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Monthly Update for September 2017 - 2017 Ford Escape

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 10,059
edited October 2017 in Ford

imageMonthly Update for September 2017 - 2017 Ford Escape

Our yearlong test of a 2017 Ford Escape is nearing its end. Here's the latest report on what we like and what we don't.

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  • legacygtlegacygt Posts: 599
    edited October 2017
    I rented one of these for a trip around national parks in the West. I had AWD and the 1.6L Ecoboost. I found that engine to be nearly perfect for the car. Really had plenty of power carry a family of 4 and a full load in the cargo area. There wasn't really any city driving but lots of hills, high altitude and lots of miles cruising at 70-80 mph. I got about 31 mpg which beats yours by a lot and I just checked that I even beat the EPA numbers which I've been thinking was impossible to do in Ecoboost Fords. Overall I found the Escape to be very enjoyable. Handling is good and the ride is comfortable. So are the seats. The start/stop was the best I've experienced. Carplay was nice but switching back from Apple controlled activities to Ford-controlled activities is a bit cumbersome. Would be nice if Carplay and Sync could share the screen but I bet Apple wouldn't be happy with that. Biggest gripe would be with quality as the car was full of rattles and had a balky tailgate. Maybe just the result of rental abuse.
  • s197gts197gt Posts: 485
    so i sold my 2006 mustang and got a 2017 fusion se with the 2.0 ecoboost (fwd).

    i have called out the ecoboost engines for their constantly under-performing fuel mileage. however, after research on fuelly.org i decided to risk it. mine is getting right around 29 mpg with 25%/75% city/highway. yeah, it has only been a few fill ups since i've got 1k miles but this is also at a consistent 70-80 mph on the interstate.

    i'm not the speed demon i used to be. but i've long learned you have to take reviews with a bit of grain of salt and consider your own driving style and preferences. i don't doubt their math, but i know how i drive when someone else is paying for the gas and car vs my own. it makes a huge difference.
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