The transition from electric-only to gasoline power to a combination of the two is now even more seamless and virtually imperceptible to the driver. This simple, efficient design puts much of the vehicles information in one place at the top of the dashboard, making it easier to reference when driving. The fuel tank holds 15 gallons. The four-wheel-disc regenerative brakes also have been retuned to provide better feel. The new 2008 Ford Escape still provides comfortable seating for four, or five in a pinch, but with noticeably more headroom than in pre-2008 models.
With gas prices reaching record highs in 2008, that best-in-class fuel economy is making Escape Hybrids fly off of dealer lots. In addition, chassis refinements deliver impressive fuel economy and agile driving dynamics that belie the Escape's rugged exterior. Fuel economy city 34 mpg Load floor height 29. Engine type I-4 Interior cargo length 59. Recall Date 2014-05-29 Description Ford Motor Company Ford is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner vehicles manufactured August 18, 2006, through September 11, 2010. They include Kiwi Green Clearcoat Metallic, Vista Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Black Pearl Slate Clearcoat Metallic and hybrid-exclusive Light Ice Blue Metallic.
Interior cargo length to rear seat 35. As a result, the shift control lever could disengage from the transmission without warning. These service repair part transmissions have a shift lever bolt that may not be properly tightened. The new headlights bracket the dramatic new grille. The three-phase, permanent-magnet, synchronous electric motor adds 94 horsepower in the 3,000-5,000 rpm range. Major Features and Options Escape Hybrid includes: 2. The Ford Escape remains one of the more appealing vehicles in its class, regardless of price, and certainly one of the better values.
In less demanding situations, the Escape Hybrid can run on its electric motor alone at speeds up to 25 mph , its gasoline engine alone or the most efficient combination of the two. For 2008, four new exterior colors are added to the Escape Hybrid lineup. Six years later, Escape remains the sales leader of the small-utility segment, a remarkable feat considering the segment has almost doubled, from 800,000 sales in 2000 to a projected 1. The affected vehicles have a steering torque sensor that may not be able to properly detect driver steering input. The Escape Hybrid features unique badging that uses the Ford road and leaf insignia, with standard 16-inch wheels and a discreet battery cooling vent in the drivers side rear quarter window.
It also converts the traction motor into a generator during braking to help recharge the batteries. The recall began on October 23, 2015. The Escape Hybrid is a full hybrid, meaning it automatically switches between pure electric power, pure gasoline engine power or combined operation to maximize efficiency and performance. Escape's interior also features the first use of Ford's new, signature Ice Blue interior lighting. Recall Date 2014-09-03 Description Ford Motor Company Ford is recalling certain model year 2005-2008 Ford Escape hybrid electric vehicles manufactured October 13, 2003, to June 20, 2008, and 2006-2008 Mercury Mariner hybrid electric vehicles manufactured June 10, 2005, to June 20, 2008.
This new system helps improve fuel economy and eliminates the hydraulic noises typical of conventional hydraulic power-assisted steering systems. Its new styling deliberately invokes Ford's larger, truck-based Expedition and Explorer sport-utilities. Escape now sets the class benchmark for safety features. With a wheelbase of 103. Ford's number for this recall is 14S19.
Fuel economy highway 30 mpg Engine torque 124 lbs. Escape Hybrid now makes a more powerful statement, with a bolder, more rugged exterior design that bears a stronger family resemblance to the Ford Explorer and Ford Expedition. The recall is expected to begin on October 27, 2014. In addition, new recessed channels in the vehicle's roof panel are designed to improve airflow over the top of the vehicle, while horizontal ribs in the roof also strengthen the body structure and help reduce boom noise in the cabin. Escape now makes a powerful statement with a bolder, rugged exterior design that bears a stronger family resemblance to the Ford Explorer and Ford Expedition. Upscale Interior Appointments, Flexible Storage Space In addition to the industrys first recycled seating surfaces, the 2008 Escape Hybrid features a host of interior innovations. Escape's center console is large enough to hold a laptop computer, and there are three levels of storage space.
The maximum cargo space can be expanded to over 65 cubic feet, if desired. Chrome Appearance Package includes: Chrome grille, roof rails and liftgate garnish. Safety features that were extra-cost options on lower-trim models are now standard across the board, including Ford's Roll Stability Control system. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. New interior carpeting, which is up to 50 percent thicker, further improves the isolation from road and wind noise.
As a result, the shift control lever could disengage from the transmission without warning. The premium for the Escape Hybrid has also decreased. Interior storage options have improved considerably. Unfortunately, the automaker didn't continue that tradition with the 2008 update, which comes across not as hot stuff, but as barely warmed-up leftovers. The new fabric, supplied by Interface Fabrics, Inc. Redesigned Exterior The Ford Escape Hybrid is completely redesigned inside and out for 2008.