How many miles per gallon a Ford Escape gets will depend on what year it was made, as different year cars get different MPG. A 2012 Ford Escape gets 23 MPG when driving in the city and 28 MPG when driving on the highway. The Ford Escape is a crossover vehicle that began production in 2001. It is a five-door SUV and SUVs typically will get less gas mileage than a sedan. In 2004, the Ford Escape became the first Hybrid SUV, getting more gas mileage than a non-hybrid because it runs partly off of electricity.