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In Topic: Ford Focus Ecoboost 125 Suddenly Going Down In Mpg

07 October 2015 - 09:58 PM

It will get worse as the weather cools off.  The cooler air is denser and harder to push through, lubricant in the axles and drive train is also stiff until you've driven for a bit. 


Heat being on should not have a noticeable effect on MPGs, its not like air conditioning. 

In Topic: Hello Any Kuga Owners On This Forum Still ?

07 October 2015 - 04:26 PM

If I'm driving moderately, 28 MPG for the 2.0 (Remember these are US gallons).  Normal driving is 25 MPG, and if I really have fun it gets down to about 22 MPG. 

I managed to hit 47 MPG once by setting the cruise at 45 MPH for 45 miles.  This was going through Chicago in the middle of the night when there was no traffic and the speed limit actually was 45 MPH for 45 miles. 


I have the 2.0 Ecoboost


28 US MPG = 33 MPG

25 US MPG = 30 MPG

47 US MPG = 56 MPG

In Topic: Handles Snow Very Well

07 October 2015 - 12:37 PM

I just remembere this thread while looking through some old photos - here's a few more pictures from that Escape in snow



This was after taking it down a road with snow high enough to blow over the hood as we drove along



This is one of the dirt roads that I liked to drive on, as you can see it is plowed but really sloppy



This road just got BAD after this point.  It says "Minimum maintenance road.  Travel at your own risk" on the sign.  It got really, really muddy.  There was mud on top of the car after driving on this road, it was like driving in soup. 

In Topic: Adding Park Assist After Purchase

07 October 2015 - 04:50 AM

Are you talking about the active park assist - parallel parking feature?  no, you can't add that later, not without a lot of work.


If you're just wanting the reverse sensors that beep if there is something behind you or in front of you when parking, yes you can add those.


They are available here:



I believe a dealer has to install them as features have to be enabled in the computer.