Class-leading Fuel Economy from the 2013 Ford Escape EcoBoost


A day after the U.S. Energy Information Administration has released a statement which states that the prices of gasoline would probably increase by about 24 cents per gallon during this year’s summer season Ford has finally announced the estimated fuel economy ratings of the 2013 Ford Escape EcoBoost. According to Ford, the 2013 Ford Escape EcoBoost will provide the best fuel economy ratings in the segment leaving some of its closest competitors behind.

Based on Ford’s estimates, the 2013 Ford Escape Ecoboost which is powered by a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine will have the fuel economy ratings of 23 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway. Given these figures, it is quite obvious that the 2013 Ford Escape EcoBoost has beaten the mileage ratings recorded by some of the segment’s heavyweights such as the 2012 Honda CR-V and the 2012 Toyota RAV4.

The 2013 Ford Escape EcoBoost beats the 2012 Honda CR-V in terms of fuel consumption since the CR-V which is powered by a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission has obtained the EPA-estimated mileage ratings of 23 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway. By comparing the fuel economy ratings of the two models, it is quite obvious that both of them were able to travel up to 23 miles in the city by consuming one gallon of fuel. However, the Escape’s 33 miles per gallon rating on the highway is better compared to the CR-V’s 31 miles per gallon.

Aside from the 2012 Honda CR-V, the 2013 Ford Escape EcoBoost has also beaten the fuel economy ratings set by the 2-wheel drive version of the 2012 Toyota RAV4. The RAV4 which is powered by a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission provides the EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 22 miles per gallon in the city and 28 miles per gallon on the highway. When compared to the ratings posted by the Escape EcoBoost, it is quite clear that the Escape is capable of travelling one more mile in the city and 5 more miles on the highway using one gallon of fuel than the RAV4.

The models that were able to provide the fuel economy that are closer to what the 2013 Ford Escape EcoBoost has provided were the 2-wheel drive version of the 2012 Hyundai Tucson and the 2-wheel drive version of the 2012 Kia Sportage. The 2WD 2012 Hyundai Tucson which is propelled by a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission provides the ratings of 22 miles per gallon in the city and 32 miles per gallon on the highway. The 2WD 2012 Kia Sportage powered by the same engine and transmission used on the Tucson also provides the same city and highway mileage ratings.

About Marty Bay

Marty Bay is the Lead Writer and Editor for VPM Automotive. He has researched and reviewed 100s of cars, and writes extensively about car technologies.
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