Mazda Tribute Hybrid
Now every version of the Escape will be available with the old Toyota Hybrid system paired with the 2.3Liter Mazda engine.
Ford was complaining they couldn’t get enough of these engines to meet the demand. I guess it must have been fixed.
If they offer the same “hard to get” drivetrain in 3 models.
Unless they just want to have these cars on the catalogue, and they don’t care if people can actually get them or not…
And the Fusion Hybrid is coming up around the same time. I’m sure it will also use a very similar drivetrain.
But the Escape just gets about 28 to 30 MPG in real driving situation. Not that great.
If you compare that to the regular 2006 Civic. With EPA figures of 30 in the city and 40 highway. Even if real world mileage is 30, it is still amazing…
And what’s up with the squared off front end. Is that another “facelift”???
Are they going to just revise these cars every 2 years without ever coming up with an all new design???