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.
#1 of 626 2013 Ford Escape Gas Mileage
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Oct 17, 2012 (6:07 pm)
Talk about your mpg for your 2013 and newer Ford Escape here.
For First and Second Generation Escapes, please check out the Ford Escape Real World MPG discussion here.
It helps if you 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).
#2 of 626 1.6L Ecoboost FWD SEL
Oct 18, 2012 (4:27 am)
Only 200 miles so not broken in yet. Mileage should increase once broken in. I'm averaging 25mpg combined. About 45/50/5 interstate/highway/city. Type of gas - whatever it was filled up with at delivery.
#3 of 626 2013 Escape 2.0
Oct 18, 2012 (6:29 am)
I'm only getting about 13 mpg city. Maybe 21 highway. Combined 15.2. Actually, worse mileage of any car I've had. Shouldn't be the case for "Eco" boost engine. Transmission has a serious lag. May be related. Taking it back tomorrow to have it checked. Have only had it 2 weeks.
#4 of 626 2013 Escape 2.0 4WD
Oct 18, 2012 (8:03 am)
Getting anywhere between 23.5 and 28 so far, 40 / 60 city / highway, speeds between 35 and 70, right at 1000 miles in two weeks since buying (unusual for us, but busy time lately..). The easier I take it (cruise at 65, baby the throttle at takeoff, etc) the closer to 28 I get. This is in western VA, Harrisonburg to Staunton area, mild hills. Not too shabby for an AWD vehicle- within about 1 mpg of the 2008 Chevy Malibu V6 we had.
#5 of 626 Re: 2013 Escape 2.0 4WD [usa1fan]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Oct 18, 2012 (8:45 am)
Thanks for mentioning how many miles your Escape has.
Seems like it often takes anywhere from 3 to 5,000 miles or more for mpg to start approaching the EPA estimates for most drivers. My last new car kept getting (slightly) better mph even after I passed 10,000 miles on the odometer.
Oct 18, 2012 (1:43 pm)
I have about 1,400 miles on my 1.6 SEL with 4WD. So far I'm very pleased with my mileage. Locally I use 87 octane regular without ethanol. My mileage with about 50/50 city/highway driving is around 26.5. Recently I took a 150 mile round trip on a state highway driving about 58 most of the time. I was at 31 mpg going there and about 30 returning into a head wind. As many have noted in other posts, unless you have an unusual mechanical issue, mpg is really a function of driving habits. Especially speed. If I want or need to get somewhere a little quicker and drive 70 or more, I expect that my mileage will drop off and don't agonize over it. Great vehicle....so far.
#7 of 626 Re: 2013 Escape 2.0 [rpmura]
Oct 19, 2012 (6:50 am)
Please let us know how it turns out! I have a similar situation with mine, which is 1.6L AWD. I'm at 1900 miles right now, doing apprx. 80% city and 20% highway, and my last 4 tanks average to 18 mpg.
This is really disappointing with an "Ecoboost" engine... When I talked with the Service department, I was told to expect better mileage later due to the auto tranny being in learning mode, as well as the engine not being broken in yet. I was told to keep tracking until the first service maintenance.
#8 of 626 Re: 2013 Escape 2.0 [h3ll3r]
Oct 19, 2012 (9:07 am)
EcoBoost engines sacrifice cruise mode FE in favor of matching the HP of a larger displacement engine. N/A DFI engines typically have a compression ratio of 12:1, some even 14:1.
Mazda's SkyActiv engines, for instance.
#9 of 626 Re: 2013 Escape 2.0 [wwest]
Oct 19, 2012 (2:52 pm)
I will be in Washington next weekend, enjoying the scenery after a business conference.
i can very easily bring an analog boost gauge, if you have the inkling to borrow for a quick spin in an Ecoboost modern boosted vehicle if a dealer was found to allow it to be quickly hooked up.
It would take less than a minute behind the wheel for ALL of your 'guesses' about turbocharging to be PROVEN FALSE.
Come join the real world, won't you?
Static compression ratios are bogus measures of fuel efficiency. Transmissions play 10x the role in fuel economy as compression ratios do. Note that Mazda has a Skyactiv transmission, which if not utilized, all applications of the pathetic Skyactiv engine would be hardly better on the highway than a naturally aspirated engine of 9:1 CR.
The Skyactiv has a dynamic CR of around 9:1. The EB has a range of dynamic compression from above that to 20:1. This is verifiable by watching the boost gauge at anything above an idle or coast-down.
You know nothing about compression ratios, and yet are obsessed. It's funny
#10 of 626 Re: 2013 Escape 2.0 [bigmclargehuge]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Oct 19, 2012 (1:59 pm)
Why don't y'all take this to email so the rest of us can stick to reading about the topic. Thanks.