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2008 Ford Escape Hybrid 4WD
A side view of a 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid 4WD

In short: A compact, fuel economy car in a SUV body.

Read a review of the 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid FWD
and the 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid FWD

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A three-quarter rear view of a 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid 4WD

Warranty/Service: Three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty; five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty; eight-year/100,000-mile hybrid components warranty.

Base Price: $26,640

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door SUV hybrid

Engine: 2.3-liter DOHC Atkinson cycle engine with an electric motor and 330-volt NiMH battery
Horsepower: 133 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 214 lb-ft @ 4,250 rpm
Transmission: electronically controlled continuously variable

Curb weight: 3,794 lbs
Wheelbase: 103.1 in
Length/Width/Height: 174.7/81.3/67.7 in
Turning circle: 36.7 ft

Brakes: 4-wheel disc with ABS and regenerative braking system for battery
independent MacPherson struts in front, multi-link in rear

Safety: dual-stage airbag for driver, single-stage airbag for front passenger, front passenger sensing system, front seat side airbags, tire pressure monitoring system, safety canopy system

0-60 mph:
Top Speed: n/a

EPA City: 29 mpg
EPA Highway: 27 mpg

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(Updated: 07/09/08 SCV)

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