Monday, June 14, 2004

2005 Escape hybrid Price update

Ford has set base price of about $27,000, $3,300 more then 2005 Escape (V6 engine). The front wheel drive car is claimed to 35-40 miles per gallon compared to 20 miles for 2005 Escape with V-6. It would be available with showrooms later this summer. 4 wheel drive version for this car would cost $1,500 more then front wheel drive. Ford hybrid owners would get "clean fuel vehicles" tax deduction of $1,500 for 2004.

There are 4 stages in the 2005 escape hybrid cycle, Stop/Start, Electric Drive, Regenerative Braking and Cruising with Electric Power Assist.The car automatically switches between electric, gasoline, or combined operation to maximize efficiency and performance.


Anonymous Lara said...

The hybrid sounds like a great car! Whats better than saving money on gas, and having the great feeling of helping stop pollution in our environment? Even if I have to pay for this car every month for years I am sure about getting one soon.
Thanx to whoever invented this amazing car!

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