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#319 of 653 No "Eco" in my Ecoboost - 2.0 AWD 2013 Escape Titanium
Nov 04, 2012 (1:00 pm)
There is no "Eco" in my Ecoboost Engine!!!
I purchased a 2013 Ford Escape Titanium AWD 2.0 Liter Ecoboost in August 2012.
Estimated MPG 21 City / 24 Combined / 28 Hwy
After 3,000 Miles: MPG 17 City / 20 Combined / 23 Hwy
This is 20% lower than the EPA on the Sticker with only a 15 gallon tank, the range is horrible!!!
Note: in the manual it states "Did you know you can get 15% better fuel economy if you drive 55 instead of 65 on the highway?" It would be quite upsetting if the car was tuned to drive far below the speed limit, putting drivers at risk in higher speed traffic as they try to achieve better fuel economy!!!
The first week I drove the car on a flat highway at 75 mph nonstop for a full tank of gas, and only calculated 23 mpg. Its never improved. I drive conservatively and never get close to 28 mpg on the highway. Watching the average mpg on the dash drop has caused me to tame my driving habits, but still no improvement. I believe I was getting 25mpg on the highway with Premium fuel. Many have said it's because ethanol in the gas drops mpg, but premium usually doesn't have ethanol. Will test again.
I purchased the Escape for an SUV with power, but also good fuel economy. I love everything else about the car - the looks, the technology, the seat comfort. However, if I knew this was the mileage I would be getting, I would have never purchased the Escape. There are plenty of SUV's available with more comfort, power, bigger gas tank, and for less money at 17/20/23.
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#320 of 653 Re: Calendar off by a day [hmoran]
Nov 04, 2012 (3:59 pm)
I know what you mean. They wouldn't even look at mine in service because Ford didn't want to pay for warranty work when they knew there was a problem and had no fix. I do have to wonder if air bag malfunction would be considered a safety issue! My adult son was in the passenger seat and the PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF light came on and stayed on.
#321 of 653 Re: Ford Escape 2013 excessive exhaust fumes [clk5]
Nov 05, 2012 (7:34 am)
In response to your exhaust smell, my escape has 17000km after 3 months of driving and started noticing a bad engine / exhaust smell upon startup and would get really bad at idle especially on hot days... brought it to dealer and not much help...its colder now up here in the north so not as bad but I really think this is an issue and will inform my dealer about your situation as I am sure there are others out there.....if anyone else has this put it out there
#322 of 653 press request
by kirstie_h HOST
Nov 05, 2012 (7:35 am)
A reporter is looking for a recent car buyer whose car's sunroof/moonroof feature was a big factor in their purchase decision. Please send your daytime contact info to smaredmunds.com no later than Monday, November 5, 2012 at 5 p.m. Pacific.
Nov 05, 2012 (9:27 am)
Driving into work this morning my radio shut off and then my climate system shut off for no reason!!??!!?? It came back on by itself moments later, so I guess this is the beginning of the endless search for an answer?
#324 of 653 Re: Calendar off by a day [hmoran]
Nov 06, 2012 (1:56 am)
I too have had the clock problem. I've tried several different settings, but it still seems to change itself every few days. Unfortunately, I am stationed here in Germany and there is absolutely "0" support from Ford USA / Ford Germany for this fix. Additionally, now that someone in here mentions it...I too noticed that my passenger airbag light was OFF although I had an adult passenger. It's done this at least once. Gas mileage: TERRIBLE! I never expected it to actually be this bad. Hopefully Ford will wake up and realize that "we the people" are already getting tired of the quirks we've already encountered with this new model.
2013 Ford Escape Titanium w/ MyFord Touch Sync
#325 of 653 Re: Calendar off by a day [jim_in_germany]
Nov 06, 2012 (7:45 am)
I you follow the various F150 EcoBoost forums as I have been, you will note that not an insignificant number of complaints are being lodged about poor FE, some horribly so. At the same time it is clear that a goodly number of owners are satisfied with the FE, some even claiming FE equal to the EPA estimates.
Then there is the issue of Ford, seemingly, not having a clue as to how to go about fixing the CAC condensation poblem.
#326 of 653 Fuel Economy
Nov 06, 2012 (6:21 pm)
FWIW, the differing fuel economy figures make sense to me. I have a Titanium AWD 2.0. I can actually exceed 30 MPG if I drive carefully on the highway and stay at 60-65 MPH. This is truly best case -- windows up, AC off, cruise on, etc. But if I drive around town and accelerate a lot (using the turbo) then I'm down around 16-17 MPG. While I'd like better overall mileage, I'm happy to at least have the choice. I can either go easy and get high mileage, or have fun and pay the price for lower mileage. YMMV.
#327 of 653 Re: Ford Escape 2013 excessive exhaust fumes [dw1973]
Nov 07, 2012 (2:32 am)
Dealer could not find the problem for the smell, but is replacing it with a new Escape by next week! It was making me feel sick!
#328 of 653 Re: Calendar off by a day [wwest]
Nov 07, 2012 (5:26 am)
The fuel mileage of the 3.7 and 5.0 F-150s is reported to vary by equivalent or even greater amounts.
F-150s are extraordinarily heavy vehicles, nearly 3 tons of curb weigh for a fully optioned 4WD version.
You really can't drive a 3 ton vehicle even remotely assertively and expect to get anything but terrible mileage.
On the other hand, I've driven 2 different EB F-150s and far EXCEEDED the EPA figures. This verifies what pzam is saying. Mileage varies greatly by driver inputs.