Last post on May 18, 2013 at 8:42 PM
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.
Jan 27, 2013 (4:16 pm)
I was brave this weekend and drove around till it got to 4 miles to empty. I was able to fill it up at exactly 13 gallons... so when it says 0 your running on your 2 gallon reserve.... I will stop filling up when the light comes on now, as the range bites already with low mpgs
#202 of 565 Re: 2013 Ford Escape 1.6L AWD Gas Mileage after recent Recall [explorerx4]
Jan 30, 2013 (8:37 pm)
I am having the same issue with my 2013 leased Escape. I only drive highway miles to and from work 20 miles a day and only get 22 mpg after a month, it was 19 mpg the first couple of weeks, which makes me really angry that Ford has lied about the mpg. Everyone I know that has one is only getting 20-22 mpg. If someone decides to go after Ford, I'm in, because I leased this car for the great mileage it supposedly had and now I feel had.
#203 of 565 Re: 2013 Ford Escape 1.6L AWD Gas Mileage after recent Recall [jenrg]
Jan 30, 2013 (8:49 pm)
FORD did not lie ??????
Just yesterday I took another trip 80% highway RT 123 miles and got 35.9 MPG driving at 58 MPH !
Plain and simple just like the TV ad. Drive faster use, more fuel! The choice is yours! 1.6L FWD
#204 of 565 Re: 1.6L Ecoboost FWD SEL [usa1fan]
Jan 31, 2013 (10:55 am)
Just put in the most fuel ever. 53.2 liters (14.07 gallons.) I drove with the low fuel light on for a long time. The distance to empty was reading 4km (2.5 miles) I did however know how much more fuel was in the tank.
On level ground, with engine shut off, hold down the OK button on the left side of steering wheel and press the start button. Continue to hold OK button for a few seconds and you will be in diagnostics mode. Then use the down arrow to scroll through the diagnostics. This will show fuel level in % (among lots of other variables) Mine showed 6% fuel which is about 1 gallon) This agreed with what I filled at the pump.
When you are done scrolling through your diagnostics, just hit the start button again.
These numbers are what the "computer" and sensors are actually seeing. The gas guage and the Distance To Empty display have the buffers added in.
Hope this helps.
#205 of 565 Re: 1.6L Ecoboost FWD SEL [automelon48]
Jan 31, 2013 (11:54 am)
Cool trick!! I assume the "start" button you refer to is for cars with the push-button start option? Any idea how to get in Diagnostics mode with regular key ignition models?
#206 of 565 Re: 1.6L Ecoboost FWD SEL [h3ll3r]
Jan 31, 2013 (12:08 pm)
I would assume you would just turn the key to the "Run" position. That should be basically the same as pressing the start button. (when the start button is pressed (without pressing the brake at the same time) it brings on all of the dash lights, climate control, stereo etc, just like turning your key to the Run position)
Let me know if it works.
#207 of 565 Re: 1.6L Ecoboost FWD SEL [automelon48]
Jan 31, 2013 (12:47 pm)
Great information! Thank you. I'll have to try it when I fill up next time.
#208 of 565 Re: Gas Mileage
Jan 31, 2013 (2:44 pm)
Only have about 250mi on my '13 2.0-awd-SE. Have yet to do a manual calculation of mpg at a fillup yet, and figure I won't be hitting the mpg sweet spot until thousands of miles from now.
Just did a mostly interstate trip, top speed around 68mph (still taking it easy on the new car), with about 15mph headwind. The trip display showed 26mi, 30min (so... 52 Mph average?) and 25.2mpg .
The trip home, over a hillier,windier 2-lane state road, came up 43.6mph average speed and 28.2mpg. If these numbers are within 6% I'm fairly happy.
The dash display is not as happy in city driving(high teens), sure would have been nice if Ford had managed to lighten the vehicle up some more, oh well, it probably would feel flimsier if they had, so I'll take that tradeoff.
#209 of 565 Re: 2013 Ford Escape 1.6L AWD Gas Mileage after recent Recall [jenrg]
Jan 31, 2013 (3:12 pm)
I think you missed the point I was trying to make. All my vehicles are down about 10%. Since the Escape is getting 22, I expect it to go up to 24 when the weather warms up/gas formulation changes.
Feb 01, 2013 (6:45 am)
Why are people so obsessed with distance to empty and running the tank as close to empty as they can? It's a good thing that there's fuel in the tank when the needle reads empty, you won't run out of gas and the fuel pump stays submerged.