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.
#218 of 626 Re: DTE [wistrod]
Feb 01, 2013 (12:54 pm)
I guess I don't find having to stop for gas as much of a chore as you do, I can go two weeks between fill ups.
Since you know that the DTE readout is not accurate, go with what you know, drive another 60 miles and fill up.
#219 of 626 Re: DTE [izedaman]
Feb 01, 2013 (1:00 pm)
Lets see, you either have to fill up when the needle gets close to E, or with some simple math, based on the average mpg's and miles traveled, you can cipher how far you can travel.
Feb 01, 2013 (5:14 pm)
16 mpg x 19 gallons (to empty) = 304 miles. 21.5 mpg x 13 gallons = 280 miles. not sure how that work into extra fill ups over 350 miles, but some people are upset in that they feel like they should be able to drive more miles on a tank.
My wife fill up with 11-12 gallons, as she doesn't like to go too far below a quarter tank.
#222 of 626 Re: DTE [wistrod]
Feb 03, 2013 (7:01 pm)
Sure wish more would take a look at the Mazda CX 5. I bought one a month ago and get 28 MGP right out of the box in 50/50 city highway. Grand Touring AWD. Great handling and I bet more reliable than a Fix Or Repair Daily Ford.
Got all the bells and whistles for $27,900. Has plenty of power here in Salt Lake, and if you want more the 2014 model will be at 185 HP. Test drive a
CX 5 before you by the Escape.
#223 of 626 Re: DTE [utahdriver]
Feb 03, 2013 (8:44 pm)
I liked it, but no power.. why cant they through that sky diesel in there . i would have got it
#224 of 626 Re: DTE [utahdriver]
Feb 04, 2013 (4:13 am)
It's old interior styling, not-for-me exterior (not dated outside), and underpowered engine just didn't do it for me. I'm sure it's fine for some, but I'll take the Fix Or Repair Daily over the Made At Zoo By Demented Apes, thanks.
#225 of 626 anyone else check their mileage lately?
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 04, 2013 (6:17 am)
Any new 2013 Ford Escape Gas Mileage reports?
#226 of 626 Re: anyone else check their mileage lately? [steve_]
Feb 04, 2013 (6:55 am)
I am getting in my 1.6 FWD 21.5 city around 31 Hwy although haven't logged in many Hwy miles lately.
I have 1150 miles on car and have an lifetime avg. of 23.5 with 25% hwy 75% city. No problems with anything .
#227 of 626 Re: anyone else check their mileage lately? [steve_]
Feb 04, 2013 (11:01 am)
I drove mine hard over the past tank, in colder weather, just to see what the effect would be. That means I accelerated briskly (racing from light to light), and in general drove like an impatient roadrunner. Highway speeds were 8 over the limit everywhere I could manage it (traffic letting me by having a large effect). The only think I didn't change was where I drive, so this was still maybe 70-30 hwy / cty. The overall came out to just over 22 mpg.
Still not too bad.
Interestingly, I evidently can't help myself about anticipating stops and such, because the green display for anticipation still had all 5 leaves. On the other hand, I had no leaves on the trip meter for speed (and a warning lecture to slow down to improve fuel economy). The overall trip meter (never reset) had 1 leaf, but the same warning.