The PHEV Escape has a lighter battery weight than the HEV Escape and gets significantly better mileage.
Better yet, this vehicle has 3x the electric range of the PHEV Prius. That said, the C-Max PHEV will be the next hybrid vehicle Ford brings to the market and the Escape hybrid future is unknown at this time frame.
2005 4WD Escape Hybrid
Best Interstate tank
trip E20 MPG 34.6 for 271 miles along I-80 in Indiana and Ohio. May 2008
Best multiple road tank trip E20 MPG 36.2 for 202 miles in Southwestern Pa. July 2008.
Best multiple road tank trip E50 38.1 MG for 246 miles in Northern Wisconsin Aug 2012