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Ford Escape Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Ford Escape's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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Ford Escape Gas Mileage

Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 5 0 75 20 65 21.5
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 5 0 75 20 65 21.5  
  Averages flat med none 5 0 75 20 65 21.5
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Ford Escape fuel economy has been averaging 21.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (20 percent), in heavy traffic (5 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 10 0 90 65 26.3
  flat light light 0 0 15 85 65 26.2
  flat light light 0 5 16 79 62 26.1
  hills med hvy 0 25 0 75 80 20.0
  flat light light 5 10 10 75 65 25.4
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 1 10 8 81 67 24.8  
  Averages flat light light 1 10 8 81 67 24.8
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2013 Ford Escape has been averaging 24.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 81 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (10 percent), in the suburbs (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 0 0 30 70 80 21.1
  flat med hvy 0 0 30 70 80 19.9
  flat med hvy 0 0 30 70 80 20.8
  flat med hvy 0 0 30 70 80 22.6
  flat med hvy 0 0 30 70 80 20.1
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 0 0 30 70 80 20.9  
  Averages flat med hvy 0 0 30 70 80 20.9
With the turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Ford Escape gas mileage has been averaging 20.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 80 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med none 0 5 0 95 75 28.5
  hills med none 0 5 15 80 80 27.2
  hills med none 0 10 0 90 85 25.7
  hills med none 0 5 15 80 75 27.2
  hills med none 0 2 0 98 80 26.4
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med none 0 5 6 89 79 27.0  
  Averages hills med none 0 5 6 89 79 27.0
With the turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2013 Ford Escape fuel economy has been averaging 27.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 79 miles per hour (about 89 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (6 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
hills light light 5 5 20 70 70 22.0
  flat light none 0 10 5 85 68 26.0
2012 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
hills light none 3 8 13 78 69 24.0  
  Averages hills light none 3 8 13 78 69 24.0
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2012 Ford Escape has been averaging 24.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 78 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (13 percent), in the city (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr SUV 171-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 25 75 65 28.3
  hills light none 0 0 0 100 65 32.3
2012 4dr SUV 171-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
hills light none 0 0 13 88 65 30.3  
  Averages hills light none 0 0 13 88 65 30.3
With the 171-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Ford Escape gas mileage has been averaging 30.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 88 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (13 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 0 25 25 50 70 21.9
  flat light none 0 10 30 60 56 23.5
2011 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 0 18 28 55 63 22.7  
  Averages flat med none 0 18 28 55 63 22.7
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Ford Escape fuel economy has been averaging 22.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (28 percent), in the city (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV 171-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 5 20 25 50 62 23.5
  flat light light 5 20 25 50 62 26.1
2011 4dr SUV 171-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 5 20 25 50 62 24.8  
  Averages flat light light 5 20 25 50 62 24.8
With the turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2011 Ford Escape has been averaging 24.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV 171-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 5 94 1 60 27.1
  flat light light 0 3 97 0 N/A 25.3
  flat light none 0 5 94 1 60 24.4
  flat light light 0 3 97 0 N/A 28.6
  flat light none 0 5 94 1 60 25.5
2011 4dr SUV 171-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 4 95 1 60 26.2  
  Averages flat light none 0 4 95 1 60 26.2
With the 171-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Ford Escape gas mileage has been averaging 26.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 95 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (4 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (1 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
flat med hvy 0 5 70 25 65 22.0
2010 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
flat med hvy 0 5 70 25 65 22.0  
  Averages flat med hvy 0 5 70 25 65 22.0
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Ford Escape fuel economy has been averaging 22.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (25 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 0 2 26 72 60 25.2
  flat med none 12 12 0 77 68 21.4
  flat light none 0 2 26 72 60 21.5
  flat light none 0 0 50 50 70 22.6
  flat light light 0 2 26 72 55 22.2
2010 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 2 4 26 69 63 22.6  
  Averages flat light none 2 4 26 69 63 22.6
