1st Gen (2005 – 2007) Ford Escape Hybrid Problems

The 1st generation of the Escape Hybrid has a cumulative PainRank™ of 15.56. That can be compared against other Ford generations. Shopping for a Ford? You could do worse (but you could also do better).

Owners of the 2005–2007 Escape Hybrid model years have sent in 112 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (19%) followed by the brakes (11%) and the body (10%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Ford model years.

Watch out for the 2006 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2007 22
13.96
2006 53
22.33
2005 36
10.4

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