Driving It The 2008 Escape gained a bit of weight compared to the 2007 model, but unfortunately didn't get any extra power to compensate for the extra padding. Without it I get 27 mpg in winter and up to 35 mpg when it is warm. The standard Escape uses hydraulic friction braking, but the Hybrid's regenerative braking system is combined with friction braking. Our Take on the 2008 Ford Escape For this its eighth model year, the 2008 Ford Escape received some welcome upgrades, including new, more aggressive styling and treatments to reduce cabin noise. Power and Associates and is protected by U. I purchased it in July of 07 and have only had 1 problem so far. It's part of the company's fleet of Ford Escapes--both hybrid and regular.
Consumer report rated Ford Escape high on reliability. There is now an update kit available, which we believe resolves the issue. The 4-cylinder engine is cheaper to maintain and requires less repairs. If the transmission fluid level is low, look for leaks. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332.
I am very pleased with my purchase and hope to have this car for years to come. Ford says the Escape hybrid offers acceleration performance similar to the V-6 Escape model's, but we came up about two seconds slower across the board, from a rather listless 10. So far I am getting around 31 miles to the gallon but have done a fair amount of highway traveling. Ford has repositioned the parking brake lever to the driver's-side footwell, creating a new center console storage space large enough to accept a laptop computer. The evap sensor is going bad, I do have small rust issues on the underside of the bottom lip on the liftgate, but I was able to have my buddy who's good with body work take care of it and repaint it for about 100 bucks.
Otherwise , she is still going very strong. Escape drivers also receive a five-year warranty for corrosion protection, regardless of mileage. Additionally, this value-priced car cover also protects from dangerous contaminates such as acid rain, bird droppings, dirt and even tree sap. Ford Escape Hybrid: The Escape hybrid uses a hybrid technology similar to that of Toyota Prius. Safeguard your vehicle with Coverking Autobody Armor car covers. Power and Associates is proprietary information owned by J.
Throttle body issues are not uncommon too, but according to many sources, Ford has extended the throttle body warranty coverage to 10 years or 150,000 miles. Upgraded from an 03 ford explorer. Found an '08 with 48K on it. It looks great, is very comfortable to ride in and handles well. I get good gas mileage and never worry about it breaking down.
What are the common problems and how expensive are the repairs? The engines quiets down with the addition of thicker glass, and they get the job done, but neither pushes the Escape with much authority. Unless things change drastically, my next vehicle may very well be another Escape. Cleaning the sensor usually helps. Also, I had to buy cross bars for the roof rack as an accessory. Leather interior is easy to clean. I felt very comfortable talking with both Chris and Tom on the phone and made arrangements for my brother-in-law more mechanically inclined than myself from Cape Cod to check this vehicle out.
It was the first hybrid built in the U. Every brand has features that another doesn't; I would love it if there were overhead handles to help me exit. The Escape's small dimensions make it easy to park and maneuver, while the large side-glass panels permit a nearly unobstructed view for both driver and passengers. I had my power steering replaced, but it was under warranty. The car served us well for about a year 40,000 miles.
The hybrid battery is built under the cargo compartment floor. Six Years Later The year 2001 doesn't seem that long ago, but from a tech perspective the 2008 Escape Hybrid is light years ahead of the first-generation version we drove south of the border six years ago. Save the planet one step at a time. Both are proven very durable and mostly trouble-free. Rear seats fold flat providing plenty of cargo space. I should mention that it is equipped with the Ford Navigation system which includes several additional features not available without the screen and it has an advanced audiophile digital signal proceeor that sounds great. In fact, Escape Hybrids can be hard to find on the used-car market at any price, and the 12,300 Mercury Mariner Hybrids are far rarer yet.
This is a very good car for the money. Radio, Gps, calendar, you name it, its there! But it will not offer all-wheel drive, so if you really want an all-wheel drive hybrid crossover-- while they're still on your Ford dealer's lot. Made from durable high-tech U. Think long and hard before you buy into the theory that a hybrid will save you money. Thank you, Chris, for a good experience, even my mechanic up here in East Machias thinks this is a nice car he doesn't get too excited about much, this is about the biggest compliment you'll get from him. Power and Associates® is a registered trademark of J.
The fact that it's a hybrid added to the amount of money I am saving because it is great on gas mileage which is hard to find when driving am suv of this size. It was worth the wait! Our comments also apply to the 2006-2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid and the rare 2007-2009 Mazda Tribute Hybrid of which only 661 were built. The 2008 Ford Escape wins accolades across the Web for comfort and interior room. We never drove over 75 mph but still averaged 28 mpg, 1 mpg short. The most basic Escape is powered through its front wheels by a 2. I ordered a black car with the additional chrome package. With the 4 kWh battery I added I am getting 45 to 50 mpg in this vehicle.