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2013 Ford Escape Gas Mileage



  • rpmura
    I am curious if your 2.0 was FWD or AWD?
  • I'm at 1700 miles. The owner's manual mentions re: fuel economy "a more accurate measurement is obtained after 2000 - 3000 miles." Have you noticed an improvement in MPG in the last 1000 miles. If so about how much (ie as much as 5 or 10%)?
  • 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"?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • tim156tim156 Posts: 308
    edited December 2012
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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..
  • reniprenip Posts: 1
    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..
  • 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!
  • tinycadon, it was worse than that. I took quite a loss on the 2013 Escape. I just didn't want to keep paying for it anymore. I'm much happier with the car I have now. Not the same kind of car (Chevy Volt), but I love it. Very disappointed in the Escape.
  • automelon48, it was a FWD.
  • It sure seems like the FWD Escapes get a whole lot better gas mileage than the AWD
    I do not hear many, if any, people complain about 1.6's or 2.0's FWD models, only the AWD
    Right now I have a AWD 2.0 loaner till next week I am getting 18 around town. :(
    It will be interesting when I get my FWD 1.6 back from the recall and drive it for the 1st time. :surprise:
    I signed the contract, than came the recall, my car arrived, but they did not let me drive it off the lot cause of the recall. :confuse:
  • Ugh!!! I just talked to a dealer yesterday who told me Ford is now giving $2,500 credit to the Escape owners who want to trade them in for another Ford. So basically they're admitting the car is a lemon, I wish I had just kept the '10 Escape I had, what a HUGE mistake!!!
  • Ford’s 2.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine Wins Second Consecutive Ward’s 10 Best Engines Trophy; GT500 Engine Also Honored

    Powerful, fuel-efficient 2.0-liter turbocharged, direct-injected EcoBoost® engine wins for exceptional performance in Ford Taurus and Focus ST

    Shelby GT500 5.8-liter V8 –the world’s highest-horsepower regular production V8 engine – also a winner

    No competitor has won more 10 Best Engines awards than Ford in the last five years

    An EcoBoost engine has won a 10 Best Engines trophy every year since launch

    2.0-liter EcoBoost® Four-cylinder Engine | 5.8-liter V8 Engine
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    DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 12, 2012 – Ford Motor Company’s fuel efficient 2.0-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder engine is one of two Ford engines this year to win a highly coveted 10 Best Engines trophy from the editors of WardsAuto World.

    The 662-horsepower 5.8-liter V8 – the world’s most powerful production V8 engine – in the 2013 Shelby GT500 has also won a 10 Best Engines trophy.

    Each fall, Ward’s editors evaluate the latest powertrains from the world’s automakers in rigorous testing to determine which engines deliver the best blend of performance, value, fuel efficiency and refinement.

    Ford has won eight 10 Best Engines awards in the last five years – more than any other domestic automaker and tied with Germany’s BMW for most wins.

    The 2.0-liter turbocharged, direct-injected engine, produced in Valencia, Spain, is Ford’s global workhorse EcoBoost engine, powering everything from the rear-wheel-drive Falcon sedan in Australia to vans in Europe and the high-performance Focus ST. Last year, the 2.0-liter won a 10 Best Engines award in the Ford Edge crossover.

    “The EcoBoost Taurus and Focus ST really show just how versatile and capable the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine is,” said Joe Bakaj, Ford vice president of Powertrain Engineering.

    “The Focus ST is the first performance application for EcoBoost, and it really delivers the goods,” he added. “The 2.0-liter EcoBoost in the Taurus replaces a V6 and delivers great all-around performance, along with best-in-class 32 mpg on the highway.”

    In the Focus ST, the 2.0-liter cranks out 252 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. Magazine reviews have shown Focus 0-60 mph acceleration in the mid-six-second range. In Taurus, the 2.0-liter engine has a completely different demeanor. It is exceptionally smooth and quiet and provides outstanding performance and best-in-class large car fuel economy at 32 mpg highway.

    “There are lots of 2.0-liter turbocharged engines out there now,” said Drew Winter, editor in chief of WardsAuto World magazine. “What impresses us most this year is EcoBoost’s versatility. It is very entertaining as a performance car engine in the Focus ST. But what really amazes us is that it also is a perfect match for the two-ton Taurus family sedan. Even loaded down with passengers, the engine delivers all the power needed and better fuel economy than a V6.”

