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.
#347 of 626 Re: Vehicle mileage? [tinycadon]
Mar 07, 2013 (10:05 am)
I just filled our tank with 11.0 gallons. We had less than 40 miles to empty and the actual mileage on that tank was 22.8. With a 15 gallon tank that would have meant we had 4 gallons left and miles to empty should have been around 91. So, there is an issue with tank size or the computer or both. The low fuel light came on so I believe we had maybe 2 gallons left or a 13 gallon tank.
I work at a Ford dealership and will be talking to my service manager and possibly the service rep on this issue...........
#348 of 626 Re: Vehicle mileage? [pdawg1]
Mar 07, 2013 (10:13 am)
Have a look at post #262.
Your distance to empty is based on previous 500 miles, not just your current tank. This may help explain the difference.
#349 of 626 Re: Vehicle mileage? [pdawg1]
Mar 07, 2013 (10:30 am)
Sorry, calculations are not correct. If my Escape had 2 gallons in the tank and we put in 11, that would be a 13 gallon tank, which is what a lot of people are saying.............but it is still not 15!
#350 of 626 Re: Vehicle mileage? [pdawg1]
Mar 07, 2013 (10:34 am)
Yup, that 15g tank is more like a 13g "useable" tank, there's nothing Ford can do for you. You can never use the entire 15gal, there will always be air in the tank because of the automatic fuel shut off on the gas pump. If you are able to keep getting gas into the tank after the fuel shut off engages you run the risk of ruining the emissions control system. They are just going to tell you everything is normal, and unfortunately in this case, it is.
#351 of 626 Re: Vehicle mileage? [steve_]
Mar 07, 2013 (10:42 am)
I agree that all the little things add up. I will take 50 lbs of "work stuff" out of my vehicle when it's not needed. I don't expect to save a lot of fuel by doing so, I just think it's a waste to move around extra weight for no reason.
My main point above, is that it is stated that a heavier driver will increase fuel consumption by 41% in the city!!!! Where does that data come from?
#352 of 626 Re: Vehicle mileage? [automelon48]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 07, 2013 (1:21 pm)
#353 of 626 Gas tank
Mar 07, 2013 (1:46 pm)
I never had a vehicle in 40+ years of ownership where I complained the gas tank was too big. And that includes pickups that had 2 tanks.
#354 of 626 Re: Not Eco [renip]
Mar 12, 2013 (11:52 am)
Have spent some time reading these posts and have never seen so many complaints about expected vs true MPG. In CITY driving, that is.
We all agree that there's little or nothing wrong when taking this baby, especially the 2.0 AWD Ecoboost, out of the city. But OMG, if you're a city driver like I am (Washington, DC), even if you are not trying to be the fastest when taking off - I have become extremely careful-, you're in for a surprise: I get 13.5 MPG, run out of gas after 180-200 miles. I might as well get a parking spot where I fill up!
I've driven just about 5500 miles, and am thoroughly disappointed. I truly shouldn't have to scavenger for 100% gas, switch to 91/93, wonder why Ford decided to engage the All Wheel Drive at all take offs from stop, and the many other reasons folks try to explain away the fact that Ford promised good city mileage and can't deliver.
And please, if you are a 60/40 or 70/30 driver, we KNOW by now that you get 22.24 MPG. That's not what everyone is complaining about. So stop telling us why you love Ford so much. So you like their logo? Good for you. But it has nothing to do with the problem.
Anyway, my Ford is at the dealership being tested, but I'm sure it's going to be blamed on the user. That's what they do until the EPA gets on this, and they have to eat crow.
Anyone want to buy an almost new Escape? Got a great deal for ya.
Mar 12, 2013 (1:30 pm)
Glad I didnt buy the 2.0 ! Got 35.2 mpg just yesterday on my 1.6 !!!!
#356 of 626 Re: Not Eco [pkmoor]
Mar 12, 2013 (12:10 pm)
"...Anyway, my Ford is at the dealership being tested, but I'm sure it's going to be blamed on the user. That's what they do until the EPA gets on this, and they have to eat crow.
Anyone want to buy an almost new Escape? Got a great deal for ya. "
If you do unload the '13, look up a 2010-2012 Escape Hybrid. I was very disappointed when they did not continue the hybrid for 2013. It gets absolutely great city mileage for an SUV.
On a side note, I never really understood why they engage the AWD from a cold stop. My 2008 AWD FEH does it as well. Interesting to see they carried on that design "feature".