Road Test: 2005 Toyota RAV4 L vs. 2005 Jeep Liberty CRD 4WD vs. 2005 Ford Esc.Hyb.4WD

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  1. tigerhonaker

    tigerhonaker Platinum Contributor

    Road Test: 2005 Toyota RAV4 L vs. 2005 Jeep Liberty CRD 4WD vs. 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 4WD
    In search of the PC SUV - Hybrid, turbodiesel, gas: Which one will environmentalists hate the least?

    By Todd Lassa
    Photography by David Freers
    Motor Trend, March 2005

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    ............................Expectations were high for the Liberty
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    Not so fast. In city driving, where it was
    expected to do well, the Escape Hybrid trounced the Liberty CDI,
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    Overall, the Escape scored best again at
    27.5 mpg on the combined loop,

    The Liberty suffers wheelspin launches, even with the four-wheel drive engaged. From there on, the power and torque diminish, with the wind going out of the turbodiesel's sails by 60 mph.

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    Which one's best? Each stands out,
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    Ultimately, the numbers tell the story,

    Click on Link Below for the Complete Review:

    http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/suv/112_0503_2005_suv_reviews/overview.html

    Terry
     

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