FordVehicles.com There have been lengthy delays on Ford's first hybrid car (The Escape). There was news about Ford offering a Focus Hybrid to the public, but with an engine like that, is it neccesary? Honda and Toyota have a strong hold on Hybrid technology as far as compact sedans go. The Duratec Engine by the description, is both environmentally friendly and powerful. Kind of like Honda's 1.7-liter VTEC, which is fuel-efficient, but has 117-hp.