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Ford Expedition, GMC Envoy, Chevrolet Suburban, Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Nissan Pathfinder, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#978 of 1080 Re: 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid [rknopp1]
Aug 02, 2006 (3:06 am)
Vehicle is based in Las Vegas, NV
3500 city miles
Max A/C (otherwise A/C won't cool if vehicle is driven slow or at a stop)
running on #2 fan setting most of the time.
Overall so far 21.6 mpg
I feel bad for people who spent all that money on the Hybrid and get less in return than a simple gasser Honda CR-V gets.
2005 CR-V EX manual, 26 mpg city with no A/C, 24 mpg City with A/C on.
#979 of 1080 Re: 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid [blueiedgod]
Aug 02, 2006 (8:22 am)
Your idea of "city" is probably different from his. You sure you're not driving in the 'burbs?
#980 of 1080 Re: 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid [ateixeira]
Aug 02, 2006 (8:15 pm)
I get about 22 mpg in all city driving with my CR-V (mainly an 8-mile commute on normal streets to work every day). That's still as good as this report on the Escape Hybrid. Perhaps the Escape will improve as it gets broken in and/or when it's not so hot.
#981 of 1080 Re: [drmperalta]
Aug 03, 2006 (4:57 am)
I own a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE. I am getting about 17-18 mpg in mostly city driving. On a pure highway trip I averaged just over 20 mpg. Hope this helps.
#982 of 1080 '04 Expedition EB
Aug 10, 2006 (2:17 pm)
Lately, just driving around town, not much highway driving, getting 15 mpg. Best highway mileage was just south of 20 mpg. Usually get 18-19 on the highway cruising 75 mph.
Overall combined average this year is 16 mpg.
#984 of 1080 Re: 4x4 vs. 4x2 mpg [aflick2104]
Aug 11, 2006 (3:40 pm)
Since most SUVs give you the option to switch from 4x2 to 4x4 with a manual control knob, do you get the fuel economy as EPA posts (ex. 2005 nissan Pathfinder 16/23-4x2, 15/21-4x4)as a 4x2 when in the 4x2 mode?
No, as you still have to spin the transfer case gears, and the disconnected wheels still need to spin driveshafts and differential, unless you got manual hubs, even when disconnected at the transfer case.
Not as bad as a full time system with the center differential, but not as good as a 4x2.
#985 of 1080 escape hybrid mileage
Aug 17, 2006 (7:36 am)
I only have my 07 FWD escape 2 weeks and have only gone 250 miles so far in mixed driving - 25 mile commute in the bay area. But so far my combined city/highway driving is 36.5 mpg. This coming from a K2500 Suburban where I got 10-11 mpg in similar conditions. With the tax credit my hybrid cost 300 less than the sticker of a similarly equipt V6. Without the credit the breakeven point over the V6 model is 34,000 miles $3 per gallon (that would be cheap around here).
#986 of 1080 Suburban 6.2 and Jeep 4.0
Dec 13, 2006 (8:31 pm)
The Suburban gets 18-20 highway. Jeep Commanche gets 17 town and 22-24 highway.
#987 of 1080 Re: FORD ESCAPE MPG 2006
Dec 23, 2006 (1:20 pm)
I have a limited edition with 10k miles. I get about 21 mpg in the city