- Instruments of Choice
If I drive like a pig my 2007 Hybrid Escape FWD drops down to 32 MPG,
but if I'm gentle and use the low gear alot (its actually not a low
gear, just more regeneration factor so less direct braking) I get over
36+ MPG most of the time. Also, I live on the ocean side of highway
84. Most of the downhill engine stays off :-)
Strangely, the 2008 Ford Escape FWD seems to get slighty worse
MPG than the 2007. Elsewhere: fob reset
Use the MPG numbers from
www.fueleconomy.gov, as far as I
can tell other sites play favorites.
EPA changed the tests used to generate 'official' MPG values, for
the most part this effectively lowers the MPG numbers for all cars
2008 and thereafter. So 2007 and 2008 cars may seem to have wildly
different 'official' MPG specs, but the user ratings won't show much of a change.
Front wheel drive (FWD) hybrid gets better MPG than four wheel
drive (4WD) hybrid. Often competitor sites willfully ignore the
higher FWD MPG numbers of competing products.
I looked at Toyota Highland 4WD Hybrid, the Ford Escape Hybrid
easily gets better MPG that Toyota's SUV. Prius 46 MPG, Civic
Hybrid 45 MPG are just too small for me. Most other hybrid I think
license technology from Toyota far as I can tell. Only Ford and Toyota
have full 3rd generation capability - Honda does a lot with older
hybrid technology. Nissan Altima 35 I guess is ok. Other hybrid
seem pointless to me: Chevy Tahoe 2WD Hybrid 20 MPG, Chevy Malibu
Hybrid 27, Vue Hybrid 25, Auro hybrid 27.
Historic Shauker House: Leigh & Frederick's
historic digs in Santa Clara. Check our renovation plans in
Cottage in La Honda, in the middle of the Santa Cruz Mountains
Sony DCR-TRV240 Handycam Digital-8 Digital Camcorder
Land Rover Discovery, late Silicon Valley IPO assault vehicle.
Was excellent for grocery runs in heavy El Nino
downpours, towing or snow driving through the Sierras.
Apple PowerBook 1400 with 3rd party ethernet adaptor is still powering
this retro webcam in the Shauker House.