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2013 Ford Escape Gas Mileage



  • unless you are an egg shell driver, I dont think one will see much difference. IN Europe, the escape is called a KUGA. They see much better gas mileage, than emission. we are too emissions conscious here, ie Ethanol (corn). Here in Ontario, the govt makes a money on Etesting. Pure BS
  • automelon48automelon48 Posts: 101
    I have seen the Kuga's in Germany. I parked beside one which was a 2.0 Turbo Diesel (Duratorq)with a manual 6-speed. I wish that was offered here.
    Not sure where you get the fuel economy information from.
    The gas powered Kuga's have less powerful 1.6 engines than what we run here in North America, so it is not quite an apples to apples comparison. Their entry level Ecoboost is only 150 Hp, so it better get good mileage!
    Their 150Hp version also has auto-stop-start for city driving which makes it even thriftier.
    I am loving the torque of the 2.0L Turbo and I find the mileage / power trade-off to be quite acceptable.
    We are fortunate that our fuel prices are very affordable compared to Europe.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,446
    Update on the quad display. It show miles traveled, distance to empty, MPG, and engine hours.
    Right now displaying 273 miles traveled, 99 to empty and 25.3 mpg.
    That works out to 14.7 gallons (total range/MPG).
    Leaving on our vacation tomorrow. Just put the box on top.
    3 people plus luggage outbound. 4 people plus luggage back on the return trip.
  • automelon48automelon48 Posts: 101
    Thanks for the info, explorerx4.
    I was able to find a picture of the new quad display on the net as well. Looks interesting.
    I have a question about it. Now that all 4 of those variables are displayed at the same time, if you hold down the (OK) reset button to reset the number(s) do they all reset at the same time? With the "old" display, I can reset the variables individually. (ie, reset the fuel economy without affecting the trip hours or trip distance.
  • donl1donl1 Posts: 109
    Yes...if you hold down the (OK) button for a couple of seconds it will reset all 4. That's what I do.
  • tinycadontinycadon Posts: 287
    EPA just downgraded the 2014 1.6L FWD HWY to 32mpg, well that's just shocking!!!
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,446
    Drove from Hartford, CT area, via Wilkes-Barre PA, down to Hatteras, NC and back.
    1519 miles using 62.8 gallons of gas.
    It would seem disappointing, but we we had a cargo box on top, 3 or 4 passengers, and ran into lots of traffic/bad weather. A/C was on 100% of the trip.
    Ride, handling and seat comfort were pretty good.
    We listened to 'Classic Vinyl', just about the whole trip.The vacation was great. :shades:
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,931
    edited July 2013
    So, 24.19 times three passengers. 72 mpg is pretty good. :shades:

    How'd that cargo box work out for you?
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,446
    edited July 2013
    The cargo box worked out great. It's kind of simple, attaches with u bolts and only opens at the back, but the boxy shape held lots of stuff. The contents didn't get wet despite driving through heavy rain for over 100 miles at one point.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,446
    for about 60 miles yesterday. The mileage readout went from 24.5 to 26 by the time we got home. Closing in on 13k miles.
    I'm guessing we will have no problem averaging the EPA of 28 or more on a trip.
  • nsechsnsechs Posts: 1
    I have a 1.6L 4WD SE with 2659 miles on it already. I will agree, when I purchase my escape i was getting 18mpg city and 22 highway. for the first 1000 miles i was getting that. Note, I am using 87 octane with 10% ethanol. It wasn't till after the first 1000 miles that I started to note a increase in mpg. Just finish taking a trip (total of 510 miles) 90% highway, and I was getting between 29-31mpg. The computer was reading 32.5mpg but my calculation was 29-31, I was going 65-70 mph. This was with a combination of going up and down hills. So I will agree that this all has to do with driving habits, because when i did a trip going 75-80 mph I got 24-26mpg. When my girlfriend is in the car i drive slower and thus get better mpg's. Since my last car was a 96 Grand Cherokee with a V8 engine getting 9mpg city and 14 highway, I am doing the happy dance because I am doubling my mpg's now.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,931
    Double is good!
  • 2013 SEL 2.0 FWD
    Now with 40 tanks of fuel, 20,000km (12,500 miles) my lifetime fuel economy average is holding at 24.25Mpg (9.7L/100km)This has included some trailer towing for the last 4 months.
    My most recent highway trip (no trailer) was 30Mpg (7.8L/100km)(31.5 on dash display) with the cruise set for 110Kph (69Mph) and sometimes faster. Regular 87 octane. No Ethanol.

    Just for fun, I spent 5 minutes and removed the cross rails on my roof-rack.
    I never use the roof rack anyway, so why bother having them drag though the air for the next few years........

    Quite pleased with fuel economy. I am glad I ordered FWD, as I know this uses about 7% less fuel than AWD. Runs great in the winter with snow tires.
  • Did they fix this for you. We've had ours for about 10 months, and have silmiar mpg results driving city (los angeles) and highway/interstate. I really hate the lag on the acceleration! Also the navigation calibration is never on. It makes it so hard to follow any directions when it always thinks we're 50 ft off in another direction.
  • I admit that this is a really stupid question, but I'm going on a road trip soon and I need the peace of mind. What is the pressure at which I should inflate my 2013 1.6L FWD Escape's tires?

    There is a lot of jargon on the plate on the B-pillar where I'm supposed to see this, and while I am fairly sure all tires should be at 35 PSI when "cold," I would greatly appreciate confirmation. Googling yielded surprisingly little help.

    Thank you for your time and help!
  • No... not all tires should be 35 psi when cold.. For instance, my car recommends 32 psi front/38 psi rear. I've had other that recommended as low as 29 psi.

    Follow the information on the B-Pillar, and make sure it correlates with the size tire that you have on your vehicle (in case you have an optional size).

    If you are taking a road trip with a large load of luggage, you may want to increase the psi by a small amount (1-3 lbs.)


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  • tim156tim156 Posts: 308
    Don't know where you live, but if you're going from a warm climate to a cold, you may want to over inflate because for every 10 degrees drop in temp, you lose 1 pound of pressure. When I travel to AZ from MN in January, I have to lower the pressure when I get there and when I leave in mid Feb., over inflate so when I reach the colder temps as I travel north, I'm properly inflated.
  • I have a 2013 ford escape 4wd with the 2-0 liter engine. I live in Pittsburgh,Pa. I was told to wait until there was 2000 miles on car before I could get the Ford Ecoboost avertised MPG I now have over 4000 miles on the car and get 16 to 17 MPG (5 MPG below the Ford estimate) in city driving.when I inquire at the Ford Dealership about the low MPG the question "well how do you drive" is always asked,"normal" is my answer.I am very DISAPPOINTED and am always filling the tank. is it me or do others have the same problem?
  • pdawg1pdawg1 Posts: 22
    It is not you, most of us with the 4WD 2.0 have the same issue with city MPG. Last summer, mostly non city driving, we got close to 27 over all, we have since moved temporarily to town and the MPG went to what you are getting. I keep hoping Ford will come up with a fix, but nothing yet. We need to keep the pressure on to Ford to know this is not acceptable.
  • lexan1965lexan1965 Posts: 118

    I've had my 2013 Escape (1.6L) for 8 months now and have 20K miles on it. I drive 80 miles round trip a day to and from work. I'm averaging 26.8 mpg this winter, and summer it goes up to 29.8 mpg. I've taken it on a long trip to Florida and got 28.5 at 70-80 mph. I drive about 70%hwy and 30% city, mostly flat. I have nothing to complain about on my Escapes gas mileage.

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