Pros: "The best of contemporary small SUV powertrains"
Cons: "Micro-glovebox offset by cavernous center armrest"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I factory ordered this vehicle and have kept very exacting fuel economy statistics since new. I have achieved an overall 37.5 mpg, which is pretty amazing considering the EPA overall rating is 32 mpg and 20-22 mpg for the equivalent non-hybrid vehicles. It has been extraordinarily reliable and dependable. The execution of the hybrid powertrain by Ford is outstanding, with the transitions between gas engine and electric motor drive being so smooth as to be unnoticeable (unless you're watching the tachometer). It's been such a pleasure to drive that even though it's been four years since I bought it, I find myself looking for excuses to take it for a spin.
Coincidentally, the Ford Audiophile sound system, complete with subwoofer and 6-disc cd changer, has made entertainment delightful. In recent years, Ford FM radio sensitivity has increased substantially, such that FM stations over 100 miles away are still very clear."
"I have loved this car since I have bought it. It rides better then the Escape. The interrior is softer then the Escape. If they still made this vehicle I would buy another for when my daughter starts to drive."
"It gets wonderful gas mileage for a suv. Knock on wood, I haven't had any trouble with my car at all. I have always been a truck person but with 2 little boys, it would be hard to pick them up and put them in a truck. Overall it is a great car and I would suggest it to anyone!"