Re: I'm getting bad gas milage with a 2009 escape?
Gas mileage should increase as the engine breaks in. By breaking in, the pistons will take some time to properly seat into the cylinder walls allowing the piston rings to form a better seal. At 5000kms you should start to notice a difference. It took nearly 12,000kms in my 3.0L Taurus to notice any real gains in mileage. Keep speed under 65mph during the first 2K and around 5K, you should start to notice gains. Winter does take its toll on mileage don't forget. Expect 5-25% increase in fuel use depending on your driving characteristics.
My Durango R/T with the 5.9L engine eats around 22L/100km of 91 octane in the winter. Or roughly 12mpg (US)! My Taurus only uses 12-13L/100km in the winter and is more than acceptable for what I put it through.
'11 Ram Quad Cab 4x4 SXT 5.7L HEMI (stock); 48,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 64,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 28,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
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