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Old 01-31-2013, 09:28 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by kam327 View Post
What were you getting in your Escape in the same driving conditions though?

In my '08 Tribute V6 (a rebadged Escape) I was getting 20 mpg. Now I'm getting 34-35mpg on the exact same commute. I say thank god for this 4-cylinder engine.

Even more astounding, the EPA highway rating for my old '99 Contour V6 (under the 2008 rating system) is 26. That's less than the city rating of the '12 Focus. Basically the same size car with only 10 less hp. That is truly amazing. The most I ever got out of that old Contour was maybe 25 mpg.
I had a V6 4wd Escape and was getting just about 20mpg city. In My previous 2002 4wd Explorer I was getting a solid 11-12mpg city. I did get 20-22mpg highway with it which was ABOVE the EPA highway rating.
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