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.
#275 of 626 for those complaining about having to fill up too much
Feb 21, 2013 (3:12 pm)
Read a review of the RDX. On a road trip, the reviewer averaged a fill up every 242 miles.
#276 of 626 Super unleaded gas
Feb 22, 2013 (4:46 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 626 Re: Super unleaded gas [explorerx4]
Feb 24, 2013 (10:43 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 (9:57 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 626 Re: Rubbish [dlk413]
Feb 27, 2013 (10:40 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 626 Re: Rubbish [pdawg1]
Feb 27, 2013 (11:00 am)
At 60mph. I always get 35 to 38 mpg with 1.6L FWD Moral of story drive fast higher RPM more gas !
#281 of 626 Re: Rubbish [dizney]
Feb 27, 2013 (12:40 pm)
and if you only go down hill you can get upto 40mpg while in neutral !
With my 17mpg city you would think i was getting to 100 mph between lights....
#282 of 626 Re: Rubbish [izedaman]
Feb 27, 2013 (2:39 pm)
No, but the key work there is between lights. If it's a typical city there's a light every two/three blocks or less. If you accelerating and braking hard that affects mpg's. Hurry up and stop! Slow steady acceleration anticipating the next stop, coasting and using the deceleration fuel cut off saves fuel. The car behind you can only go as fast as you and who cares if it pisses him off. The funny thing about the reports on bad mpg's, no one mentions how fast they're traveling.
#283 of 626 Re: Rubbish [tim156]
Feb 27, 2013 (3:16 pm)
I just tested it on the highway driving a steady 45MPH: 17.2 MPG. Ford dealership says there's not much they can do about it because on the sticker, below where it says 24 city/28 Hwy, it also says (in much smaller print) "small suvs may average between 16-21 MPG". Basically 24/28 is a gimmick. Look elsewhere if you want a car that actually gets good MPG.
#284 of 626 Re: Rubbish [dlk413]
Feb 27, 2013 (4:12 pm)
The FWD models get really good gas mileage, the AWD not so good
I am getting about 23 in town "not city" and about 28 HWY going 65-70 more if at 60. That is why we bought a FWD even though we live where it snows in the winter. GAS MILEAGE W/ FWD