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Old 04-16-2015, 03:23 PM   #11
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Wow, you guys are getting great mileage. My daily work commute consists of 6 minutes highway and 2 minutes city, or just driving on back roads all the other times, and I only average only somewhere in the 25MPG range. Car is stock other than tires, and I've had several different kinds.
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My yearly average for 2014 was almost 33mpg. Spring-fall driving is consistently 30mpg plus, usually around 33-36mpg. In the winter it's usually around 28-31mpg.

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I currently can't break 23.


I blame the turbo... Whooooooooooooosh
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Old 04-17-2015, 05:39 PM   #14
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I currently can't break 23.


I blame the turbo... Whooooooooooooosh
I'd tolerate 23MPG if I had a turbo. Lol
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I'd tolerate 23MPG if I had a turbo. Lol
If your commute is only 8 miles you're hardly having enough time to get the engine to an efficient operating temp. Once these things are warmed up they are much better on gas. Try resetting your fuel average when you 1st start up and drive a couple blocks, then reset it when your at a light after it's warmed up. You'll notice how much easier it is to keep the number high once it's warmed up, the open loop cycle on these just eats the gas because it's trying to get it warmed up quickly for emissions reasons.
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Old 04-19-2015, 02:16 PM   #16
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Yeah, I know. But like I said that includes lots of driving on back roads. My work commute sucks that much gas that it brings the average MPG that low even when I drive the car at its best MPG speed every other time. My only other option is to go 10 minutes of stop and go city, and that's even worse when the car is cold. I've tried it.

But hey, could be worse. Our '14 Escape 2.0T is getting 16MPH because of the same driving conditions as me.
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That's funny, my wife also has a '13 Escape Titanium with the 2.0L Ecoboost and AWD. She only gets 17-18mpg because she does pretty much all city driving.

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Run 91 in the 2.0L ecoboost. My parents switched theirs to 91 and it's actually cheaper to use 91 octane gas. They went from 23 to 27 MPG (summer commute, not winter) just by going to 91. It's pretty crazy, really. The engine just feels a lot different and it isn't always having to drop some gears on hills.

I finally had a few tanks above 32. The warmer temps got me 35 with snow tires. Swapped them off and was up to 38 on the highway again. That's good!
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That's funny, my wife also has a '13 Escape Titanium with the 2.0L Ecoboost and AWD. She only gets 17-18mpg because she does pretty much all city driving.

That is very interesting. The funny part is my neighbor has a '13 Fusion Titanium AWD and she gets much better MPG than our Escape, she also does all city as she avoids highways. If I let the Escape warm up and if I find enough control to keep myself from driving it like it's meant to be driven ;) I can get it up to 27-ish city... But hypermiling no fun. lol

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Run 91 in the 2.0L ecoboost. My parents switched theirs to 91 and it's actually cheaper to use 91 octane gas. They went from 23 to 27 MPG (summer commute, not winter) just by going to 91. It's pretty crazy, really. The engine just feels a lot different and it isn't always having to drop some gears on hills.

I finally had a few tanks above 32. The warmer temps got me 35 with snow tires. Swapped them off and was up to 38 on the highway again. That's good!
We've tried the Escape on all three different grades of gas for long periods of time - 87, 89, and 93. We've found 93 gives better MPG's overall (but only slightly) although it drives tons better, and 89 makes it feel the same as 87 so it's not worth the extra cost and has no MPG difference either. I've been running it on 93 all winter since gas prices have gone down.
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