The 2015 Ford Escape Hybrid is a five passenger, four-door station wagon that offers a sporty like handling and a stylish look compared to other vehicles in the same class. Buyers will have the option of choosing between two trim levels, the S-version, which is the base version and the better equipped Limited, its top-line model.
Ford offered only small changes to the Escape’s exterior. It is in the same shape and size as the older version, however, a little more styling has gone into the 2015 Escape. It spots more trendy looking air intakes, a bold looking nose, and a windshield that is a little raked back. Its wheelbase appears a little muscled up; the biggest change on it is the wheel design.
The interior is an impressive display of the Eco-responsibility. Ford has used recycled tires and soy oil to make the interior’s climate control gaskets. The floor carpets are also made from 100% recycled fibers and are fully recyclable making this car eco-friendly.
This hybrid car comes with a choice of three engines. Two of them have Ford’s Famous EcoBoost Turbo charging technology that allows its engines to generate more horse power and offer better fuel economy than other engines of the same size. More interesting for us is the hybrid model that offers significantly improved fuel economy.
Review Of 2015 Ford Escape Hybrid
The base model runs on a 2.5-liter engine with a 168 horsepower rating. The two engines are both four-cylinder Ecoboost engines. One is a 1.6-liter engine capable of 178 horsepower, which is also the most fuel-efficient and a great display of how Ecoboost technology can improve the performance of a small engine.
The second one is the sportiest of the three engines, a 2.0-liter engine capable of churning out 240 horsepower; it also utilizes Ecoboost technology and is the most powerful among the escape’s engines.
The 2015 Escape is set to be an efficient vehicle thanks to its Ecoboost technology that lets it produce outstanding performance with exception consumption. The 1.6 L engine offers an estimated consumption of 26mpg, while the 2.0 L Ecoboost engine has a rating of 25mpg.
This hybrid’s electric motor draws power from a lithium-ion battery which means you can drive it in full electric mode for short distances. Its petrol engine and Hybrid Technology gives a combined consumption rating at an unbelievable 30 to 35mpgs. Total power of this system that uses 2.5 liter inline four cylinder unit and electric motor is almost 200 hp.
The all new Escape’s interior boasts of a number of high-tech features such as voice activated SYNC technology, which helps keeps you connect with the rest of the world while your eyes are on the road and both hands on the wheel. All it takes is pairing your phone with the system after which you can enjoy hands-free calling and use voice-activated commands.
2015 Ford Escape Hybrid Price
The 2015 Ford Escape Hybrid is set to go on sale in this summer with the price ranging from $26,000 for the base models and $32,000 for the Limited models. There is no doubt that this is a great offer for this hybrid SUV and it will be interesting to see if it will be successful on the market.