Conventional automobiles are great. However, hybrid vehicles are pretty special. Fantastic gas mileage, exemplary engineering… what’s not to love? And if you’re searching for a wonderful used model, we have just the ticket with this unique 2005 Ford Escape variant.
This Escape Hybrid brings many features to the table, but naturally, it shines when it comes to engine design. The 2.3L inline four-cylinder motor is paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The result? Instant transitions between gears, providing an exceptionally smooth ride across Seattle, Renton, and Bellevue. Oh, and 133 HP and 124 lb.-ft. of torque, too.
Now, those above numbers may not sound too beefy, but that isn’t the whole picture. As this is a hybrid engine we’re talking about, the machine also benefits from a stellar 330-volt nickel-metal hydride battery. As a result, the combined horsepower sits at 155 HP. And here’s where the numbers really pop—this Escape achieves 36 MPG city / 31 highway. That equates to less time wasted at the pump and more spent speeding around town!