Last post on May 25, 2010 at 8:27 AM
You are in the Ford Escape Hybrid
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Ford Escape Hybrid, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
#221 of 222 Re: More real world MPG detail, another question [stevefeh]
Mar 12, 2010 (1:44 pm)
"Here are some of my actuals, detailed data points which resulted in the yearly averages I previously posted. Mileage is taken from the odo prior fill up to current fill up. Most of this driving is local, about 30 miles per day, 35MPH type speed limits with a couple of miles daily at 55; is this representative of any other owners? "
I have a 2008 FEH AWD. My normal drive is very short, less than 10 miles, which is very bad for MPG. However I do live in LA, so the weather does not get so drastically cold. My lifetime average is around 29.9 right now. The past month or so I've had some poor tanks - around 28 - 29 MPG. But that is about the worst I've seen on my vehicle. I use a scanguage 2, and calculate at fill ups based on miles driven. I find that the internal trip computer is at least .75 MPG too high.
#222 of 222 Shopping for Escape Hybrid to VW Sportwagen TDI
May 25, 2010 (8:27 am)
Hoping to join the ranks of Escape Hybrid owners I shopped and waited for a hybrid to come to my area but without success. The local dealers could not get a hold of one. My loss led me to more research and I wanted to mention it to those that may be in the same situation I was in. I read consumer reports about a " VW sportwagen" so I went and looked. Once I got past the idea of a "wagon" the test drive was great. I was surprised. Now, here is also what I discovered. It has the same cargo space as the Escape albeit 3" less ground clearance. I ended up buying one and have found in the past few weeks that I am getting 30mpg city and 47 mpg for an overall average of about 38 mpg. Regardless though. I have enjoyed all your posts and read through the thread with great interest. If you cannot get an Escape in your area perhaps you may want to look at a VW Sportwagen TDI if it meets your needs of course. Oh, and there is a $1300 credit I am told.