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.
#356 of 565 Re: Not Eco [pkmoor]
Mar 12, 2013 (1:10 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".
#357 of 565 Re: Not a fuel sipper but good MPG for weight & towing ability [craign1]
Mar 12, 2013 (1:18 pm)
Dear Craig, I have a 2.0 Titanium and drive mostly in town. Yes, I do take it out, and then the MPG is fine, not great, but fine. We are not complaining about that.
However, if Ford says that we should get "Up to 22 cty/30 hwy mpg", and we get 13.5 cty, then there's something WRONG with that. I challenge the EPA to actually get 22 cty. Even with 100% gas, which is unavailable in most large cities.
That is what we are talking about. Stay with the point we are trying to make, and don't confuse it with your Ford love affair.
#358 of 565 Re: Not a fuel sipper but good MPG for weight & towing ability [pkmoor]
Mar 12, 2013 (1:33 pm)
"... However, if Ford says that we should get "Up to 22 cty/30 hwy mpg", and we get 13.5 cty, then there's something WRONG with that. I challenge the EPA to actually get 22 cty. Even with 100% gas, which is unavailable in most large cities. ..."
He said he is getting 21 in town, and described some of the techniques he uses to achieve that.
The differences in reports by various owners makes me wonder if the gas blend is vastly different in the various places.
#360 of 565 Re: Not Eco [pkmoor]
Mar 12, 2013 (4:22 pm)
You state, "We all agree that there's little or nothing wrong when taking this baby, especially the 2.0 AWD Ecoboost, out of the city." Well, I don't agree. Mine now has 4,500 miles on it, and we took a drive this past weekend. We did 260 miles on flat, Illinois interstate. I set the cruise at 65, and we rolled across the flat expanse of Illinois highway. My mpg (based on refueling, not the display) was 22.7 mpg for these 260 miles. Ford's specs indicate that the 2.0 4WD model gets 28 mpg highway. My experience puts me more than 5 mpg under the mark. Not sure how much purer highway driving you could get than a flat 260 mile stretch of highway with a constant speed of 65. Based on the miles I drive per year, and current gasoline prices, this 5 mpg shortfall costs me about $350 per year -- in my eyes, I was flat out lied to and didn't get what I paid for!
#361 of 565 Re: Not a fuel sipper but good MPG for weight & towing ability [stevedebi]
Mar 12, 2013 (4:42 pm)
City driving can be vastly different, probably more so than the gas blends. Just for the hell of it I decided to count how many traffic lights I drive through on my 2.5mi drive to work in the city. TWENTY TWO!!! I would say don't use City MPGs to compare, period. Just use the Hwy MPGs, that would be a much better comparison, unless you are driving in the mountains it's pretty much all the same. But someone in the city could have 22 lights to get through in 2.5mi and someone else could have 10 lights in 5 miles, just to difficult to compare.
#362 of 565 Re: Not Eco [wistrod]
Mar 13, 2013 (7:55 am)
I just had my 2.0 4WD in for the miles to empty issue and gas tank size. There is a TSB out on this issue which requires the computer to be totally reset. When I got it back, my miles to empty full went from 280 to 390. Also my display mpg shot up from 22.0 to over 25 after 40 miles city/highway, so I am now doing a manual check of mpg and if it is higher, I would have all you owners go in and have this TSB performed. Will post the mpg after a few more days of driving.............
#363 of 565 Re: Not a fuel sipper but good MPG for weight & towing ability [dizney]
Mar 13, 2013 (2:58 pm)
OK, I'm not sure why you posted this to me. I don't doubt that some people get good mileage.
For the record, the photo indicated 35.2 MPG, per the dash.
#364 of 565 Re: Not Eco [pdawg1]
Mar 14, 2013 (11:28 am)
I got my new Ford Escape 2.0T 4WD 2 weeks back. I drove almost 180 miles on it while getting it. So for the first 240 miles or so, my mpg was being shown around 17.8. Now around 385 miles, it is showing 17.1 mpg. Most of my driving is around city with 4-5 lights in for about every 2 miles. And point to note is that for every 2 miles I drive, my drive to empty drops by 10-12 miles
So definitely bug in the system you are saying? I would assume so since I had to fill up at 290 miles and filled around 12.6 gallons. So per calculation 290/12.6, would be approx 23 mpg.
" There is a TSB out on this issue which requires the computer to be totally reset"
Where can I find more info about this TSB?
#365 of 565 Re: Not Eco [ghanashyaml]
Mar 14, 2013 (3:11 pm)
Call your local Ford dealer and say you know of a a TSB on 2013 Escape's with a miles to empty issue, it requires no parts but a tech that can do the TSB and reset the system. My miles to empty is more in line with a 15 gallon tank and my display mpg is over 25 average city/highway. Will report when I complete a manual check of mpg later...........