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I consider myself a pretty easy going driver. I've been getting lower-than-expected fuel mileage, and im wondering what are the avergaes of the rest of the escape community? Im careful to accelerate, so I dont understand. I do mostly city driving, and get anywhere form 15-17 mpg. I own a 2009 escape 4 cyl 2.5L
 

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21.65 mpg is my current average of the last 5 fill-ups. On the extremes I've had lowest of around 17, (I crawled over 30 miles to work on snow with the 4x4 engaged and staying in lower gears) and a curious high of 25 which I'm not sure how happened. 21 is my overall average though.

My driving habits are I take off from a stop quickly, I drive to work on small country roads (not even a yellow line) that have lots of 90 degree curves and I have to brake and downshift fairly frequently. I also drive the Manual transmission, which may affect mileage compared to an Auto. Overall I'd say I don't drive with fuel economy in mind, however I have tried to and not noticed much difference.

I have the older I4, the newer I4 has more horsepower, so I assume a little more fuel consumption, however you do seem to have pretty low mileage.
 

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2005 v6 4x4 automatic, so far best is 16.6, im going to drive to columbus this weekend, so i will b able to check highway milage, it better get better.
 

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wow you guys must drive with the loud pedal to the floor all the time. I am what I consider myself as a very spirited driver, and average 19 City and 23 Hwy, 2008 Escape XLT v6 4x4
 

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Jeff M said:
wow you guys must drive with the loud pedal to the floor all the time. I am what I consider myself as a very spirited driver, and average 19 City and 23 Hwy, 2008 Escape XLT v6 4x4
i drive pretty conservative, and use 93 octane. i have close to 63,000 miles. i wonder if its time for new spark plugs? i would love to get 19-23mpg
 

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My 2010, 2.5L I4, AWD gets 22-23 mpg AVERAGE. In the winter it was down to about 20 mpg and the 1 month of warm weather last year I was averaging 24-ish. I purchased in October 2009 so I don't have any hot weather mpg average data. I predict about 24-25 average. Also I only use 87 octane.
 

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87 only here too. No need for 93 in the Escape. The motor is tune to run on it, and you only get minimal gains by upping to 93 without using a tuner and getting a plug in the correct heat range for what you are trying to accomplish.
 

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2001 V6 2wd 108,000 miles
I average about 18 mpg in the city before I replaced my tires with bigger ones. It threw my speedo off by 3mph but it gave me better gas mileage. Now I'm a little over 19 mpg with A/T's believe it or not. Less revolutions helps in some cases I guess. I just did a 3,600 mile trek across country and averaged about 27 mpg on the interstate. Before hand, I had changed the plugs, upper and lower intake gaskets, fuel filter, replace the brake booster (infamous leak). That was more preventative than anything. Didn't wanna chance it.
 

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I have a 2010 limited v6 and usually am getting around 23.9. I use 93 octane as well. Probably don't need it but oh well. I'm about to drive from IL to FL so We'll see how heavy Highway milage is. Currently I drive mainly 55mph+ roads.
 

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Wouldn't the larger tires also throw off the odometer and, by extension, your gas mileage calculation?
I'll have to do some figuring, math isn't my strongest subject but I have the data in a spreadsheet, I just need to apply the speed difference due to tires.

I'm going to guess my speedo is set for stock tires P225/70R15 (Is that correct?) I have P255/75R15.
 

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Airmapper said:
minnesotaart said:
Wouldn't the larger tires also throw off the odometer and, by extension, your gas mileage calculation?
I'll have to do some figuring, math isn't my strongest subject but I have the data in a spreadsheet, I just need to apply the speed difference due to tires.

I'm going to guess my speedo is set for stock tires P225/70R15 (Is that correct?) I have P255/75R15.
Your not gonna be off by much, if at all, cause your went from 255/70 to 255/75 which is a 5% increase in height.
 

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oskerb said:
Airmapper said:
minnesotaart said:
Wouldn't the larger tires also throw off the odometer and, by extension, your gas mileage calculation?
I'll have to do some figuring, math isn't my strongest subject but I have the data in a spreadsheet, I just need to apply the speed difference due to tires.

I'm going to guess my speedo is set for stock tires P225/70R15 (Is that correct?) I have P255/75R15.
Your not gonna be off by much, if at all, cause your went from 255/70 to 255/75 which is a 5% increase in height.
I think stock is 225 and I have 255. (Yeah that got me too a couple times, it's hard to see those repeated 2's and 5's)

I done some quick figuring.

I used this to compare stock to my current tires circumference: LINK

I figured up how many more feet per mile I get out of the larger tires (511.3) converted it to miles (0.0968371212)

Now I added that to my last odometer reading. 233*0.0968371212+233/(last fill up gallons) 11.0335= my new MPG of 23.20206643404178

21.12 using odometer, so 2 or so MPG difference, if i did my math right.
 

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pulled neg battery cable off for a while to reset the tranny computer...and got 20 mpg on a 4 hour trip... not sure if its related but im happy now with mpg, and its still showing 19.6 even with city driving
 

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'02 3.0 V6. I use regular gas, 85 octane around here, really no need for more, and get 17 in town, about 22 av. high way. Best long trip was 25+.
IMHO, Unless you have a custom tune, turbo/ supercharger that can take advantage of, or high performance high compression ratio, high octane fuel is a waste of $$.
 

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With new intake I'm getting 18.6 in city haven't taken her on the highway.
 

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Worst was 17.5 for 1/2 tank of 100% city (<=60km/h) during a cold & snowy spell. Best 29.4 for 100% highway Vancouver<-->Kelowna through the mountains. Lifetime average of 21.6USMPG ~80/20 city/highway.
 
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