    The 5.8-liter V8 engine in the Shelby GT500 impressed Ward’s staff not just with its incredible 662 horsepower, but also its efficiency. The GT500 is not subject to a gas guzzler tax, and is rated at 15 mpg city and 24 mpg highway.

    “Very few engines deliver the balance of power and fuel efficiency the 5.8-liter does,” said Jamal Hameedi, GT500 chief nameplate engineer. “The team spent countless hours dyno testing, tweaking and calibrating to make sure this engine would deliver the high-level power and performance Shelby customers expect. But they also took into account the reality of today’s volatile fuel prices. All SVT engineers are very proud of the GT500, its engine, and the responsible fuel efficiency it delivers.”

    Added Winter: “The 5.8-liter V8 in the Shelby GT500 is the world’s most powerful production V8 engine, yet it is so efficient at squeezing power from every drop of gasoline that there is no gas guzzler tax. It actually delivers better fuel economy than many engines with a fraction of the horsepower. Plus it squeaks in under our $55,000 price cap. That’s pretty incredible.”

    Since launch in summer 2009, Ford has sold more than 520,000 EcoBoost-equipped vehicles globally. Ford’s global family of EcoBoost engines consists of the award-winning 1.0-liter three-cylinder (coming to North America next year in the 2014 Fiesta); the 1.6-liter available in Escape and Fusion; the 2.0-liter available in Focus ST, Fusion, Taurus, Edge, Escape and Explorer; and the 3.5-liter V6 in the Taurus SHO, an engine also available in the F-150, Flex, Explorer Sport and Lincoln vehicles.

    EcoBoost combines downsizing with turbocharging, direct fuel injection and variable valve timing. Ford holds more than 125 patents for its EcoBoost technologies. This year’s 10 Best Engines award is the third for an EcoBoost engine. Last year, the 2.0-liter in the Edge won, while the 3.5-liter in the Taurus SHO won in 2010.
  • Lol! Really dude? Quote: "It's a great car! Like night and day compared to the Escape." Why did you buy a SUV/CUV when you really wanted a plug in hybrid? :confuse: Jus' sayin' makes no sense to me. But it's your money throw it around if you want to.
  • mf15mf15 Posts: 158
    edited December 2012
    This is all interesting to me,we have a 2010 escape v6 awd,I get about 26 mpg
    at 75 mph,this is of course long highway runs.
    For the price they are charging,MSRP anyway this does not look to good for
    Ford once the word on the poor mileage gets out,besides all the recalls.
    One piece of advice if you are looking at a new car,test drive it,reset the trip computer,take an extended high speed run,if that particular car is not at or near the stated MPG,try a different one. If none are close then,your on your own as to whether you want to buy it.
    The dealers have been telling people for years the mileage will get better with use, never found that to be the case,have owned many new cars. I get the same on this escape as when it was new,my last actual car was an 07 TL
    got 33 on the road,when new and when I turned it in. Are these little turbos different,perhaps.
    Old Mike
  • Good idea, except for the idea about comparing each for extended high speed runs. That part makes sense only for those who routinely drive that way. The rest are better served by driving them in similar conditions to the way they usually drive (ie.- all those complaining about city fuel economy should drive in similar conditions and as aggressively / or not, as they usually drive).

    From what I can see, the 2.0L AWD I have right now will likely break 30mpg on all-highway driving, if I drive it right. In regular highway driving, the V6 can probably average about the same as the 2.0L, but probably NOT get the same 'highest' that I could. In town (heavy city, heavy right foot), the 2.0L, and from what everyone here's saying, even the 1.6L, most likely suck down a lot more fuel than non-turbocharged vehicles.

    BTW, no offense, but ANY hybrid had better @#$@ well do MUCH better than these, especially in mixed or all-city driving! That's the whole point of the hybrid- where ICE-powered vehicles are least efficient, the hybrids shouldn't be. So if a Volt doesn't, someone bought a lemon or wasted a lot of extra dough. (I personally like the Volt too, but different cars, different classes, different expectations, different costs, just plain different- so no real comparison is possible)
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