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Ford Escape Hybrid, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
#1 of 222 Ford Escape Hybrid Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Jun 20, 2005 (11:03 am)
Report your actual MPG here.
#2 of 222 05 Escape Hybrid AWD
Jun 13, 2005 (11:16 am)
#3 of 222 '05 Hybrid AWD
Jun 14, 2005 (4:08 pm)
Getting 30-32 MPG mostly city some highway mileage.
Car has been on the road since October 2004. Now has 10K miles.
Just came off a nice 600 mile trip NYC to northern Virginia. Mileage was approx 30K. And with the AC on and driving about 75 MPH on I-95 up and down, with a Pat's cheesesteak in Phila on the way back (for me not the car)
#4 of 222 Re: Ford Escape Hybrid Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [KarenS]
Jun 22, 2005 (10:07 am)
I just recently purchased a new Ford Escape Hybrid. The car only has a few hundred miles on it, and already I am impressed by the mileage. First, I have light foot when it comes to the gas petal. In town with stop and go traffic (less than 25 mph), I am getting from 49 to 50.3 mpg. When traveling at 40 mph, I am getting 37 to 39 mpg on the average. At 55 mph which is my normal highway speed, I am getting from 31 to 34 mpg on the average.
#5 of 222 Re: Ford Escape Hybrid Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [deltalee]
Jun 24, 2005 (2:41 pm)
I gather these are from the trip computer. What mileage are you getting when you divide the miles driven on the odometer by the number of gallons required to fill the tank at the gas station? This is the true MPG.
Jun 25, 2005 (4:20 pm)
Mine gets 29.5-31 mpg (dividing miles by gallons) which is impressive as I'm not doing city driving - I climb a 5-mile sea-level to 1200 feet elev. road every day to get to work/store. If I were in the city, it would def. have better mileage than this, but I'm not complaining!
#7 of 222 Re: 4WD MPG [hawaiicrv]
Jun 28, 2005 (12:02 pm)
"Mine gets 29.5-31 mpg (dividing miles by gallons) which is impressive as I'm not doing city driving - I climb a 5-mile sea-level to 1200 feet elev. road every day to get to work/store. If I were in the city, it would def. have better mileage than this, but I'm not complaining!"
Actually, going up hill allows the battery to provide more relief from the ICE. I think the hills may actually help the MPG, particularly if they keep your overall speed down.
#8 of 222 Re: 4WD MPG [hawaiicrv]
Jun 29, 2005 (7:10 am)
I have 10,000 miles on my 2005 AWD.
The mileage display is at 27.2 overall.
Heavy commute traffic for a week is 36mpg, top speed around 50mph.
Highway at 70mph is 30mpg.
I did have a stretch in stopped traffic of about 7 miles with no engine. That was showing 99mpg. I expected it to come down slowly once the engine started, but it dropped precipitously, and was down to 38 for a 10 mile stretch.
My normal driving is in a hilly area, 400 foot elevation changes on steep routes being the norm. On downhill stretches, the engine will shut off for a while, and come on for no apparent reason... I suppose the electric steering drains the battery. I've had it shut off at 45mph, which I didn't expect, but unless you are staring at the tach, you might not notice it shut off. I can usually tell when it turns on.
#9 of 222 Re: Ford Escape Hybrid Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [KarenS]
Aug 19, 2005 (5:10 pm)
I'm averaging 26 MPG, but I have a rack on top. Does anyone know if this significantly affects the MPG. It seems I should be getting better mileage?
#10 of 222 Re: '05 Hybrid AWD [dw438]
Aug 20, 2005 (6:31 pm)
Hi. I'm sold on the mileage of the Escape hybrid. I'm curious to know how the car rides on the freeway, i.e. road noise, wind noise etc. Also, the Atkinson Cycle engine is new to me. 4 bangers tend to be noisier than v-6's. Any comments?