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.
#75 of 626 Re: Intelligent 4x4 screen. [usa1fan]
Nov 09, 2012 (8:28 am)
So it's probably the way it's been programmed and all of them probably behave that way... For sure I'm also happy with how the car feels and drives and all, I've never felt any torque steer either!
However, while I'm just an end-user and not a car engineer, this 4WD system doesn't seem optimized enough to me. I've read online that: "Ford explained the system analyzes data from 25 external signals, including wheel speed, accelerator pedal position and steering wheel angle, assessing road conditions and driver input 20 times faster than the blink of an eye."
Well obviously, there's no need for 10-15 seconds of full 4WD when doing a straight, smooth, gentle low-acceleration takeoff with no wheel spin, in city traffic! And this happens all the time.
I fully understand the benefits when driving harder, or on slippery surfaces, etc, then performance becomes part of the equation and we'd want all the 4WD help we can get...
Hoping that this is software-upgradable stuff that can be further optimized down the road!
#76 of 626 1.6L Ecoboost FWD 38.1 MPG
Nov 09, 2012 (5:05 pm)
Took another 96 mile trip today! 85% HIGHWAY. Easy on start ups found the sweet spot to be at 53 mph !! Very excited with todays results of 38.1 MPG!
Driving habits dictate the mileage... Faster = More Fuel . IMO mpg has nothing to do with octane or ethanol. I used regular gas with 10% ethanol.
Love my little : 1.6L Ecoboost FWD ......................
#78 of 626 2013 Escape 1.6L AWD Fuel Mileage
Nov 15, 2012 (9:51 am)
My in-laws purchased a 2013 Escape 1.6L EcoBoost AWD and are seeing terrible fuel efficiency. There is 1,300 miles on the car and they are getting 19.4mpg. I know that "your mileage will vary" and there is a "break-in period". I'm in the car business and have been for many years and I have never seen a car so far off the mark before. They drive about 50/50 city/highway.
Wondering if any of you experiencing this type of efficiency have seen an increase in mileage over time, without using Premium fuel. Thanks.
#79 of 626 Poor mileage
Nov 16, 2012 (10:16 am)
I purchased a 2013 Ford Escape FWD with the 1.6 L motor. Driving like Miss Daisy, mostly highway, cruise at 70 mph, my first 87 octane tank scored 19 mpg US. My second tank appears to be getting 20 mpg, neither of which are impressive. I had a 1990 Ford Aerostar which did that well, and have a Saturn SL1 which gets 40 mpg so I know my driving is smooth. I know someone who bought the Mazda CX5 and is getting close to EPA estimates on the first tank, driving the same speed or slightly faster. Driving 53 mph is not reasonable to me either, not safe or practical where I live. There may be a number of used 2013 Ford Escapes on the market within the next year.
#80 of 626 70 MPH = More Fuel !
Nov 16, 2012 (10:51 am)
Sorry ! 70 MPH = MORE FUEL ............
I have the same 1.6 L FWD and just a week ago at speeds 53 - 55 MPH got 38.1 MPG !!!
I'm OLD & SLOW and save $$$$$$$$$$$$ LOL LOL
#81 of 626 Re: Poor mileage [dobad]
Nov 16, 2012 (12:24 pm)
I took a 400mi round trip within the first 2 weeks of owning my 1.6L fwd se, fully loaded with dogs and camping gear, got 27mpg driving 70-80 on the way out and 31mpg driving 65-75 on the way back, all on 87 octane. The biggest gripe I have is that I now have 2 less gallons for driving range as the 2010 Escape I had (13 gallons vs 15 gallons of useable gas). 27mpg in the old one was good enough for 400mi, now 27mpg gets me 350mi on 1 tank.
#83 of 626 Re: 2013 Escape 1.6L AWD Fuel Mileage [aviboy97]
Nov 19, 2012 (3:16 pm)
I am having the same issues..... in the city 13.4 mpg and on the road only 24 mpg....
#84 of 626 Re: 2013 Escape 1.6L AWD Fuel Mileage [flaviof]
Nov 21, 2012 (9:27 am)
My in-laws took it in to Ford for an oil change, they like doing it very early for the first one, and the Ford service writer said it could take up to 7,000 miles to break in.....dios mio!