The Escape Hybrid – Ford Motor Co.’s first offering with a gasoline-electric powertrain – will have a city fuel-economy rating of least 37 mpg (6.4L/100 km), Ward's learns. When the auto maker officially announced the program in 2000, it promised a combined rating of “nearly 40 mpg” (5.9L/100 km). As development continued, Ford tweaked its projection, touting performance between 35 mpg (6.7L/100 km) and 40 mpg. But sources tell Ward's that Ford is zeroing in on the 37-mpg mark as it also ...

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