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.
#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
#89 of 565 Re: 2013 Escape 1.6L AWD Fuel Mileage [rpmura]
Nov 24, 2012 (9:08 am)
rpmura, do you mind telling how much of a hit you took? I'm thinking the same thing that you actually did & am concerned how much of a "hit" I would be looking at? I'm thinking about 2k from what I now owe would be acceptable for me. Thanks
#90 of 565 Re: 2013 Escape 1.6L AWD Fuel Mileage [dizney]
Nov 25, 2012 (5:46 am)
I agree, even though I have a FWD 2.0L, with temps in the low 20's I'm still around 24.9 combined and if I can get it to 25.0 and keep it there, I'm pleased.
#91 of 565 Re: 2013 Escape 1.6L AWD Fuel Mileage [rpmura]
Nov 28, 2012 (3:18 am)
Really? You're comparing an Escape to a Chevy Volt? That makes no sense. Why didn't you consider a Chevy Eqinox? Why would you even shop for a SUV if you really wanted a plug in hybrid?
BTW I have a Titanium AWD and I'm getting about 25 MPG (60/40 Hwy/City).
#92 of 565 Re: 2013 Escape 1.6L AWD Fuel Mileage [johnnyuma]
Nov 28, 2012 (8:35 am)
SEL AWD 20.l EcoBoost, right at 4000 miles, still getting between 25-26 mpg (also 60/40). I haven't bothered resetting the second trip display since buying the car, and it is showing 25.8 mpg right now. As we've said (lots of times before), these engines drink the gas heavily in stop and go city traffic (speeds 35mph and under, frequent stoplights). Even worse if you're a typical driver- that is, impatient, heavy foot between lights, afraid to make the people behind you slow down even 1 mph in the race to the next light (which also means you probably accelerate quickly, then slow down / stop suddenly while you wait for the next light, rather than just catching it as it goes back green..).
#93 of 565 Re: 2013 Escape 1.6L AWD Fuel Mileage [rpmura]
Nov 28, 2012 (1:01 pm)
I am curious if your 2.0 was FWD or AWD?
#94 of 565 Re: 2013 Escape 1.6L AWD Fuel Mileage [usa1fan]
Nov 29, 2012 (2:26 am)
I'm at 1700 miles. The owner's manual mentions re: fuel economy "a more accurate measurement is obtained after 2000 - 3000 miles." Have you noticed an improvement in MPG in the last 1000 miles. If so about how much (ie as much as 5 or 10%)?
#95 of 565 Re: 2013 Escape 1.6L AWD Fuel Mileage [tim156]
Dec 02, 2012 (10:59 am)
I gotta say, I live in Seattle and commute 35miles each way to work. Half city and half highway. Got 2800 miles in 2 months. I adjusted my driving and even had my wife who is an uber light driver do some long trips. We are getting max 22mpg. With reg driving 20mpg. My tank empty light comes on at about 260miles. Driving a titanium 2.0 AWD, using costco 87 octane gas. Not loading the car at all. I am curious how people are getting 25mpg, even 24mpg.
My ford dealer checked the car out and told me everything was fine. Tire pressures checked. So im unsure how real world are those real world numbers unless there is a ecoboost button I have yet to discover?
Or like Hyundai, there are some vehicles with "procedural errors"?
#96 of 565 Re: 2013 Escape 1.6L AWD Fuel Mileage [foxdared]
Dec 02, 2012 (1:20 pm)
Seattle is fairly hilly, right? I bet you're tapping into the turbo boost a lot without even realizing it going up hills? My best guess.