9 March 2006 -
2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 4WD Road Test
A hybrid 4x4 is an automotive oxymoron- like jumbo shrimp, or government organization. The word Hybrid conjures up images of frightfully slow, awkward looking cars, driven by people with pocket protectors and thick glasses who have better things to worry about than the price of gas. On the other hand we often see a 4x4 badge on the kind of machine that tramples all over Mother Nature, squishing baby saplings and swilling gas like it's on its way to a sixties drive thru. So what happens when you combine the two opposites into one package?