The new Ford Escape hybrid is sure to quickly gain recognition for the compact crossover's ability to provide a smooth ride, ease of handling and a responsive powertrain. But, best of all, the SUV saves money for owners at the gas pump. Read on to learn what you can expect from this hot new hybrid.


The vehicle has a four-cylinder 2.5-liter engine combined with an electric motor powered by a larger liquid-cooled, 14.4kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery to provide 209 horsepower. The vehicles also have an automatic continuously variable transmission. The vehicles are able to travel approximately 30 miles on electric power only. Regenerative brakes help to recharge the battery pack every time the Escape is slowed or stopped when using the brakes. The SUV has front-wheel-drive. But, all-wheel drive is an option. When appropriately equipped, the hybrid is able to pull up to 1,500 pounds.

Recharging the battery pack requires 10 to 11 hours of charging when plugged into a standard household electrical outlet. However, when equipped with a Level 2 charging system, Kentucky owners can recharge the battery fully in approximately 3.5 hours.

The Escape plug-in-hybrid comes with four driving modes that enable owners to select the setting that suits individual needs. The Auto EV mode allows the vehicle to determine whether to use gas or battery power. The EV Now mode enables the hybrid to function using battery power only. The EV Later mode allows drivers to use gas power and conserve battery power for later. The EV Charge mode enables the driver to charge the battery as they drive.

The base Escape SE Sport Hybrid has fabric upholstery, heated front seats and a power-adjustable driver's seat. The climate control is automatic. The steering wheel is leather-wrapped. The infotainment system has an eight-inch touchscreen and links with Android or Apple cell phones by downloading the appropriate OS app. The stereo has six speakers and satellite radio. Owners also have the convenience of keyless entry and push-button engine start.

The vehicles also come with Ford's Co-Pilot360 safety features that include:

  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Curve control
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane-keeping assistance
  • Rearview camera
  • Rear cross-traffic alerts
  • SOS Post-crash alert system

Test Drive a Ford Escape Hybrid Today

If the Ford Escape Hybrid piques your interest, we invite you to make the short to Pikeville and we can set you up with a test drive today! In the meantime, feel free to peruse our new inventory before stopping by.

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