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Ford Freestyle, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#2 of 389 Re: Ford Freestyle Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [KarenS]
Jun 20, 2005 (7:22 pm)
I have an AWD SEL Freestyle. With 1000 miles on the odometer, I took a 750 mile trip to rescue a college bound child. 26 MPG highway on the way out. The return 750 miles was 24.9 MPG with a full load from a dorm room and bike on the back. My city mileage began at about 15 MPG, but moved up to 17 - 19 MPG. My combined mileage (city/hwy) is in the 21-22 MPG range. I was really pleased with the highway mileage. My Freebie now has about 2900 miles on it.
Jun 21, 2005 (8:45 am)
Our trip computer is currently telling us that we get about 19 MPG. The car is mostly driven around town by my wife with several freeway (45 mile) trips driven by me.
We currently have 1300 miles on the car.
#4 of 389 MPG
Jun 21, 2005 (8:30 pm)
I have an AWD which is EPA rated at 19 city and 24 hwy.
I currently get 17 city and 22 hwy. These are actual numbers; the onboard computer numbers overstate the city mileage and understate the hwy mileage.
I have 2600 miles on the car so I expect my mileage to increase slightly as time goes by.
#5 of 389 More MPG
Jun 22, 2005 (4:04 am)
7,500 miles, 22-23 mpg highway on a 2k round trip vacation, fully loaded, 80-85 mph, with a heavy foot. Limited AWD. Closest I have ever acheived to EPA, and I'm sure that 25 - 26 mpg would be easy to get with a light load and driving at posted speeds.
Jun 22, 2005 (8:04 pm)
We started (computer) at around 17; now up to 20. Though that is good, it almost seems as if I can watch that gas gauge go down. I just set the trip computer on this tank of gas to get an idea of just how many miles per tank we get, then I'll do an actual guestimate on that.
#7 of 389 Just completed 1500 mile trip
Jun 27, 2005 (8:17 pm)
Just finished a 1500 mile trip in our FWD SE, which gives it a total of 3000 miles, so it's time for it's first oil change. The trip was about 90% highway driving, and we averaged about 27-28 mpg. Yes, it seems that the gas gauge moves steadily down, but I still managed over 400 miles on a single tank of gas on the last leg of the trip. At the end of the 400 miles, the gauge was halfway between 1/4 and empty.
#8 of 389 North to South
Jun 30, 2005 (4:01 am)
Just returned from a trip to Florida from Cleveland Ohio.I reset the computer when I left . Averaged 26.6 mph for the trip . 2 kids wife and myself + all the crap the wife thought she would need for a 10 day trip . All in all very happy
#9 of 389 Re: Ford Freestyle Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [KarenS]
Jul 18, 2005 (4:42 am)
I have 3,200 miles on my Limited AWD and have averaged about 18.5 m.p.g. with the old miles divided by gallons method. The computer in the vehicle seems to be just a bit optimistic (about 1/2 - 1 m.p.g.) I like this crossover a lot. It is very versatile for cargo and seating.
#10 of 389 Our MPG Experience So Far, AWD SEL
Jul 18, 2005 (10:39 am)
We're on our 2nd tank of gas with about 500 miles so far, and we're averaging about 18-20 both with the on board computer and manual measurements. We're going on a long trip from Boston to Ontario, Canada in about 3 weeks. We're hoping for better mileage. One of the reasons that we chose the Freestyle was because of the supposed better fuel economy. We'll let you know when we get back.
Also, on a related topic, we were scared to death to have to fill the gas tank for the first time. (we took delivery from the dealer with a full tank) Especially with the prices of late. It was a moral victory that it stopped $39 and didn't make the $40 mark. Trying to get used to the jump from a 12 gallon tank to a 19 gallon tank.