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.
#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.
#228 of 626 Re: anyone else check their mileage lately? [usa1fan]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 04, 2013 (1:55 pm)
and a warning lecture to slow down to improve fuel economy
LOL, I'm old enough to remember when the only nag was "your door is ajar".
#229 of 626 Re: anyone else check their mileage lately? [steve_]
Feb 05, 2013 (4:11 am)
Hehe. I remember when cars that did that were 'high tech'. This was along about the time that Night Rider originally aired on TV. When that show first came on, most cars still just dinged at you or something, so a car actually talking was amazing! Now they not only talk, they analyze our behavior.
The worst part is that it agrees with my wife.
#230 of 626 Re: DTE [tim156]
Feb 05, 2013 (7:13 am)
Consumer Reports JUST came out with a report about Turbochargers & their Real World power/mpg claims, they tested a Ford Fusion with the 1.6L engine. Game Day Bucket Go BOOM!!!!
"the magazine singled out turbocharged versions of the Chevrolet Cruze and Ford Fusion, which it says don't boast the real-world performance or fuel economy figures their makers have suggested. Instead, Consumer Reports seems to be indicating that the engines have been tweaked specifically to perform well in the EPA-mandated fuel economy tests."
Feb 05, 2013 (7:24 am)
That's the rap against Hyundai/Kia and they have suffered (a bit anyway) when real world reports didn't match the EPA ratings. Kind of a risky strategy if it's true.
You see this with crash test results; after the IIHS or NHTSA adds or changes how they crash test, the engineers design cars to get 5 star ratings on those tests. So we see added tests to address other shortcomings, like the new frontal offset crash test, aka "small overlap test".
If they made the automakers test with E-10 gas, you'd see an immediate drop in EPA ratings.