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.
#95 of 626 Re: 2013 Escape 1.6L AWD Fuel Mileage [tim156]
Dec 02, 2012 (9:59 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 626 Re: 2013 Escape 1.6L AWD Fuel Mileage [foxdared]
Dec 02, 2012 (12:20 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.
Dec 02, 2012 (4:29 pm)
I rented a 2013 AWD SEL 2.0 Escape and put about 3,000 miles on it over the past 2 weeks. (it had about 4,500 miles on it when I got it)
I drove from Colorado to Wisconsin...around Wisconsin for a week and then back to Colorado. 95% highway driving.
When all was said and done, I averaged just over 23mpg. I was not happy at all. 23 mpg for highway driving? My wife's 2012 V-6 Escape will get 24 or 25 on the highway easily.
Very, very disappointed. Nothing Eco about the EcoBoost. I hate to say it, because I love Ford...but this isn't good at all.
#98 of 626 Re: 2013 Escape 1.6L AWD Fuel Mileage [aviboy97]
Dec 04, 2012 (7:55 am)
Hey Aviboy97, I've got a question for you on the Mazda6 hesitation issue. I know it's been awhile since you dealt with this, but did you ever get your issue resolved? Last I saw you were looking at replacing a wiring harness and throttle to fix it. Did that work? I'm a new 6 i SV owner facing the same issue. Sorry about the thread hijack, couldn't think of a better way to get in touch with you.
#99 of 626 Re: Not Eco [bullitt007]
Dec 09, 2012 (2:12 pm)
I have just returned from the Gas Station (again !!!)....
292 km = 47 liters (90% in the city, no traffic - Montreal - Canada)
14.6 mpg !!!!
This is the reality of the new Ford Escape 2013 1.6L AWD
If I had a chance I will return this car to the dealer !! Very disappointed with Ford (I will take a Toyota again)
#100 of 626 Re: Not Eco [flaviof]
Dec 09, 2012 (4:12 pm)
That's what I would do, get rid of the Escape ASAP. Get yourself set up in a Toyota, Hyundai or better yet, a Kia. If you choose one of those, you'll get great mpg's and have no worries.
#101 of 626 Re: Not Eco [flaviof]
Dec 10, 2012 (10:19 am)
Every now and then, someone posts that they are getting poor mileage. I am baffled by this. I have a 2.0 FWD and the worst tank I have seen (out of 5 tanks) is 20.6Mpg or 11.3L/100km.
This was my first tank, with lots of idling, snowy/slushy/cold driving conditions, snow tires and 70pct city driving! (Alberta in November)
flaviof, I have some questions, and perhaps some things you can check.
What pressure are your tires at?
Have you reset the "trip time" on your Escape since you bought it? It would be interesting to see how much time the engine has run, when compared to the distance you drive.
Perhaps try resetting your trip time and your trip odometer the next time you fill-up, just to calculate your average speed.
How quickly do you accelerate and brake? Giving these turbos 1/4 or 1/3 throttle will generate a lot of power, very quickly.
What kind of gas do you buy? Is it "discount-gas" or gas which contains 10% Ethanol? Try finding some high quality gas and try to find it without Ethanol.
Is your A/C or climate control set to "Auto"? Is your Defrost on a lot? This will run the A/C compressor and use extra fuel for sure.
If you are doing everything right, and driving conservatively, you should get better mileage. Either that or there is a problem with the vehicle.
With so many people getting the expected (EPA) mileage from their Escapes, we know that the vehicles are capable of good mileage. There must be another variable that affects the results for some owners.
#102 of 626 Re: 2013 Escape 1.6L AWD Fuel Mileage [johnnyuma]
Dec 10, 2012 (12:58 pm)
I've got over 4800 on mine now, and it's showing 26.1 overall (I don't reset the Trip 2 information). I'm used to seeing 25-27, but the last four tanks or so have all shown 27-29. Of course, I've also taken to using ethanol-free fuel (mixed between regular and high octane).
I'm not personally baffled by some not getting the same fuel economy. I work to get it (not a hypermiler, but taking it easier than most). As I've said many times before, if I drive my car in Harrisonburg (JMUville) Virginia much at all, the constant stoplights and slow speeds all quickly drop the fuel economy numbers, just watching the 'avg' reading. These cars are very sensitive to anything but cruising, so attempt to drive them accordingly..
#103 of 626 Re: Not Eco [flaviof]
Dec 12, 2012 (5:52 pm)
I got the 2013 Escape 2.0L AWD and I must say the gas mileage is so bad I have never driven a car that uses this much fuel.. I put 47L in it and I only made it 245km that's 19.1L/100km WTF.. I might as well be driving a hummer. I mostly do city driving but even then it shouldn't be this bad. This is terrible!! This last trip will get me a little farther because I also did some highway this time but even now I went 270km and the fuel light is about to come on.
i understand what they advertise is the average and I wouldn't be complaining if it was using a little above average but this is just insane. I should have bought the honda CRV So after all the extras I'm out 40 grand. Let me tell you.. this car won't get us far in the zombie apocalypse..
#104 of 626 Re: 2013 Escape 1.6L AWD Fuel Mileage [johnnyuma]
Dec 12, 2012 (9:21 pm)
Nope. Not comparing. Just like the Volt a whole lot better. Tired of driving a 13 mpg Escape. Worse mileage of any car I've owned, including 2 six cylinder Nissan Pathfinders. Drove cars the same way. Even drove the Escape much more conservatively to try to improve mileage, but no go. I was so disappointed in the car that I couldn't bear making the payments, so I got a Volt. Of course I wasn't comparing them. They're totally different cars!