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.
#79 of 565 Poor mileage
Nov 16, 2012 (11:16 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 565 70 MPH = More Fuel !
Nov 16, 2012 (11:51 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 565 Re: Poor mileage [dobad]
Nov 16, 2012 (1:24 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 565 Re: 2013 Escape 1.6L AWD Fuel Mileage [aviboy97]
Nov 19, 2012 (4:16 pm)
I am having the same issues..... in the city 13.4 mpg and on the road only 24 mpg....
#84 of 565 Re: 2013 Escape 1.6L AWD Fuel Mileage [flaviof]
Nov 21, 2012 (10:27 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!
#85 of 565 2013 Escape SEL 2.0 FWD Mileage so far
Nov 21, 2012 (7:34 pm)
Now 2 weeks old, I have a bit of meaningful mileage info to pass along.
I have put 3 tanks of gas through the Escape 2.0 FWD so far.
Tank 1) 20.7 MPG or 11.3L/100km 50 city/50 Hwy but LOTS of idling time and VERY snowy roads
Unknown fuel as it came with a full tank at vehicle delivery.
Tank 2) 24.3 MPG or 9.7L/100km 70pct city/30 Hwy temp -8 to +8C, Shell 91
Tank 3) 26.2 MPG or 8.9L/100km 20 city/80 Hwy temp -13C to -9C, Shell 91
Notes: Hwy cruising speed 66Mph or 108kph SNOW TIRES installed since day 1. Cold weather conditions, altitude 3300 feet above sea level.
I chose Shell 91, not necessarily for the octane, but to ensure I did not have Ethanol (for test purposes) I look forward to trying some 87 in the future for comparison purposes.
On tank 3 while I was driving on the hwy, the display showed 29.4 MPG or 7.9 L/100km
On tank 1 there was probably 1Hour or more of idling between the dealer delivery demo and me sitting in the vehicle learning everything there is to learn with My Ford Touch etc.
I calculated mileage at the pump to compare with the vehicle display. All 3 tanks have been within 2% of the display which is very impressive. My last vehicle display was out 10%+
It is really easy to enjoy the Boost more than the Eco. If I drive without a lot of Boost it is quite reasonable on fuel. If I enjoy the Boost, then I get what I paid for. (240HP and 270lb/ft) Nice.
It is nice to have the option of economy or fun. It's an ongoing argument that my brain has with my right foot.
This vehicle is rated 22/30, so given the conditions I think my mileage is right in line with EPA estimate. I will add more info as time goes by.
#86 of 565 Re: 2013 Escape 1.6L AWD Fuel Mileage [aviboy97]
Nov 23, 2012 (9:35 pm)
I went to the dealer to complain about the car and to fix the adjustment of the front door (I received the car with another problem + the fuel consumption).
Ford give me a rented car (a hyundai accent 2013) to replace my Ford Escape. I was upset to receive a sub compact to replace an SUV, in another hand I was happy to get 33mpg vs 15mpg with the Escape in the same condition (The dealer said that I am getting poor millage because I do not know how to drive !!).
I am looking forward to see if the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will do the same as they did with Hyundai and Kia (Korean manufacture's)
"The problem was discovered after compliance testing in a lab run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency revealed that randomly selected Hyundai and Kia vehicles were not meeting their advertised 40 miles-per-U.S.-gallon highway fuel consumption rating. Hyundai attributed the incorrect ratings to “procedural errors” at a testing facility in South Korea.
I will start to put some videos in the YOUTUBE showing the real millage of the brand new 2013 Ford Escape.
I think it will be a good opportunity to show to other customers that this is not a fuel efficient vehicle !!!
#87 of 565 Re: 2013 Escape 1.6L AWD Fuel Mileage [flaviof]
Nov 23, 2012 (11:00 pm)
I couldn't stand it anymore. I didn't want to keep paying for a car that I didn't want. It didn't get the mileage I was expecting. I bit the bullet and traded it in for a lease on a 2013 Chevy Volt. It's a great car! Like night and day compared to the Escape. It's a shame that Ford marketed this car for the mileage. It wasn't exactly the smartest financial move I've ever made. It didn't seem like I was going to get anywhere with Ford. Besides, it had some weird transmission quirk too. Took about 5 seconds to engage when changing directions. Ford said it was still in "learning mode".
The Volt is an amazing car. Lots of incentives and rebates too. Not looking back. Not sure if I'll buy a Ford again.
#88 of 565 Re: 2013 Escape 1.6L AWD Fuel Mileage [flaviof]
Nov 24, 2012 (8:18 am)
AWD must be the problem IMO !
My FWD highway is always inj the 30's MPG.
Even a few weeks ago got a 38.1 MPG