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.
#324 of 565 Re: why do people buy fords? [steve_]
Mar 03, 2013 (2:10 pm)
I thought about mentioning the CX-7, but that would have been too easy and somewhat off topic.
#325 of 565 Re: why do people buy fords? [usa1fan]
Mar 03, 2013 (6:07 pm)
Hey, what a minute. I think the CX-5 is a nice looking ride. And I would of bought one if the manual tranny version actually came with some options. but its a stripped down, bare bones vehicle that doesn't even have bluetooth. So I bought a Titanium instead. I like my Escape, the first American built car I have owned since 1983. Well, mostly American built, minus the Spanish built engine and Lord knows what else was assembled offshore. And the first non-manual tranny I have EVER owned.
I WANT A TITANIUM WITH A MANUAL TRANSMISSION!!!
#326 of 565 Re: Vehicle mileage? [wistrod]
Mar 04, 2013 (3:11 pm)
" Last years model had a 13 gallon tank - almost certain they carried it onto this model as well. "
I own a 2008 Escape Hybrid. I put in 13.3 gallons last fill up, and the needle was at empty (which means a couple of gallons reserve). The previous generation Escape has a 15 gallon tank.
#327 of 565 Re: 2013 Titanium 2.0 Gas Mileage Issue-HELP [lip1122]
Mar 04, 2013 (3:57 pm)
I have a 2013 Titanium 2.0, my best mileage has been 20.1 (mostly highway) but typically I average not better than 18.1 mpg around town. Very disappointing. David
#328 of 565 Re: 2013 Titanium 2.0 Gas Mileage Issue-HELP [freni]
Mar 04, 2013 (5:09 pm)
David, Is your 2.0 AWD or FWD? What are your highway speeds? There seems to be a bit of a theme with AWD owners struggling more than FWD owners. AWD is rated 28 MPG Hwy and the FWD is rated 30 MPG. I get 30+/- with my 2.0 FWD, but I have to max out at 65 ish or maybe 70MPH to get that.
#329 of 565 Re: Vehicle mileage? [stevedebi]
Mar 04, 2013 (5:44 pm)
The previous Escape model had a 16.5 gallon tank and I was able to get 15.2-15.5 "useable" gallons.
#330 of 565 Re: why do people buy fords? [steve_]
Mar 04, 2013 (5:54 pm)
Was I sticking up for the 04, 09 or 13?
I can't remember.
#331 of 565 Re: why do people buy fords? [explorerx4]
by steve_ HOST
Mar 04, 2013 (6:09 pm)
Are we talking the size of your gas tanks or your mpgs?
All these reports date from October of last year. I'm hoping we'll start getting some better reports as the weather warms up and some areas switch to "summer" gas.
We go on daylight savings time in just a week (March 11) and the extra daylight will surely help, lol.
#332 of 565 Re: why do people buy fords? [steve_]
Mar 04, 2013 (6:48 pm)
Add 15, 12 and 9 to those numbers I posted earlier for the average fuel mileage.
#333 of 565 Re: why do people buy fords? [explorerx4]
Mar 04, 2013 (7:27 pm)
You must be unaware that the 2014 CX-5 has an optional 2.5L engine with 184 hp - hardly underpowered!
BTW, I am considering both the Escape SE and the CX-5 (but only w/184 hp engine)...tough choice.