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post #11 of 488 Old 11-20-2012, 05:44 PM
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Have 1000 miles on my 3 week old Escape S with 2.5L engine. Estimated mileage on info screen started out reading 2.2 mpg but has now "increased" to 2.6. Driving ratio is about 60% Hwy (60-70mph) & 40% about town. The manual says the break-in period is at 1000 miles, but a true reading of the mpg should be between 2-3000 miles. Not sure if this is p.r. stuff or if the mpg can improve to the 25-26 mpg overall rating I was hoping to get. I will however check actual figures after the 2000 mark rather than use the infor screen & give a report afterwards. So far though, this is not making me a happy camper.

haha 2.2 MPG....thats like the gas mileage on a Ford F750

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haha 2.2 MPG....thats like the gas mileage on a Ford F750

goddamn why would anyone need that, that a tonka truck, something i expect to see from transformers.

if you want to make a statement, this is your truck
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post #13 of 488 Old 11-29-2012, 01:14 PM
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Further report on mpg

Again, sorry for the typo on mileage. I'm glad I made your day rhfd, but I'm a senior in my 70's and not too good at this blogging stuff..O.K.? But to report further on my posting: I' now at 1200 miles & my mpg has upped to 24.9 with the same 60/40 driving mix. So I guess the manual directive about waiting till 2-3000 miles to get a true reading is correct. I expect it will just get better...and I'm starting to feel better myself. I still love the vehicle and very much satisfied with my purchase. The base model has all the equipment I need. In my younger days I would have opted for more power & equipment!
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post #14 of 488 Old 11-30-2012, 03:49 PM
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thanks for the report on your escape rico
i was concerned about how quickly the mpg's would crawl up to what it's rated for, seems like your on the right path to seeing it at the 2000-3000 mile mark.

how often are you driving your escape? everyday?
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post #15 of 488 Old 12-02-2012, 08:59 PM
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Yes, driving pretty much every day. What I failed to mention is that I'm now calculating mileage manually and not relying on info screen. I've done that on last two fill-ups and find a difference of about 1.2 mpg over what the info screen reads. Again...the manual says this info is calculated using various factors (whatever that supposed to mean). I'll just have to wait awhile longer to see if these "factors" catch up to the real world calculations we've all been using for years. If I don't see that happening after 3500 - 4000 miles, I'll take it in to check the screen.
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post #16 of 488 Old 12-06-2012, 06:52 PM
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I have to say so far I am not only dissapointed in the milage I have been getting, but the Escape as a whole.
I have a Titanium FWD, just hit 1000 miles two weeks ago, has been in the shop since for front end noises and is waiting on parts.
I was getting about 19 to 23 in mixed driving, but thats driving like a puss and making a hard effort to get those numbers.
I can say that as the miles have gone up the mailage did as well, but none the less it is still a little dissapointing.
The milage of this car was my #1 main reason for buying it.
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post #17 of 488 Old 12-06-2012, 07:41 PM
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Averaging 25mpg after 4 tanks of gas. 2.0 FWD SE.

30% city 70% highway. 2 passengers at 300 pounds. We put premium in the car.
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post #18 of 488 Old 12-07-2012, 12:12 PM
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i got the titanium 2.0 awd. i have almost 3000 miles on it but only averaging about 21-22 mpg mixed driving. not what i expected. being this was the main reason i went from my F150 Lariat to this. big change and not a whole lot better gas mileage.
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post #19 of 488 Old 12-07-2012, 05:32 PM
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I think Ford might of pulled a hyundai/kia with over stating their MPG numbers.
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post #20 of 488 Old 12-07-2012, 11:49 PM
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I have 4WD SEL with 2.0. Only have about 700 miles on mine. I drive 60 miles a day for my commute to work. Currently I'm banking 22.6 MPG. Mostly highway miles.
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