2011 Ford Escort To Boast 100 Miles Per Gallon

2011 Ford Escort To Boast 100 Miles Per Gallon


The Ford Escort was pretty popular at its peak, but it was often equated with a car that was el cheapo both in terms of price and quality. The blue oval seems to be ready to revitalize the nameplate, because there are rumblings that a 2011 Ford Escort is in the works and it’s going to be a hybrid.

What’s more, Ford seems to have recognized the popularity of fuel-sipping hybrids like the Toyota Prius. They already have an Escape Hybrid as part of their lineup, but what about a hybrid compact? That’s the niche that the new Ford Escort is slotted to fill, because the small sedan will boast a fuel economy rating of 100 mpg. And it’s a plug-in hybrid to boot.

The drivetrain will be similar to that of the Toyota Prius, rather than the dual-mode system found in the Chevy Volt. The latter uses gasoline to generate electricity which, in turn, drives the wheels.