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2002 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
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, 2002 Ford Escape fuel economy 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
hills med none 2 48 25 25 70 16.0
  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
  flat med none 5 20 50 25 70 21.1
2002 4dr SUV 201-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 3 26 48 23 68 18.4  
  Averages flat med none 3 26 48 23 68 18.4
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2002 Ford Escape has been averaging 18.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (26 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 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.

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2002 Ford Escape Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2002 4dr SUV 153-hp 2.3L I4 5-sp manual AWD For an SUV mileage great. After 7 years still get between 26 and 28 miles on highway.
2002 Ford Escape Fuel Economy: Cons
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
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.