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post #1 of 66 Old 03-17-2015, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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i am in Canada, so i will include the metric translations.

i have a new 2015 Escape Titanium, 2.0L. the odometer is now at about
2,700 kms (1,677 miles).

I can only manage to get about 315 kms, (195 miles) out of a tank of gas,
45 litres, (12 gallons).

dealership tells me nothing is wrong, engine is still "far from being broken in", but i'm not buying it. even without being fully broken in, performance should be far better than what i am seeing.

Has anyone else experienced this, or have a suggestion for me?

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You are still low on miles...but what kind of gas and how do you drive? Do you use D or S?

My car got 18mpg until about 2000 miles on the engine, now I'm creeping past 22mpg. I also use 91 oct non oxy. I use S most the time, but changed my driving style in more of a hyper milling mode to get better mpg between stomping the gas. Taking off from a stop is the biggest gas guzzle. While driving have your dash read out on the instant mpg so you can see where it sucks gas the most based on throttle and hills etc.

Canada may still be on the winter blend gas, so you should see it get better soon.

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I would suggest figuring out your mileage next time you fill up. The fuel tanks on the Escape are on the small side, so you will be filling up more often. My 2.0 is well broken in now with 46000 kms and I average 23mpg. And yes winter gas makes a big difference also. I average 18-19mpg in winter, sometimes even worse than that when it gets really cold.

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I don't know how cold it has been up in Canada but when there was a long cold spell here in Wisconsin I was only average 19-20 MPG traveling around town and maybe 22-23 MPG on the highway. In the summer I was averaging 22-24 MPG depending on the warmth of the day. Now that the temperature is well above freezing my average MPG has jumped big time to about 23 MPG in town and 26-27 MPG on the highway.

An engine that has not been broken in and cold weather would more then likely equal low MPG averages. I'll say it give some time and wait for warmer weather to see how things go.

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Thank you all for the feedback.

i will wait until i have accumulated some more kms. suggestions are to wait until at least 5000 kms, (3000 miles).

i do mostly city driving, say 75%. and only ever use D, never S. I'm averaging about 17 mpg right now.

hopefully some additional break in time, and warmer temps will help.

I really just wanted to know if anyone else had seen such poor performance.
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Thank you all for the feedback.

i will wait until i have accumulated some more kms. suggestions are to wait until at least 5000 kms, (3000 miles).

i do mostly city driving, say 75%. and only ever use D, never S. I'm averaging about 17 mpg right now.

hopefully some additional break in time, and warmer temps will help.

I really just wanted to know if anyone else had seen such poor performance.
Ya, your experience lines up with my first 2k miles.

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I have about 15k on my 2.0L AWD. My driving is 90% suburban stop/go, so lots of idle time. In the cold I get 18-19 mpg. When temps stay over freezing I get 21-23 mpg. I took a few hwy trips and get 25/26 mpg hwy @ 65-75 mph.
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this is all great information. thank you.

i guess i was concerned because getting i'm only seeing about 315 kms or 200 miles from a tank of gas, WAY under what the dealership promised me.

i was expecting to see more like 500 kms or 300 miles from a tank.

i am sceptical that warmer temperatures will produce an increase of 200 kms per tank. i hope i am wrong about that.
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I have a 2013 Titanium with the 2.0 and AWD, currently @ 55,000 kms.

I use 91 octane now exclusively and I get average 7.3 l/100 km highway and . city is 8.9-9.1. with lower octane gas I was getting crappier fuel mileage.

The first 10,000 kms with the car I had consistently bad fuel economy.

driving style/habits will greatly affect the fuel mileage on this vehicle. if I'm in a rush and start driving it harder, revving it higher etc...i will get around 12.0 l/100 kms.
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that's incredible, Jethr0

your 7.3 L/100 Kms is nearly twice as good as what i'm getting now, at about 13.5 L/100 kms.

guess patience is the key, and i will see what i get as i start to rack up the mileage.
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