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2010 Ford Escape has been averaging 22.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 69 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in the city (4 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr SUV 171-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 2 5 5 88 65 27.5
  flat light none 0 100 0 0 N/A 26.1
  flat light hvy 2 5 5 88 65 24.8
  flat light none 1 0 1 98 65 24.6
2010 4dr SUV 171-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 1 28 3 69 65 25.7  
  Averages flat light light 1 28 3 69 65 25.7
With the turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Ford Escape gas mileage has been averaging 25.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 69 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (28 percent), in the suburbs (3 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr SUV 171-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 10 10 40 40 55 24.5
  flat light none 0 5 15 80 65 26.4
  flat med light 0 10 40 50 75 24.8
  flat light none 0 0 30 70 65 26.2
  hills light none 1 60 19 20 60 25.1
2010 4dr SUV 171-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 2 17 29 52 64 25.4  
  Averages flat light none 2 17 29 52 64 25.4
With the 171-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Ford Escape fuel economy has been averaging 25.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (29 percent), in the city (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr SUV 153-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
hills light hvy 0 1 14 85 65 32.0
  flat light hvy 0 3 92 5 65 36.0
  mtns med hvy 0 3 5 92 65 26.0
  hills light hvy 0 1 84 15 65 38.0
  flat light hvy 0 85 15 0 N/A 36.0
2010 4dr SUV 153-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
hills light hvy 0 19 42 39 65 33.6  
  Averages hills light hvy 0 19 42 39 65 33.6
With the 153-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid engine, CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Ford Escape has been averaging 33.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 42 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (39 percent), in the city (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 30 40 20 10 75 23.8
  flat med none 25 10 20 45 62 21.1
  flat light none 0 62 8 31 70 25.7
2009 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 18 37 16 29 69 23.5  
  Averages flat med none 18 37 16 29 69 23.5
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Ford Escape gas mileage has been averaging 23.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 37 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (29 percent), in heavy traffic (18 percent), and in the suburbs (16 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
hills lead hvy 0 5 5 90 80 22.9
  flat light none 5 5 25 65 100 23.5
  hills med light 5 15 10 70 62 19.6
  flat light light 10 40 30 20 75 24.2
2009 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
hills med light 5 16 18 61 79 22.6  
  Averages hills med light 5 16 18 61 79 22.6
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 Ford Escape fuel economy has been averaging 22.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 79 miles per hour (about 61 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (18 percent), in the city (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr SUV 171-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed automatic AWD
hills med light 0 0 40 60 74 25.6
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 60 28.2
  hills med light 10 10 30 50 74 25.6
  flat light light 0 20 45 35 70 20.6
  flat light light 0 20 70 10 70 18.1
2009 4dr SUV 171-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 2 10 37 51 70 23.6  
  Averages flat light light 2 10 37 51 70 23.6
With the turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2009 Ford Escape has been averaging 23.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 51 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (37 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr SUV 171-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 0 0 0 100 65 27.9
  flat light light 0 75 0 25 65 19.1
  flat light light 0 100 0 0 N/A 20.5
  flat light hvy 0 0 50 50 65 27.5
  hills light light 0 2 0 98 75 22.4
2009 4dr SUV 171-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 0 35 10 55 68 23.5  
  Averages flat light light 0 35 10 55 68 23.5
With the 171-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Ford Escape gas mileage has been averaging 23.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (35 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr SUV 153-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 10 10 30 50 65 32.5
2009 4dr SUV 153-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 10 10 30 50 65 32.5  
  Averages flat light light 10 10 30 50 65 32.5
With the 153-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid engine, CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009 Ford Escape fuel economy has been averaging 32.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr SUV 153-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat light none 5 5 70 20 65 30.0
  flat light none 0 0 20 80 75 28.1
  flat light light 0 10 80 10 60 36.0
  flat light none 0 0 10 90 75 25.4
  flat light light 0 10 80 10 55 37.1
2009 4dr SUV 153-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat light none 1 5 52 42 66 31.3  
  Averages flat light none 1 5 52 42 66 31.3
