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.
#265 of 565 Re: Time vs. Distance for Fuel Economy ??? [mikeo56]
Feb 08, 2013 (3:03 pm)
1286 / 62 hours = 20.7 Mph average. And 23.3 MPG average. That does look like either a lot of idling or a lot of road congestion. Good information. Thanks !
My lifetime average is 27 Mph with lifetime average MPG of 24.3. 2.0 FWD
#266 of 565 Re: Time vs. Distance for Fuel Economy ??? [automelon48]
Feb 08, 2013 (3:56 pm)
Lots of Idle. For sure.
Remote start everyday sometimes let it run out.
Cold outside avg temp about 35 lots of idle time with work, and warming up, talking to people with engine on.
Small town so no congestion at all,
ahh..... life in a small rural town.
Interesting. If people have not noticed it is only the ones who have the AWD that get the bad gas mileage, that is why we got the FWD.
I had a loaner with the last recall it was a 2.0 AWD and it got 18 town and 24 Hwy, I was keeping close watch.
I also seems like mine FWD is getting just a little better since I crossed over the 1,000 mile mark.
No problems love the car, and the mileage I am getting.
#267 of 565 My city mileage sucks!
Feb 13, 2013 (10:47 pm)
I have around 3300 miles on my Titanium FWD. Since I got it, it only gets around 14 - 16 mpg in all city driving. Freeway is 26-32 depending if the road is flat or not. I drive very conservatively and always get the highest marks on their little Eco Driver read out. I have taken the car to the dealer to be checked out and they say I am getting that mpg because of the winter fuel (which is less efficient), because I live in the Bay Area hills, and because of city traffic conditions with lots of stop signs and lights. Even with all that, the mpg shouldn't be off by more than 30%. My 2001 Volvo wagon gets the same mpg and it isn't suppose to be as fuel efficient plus it is an old car. Also, city driving is suppose to full of lights. And even on flat roads, the mpg is bad unless I can coast through all green lights. It is so frustrating to me that Ford feels no shame that they misrepresented the mpg on this car. I never would have purchased the car. I told them my concerns on day 3 of owning the car and they just told me to wait until the break in period is over. Now I feel like I have spent a ton of money on something that will have a horrible resale value and has already lost $10,000 in value just from no longer being brand new.
#268 of 565 Re: Escape an MPG disappointment for me too [dons8]
Feb 19, 2013 (7:20 am)
I just leased a 2013 Escape a couple days ago and immediately drove it for 130 miles. The trip was about 115 miles highway/15 city and I averaged around 22 MPG. I then reset the MPG calculator for just highway cruising at about 70 MPH and only got about 24 MPG on a relatively flat freeway. Even when I dropped the speed to approximately 63 MPH, the car was registering only 26 MPG. This is not consistent with the 23/33 advertised mileage and curious if others have experienced the same results. Will the MPGs increase when the engine is 'worn in' more?
#269 of 565 Re: Escape an MPG disappointment for me too [chrishappel]
Feb 19, 2013 (7:37 am)
On highway as you described with constant speed at max 60 I ALWAYS get 35 to 38 MPG
#270 of 565 Re: DTE [tinycadon]
Feb 19, 2013 (7:47 am)
" Why should I have to drive 50-60mph"
Answer : Look at your RPM's above 60 a lot more on the 16L !
#271 of 565 Re: DTE [dizney]
Feb 19, 2013 (9:29 am)
1) I got rid of it a couple of months ago, took a 2,500 hit, but worth it.
2) If you drive 60mph on the highways in the DC area (when it's not totally clogged) you're taking your life in your own hands.
3) It's being marketed as a "have your cake & eat it too" in regards to MPGs. So if you need to change your driving habits to get the high MPGs compared to your normal driving habits (got better MPGs in my 2010 Escape) then it's completely misleading advertising by Ford.
I'm not a Ford basher, I've had numerous Ford's in my lifetime, but this 2013 Escape IS NOT what it's being made out to be. I would've been better off with a V6 Edge.
Feb 20, 2013 (10:27 am)
We're on our first road trip with our 2013 Ford Escape 2.0L Titanium AWD. We left cold and snowy MI with a little over 3600 miles on the vehicle. Drove about 925 miles and arrived in Panama City Beach, FL. We averaged 27 MPG on the way down (that's city/hwy combined). We've driven the FL panhandle from Pensacola to Tallahassee and averaged 29 MPG (again city/hwy combined). We're very happy with the overall performance of our Escape.
#273 of 565 Re: 2013 Titanium 2.0 Gas Mileage Issue-HELP [judybill]
Feb 20, 2013 (5:00 pm)
I agree with you. We should all start a class action suit against Ford for false advertising in regard to the 2013 Ford Escape. I have the Titanium and it has been in the shop for 2 weeks as they try and figure out the problem with the gas mileage. They told me it is getting 24 mpg with them. I was getting 13-17 mpg. I just drove it out of the shop and unlike the dealer who stated they were getting 24 mpg on the dash I got 15 mpg! We all need to come together to get a solution from Ford that is acceptable.
#274 of 565 Re: 2013 Titanium 2.0 Gas Mileage Issue-HELP [lip1122]
Feb 20, 2013 (6:54 pm)
Good luck with that. Remember though, Individual Mileage May Vary.
As a foot note:
Trip from Phoenix to Minneapolis, speeds at 70-75, overall average 25.6
Best mpg's on relatively flat terrain, 5 mph tail wind, 75 mph 30.6
Current MPG's, Hwy/City combined, temps in single digits 24.4