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Ford Escape Hybrid MPG-Real World Numbers

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  • The ECON button you refer to on the 2009 (I believe) and newer FEHs is for the AC system. If you have the AC running on earlier models, the ICE would not shut down at a traffic stop. The ECON button overrides the AC on signal if all other conditions for ICE stop are met. We run with the ECON button on whenever we use AC, unless it is blistering outside and can't take the heat when the residual cooling in the AC coil is gone. There is no ECO/ECON button associated with the transmission to adjust shift patterns like on some other models. As for mpg numbers, we get 30-32 in winter and summer and 33-36 in spring and fall in central NC.
  • stevefehstevefeh Posts: 2
    The information in this forum is great, thanks to all who post.

    I wanted to clarify my comment/question on fuel economy.

    My 2005 FEH 4WD mileage statistics are based on bi-weekly fill ups and mileage driven, not just on the mileage indicator on the instrument panel. Are the other mileage numbers here based on fill-to-fill actuals or on instrument/Scangauge data? Does the Scangauge have an accurate long-term gas mileage report?

    Here are some of my actuals, detailed data points which resulted in the yearly averages I previously posted. Mileage is taken from the odo prior fill up to current fill up. Most of this driving is local, about 30 miles per day, 35MPH type speed limits with a couple of miles daily at 55; is this representative of any other owners?

    Fill Date .. Miles .. Gallons Average
    5/30/2009 270.00 , 11.50 , 23.48
    6/15/2009 269.70 , 12.00 , 22.48
    6/30/2009 298.40 , 12.30 , 24.26
    7/30/2009 289.90 , 13.50 , 21.47
    8/30/2009 261.70 , 12.90 , 20.29
    10/8/2009 278.80 , 12.50 , 22.30
    10/15/009 200.60 , 08.65 , 23.19
    10/30/009 261.60 , 12.30 , 21.27
    12/30/009 242.10 , 12.50 , 19.37
    1/06/2010 233.70 , 12.20 , 19.16
    1/30/2010 261.60 , 13.20 , 19.82
    2/15/2010 272.70 , 13.20 , 20.66

    Thanks for additional insight!
  • ekiehnekiehn Posts: 33
    I use a mixed method of determining my milage.

    I have, over time, found that my instrument reports are about .3 to .5 MPG too high so I typically round down. Every time I double check by calculating based on the refills and milage I end up about right. So in this forum when I say I typically am averaging 31 to 32 MPG the computer is usually reporting 31.6 to 32.5.

    I verify that the reporting is correct about every 2 to 3 months.
  • stevedebistevedebi LAPosts: 3,794
    edited March 2010
    "Here are some of my actuals, detailed data points which resulted in the yearly averages I previously posted. Mileage is taken from the odo prior fill up to current fill up. Most of this driving is local, about 30 miles per day, 35MPH type speed limits with a couple of miles daily at 55; is this representative of any other owners? "

    I have a 2008 FEH AWD. My normal drive is very short, less than 10 miles, which is very bad for MPG. However I do live in LA, so the weather does not get so drastically cold. My lifetime average is around 29.9 right now. The past month or so I've had some poor tanks - around 28 - 29 MPG. But that is about the worst I've seen on my vehicle. I use a scanguage 2, and calculate at fill ups based on miles driven. I find that the internal trip computer is at least .75 MPG too high.
  • Greetings!

    Hoping to join the ranks of Escape Hybrid owners I shopped and waited for a hybrid to come to my area but without success. The local dealers could not get a hold of one. My loss led me to more research and I wanted to mention it to those that may be in the same situation I was in. I read consumer reports about a " VW sportwagen" so I went and looked. Once I got past the idea of a "wagon" the test drive was great. I was surprised. Now, here is also what I discovered. It has the same cargo space as the Escape albeit 3" less ground clearance. I ended up buying one and have found in the past few weeks that I am getting 30mpg city and 47 mpg for an overall average of about 38 mpg. Regardless though. I have enjoyed all your posts and read through the thread with great interest. If you cannot get an Escape in your area perhaps you may want to look at a VW Sportwagen TDI if it meets your needs of course. Oh, and there is a $1300 credit I am told.
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