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2004 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.

2004 Ford Escape Gas Mileage (MPG):

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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
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
flat light none 0 0 0 0 N/A 16.7
  flat light none 0 0 0 0 N/A 17.0
  flat med none 35 35 0 30 74 20.7
  flat light none 10 40 40 10 65 21.0
  flat light none 0 0 0 0 N/A 18.5
2004 4dr SUV 201-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 9 15 8 8 70 18.8  
  Averages flat light none 9 15 8 8 70 18.8
With the turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2004 Ford Escape has been averaging 18.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Ford Escapes in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 15 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (9 percent), in the suburbs (8 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (8 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.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2004 Ford Escape

2004 Ford Escape Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
Between 24 and 25 mpg on the road is excellant for a performer like this!
2005 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
it was at the top with the imports.
2005 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
25 mpg highway with AWD
2003 4dr SUV 201-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
Pretty good considering SUV status (avg 20mpg)
2004 Ford Escape Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed 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.