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Old 12-31-2008, 10:55   #1 (permalink)
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I'm getting bad gas milage with a 2009 escape?

Currently i am getting like 70km per 1/8 of a tank. Will the gas mileage increase since its a new vehicle? Only like 600km on it?
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Old 01-02-2009, 14:15   #2 (permalink)
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Re: I'm getting bad gas milage with a 2009 escape?

Is it the 6 or 4?

I got the 09 4cyl and thats the same mileage as me. I havent done just highway yet, always 50/50 mix. I got 27mpg. and yes about 600 kms on a tank is what i got. Now i know straight highway you would get much better..but these are my calculations.
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Old 01-02-2009, 14:31   #3 (permalink)
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sorry v6 3.0 L. Got it with 60 km on it. I hear gas mileage does increase when engine hits around 2000km due to new engine?
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Old 01-03-2009, 15:04   #4 (permalink)
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I'm at 3500 kms now, i find it still good. Keep in mind i downgraded from a f-150 fx4 supercrew 5.4L. So anything is better..LOL..

Sounds to be your up here in canada...keep in mind the time it takes to heat the engine in colder temperatures..also in the cold, the poorer air quality and normally your defrost fan is running all the time..plus lighting is on more..all these would effect draw more power from the engine.

very hard to match the standards they release but i get average 27 mpg...better than my truck..15-16 mpg.
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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.
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Re: I'm getting bad gas milage with a 2009 escape?

My 2008 Escape Ltd. I purchased in Aug. 08, V6 with 4WD is currently averaging 12 mpg in the city and 15 mpg on the Highway. When I originally purchased my vehicle, the mpg was around 19, since winter arrived and the intelligent 4wd kicked in, I can't seem to get above 15 mpg on the highway, even on clear roads when the Intelligent 4wd should be turned off. Sure hope that this mpg average improves soon! Can't understand the decrease in just a couple thousand miles and 4 months!
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