There were data on the fuel consumption of a hybrid crossover Ford Escape

There were data on the fuel consumption of a hybrid crossover Ford Escape

June 8, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

According to official figures, the American crossover Ford Escape with a plug-in hybrid engine consumes 2.35 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers. In electric mode, the range is 59 km.

Thrifty car enthusiasts around the world tend to be against crossovers and SUVs because these cars are in almost all cases heavier than regular cars and therefore need more fuel. According to representatives of the American Ford brand, their 2020 Ford Escape model year crossover with a plug-in hybrid engine is quite capable of convincing such people that they can have the best of both worlds – the versatility of an SUV and the fuel efficiency of a car.

The EPA’s fuel economy figures for the electrified compact crossover are already published, and they are quite intriguing.

The compact SUV Escape PHEV consumes only 2.35 liters of fuel for every 100 km of travel. Compared with its main competitor, the Japanese Toyota RAV4 Prime, the new “blue oval” can boast better fuel economy.

On the other hand, the Toyota crossover has a higher range in pure electric mode – the car is able to cover 67.59 km, while the crossover from Ford will not be able to drive 59.55 km without using gasoline. The latter is equipped with a 14.4 kWh battery.

As for the prices of the new Escape Plug-In Hybrid, it is known that the new model year 2021 will cost you at least $ 33,040, while the RAV4 Prime costs about $ 5,000 more. Toyota’s electrified compact crossover has a huge advantage in terms of power, offering a combined 302 hp. or 81 hp more than Ford. In addition, the RAV4 Prime is offered only with all-wheel drive, while the Escape PHEV comes exclusively with front-wheel drive. Ford will sell the Escape PHEV in all trim levels except the S and SE Sport.