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.
#301 of 626 Re: Rubbish [pdawg1]
Feb 28, 2013 (2:35 pm)
"I just got back from working in Arizona and was provided with a 2010 Ford Flex, we called it the "Toaster". This was in Prescott, very high altitude over 5000 ft and very hilly. The Flex with a 3.5 V6 EcoBoost got better than 21 in town and close to 25 on the highway, much better than our new Escape! So I think there is an issue with these vehicles............ "
I've noticed with several vehicles that they do better at high altitudes.
#302 of 626 Re: 2013 Titanium 2.0 Gas Mileage Issue-HELP [cbc410]
Feb 28, 2013 (2:39 pm)
"... I know they have just blown me off and have taken no responsibility for the fact that the car gets nowhere near the mileage claim unless it is driven in absolutely perfect conditions - flat roads with long stretches of no stops. "
The only thing Ford would have to do is prove they administered the EPA test accurately according to EPA standards. If they tested correctly and posted those results as required by law, they did what they are supposed to do. End of case.
Hyundai got caught doing bad testing.
#304 of 626 Not a fuel sipper but good MPG for weight & towing ability
Mar 02, 2013 (5:59 am)
I have the SE AWD 2.0 which is a small rocket with the ability to two 3,500 lbs. I haven't done the research but this has got to be one of the more heavy and solid small SUVs out there. Others I've been in feel light and tinny. I average 21 MPG when I'm mostly around town, 24 or so with about 50/50 town/highway. Yesterday a 2 hour trip averaging 55 mph with premium gas got me up to 29 mpg. Mind you I'm starting slow off the line and gliding to a finish when possible, using the sport shift to downshift, so the economy computer loves me. I really don't think Ford mis-advertised the MPG but I think all manufacturers should advertise only the average MPG and eliminate a lot of people's misconception. I will say that my mileage has improved since I turned 2,000 miles so I think the "break-in" period is a real thing.
#305 of 626 Re: Not a fuel sipper but good MPG for weight & towing ability [craign1]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 02, 2013 (6:23 am)
Is premium recommended for your Escape? If not, you're just wasting your money. (link)
Is your winter winding down? Warmer weather can help your mpg too.
#306 of 626 Re: Vehicle mileage? [tinycadon]
Mar 02, 2013 (7:28 am)
First time poster here. Bought my 2013 Titanium Escape 2.0 4WD in late October and have 3,300 miles on it so far. I drive about 60/40 on the highway and haven't seen MPG anywhere close to what was on the sticker. I only use premium fuel and am a very conservative driver. My best tank average is 20.1 MPG. I probably would have made a different decision had a known I would be getting such poor gas mileage. Plus, how big is the tank anyway? I don't think I've ever put more than 11.5 gallons in when I am on E. Ford screwed up big time on both these items and hope they are investigated for deception. With that said, I do love the new Escape.
#307 of 626 Re: Vehicle mileage? [sbro1]
Mar 02, 2013 (7:55 am)
Agree with your question about the tank, and asked it myself months ago. I have the SEL 2.0 4WD. The most fuel it has ever taken was 11.3 gallons. Tripometer said I had 32 miles to empty. I average 22.1 mpg (70/30 hwy/city). I have strong doubts there is a 15 gallon tank on this thing. Last years model had a 13 gallon tank - almost certain they carried it onto this model as well. Still waiting to hear from anyone on this forum that ever put more than 13 gallons in at fill-up. I do like the vehicle. I am ticked off about the mpg (I ought to be averaging at least 26 mpg per the specs and my driving habits). But mostly just wish they had engineered a way to stick a 20 gallon tank on this thing and not a 13.1 (which I'm sure us what's actually there)!
#308 of 626 Re: Not a fuel sipper but good MPG for weight & towing ability [steve_]
Mar 02, 2013 (9:06 am)
No. The owners manual specifies regular.
#309 of 626 Gas mileage
Mar 02, 2013 (12:23 pm)
I ordered a Titanium AWD in the first week of December. Got my window sticker a few days ago and it's scheduled to be built March 5th. I've been watching these gas mileage posts and it looks like Ford made a mistake in putting in a gas tank that's too small. They did the same thing with the F150 when they introduced the 3.5 ecoboost and it took them a year or so to rectify that. You may see a bigger tank in a year or so but it won't do the rest of us any good.
#310 of 626 Re: Gas mileage [donl1]
Mar 02, 2013 (1:51 pm)
I have a 2.0L SE FWD with 1500 miles on it and my wife has a 1.6L SE FWD with about 6500 miles on it. We don't see any appreciable difference in mileage between the 2 cars and generally average 25.5 to 26 MPG, with about a 60/40 hwy/city split.