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OK, here's another gas mileage post. But I have to tell you I'm very surpised and happy with the highway gas mileage I'm getting on my 2009 Escape with the 3.0L V6. The sticker said 27mpg.

My car has about 900 miles, and I ran 5 highway only mpg tests. Most of the time I was going about 65mph, with a maximum of 70mph with cruise control on. Octane was 87, tires at 33 psi, A/C off, windows closed, outdoor temps in the mid 50s to mid 60s. 1-2 passengers (1 child, 1 adult) on-board depending on the test. The results obtained were measured by the car's computer.

Here's my results:
29.3 mpg
29.3 mpg
29.2 mpg
28.9 mpg
29.8 mpg (I expected this one to be higher because of the very gradual descending terrain)

Each test was for about 40-70 miles.

I'm very happy with these results, especially given that they were obtained with plain old regular gas. I haven't checked city or combined. Hopefully it will edge up a little more once the engine's broken-in and I switch the oil to full synthetic.

Dave
 

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Wow... that's a lot better than my 18-20 mpg (all highway). I hope it stays that way :)
 

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:shock: That's about what I got for mileage, on average, with my 1999 Ford Escort ZX2 coupe with a five speed and Zetec 2.0 liter 130 hp 4 cyl! That's amazing! Isn't the progression of technology wonderful? I think my highest highway mileage in the Escape is 23 mpg (highway means 80 mph in the interstate).
 

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:confused: don't get me wrong , but i think your car's computer is broke or
ford motor put a 2.0 focus engine in your escape .
one of my daily trips is a 20 mile one way, on a 45 mph road which i maintain , no stops and very even road. one person, RPM never crosses 1.5. the best i got in a v6 2009 is 23mpg .
 

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i think to acurately calculate u must go through a full tank not by going 70km.
 

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All I can tell you is what the computer shows. The tests that I ran were generally back and forth on the same route, so it couldn't have been as a result of a constant downhill condition. Winds were calm.

When I purchased the car the salesman assured me I should get between 28-29 mpg, but I didn't have much confidence. But, now it appears the car's in that range.

I'm taking a 8-9 hour highway drive tomorrow and I'll report back my findings. Maybe the car has to be driven for a longer period for the computer to accurately show the fuel mileage.
 

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It's not that unreasonable. I have gotten as high as 27.7 MPG on all-highway runs before, even with the old four-speed transmission. And those were 300-500 km runs, not just 70 miles.
 

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The best that I ever got on mine was 24mpg...that was with the XCal II and hitting the sweet spot on the highway of 72 MPH...
 

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Squishy said:
It's your hat. Needs to be more aerodynamic.
I second the hat thing! :lol:

We do about 30+ mpg with the 2.3L fourwith the four speed auto. If your getting 29+ with the six, your doing just fantastic. Then again, you have a six speed auto, right? :yes: Still very good mpg!
 

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I'm back with a new gas mileage report. Unfortunately, it's not a good as the first results. In summary, I drove north from North Carolina, through the mountains of Virginia and West Virginia, and ended the trip in Northern Ohio. Then I made the return trip a few days later. My speed was generally at posted limits, so anywhere from 60mph to 70mph. Temperatures ranged from 41 degrees to 67 degrees. A/C off, windows closed.

My average highway mpg for the entire trip, both ways together, was 26.9 mpg. The highest I obtained was 28.2 mpg for one segment which was relatively flat. The lowest mpg was 25.4 mpg. I'm still happy with the results given that so much of it was through the hills and mountains.

I don't know if I'll ever get the 29 mpg again that I initially reported. Maybe the winds just happened to be right. However, I'll be making that East-West trip many more times so I'll see if I can duplicate the results.
 

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Last weekend I did 5 total highway hours (so like, 80-85 mph the whole way) on one tank, and got the best I've ever gotten :D 23.8, which is just shy of the estimated 24 highway mileage for my '05 Tribby. I was very pleased :D
 

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Yesterday I went 10kms in 1 hour for an average of 18.2L/100km or 13MPusG. That sucked!
 

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I thought you guys would get a kick out of this. Here's my updated gas mileage using the same route as I first posted.

Travelling West: 28.7 mpg
Returning East: 31.2 mpg (this return trip always give higher than normal mpg)
Avg. mpg: 29.95 mpg

The length of the trip was about 75 miles. Speed was 65-70mph, with cruise set mostly at about 68 mph. Windows closed, AC off. Temperature in the mid to high 70s.

However, I don't get this good of gas mileage on other highway routes.
 

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Dang, I wish I got those kind of averages. But on long trips in Texas the AC is never off and I do have a little bit of a leadfoot.

Scooter Scott said:
My hat is JUST fine thank you...
Yep, you're all ready for Cinco de Mayo!!! :wave: :wave:
 

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Dasha said:
Dang, I wish I got those kind of averages. But on long trips in Texas the AC is never off and I do have a little bit of a leadfoot.

Scooter Scott said:
My hat is JUST fine thank you...
Yep, you're all ready for Cinco de Mayo!!! :wave: :wave:
Dasha, you don't kid me. Your just barely keeping up with traffic in most parts around here.

As for Scotty's hat, it would be Gone with the Wind with the weather we have had the last few days... :shock: :lightning:
 
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