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2014 Ford Escape Hybrid ? ? ?

Would Ford make a third generation Escape with hybrid technology? Would it sell? How were the previous generation Escape hybrids in terms of practicality and reliability?

Just curious since I remember older models having hybrid tech.
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I don't think it would happen since they have the Cmax
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I was looking at the Escape Hybrid and the reviews seem to be pretty positive. I read the mileage is great and its unique in that the AWD is mechanical and not electric like other hybrid SUVs. The main complaint seems to be a noisy cabin.
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I don't think it would happen since they have the Cmax
Isn't the CMAX a smaller car? I really don't like how the CMAX looks.
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TO me the C-Max is a blend between the Focus and the Escape. It is smaller than the Escape but not by too much volume wise.
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Would Ford make a third generation Escape with hybrid technology? Would it sell? How were the previous generation Escape hybrids in terms of practicality and reliability?

Just curious since I remember older models having hybrid tech.
I think it's only a matter of time till Ford comes up with an all new Escape Hybrid, if they don't, it would be a horrible move. The new Ford Escape is the perfect car for a Hybrid drivetrain.

Not sure how reliable Escape hybrids were in the past, but I do know that they are being used as Taxi's, that alone says a lot. So if it can be used as a "fleet" vehicle, it's probably reliable enough.
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The Cmax replaced the hybrid Escape. If Cmax sales tank maybe Ford would develop a hybrid Escape. But that's pure speculation. I haven't read anything saying a hybrid Escape is coming anytime soon.
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The Cmax replaced the hybrid Escape. If Cmax sales tank maybe Ford would develop a hybrid Escape. But that's pure speculation. I haven't read anything saying a hybrid Escape is coming anytime soon.

that's right, the cmax did take the spot of the Escape hybrid. TBH i haven't seen many cmax hybrids on the road. back when the escape hybrid came out i seen them nearly everywhere.

could be possible that cmax sales are poor, wouldn't be surprised if they try to fix that with a hybrid drivetrain escape.
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that's right, the cmax did take the spot of the Escape hybrid. TBH i haven't seen many cmax hybrids on the road. back when the escape hybrid came out i seen them nearly everywhere.

could be possible that cmax sales are poor, wouldn't be surprised if they try to fix that with a hybrid drivetrain escape.
I've only seen a few Cmaxes (sp?) on the road too and I live in MI only about 150 miles from Dearborn. That's not suprising though because Ford has only sold about 9700 Cmaxes this year through March. I don't know how that compares to the Escape hybrid though because I never paid attention to past Escape hybrid sales/month.

http://media.ford.com/images/10031/March13sales.pdf
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