With the 153-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid engine, CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2009 Ford Escape has been averaging 31.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (42 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 100 0 N/A 23.2
  flat light light 0 85 0 15 60 15.0
  flat med light 15 15 8 62 74 23.5
  flat med hvy 45 25 10 20 60 25.0
  flat light none 0 10 90 0 N/A 20.3
2008 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 12 27 42 19 65 21.4  
  Averages flat light light 12 27 42 19 65 21.4
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Ford Escape gas mileage has been averaging 21.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 42 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (27 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (12 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 7 31 12 49 74 21.4
  flat light light 3 7 10 80 60 24.5
  flat light light 5 10 15 70 65 24.7
  flat v.lt light 7 31 12 49 62 29.4
  flat med none 0 90 0 10 80 18.9
2008 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 4 34 10 52 68 23.8  
  Averages flat light light 4 34 10 52 68 23.8
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 Ford Escape fuel economy has been averaging 23.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (34 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr SUV 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 10 60 20 10 60 24.2
2008 4dr SUV 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 10 60 20 10 60 24.2  
  Averages flat med none 10 60 20 10 60 24.2
With the turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Ford Escape has been averaging 24.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr SUV 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills light hvy 21 21 27 32 60 29.0
  flat light none 30 0 10 60 80 28.0
  flat light none 6 56 17 22 70 22.1
2008 4dr SUV 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 19 26 18 38 70 26.4  
  Averages flat light light 19 26 18 38 70 26.4
With the turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 Ford Escape gas mileage has been averaging 26.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (26 percent), in heavy traffic (19 percent), and in the suburbs (18 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr SUV 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 1 9 50 40 70 25.2
  flat light none 0 0 100 0 N/A 23.5
  flat light none 1 9 50 40 70 25.9
  flat light none 1 9 50 40 70 34.7
  flat light none 0 40 0 60 70 32.0
2008 4dr SUV 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 1 13 50 36 70 28.3  
  Averages flat light none 1 13 50 36 70 28.3
With the 171-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Ford Escape fuel economy has been averaging 28.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (36 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr SUV 133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light none 55 7 7 32 65 30.8
  flat light none 43 5 5 46 65 28.3
  flat v.lt none 0 7 9 84 65 30.9
  flat light none 54 7 7 32 65 28.2
  flat light none 54 7 7 32 65 31.2
2008 4dr SUV 133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light none 41 7 7 45 65 29.9  
  Averages flat light none 41 7 7 45 65 29.9
With the 153-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid engine, CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2008 Ford Escape has been averaging 29.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (41 percent), in the suburbs (7 percent), and in the city (7 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr SUV 133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat light light 10 20 50 20 60 33.7
  hills med light 0 0 50 50 60 27.5
  flat light light 0 60 30 10 65 25.0
  flat light none 20 10 40 30 60 33.2
  flat light light 20 10 40 30 60 33.6
2008 4dr SUV 133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat light light 10 20 42 28 61 30.6  
  Averages flat light light 10 20 42 28 61 30.6
With the 153-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid engine, CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2008 Ford Escape gas mileage has been averaging 30.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 42 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 61 miles per hour (28 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 50 50 60 23.1
  mtns light hvy 22 23 26 29 70 22.0
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 62 28.0
2007 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
hills light light 7 8 25 60 64 24.4  
  Averages hills light light 7 8 25 60 64 24.4
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Ford Escape fuel economy has been averaging 24.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in the city (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat v.lt light 25 25 25 25 60 21.2
  hills med none 2 0 5 93 55 20.0
  flat med none 0 12 0 88 60 24.7
2007 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 9 12 10 69 58 22.0  
  Averages flat light none 9 12 10 69 58 22.0
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2007 Ford Escape has been averaging 22.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 58 miles per hour (about 69 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (12 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr SUV 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 10 20 40 30 60 25.8
  flat light light 10 20 40 30 65 26.9
  flat v.lt none 10 20 20 50 60 25.9
  flat med none 0 10 15 75 60 23.9
  flat med none 0 5 0 95 80 25.7
2007 4dr SUV 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 6 15 23 56 65 25.6  
