Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Ford Escape Hybrid - The Green Choice Among SUVs

With so many consumers looking for fuel efficient vehicles, the Ford Escape Hybrid is one of the most in-demand models on the market. Although the company currently has numerous struggles, the Ford Escape Hybrid is a strong seller, and is appealing to those drivers who don’t want to sacrifice the benefits of an SUV to get a green car.

The current Ford Escape Hybrid is one of the best selling models that Ford has to offer says Aurora CO Ford dealers, which gets a steady stream of interested drivers wanting to check out the Escape.

Ford offered the first hybrid SUV when it introduced the Escape Hybrid. The fully hybrid system makes for maximum performance and mileage thanks to the combination of its electric and gasoline systems. The technology also uses the braking system to recharge the electric batteries. As one of the biggest draws to the Escape Hybrid at Nashville Ford drivers can expect to achieve 31 miles per gallon on the highway, with an excellent 36 miles per gallon in city driving.

Inside the Ford Escape Hybrid, drivers will find an attractive navigation system that also doubles as a battery charge monitoring system. The navigation displays energy usage and every distribution. The system also doubles as the controller for the audio system, which features an available 7 speakers and a 6 CD changer.

Ford Escape Hybrid drivers will also benefit from tax incentives from the US government. And of course, drivers will also save on gas while helping reduce emissions. For drivers that needs the cargo capacity of flexibility of a sport utility vehicle, but also want to green car, the Ford Escape Hybrid is an attractive choice.


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Toyota Prius Tops Cost Efficiency List

CNN Money recently profiled a number of the best fuel saving vehicles in a number of different segments and classes. Goal of the article was to figure out which vehicle was really the most cost effective not only when considering fuel consumption, but also when considering total value and other costs.

The cars in the article delivered ten percent better fuel economy or more than the average within its class. In addition, the ownership costs, features, quality, comfort and performance were also considered based on the overall value and sticker price.

In other words, the most fuel efficient model, deemed by CNN Money, wasn’t necessarily the most cost effective. But as the price of gas increases, it continues to weighing heavily on the cost of ownership.

The Toyota Prius was one such vehicle that made it onto the list. Based only on fuel efficiency, the Toyota Prius would be the winner. When many people think of hybrids, the Prius is among the first vehicles that come to mind and truly gives the Civic Hybrid a runs for its money according to Honda dealer Washington DC shoppers. Plus, the Prius also features renowned Toyota reliability, adding to the vehicle’s overall appeal.

As the price of gas rises, the waiting list for the Toyota Prius at Toyota Dealer Minneapolis continues to grow as well. In addition, as a used car the Prius sells even quicker as it appeals to the even the most frugal buyers. Toyota Prius drivers will also find that the Prius possesses excellent fuel economy and interior space as well, perhaps just as much as a midsize sedan.


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