Ford’s been forward-looking and futuristic in its car designs for years now. The Big Blue Oval company has worked to be at the forefront of the auto industry, and that dedication has yielded tremendous results. Case in point: the 2009 Escape Hybrid. It’s a crossover that offers consumers amazing hybrid performance that’s a year-long cost saver.
The 2009 Escape Hybrid eschews the limitations of gasoline motors for an incredible combination of conventional and electric engines. Firstly, the 2.5L Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder generates 153 horses at 6,000 revolutions per minute (RPM) and 136-lb.-ft. of torque at 4,500 RPM. That’s a pretty hefty dose of power all by itself, but of course, this machine is capable of much more.
This wonder car is also bolstered by an electric engine that produces 94 HP at 5,000 RPM. When combined with the output of the gasoline motor, the crossover can easily manage a total of 177 horses at any time. Additionally, there’s a two-speed continuously variable transmission (CVT) that creates incredibly smooth “shifting” that’s effectively imperceptible.