2010 Ford Escape Gas Tank Size

Every trim level of the 2010 Ford Escape is equipped with a 16.5-gallon gas tank.
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Reviewed by Jessica Barrett
Considering the 2010
Ford Escape
's 16.5-gallon gas tank and average fuel economy, it’s not the best vehicle to take on a cross-country trek without knowing where your next pit stop will be.
It's helpful to know how much fuel you should put into your SUV before visiting the gas station. That way, you’ll know how much you’ll need (and what you’ll have to spend) to fill the tank halfway (or just enough to get home). 
If you don’t know the size of the gas tank of your 2010 Ford Escape, find out quickly with
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How big is the gas tank on a 2010 Ford Escape?

Even though the 2010 Ford Escape is a small SUV, it’s still a gas guzzler. It takes a lot of fuel to move a large and heavy vehicle—good thing it has a 16.5-gallon gas tank! Although that’s not as great a capacity as the
Ford F-150
, which is built for long distances, it works just fine for an urban vehicle with easy access to gas stations.
There are three trim levels available for the 2010 Escape:
($24,045), and
($25,625). A 2.5L inline-four engine is standard on all models, while a 3.0L V6 is available only for XLT and Limited versions. Regardless, the Escape’s fuel tank size is unaffected by your choice of powertrain, drivetrain, options, or packages.

How to check your 2010 Ford Escape’s gas tank size

There are a few easy ways to measure the size of your car’s fuel tank on your own.

Measure the gas tank

Simple math is all it takes. You’ll need a measuring tape to measure the width, length, and height of the Escape's gas tank. Multiply all three and divide by 231 (the number of cubic inches in a gallon) to get the volume in gallons

Check your owner’s manual

The capacity of the gas tank is usually listed in the owner's manual of your vehicle. Don’t worry if you’ve lost yours—Ford has
copies available online

Drive till empty, then fill it up

If you're feeling lucky, you could always drive your Ford Escape until the gas gauge reaches empty before filling it up. You won't get an exact measurement unless your car runs out right at the pump, but you'll have a good idea. Just make sure to time it right!
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How to save on fuel costs in a Ford Escape

According to Ford, the Escape averages 22 mpg combined (that's based on city/highway ratings of 20/26 mpg). That's about what we expect from most SUVs. With that kind of fuel economy, you should be able to travel about 363 miles before needing a refill.
However, if you're trying to cut costs, here are a few tips:
  • Maintain your vehicle. Your fuel economy can suffer if you allow wear and tear on your Escape's powertrain to build up. 
  • Drive carefully. Keep your fuel consumption steady (and low) by easing off the gas pedal and avoiding sudden acceleration. 
  • Don’t idle, especially in cold weather. Idling wastes a ton of gas; rather than leaving your SUV to run on chilly mornings, drive it gently to warm it up. 

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