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Ten years ago, your choice of hybrid vehicles was pretty limited.
A lot has changed in those ten years, and the rise of Ford as a real force in the hybrid markets is one of the biggest changes. 2004 saw the launch of its very first hybrid, the 2005 Escape Hybrid, and the maker's cars have gone from strength to strength ever since.
But what do you need to know about Ford's hybrid lineup, old and new? We've brought together many of our past articles into an ultimate guide--from the latest Fusion and C-Max Hybrids and their plug-in hybrid 'Energi' equivalents, right back to those popular Escape models.
Ford hybrids general
Ford is mainly known for three main hybrid models. The Escape, with which it got into the game; the Fusion hybrid, renewed in 2012 but a long-time challenger of the class-leading Toyota Camry Hybrid; and the new C-Max hybrid, launched in 2012 to compete with cars like the Toyota Prius V.
What you need to know is that the company has recently cut the gas mileage of six models--an important thing to factor in to any purchase decision you'll be making soon.
Between sedan, small minivan and small SUV there's quite some variety for potential customers--and that's before you factor in the plug-in hybrid Energi models.
The Escape is now available as a used vehicle only--you can read more about it on page four. The Fusion and C-Max are current models, and as such we've covered them in quite some detail on pages two and three.
All prices shown in this guide are before any available incentives (for the plug-in models), but include any relevant destination charges. Prices correct as of 08/01/14.
First though, you might want to read through some of our general Ford hybrid content, including the furor surrounding the latest cars not meeting their EPA-rated gas mileage...