Ford’s 2009 Escape Hybrid absolutely delivers on the promise offered by a smart duo of gas and electric motors, creating a peppy vehicle that drums up a whopping EPA-estimated 34 city / 31 highway. But the Limited trim offers a suite of lavish features that truly differentiate this crossover from the competition.
The advantages afforded to the Escape Hybrid Limited jump out as you walk up to the automobile. A shiny chrome front grille greets owners, as do impressive 16-inch, six-spoke alloy wheels. As you open the door to enter the cabin, ambient lighting provides a soothing presence, too.
Once inside, you’re enveloped by full leather upholstery throughout. Cushions are heated in the front—chasing away any winter day chilliness—and you’ll always be in the optimal position thanks to the six-way power driver’s seat. There’s still more, though. The four-speaker CD/MP3 stereo arrangement is Sirius Satellite Radio ready, parking assist keeps you out of trouble as you back the SUV up, and the 60/40 split-fold rear bench makes stowing cargo a breeze.