Last post on Nov 27, 2012 at 6:26 PM
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Ford Escape, Mazda Tribute, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#82 of 98 Re: 4 cyl AWD significantly better than 6 cyl AWD? [hipnetic]
May 15, 2010 (6:41 pm)
I have been very happy with my 2008 Mazda Tribute when it comes to gas mileage. It is the smaller 2.3L 4 cylinder manual. I use full synthetic oil, platinum plugs, upgraded air filter, BP gas, and constant check on the tires. My drive is a 45 mile drive at 55 mph on all country roads one way in the relatively flat area of Eastern North Carolina. Now at 45,000 miles, my MPG is consistently 32-33 mpg, even with occasional AC use. Drive easy and drive long. Clay
#83 of 98 4X 2002 Trib / auto trans / V6 mpg:
Sep 25, 2010 (11:52 pm)
I have about 113,000 on it and as usual, my wife driving anything will do better as mpg. City is 19 with her and 17 to 18 mpg with me. We do very little highway miles but I can track it soon as we'll be doing about 2600 on the I-80 slab in mid October ... provided I have the trans rebuild done by then. I can re-post some hwy numbers but I'll be nudging the limits so to speak. Probably won't be too impressive but I'll guess at a best tank of 24 mpg on a flat spot going with the wind.
We live at 6800 feet in thinner air and it's hilly so I don't expect anything at or above average around town. I don't hyper mile but I'm thinking more along those lines and in general as per being a less conspicuois consumer.
#84 of 98 Re: 4X 2002 Trib / auto trans / V6 mpg: [bachman]
Sep 27, 2010 (5:45 pm)
We have an '04 Escape. So pretty much the same thing. overall average 19.2.
Did hit 24+ a few times (rated 23 HGY in 2004).
I-80 is a long road. On the flats, could maybe hit 25, depending on load and weather conditions.
#85 of 98 2011 Escape XLT FWD 4cyl
Apr 08, 2011 (2:40 pm)
I just checked my mileage from my first tank of gas on my 2011 Ford Escape XLT FWD. the average mpg was reading 28mpg on the readout most of the tank so I was thrilled because I was hoping to get at least 26mpg. When I filled it up and did the math it turns out that I got 29.4 mpg !! When I tell my friends and family they asked if I bought the Escape hybrid. I could not be happier with this SUV.
#86 of 98 Re: 2011 Escape XLT FWD 4cyl [hackattack5]
Apr 14, 2011 (6:38 pm)
Well the first tank was 85% highway driving. The 2nd tank was 75% city and my mileage shows. 25mpg. As long as you can keep these baby's in 6th gear you can get some amazing mileage. Even at 25mpg its still 25% better gas mileage than my Tacoma.
#87 of 98 2 Escapes- both beating the EPA
Jun 23, 2012 (8:08 pm)
I have 2 Escapes- 08 4WD, V6, 4 speed auto- 09 4WD, V6, 6 speed auto
trip to and from the mountains the 09 beat the 08 by 2.8mpg
interesting- so some checking showed the 09 had more HP/TQ
so I purchased the Ultra Gauge- 4 weeks now- at 60mph without cruise I regularly average 31.7mpg- in town driving for mileage I average 24.6mpg- I can get 35.8mpg at 57mph if there's no wind and only slight rises in the road-
The Ultra Gauge or the Scan Gauge 2 is your best bet to help you to understand where your engine runs best and you are getting the best mileage as you adapt your driving based on the reading
I can also tell you the mileage goes down quick if I drive over 65-
I don't mind cruising along and all other vehicles scream past- I just smile
I took a few pictures of my dash/Ultra Gauge on a recent long trip- can post it if this is unbelievable
there are ways to drive your vehicle to beat the EPA estimates
many do it quite regularly- without falling for the scam gas saving gimmics
I use Trop Artic 5W20 synthetic blend- I'd be very concerned with putting anything but MercronV in your auto transmission
there is a forum where MPG is the focus- I learned alot there
just recently found this forum and wanted to say hi- seems like a great place
#88 of 98 Re: 2 Escapes- both beating the EPA [shadescapes]
Jun 24, 2012 (12:47 am)
I'm pretty sure at some point, the aerodynamics of any vehicle reach a 'sweet spot' that is the ideal and speed alone bumped up or down will have a negative effect. Other than that, variables are almost too numberous to count. In city driving, a big imapct for favorable outcome is reading the flow or waves of traffic patterns, slight adjustments and hitting the green lights.
#89 of 98 Re: 2 Escapes- both beating the EPA [bachman]
Jun 24, 2012 (4:25 pm)
a vacuum gauge is pretty good- "old school"
I had a 2007 Honda Civic- my sister had a Prius
on a dare- I beat her mileage
not being in a hurry and knowing how to drive for ultimate mileage is key
there used to be schools/classes that teach
we have 30+ mile winds out here- it wouldn't be fair to state mpg going with the wind
#90 of 98 Re: 2 Escapes- both beating the EPA [shadescapes]
Oct 06, 2012 (5:05 am)
Purchased my '09 Escape Limited AWD 4cyl/6spd Auto about 8 months ago. It has about 55,000 miles on it now. I've done about 6,500 miles since purchase. Just love it! 70% hwy. Fuel computer says 23.5 mpg. Jumps up to 26 mpg on long highway trips. Generally I cruise at 65 mph. This sounds about right to me.
#91 of 98 Re: 2 Escapes- both beating the EPA [roller4]
Oct 08, 2012 (12:00 pm)
"Purchased my '09 Escape Limited AWD 4cyl/6spd Auto about 8 months ago. It has about 55,000 miles on it now. I've done about 6,500 miles since purchase. Just love it! 70% hwy. Fuel computer says 23.5 mpg. Jumps up to 26 mpg on long highway trips. Generally I cruise at 65 mph. This sounds about right to me. "
Not too shabby! I'm getting about 27 on my Hybrid 2008 AWD on the road, but that is at 80 MPH. I'd say your MPG is about right for that truck setup .. and yours cost considerably less than mine!