  Averages flat light none 6 15 23 56 65 25.6
With the 171-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Ford Escape gas mileage has been averaging 25.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr SUV 133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 0 60 15 25 62 35.0
  flat med hvy 10 15 15 60 60 28.5
2007 4dr SUV 133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat med hvy 5 38 15 43 61 31.8  
  Averages flat med hvy 5 38 15 43 61 31.8
With the 153-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid engine, CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Ford Escape fuel economy has been averaging 31.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 61 miles per hour (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (38 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr SUV 133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat med none 20 20 40 20 68 24.8
  flat light none 5 20 60 15 62 29.4
2007 4dr SUV 133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat med none 13 20 50 18 65 27.1  
  Averages flat med none 13 20 50 18 65 27.1
With the 153-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid engine, CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2007 Ford Escape has been averaging 27.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (13 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr SUV 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual AWD
hills v.lt light 15 15 20 50 60 27.0
2007 4dr SUV 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual AWD
hills v.lt light 15 15 20 50 60 27.0  
  Averages hills v.lt light 15 15 20 50 60 27.0
With the 153-horsepower 2.3L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 Ford Escape gas mileage has been averaging 27.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and in the city (15 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 0 16 32 52 75 19.6
  flat med light 0 16 32 53 75 19.2
2006 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 0 16 32 53 75 19.4  
  Averages flat med light 0 16 32 53 75 19.4
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Ford Escape fuel economy has been averaging 19.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (32 percent), in the city (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 0 0 5 95 70 26.4
  hills light light 22 21 24 32 75 24.0
  flat light none 2 2 71 25 65 22.0
  flat light none 2 2 86 10 70 19.3
  flat light none 2 2 86 10 70 20.1
2006 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 6 5 54 34 70 22.4  
  Averages flat light none 6 5 54 34 70 22.4
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2006 Ford Escape has been averaging 22.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (34 percent), in heavy traffic (6 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr SUV 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat v.lt none 50 50 0 0 N/A 22.0
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 65 29.0
2006 4dr SUV 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 25 25 0 50 65 25.5  
  Averages flat light none 25 25 0 50 65 25.5
With the 171-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Ford Escape gas mileage has been averaging 25.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in heavy traffic (25 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr SUV 133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 10 90 55 37.3
  flat v.lt none 0 0 10 90 55 36.0
  flat v.lt none 0 0 10 90 55 36.5
  flat v.lt none 0 0 10 90 55 35.5
  flat v.lt none 0 0 10 90 55 36.1
2006 4dr SUV 133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 10 90 55 36.3  
  Averages flat v.lt none 0 0 10 90 55 36.3
With the 153-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid engine, CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Ford Escape fuel economy has been averaging 36.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 55 miles per hour (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (10 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr SUV 133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid
CVT AWD
hills med light 10 10 65 15 65 27.7
  flat med none 5 15 65 15 70 27.0
  flat v.lt none 5 40 10 45 60 28.0
  flat light light 28 26 24 22 70 25.5
2006 4dr SUV 133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat light light 12 23 41 24 66 27.1  
  Averages flat light light 12 23 41 24 66 27.1
With the 153-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid engine, CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2006 Ford Escape has been averaging 27.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 41 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (24 percent), in the city (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (12 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med hvy 30 5 40 25 70 19.0
  flat med none 0 30 20 50 70 21.9
  flat med none 15 45 30 10 60 22.8
  flat med none 0 30 20 50 70 21.0
  flat light light 0 0 75 25 60 22.6
2005 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 9 22 37 32 66 21.5  
  Averages flat med light 9 22 37 32 66 21.5
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Ford Escape gas mileage has been averaging 21.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 37 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (32 percent), in the city (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat v.lt none 5 80 10 5 70 21.2
  hills med none 25 25 25 25 70 19.0
  flat light none 5 5 20 70 60 15.9
