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Ford Escape Hybrid, Hybrid Cars
#1374 of 1617 Re: Food for Thought - 2008 FEH [stevedebi]
Mar 20, 2007 (8:22 pm)
I test drove all of the competitors listed in the review and found that none of them matched the new Escape in interior space and comfort. I found the CR-V, in particular, very cramped and confined.
Besides, the RAV-4 and CR-V come close to the Hybrid's gas mileage but they are not quite there.
I understand the need/want to change to the new the power train but this would not effect the Hybrid anyway. The gasoline version will get Ford's new 3.5L V-6 and 6-Speed tranny for 2009 but I'm pretty sure the Atkinson I-4 and electric motor are jot going to be monkeyed with too much for the Hybrid. So, I wonder how any of this applies to Hybrids?
Mar 21, 2007 (12:18 pm)
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Apr 20, 2007 (12:14 pm)
I'm thinking of buying a 2008 FEH or MMH. I need a tow hitch in order to install a scooter lift for my mom. Is there any good info out there on that?
#1377 of 1617 Re: Scooter Lift [yelorose]
Apr 20, 2007 (1:39 pm)
Check with your Ford dealer. Ford makes a receiver hitch especially for the Escape Hybrid. You have to make a cut in the rear facia and there's supposed to be no drilling or welding required.
#1378 of 1617 Re: Scooter Lift [yelorose]
Apr 20, 2007 (2:06 pm)
try 'etrailer.com'. they have multiple brands to choose from. installation instructions are available too.
#1379 of 1617 Re: Scooter Lift [celtviper]
Apr 27, 2007 (10:29 am)
Really? Ford doesn't offer a towing package on the 08 FEH.
#1380 of 1617 Re: Scooter Lift [yelorose]
Apr 27, 2007 (10:47 am)
No, the motors and the eCVT are warranteed for 8yr/100k and they were never designed to handle the standard 3500lb towing load. I believe it is rated at 1000lb (it will do more but the components are not sized for that type of effort - on a regular basis) Towing is best left to the non-hybrid Escapes. There are several aftermarket hitches (Class III) that fit well (below the rear facia) and have special accommodation for the refrigerant lines that pass to the rear to cool the HVBattery.
May 10, 2007 (11:18 am)
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May 14, 2007 (6:57 pm)
Does the new 08 Escape allow you to use the recirculation button on the heat now? In the past you could only use it for the A/C.
#1383 of 1617 Re: Recirculation [tinycadon]
May 20, 2007 (4:00 pm)
It certainly appears that you can use it with heat in my '08 Hybrid. I pushed the recirculate button when the heat was on and the light lit up so I assume it works that way. I didn't look in the manual.