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Posted: Sunday, October 26, 2008 1:02 pm | Updated: 10:34 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

 What are you to buy when you still need a vehicle that seats 5 or more passengers comfortably, has to have lots of room for storage, will get used as it was designed, and you need it to haul things for work or school?

What are you to buy when you still need a vehicle that seats 5 or more passengers comfortably, has to have lots of room for storage, will get used as it was designed, and you need it to haul things for work or school? In today’s uncertain world of rising gas prices and an even more uncertain economy it’s time to give serious consideration to an SUV hybrid. Do they get the same fantastic gas mileage as a hybrid compact car? No, of course not, but a hybrid SUV can offer you an increased measure of gas savings at a time when you need it most at the pumps. Consider one of the ten most fuel efficient SUV’s for 2008; the ’08 Ford Escape Hybrid.

For 2008 the Ford Escape Hybrid is rated a respectable 34 mpg city driving and 30 mpg highway driving. Rankings for gas mileage were figured by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) miles-pergallon ratings for city and highway travel. The formula the EPA used to determine this gas mileage was broken down to 55% city street driving (lots of stop and go) and 45% highway (freeway) driving. The Ford Escape Hybrid was the first SUV hybrid to enter the competitive market two years ago in 2006. Today it remains at the top of the hybrid gas mileage charts for SUV’s.

For looks and function the 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid has been redesigned to give the front end a “square jawed” look that gives the SUV a more aggressive look. Inside car designers have made some big upgrades. Instrumentation has a more modern appearance. Climate and stereo controls have a more logical layout. On the road the ’08 Ford Escape is available in an AWD (all wheel drive) or front wheel drive option.

The premium package offers leather upholstery, heated front seats, a 110 volt a/c outlet, a cargo cover, and auto dimming rear view mirror. The hybrid comes with a 2.3 4 cylinder gas engine and 2 electric motor generators.

For safety the Ford Escape comes with antilock disc brakes, front seat side airbags, with a rollover sensor as standard equipment. Where can you test drive the 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid? Five Star Ford near 71 Street and McDowell Road in Scottsdale is the place to take your first test drive. Why Five Star Ford? In today’s uncertainty in the business world it speaks volumes to know that Five Star Ford has been a successful family-owned dealership since 1984. The number one goal of Five Star Ford is complete customer satisfaction. That’s what has kept them doing great business for the past 24 years.

Five Star Ford now has a brand new state of the art collision center, and Five Star won’t leave you stranded if your vehicle needs to be worked on. One of the unique features of Five Star Ford is the “Try Before You Buy” rental department. Here you can rent almost any new Ford vehicle for a day or two and give it a try in a real world setting. And after the sale Five Star Ford wants you to think of their dealership as your local check-up station for your new Ford vehicle. Need a quick oil change? Try the Five Star Ford Quick Lane oil change and have your vehicle worked on while you wait. In addition Five Star Ford will service any vehicle with absolutely no appointment necessary.

Stop by Five Star Ford today and check out the highly rated 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid or any other quality Ford vehicle. You can also shop online at www.fivestarford.com or call (480) 212-4813!

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