deliverability and fuel economy. But they really like the fact that it handled and drove just like your regular gas only SUV. They said the gas and electric propulsion changeover was quite smooth, even though a few did note the regenerative brakes were a bit on the touchy side.
As far as the interior goes, it had mixed reviews. Some people really enjoyed the ample space and modern design. Others felt that the quality of material was lackluster, and also felt that the driving position was awkward. As well in this class, the safety rating was also quite low.
With the combination of the Escape Hybrid’s electric and gasoline engine, it delivers 177 hp. None of the critics say that this vehicle is fast, but plenty felt that the power was adequate for the majority of situations.
2011 Ford Escape Hybrid Fuel Economy
As expected, this vehicle is excellent when it comes to fuel economy due to the hybrid form. The front-wheel-drive version gets 34 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway. All-wheel-drive changes it to 30 miles per gallon in the city and 27 miles per gallon on the highway, which is still excellent.
Again, critics really did not appreciate the interior of the Escape Hybrid. Some said that it was rather uncomfortable to drive in. No one had a problem with the spaciousness or the upscale appearance though. People were quite fond of that.
Some of the main features and accessories are as follows: Bluetooth, Ford’s sync infotainment system, cloth seats, front heated leather seats, backup camera and rear parking assist, a power sunroof and the additional option of Ford’s Active Park assist, which allows for parallel parking with minimal driver assistance.
Some Other Compact SUVs to Consider
2011 Ford Escape: It does not have the same fuel economy as the hybrid, but it does have all of the same great features.
2011 Chevy Equinox: The Equinox has excellent fuel economy ratings even though it is not a hybrid vehicle.