"We bought this escape hybrid in November of 2007. We have almost 17000 miles and I could not be happier. We have taken several trips that were over 400 miles and got between 34 and 35.6 mpg driving 65mph. There was mountain driving on all the trips. Other than oil change and tire rotation it had 1 check engine light for a blend door motor that helps cool the hybrid battery. It was covered under warranty. It is nice not having to take our car to the dealership all the time. It has no problem climbing in the mountains. I would highly recommend the escape hybrid to anyone looking to buy one."