Last post on Nov 29, 2013 at 10:19 AM
You are in the Ford Escape
What is this discussion about?
Ford Escape, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
Please note the engine, AWD/FWD, type of gas you buy, and something about the type of driver you are and your driving conditions (city/highway, commuting) when you post about your mileage.
#617 of 626 sat in the passenger seat...
Aug 26, 2013 (3:44 pm)
for about 60 miles yesterday. The mileage readout went from 24.5 to 26 by the time we got home. Closing in on 13k miles.
I'm guessing we will have no problem averaging the EPA of 28 or more on a trip.
#618 of 626 Re: 2013 Ford Escape Gas Mileage [Stever@Edmunds]
Aug 28, 2013 (12:26 pm)
I have a 1.6L 4WD SE with 2659 miles on it already. I will agree, when I purchase my escape i was getting 18mpg city and 22 highway. for the first 1000 miles i was getting that. Note, I am using 87 octane with 10% ethanol. It wasn't till after the first 1000 miles that I started to note a increase in mpg. Just finish taking a trip (total of 510 miles) 90% highway, and I was getting between 29-31mpg. The computer was reading 32.5mpg but my calculation was 29-31, I was going 65-70 mph. This was with a combination of going up and down hills. So I will agree that this all has to do with driving habits, because when i did a trip going 75-80 mph I got 24-26mpg. When my girlfriend is in the car i drive slower and thus get better mpg's. Since my last car was a 96 Grand Cherokee with a V8 engine getting 9mpg city and 14 highway, I am doing the happy dance because I am doubling my mpg's now.
#619 of 626 Re: 2013 Ford Escape Gas Mileage [nsechs]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Aug 28, 2013 (12:37 pm)
Double is good!
#620 of 626 Re: Mileage update [automelon48]
Sep 09, 2013 (11:06 am)
2013 SEL 2.0 FWD
Now with 40 tanks of fuel, 20,000km (12,500 miles) my lifetime fuel economy average is holding at 24.25Mpg (9.7L/100km)This has included some trailer towing for the last 4 months.
My most recent highway trip (no trailer) was 30Mpg (7.8L/100km)(31.5 on dash display) with the cruise set for 110Kph (69Mph) and sometimes faster. Regular 87 octane. No Ethanol.
Just for fun, I spent 5 minutes and removed the cross rails on my roof-rack.
I never use the roof rack anyway, so why bother having them drag though the air for the next few years........
Quite pleased with fuel economy. I am glad I ordered FWD, as I know this uses about 7% less fuel than AWD. Runs great in the winter with snow tires.
#621 of 626 Re: 2013 Escape 2.0 [rpmura]
Sep 29, 2013 (6:19 pm)
Did they fix this for you. We've had ours for about 10 months, and have silmiar mpg results driving city (los angeles) and highway/interstate. I really hate the lag on the acceleration! Also the navigation calibration is never on. It makes it so hard to follow any directions when it always thinks we're 50 ft off in another direction.
#622 of 626 Recommended tire pressure
Nov 27, 2013 (10:52 am)
I admit that this is a really stupid question, but I'm going on a road trip soon and I need the peace of mind. What is the pressure at which I should inflate my 2013 1.6L FWD Escape's tires?
There is a lot of jargon on the plate on the B-pillar where I'm supposed to see this, and while I am fairly sure all tires should be at 35 PSI when "cold," I would greatly appreciate confirmation. Googling yielded surprisingly little help.
Thank you for your time and help!
#623 of 626 Re: Recommended tire pressure [nr7000]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Nov 28, 2013 (7:10 am)
No... not all tires should be 35 psi when cold.. For instance, my car recommends 32 psi front/38 psi rear. I've had other that recommended as low as 29 psi.
Follow the information on the B-Pillar, and make sure it correlates with the size tire that you have on your vehicle (in case you have an optional size).
If you are taking a road trip with a large load of luggage, you may want to increase the psi by a small amount (1-3 lbs.)
#624 of 626 Re: Recommended tire pressure [nr7000]
Nov 28, 2013 (1:27 pm)
Don't know where you live, but if you're going from a warm climate to a cold, you may want to over inflate because for every 10 degrees drop in temp, you lose 1 pound of pressure. When I travel to AZ from MN in January, I have to lower the pressure when I get there and when I leave in mid Feb., over inflate so when I reach the colder temps as I travel north, I'm properly inflated.
#625 of 626 2013 ford escape mpg
Nov 29, 2013 (9:39 am)
I have a 2013 ford escape 4wd with the 2-0 liter engine. I live in Pittsburgh,Pa. I was told to wait until there was 2000 miles on car before I could get the Ford Ecoboost avertised MPG I now have over 4000 miles on the car and get 16 to 17 MPG (5 MPG below the Ford estimate) in city driving.when I inquire at the Ford Dealership about the low MPG the question "well how do you drive" is always asked,"normal" is my answer.I am very DISAPPOINTED and am always filling the tank. is it me or do others have the same problem?
Nov 29, 2013 (10:19 am)
It is not you, most of us with the 4WD 2.0 have the same issue with city MPG. Last summer, mostly non city driving, we got close to 27 over all, we have since moved temporarily to town and the MPG went to what you are getting. I keep hoping Ford will come up with a fix, but nothing yet. We need to keep the pressure on to Ford to know this is not acceptable.