  hills med hvy 29 21 21 29 70 17.5
  flat light light 10 25 40 25 65 23.0
2005 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 15 31 23 31 67 19.3  
  Averages flat light none 15 31 23 31 67 19.3
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 Ford Escape fuel economy has been averaging 19.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 31 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (31 percent), in the suburbs (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (15 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr SUV 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
mtns light hvy 5 5 20 70 70 23.9
  hills light hvy 0 0 0 100 70 22.5
  flat light none 0 0 50 50 45 17.0
2005 4dr SUV 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
hills light light 2 2 23 73 62 21.1  
  Averages hills light light 2 2 23 73 62 21.1
With the turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2005 Ford Escape has been averaging 21.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 73 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in heavy traffic (2 percent), and in the city (2 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr SUV 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med hvy 10 10 50 30 62 33.6
  flat med hvy 80 0 0 20 75 24.0
  flat med hvy 0 10 50 40 62 29.4
  flat med none 0 5 10 85 70 19.7
  flat light none 50 35 10 5 62 19.5
2005 4dr SUV 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 28 12 24 36 66 25.2  
  Averages flat med light 28 12 24 36 66 25.2
With the 171-horsepower 2.5L I4 engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Ford Escape gas mileage has been averaging 25.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 36 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (28 percent), in the suburbs (24 percent), and in the city (12 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr SUV 133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat med none 15 50 15 20 60 26.2
2005 4dr SUV 133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat med none 15 50 15 20 60 26.2  
  Averages flat med none 15 50 15 20 60 26.2
With the 153-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid engine, CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Ford Escape fuel economy has been averaging 26.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (20 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and in the suburbs (15 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr SUV 133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid
CVT AWD
hills v.lt light 1 4 65 30 60 30.0
  hills v.lt light 0 40 0 60 55 28.5
2005 4dr SUV 133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid
CVT AWD
hills v.lt light 1 22 33 45 58 29.3  
  Averages hills v.lt light 1 22 33 45 58 29.3
With the 153-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid engine, CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2005 Ford Escape has been averaging 29.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 58 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 percent), in the city (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr SUV 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light hvy 1 9 70 20 65 21.9
  flat light hvy 1 9 70 20 65 20.8
  flat light hvy 1 9 70 20 65 22.7
  flat light hvy 1 9 70 20 65 32.5
  flat light hvy 1 9 70 20 65 23.2
2005 4dr SUV 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual AWD
flat light hvy 1 9 70 20 65 24.2  
  Averages flat light hvy 1 9 70 20 65 24.2
With the 153-horsepower 2.3L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 Ford Escape gas mileage has been averaging 24.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (20 percent), in the city (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr SUV 201-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 10 10 10 70 60 15.0
2004 4dr SUV 201-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 10 10 10 70 60 15.0  
  Averages flat light none 10 10 10 70 60 15.0
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Ford Escape fuel economy has been averaging 15.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (10 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr SUV 201-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
hills light none 0 75 10 15 65 17.5
  flat med none 0 20 75 5 70 17.9
  mtns v.lt none 19 37 0 44 56 14.3
  flat med none 35 35 0 30 74 20.7
  flat light none 10 40 40 10 65 21.0
2004 4dr SUV 201-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
hills light none 13 41 25 21 66 18.3  
  Averages hills light none 13 41 25 21 66 18.3
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2004 Ford Escape has been averaging 18.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 41 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (21 percent), and in heavy traffic (13 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr SUV 201-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat lead none 0 25 25 50 93 22.5
  flat lead none 0 25 25 50 93 22.8
  flat lead none 0 25 25 50 93 23.5
  flat lead none 0 25 25 50 93 20.7
  flat lead none 0 25 25 50 93 21.2
2003 4dr SUV 201-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat lead none 0 25 25 50 93 22.1  
  Averages flat lead none 0 25 25 50 93 22.1
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Ford Escape gas mileage has been averaging 22.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 93 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr SUV 201-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light hvy 2 80 10 8 70 16.0
