Not surprising, its a dealer car which means most of the time it was sitting idling getting 0 mpg, getting started from cold to be moved for 3 minutes, then he finally took it out and was flooring it most of the time. Don't worry, go to fuelly and you'll see most are getting 39mpg in mixed driving. 2020 Ford Escape MPG - Actual MPG from 72 2020 Ford Escape owners@ 11:11 driver states 18.8 miles per gallon on this trip!!!!! ????