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2013 Ford Escape Gas Mileage

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,456
    I know the CX-5 is now available with a 2.5 engine, but that's not the one the other poster has.
  • tinycadontinycadon Posts: 287
    MY2010, the Escape got a refresh in 2009 with a bump in HP.
  • stevedebistevedebi LAPosts: 3,719
    edited March 2013
    "MY2010, the Escape got a refresh in 2009 with a bump in HP. "

    I looked it up, and the 2010 Escape hybrid has a 15 gallon tank. The 2010 ICE Escape has a 17.5 gallon tank.

    Actually, my 2008 FEH has the new body style, and it too has a 15 gallon tank. I can go well over 450 miles (many hypermilers get 500-600 per tank).

    They really should have stayed with the 17.5 gallon tank - even if the new Ecoboost gets the advertised MPG, one can never have too much range. Maybe there wasn't room for the larger tank...
  • tinycadontinycadon Posts: 287
    Ok, first of all, you never said you had the HYBRID Escape, yes, it has a 15gal tank, you might want throw that out so you're not comparing apples & oranges. Secondly, it may say "17.5g" in the manual, but it's wrong, it's 16.5g, it said it on the Ford website, it says it HERE ON EDMUNDS research for the 2010 Escape AND according to Ford customer service, which I called, they confirmed it was a 16.5g tank. Anything else???
  • stevedebistevedebi LAPosts: 3,719
    edited March 2013
    "Ok, first of all, you never said you had the HYBRID Escape, yes, it has a 15gal tank, you might want throw that out so you're not comparing apples & oranges. Secondly, it may say "17.5g" in the manual, but it's wrong, it's 16.5g, it said it on the Ford website, it says it HERE ON EDMUNDS research for the 2010 Escape AND according to Ford customer service, which I called, they confirmed it was a 16.5g tank. Anything else??? "

    Yup, forgot to mention it was FEH. I did not realize the ICE and FEH were different fuel tank sizes, although it makes sense. Maybe they used the extra space for the traction battery?

    However, the 2010 Ford Owners manual, available on the web from the Ford maintenance site, still says 17.5. I accessed it from their site, and that is what I quoted. I don't question your personal knowledge on the issue.

    In any case, they should have stayed with the larger size.
  • tinycadontinycadon Posts: 287
    I absolutely agree they should've stayed with a larger tank, but it seems most car companies are shrinking their tanks for whatever reason, save weight I guess???
  • izedamanizedaman Posts: 16
    they drop 2 gallons, that saves 16 lb's big deal... Id rather be able to go 40-50 more miles
    but the drivers are getting fatter if there counting down to the precise pound of the car..
    MPG if your 300lb = 17 city, 23 HW
    MPG if your 120lb = 23 city, 26 HW
    and EPA MPG there is no driver so thats why the numbers are higher.. I get it now
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 39,035
    The EPA test does require a driver; have to wonder if only skinny ones are hired. More likely there's a standard and weights are added to bring the total vehicle weight up to par.

    When you're trying to meet CAFE regs across your entire fleet, every ounce counts.
  • automelon48automelon48 Posts: 101
    I would like to know where those numbers came from, for the drivers weight affecting mileage that much.
    If anything, I can see this amount of weight difference having a small effect in the city and a negligible effect on the highway.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 39,035
    All the little things add up over time (I tossed a row of seats from my minivan when it was new for example; didn't need it and that weight savings helped offset the additional weight of the full sized spare I got).

    Here's yet another factor:

    "Most gasoline in the U.S. today is 8-10 percent ethanol, but the EPA does its tests with 100 percent gasoline in the tank."

    Here's Why Real-World MPG Doesn't Match EPA Ratings

    This Car and Driver story is a good overview of the testing required by the EPA.
  • pdawg1pdawg1 Posts: 22
    I just filled our tank with 11.0 gallons. We had less than 40 miles to empty and the actual mileage on that tank was 22.8. With a 15 gallon tank that would have meant we had 4 gallons left and miles to empty should have been around 91. So, there is an issue with tank size or the computer or both. The low fuel light came on so I believe we had maybe 2 gallons left or a 13 gallon tank.
    I work at a Ford dealership and will be talking to my service manager and possibly the service rep on this issue...........
  • automelon48automelon48 Posts: 101
    Have a look at post #262.
    Your distance to empty is based on previous 500 miles, not just your current tank. This may help explain the difference.
  • pdawg1pdawg1 Posts: 22
    Sorry, calculations are not correct. If my Escape had 2 gallons in the tank and we put in 11, that would be a 13 gallon tank, which is what a lot of people are saying.............but it is still not 15!
  • tinycadontinycadon Posts: 287
    Yup, that 15g tank is more like a 13g "useable" tank, there's nothing Ford can do for you. You can never use the entire 15gal, there will always be air in the tank because of the automatic fuel shut off on the gas pump. If you are able to keep getting gas into the tank after the fuel shut off engages you run the risk of ruining the emissions control system. They are just going to tell you everything is normal, and unfortunately in this case, it is.
  • automelon48automelon48 Posts: 101
    Steve
    I agree that all the little things add up. I will take 50 lbs of "work stuff" out of my vehicle when it's not needed. I don't expect to save a lot of fuel by doing so, I just think it's a waste to move around extra weight for no reason.

    My main point above, is that it is stated that a heavier driver will increase fuel consumption by 41% in the city!!!! Where does that data come from?
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 39,035
    Weight Watchers. :D
  • donl1donl1 Posts: 109
    I never had a vehicle in 40+ years of ownership where I complained the gas tank was too big. And that includes pickups that had 2 tanks. ;)
  • pkmoorpkmoor Posts: 2
    Have spent some time reading these posts and have never seen so many complaints about expected vs true MPG. In CITY driving, that is.

    We all agree that there's little or nothing wrong when taking this baby, especially the 2.0 AWD Ecoboost, out of the city. But OMG, if you're a city driver like I am (Washington, DC), even if you are not trying to be the fastest when taking off - I have become extremely careful-, you're in for a surprise: I get 13.5 MPG, run out of gas after 180-200 miles. I might as well get a parking spot where I fill up!

    I've driven just about 5500 miles, and am thoroughly disappointed. I truly shouldn't have to scavenger for 100% gas, switch to 91/93, wonder why Ford decided to engage the All Wheel Drive at all take offs from stop, and the many other reasons folks try to explain away the fact that Ford promised good city mileage and can't deliver.

    And please, if you are a 60/40 or 70/30 driver, we KNOW by now that you get 22.24 MPG. That's not what everyone is complaining about. So stop telling us why you love Ford so much. So you like their logo? Good for you. But it has nothing to do with the problem.

    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.
  • dizneydizney Posts: 19
    edited March 2013
    Glad I didnt buy the 2.0 ! Got 35.2 mpg just yesterday on my 1.6 !!!!
  • stevedebistevedebi LAPosts: 3,719
    edited March 2013
    "...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".
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