  flat light none 10 70 10 10 70 16.0
  flat light none 60 10 20 10 60 16.7
  flat med light 22 25 25 29 70 20.0
  hills light light 1 75 23 1 62 15.0
2003 4dr SUV 201-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 19 52 18 12 66 16.7  
  Averages flat light light 19 52 18 12 66 16.7
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2003 Ford Escape fuel economy has been averaging 16.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (19 percent), in the suburbs (18 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (12 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr SUV 201-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 5 15 70 10 74 19.6
2002 4dr SUV 201-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 5 15 70 10 74 19.6  
  Averages flat light none 5 15 70 10 74 19.6
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2002 Ford Escape has been averaging 19.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (15 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr SUV 201-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 0 5 10 85 68 22.1
  flat med none 0 5 75 20 60 19.0
  flat light light 5 10 65 20 70 20.0
  hills med none 2 48 25 25 70 16.0
  hills med none 2 48 25 25 70 16.0
2002 4dr SUV 201-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 2 23 40 35 68 18.6  
  Averages flat med none 2 23 40 35 68 18.6
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2002 Ford Escape gas mileage has been averaging 18.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (35 percent), in the city (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2001 4dr SUV 201-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 0 20 80 0 N/A 19.0
2001 4dr SUV 201-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 0 20 80 0 0 19.0  
  Averages flat light light 0 20 80 0 0 19.0
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2001 Ford Escape fuel economy has been averaging 19.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 0 miles per hour (0 percent).

In addition the average 2001 Ford Escape in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Ford Escape MPG

Ford Escape Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2012 4dr SUV 171-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp automatic FWD Looking for something with good fuel mileage and a bit of hauling ability to replace full size truck. Easily doubled fuel mileage.
2011 4dr SUV turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD For a small 4X4 SUV with an automatic tranzmission, the mileage is very good.
2010 4dr SUV 153-hp 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD Highest mpg in small suv famiky
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD Am averaging more than 25 mpg commuting in town
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 25.7/M in city driving.
2008 4dr SUV 153-hp 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD My Escape is a Hybrid, current MPG 34, I think that is fantastic. Car has consistently averaged 32+ MPG
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD Great for a small SUV, much better than my old F150
2007 4dr SUV 153-hp 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD Consistantly 30 mpg average fuel economy. Nice for an SUV.
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD not too bad for a big 6 cyl engine
2007 4dr SUV 153-hp 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT AWD work truck, after 5000km getting 8L/100km in mostly 50-60-80km/hr driving...can get 7 if very gentle.
Ford Escape Fuel Economy: Cons
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2014 4dr SUV turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD Slightly less fuel mileage than I would have expected from the 1.6 turbo. Currently averaging about 24 in mixed driving. And I am not a lead foot with this car.
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD Do not look to buy an Escape if you are after stellar fuel economy, at least not the 2.0L EcoBoost. I'm averaging in the low to mid tenties in my car in a mix of about 60/40 suburban/highway driving. It does much better on the highway than in running errands, and there's a bigger gap between the city/suburban and highway mileage than I can recall experiencing with any of my other cars. It's my first turbocharged car as well: think there's a connection there?
2012 4dr SUV 171-hp 2.5L I4 6-sp automatic FWD Fuel economy suffers thanks to the need to downshift for even smaller hills and the vehicle's brick-like aerodynamic profile. EPA ratings are 20/28, real-world is closer to 24.
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD Surprised by how bad the fuel economy is so far (but have only had a month)... less than 15 mpg for my driving, mostly back and forth to work, 1.5 miles in a small town... but I can live with it because I really love this car.
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD Knew it was not going to be great with V6. After several fillups averages around 19.4 mile per gal.
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 16-18 MPG in town, old V8 Jeep Grand Cherokee was not much worse. Should get more mileage out of a six.
2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD Perhaps the 6 speed automatics are better, but the 4 speeds just suck! Not good at all, in my humble opinion, for a vehicle this size.
2002 4dr SUV turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD I averaged about 14 city and 17.5 on trips, which for a vehicle this size is terrible.