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.
#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
#275 of 565 for those complaining about having to fill up too much
Feb 21, 2013 (4:12 pm)
Read a review of the RDX. On a road trip, the reviewer averaged a fill up every 242 miles.
#276 of 565 Super unleaded gas
Feb 22, 2013 (5:46 pm)
My wife put in about 10 gallons of SUG a couple of tanks ago and the mileage is up over 10%.
She put super unleaded in because all the regular was sold out due to a pending snow storm.
#277 of 565 Re: Super unleaded gas [explorerx4]
Feb 24, 2013 (11:43 am)
With regular unleaded, in the city I average about 20 mpg. I expected better than that with 1.6L engine. It can be frustrating. I haven't been on too many road trips with car yet, but only noticed I was in the 26 mpg range for freeway driving.
Feb 27, 2013 (10:57 am)
We bought this car new three weeks ago and have since taken it on two pretty big road trips: Philadelphia to DC and Philadelphia to upstate NY. On both of those trips we traveled mostly on highway and averaged a whopping 15 mpg. At one point (on the highway) we managed to get it down to the low 14's. Brilliant. Then there was the added bonus of having to stop every 2 hours to fill it up with gas. Anyway, we have just taken our lovely little Eco friendly gas guzzler back to the dealership to try and get it sorted. Glad to know we are not alone.
#279 of 565 Re: Rubbish [dlk413]
Feb 27, 2013 (11:40 am)
Our Escape Titanium after 1400 miles is getting less than 24 mpg highway. Driving it very carefully the best I could get was 22.3 a far cry from the 28 listed. I have notified my dealership of the results and they want to do an mpg test themselves. I think we are not alone with what is stated and what is actually happening on these vehicles. I also think Ford needs to either make the stated mpg's happen or give us options as in a fuel reimbursement or full trade in on a different vehicle!
#280 of 565 Re: Rubbish [pdawg1]
Feb 27, 2013 (12:00 pm)
At 60mph. I always get 35 to 38 mpg with 1.6L FWD Moral of story drive fast higher RPM more gas !