All hybrids are not equal – so thinks Ford. With the cost of ultra-fuel efficient Toyota Prius starting at $23,050 at one end and Porsche Cayenne Hybrid starting at $67,700 on the other, Ford has a point. The Cayenne Hybrid has an EPA rating of 21 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. The Ford Fusion Hybrid and the Ford Escape hybrid stand mid way – between these two. The Fusion hybrid costs $28,340 and the Escape Hybrid $30,045.
Ford has highlighted studies showing that the hybrids of Ford are much more economical to a buyer, than many other hybrid models. The electric and gas versions of both Ford’s Fusion and Escape Hybrid are cited to be capable of bringing down monthly fuel costs by $100, compared to other automobiles in competition.
Ford’s Fusion Hybrid has already earned plenty of appreciations, when a Consumer Report (CR) ranked it equal to Toyota Camry and branding it sportier than Camry. The Fusion Hybrid has an EPA rating of 34 mpg.
Coming to the Escape Hybrid, CarGurus has named it one of the best in gas-electric segment. It says that Escape is one among the set of hybrid vehicles that consumers can justify paying the premium for a gas-only model.
To cut a long story short, Ford’s hybrid variants stand apart from others in low fuel consumption and reasonable price tags. Are you nodding in approval?