Last post on Mar 17, 2013 at 3:38 PM
You are in the Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan
What is this discussion about?
Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#154 of 214 Re: >30mpg avg in a midsize car w/o overspay? [freakintoddles]
Jul 24, 2009 (4:43 pm)
OTOH, if you actually want to put three in the back, which would be the only reason for someone to sit in the middle, it would be less likely to work in the Prius, due to less rear hip and shoulder room.
#155 of 214 2010 Fusion SEL 2.5L
Dec 10, 2009 (4:07 am)
Well I have 1000 miles on the new ride. The computer says 26.7 avg mpg and that is mostly short trips. I could not be happier with this car.
#156 of 214 Re: 2010 Fusion SEL 2.5L [hackattack5]
Dec 11, 2009 (6:39 am)
The computer says 26.7 avg mpg and that is mostly short trips. I could not be happier with this car.
Would you be happier with 26.8 avg mpg? Then you COULD be happier with the car!
Just messing with you - I really like the Fusion. How does the computer do with mileage compared to actual? Its fairly accurate on my girlfriend's Santa Fe, but my parents' '08 Taurus is usually pessimistic by 1/2 to 1 MPG.
#157 of 214 Re: 2010 Fusion SEL 2.5L [hackattack5]
Dec 11, 2009 (4:56 pm)
my 07 fusion awd is usually optimistic by about .5 (half a) mpg.
i have a hard time seeing the '.'
#158 of 214 Re: 2010 Fusion SEL 2.5L [thegraduate]
Dec 11, 2009 (6:55 pm)
How does the computer do with mileage compared to actual?
I am not sure because I have not checked it yet. I was going to wait till the engine breaks in and then compare. as long as its close I will not worry. I am happy with anything over 25mpg. Its getting cold here in Cincy so it will be interesting to see how the mileage holds up. I know my Toyota Taco dips below 20mpg when its cold out.
#159 of 214 2008 SE 4 cyl. auto
Dec 19, 2009 (12:49 pm)
I've been slightly disappointed in the ave. mpg for our recently purchased used 2008 4 cyl. auto Fusion (purchased Oct. '09 w/ 12,300 miles). With over 13,500 miles now (it should be broken in), I recently calculated the ave. mpg manually and found that for the last two tanks we have averaged 20.65 and 19.5, respectively. However, the car is driven in heavy suburban traffic in the Wash. DC suburbs - about 90 % city/suburban traffic - with very limited highway miles. Other posters with the older 4 cyl, seem to be getting much better results even in the city or is this about right given the hard, constant suburban/city driving (a lot of stop and go) w/ an automatic? Of course driving style can influence but should I look at alternatives - e.g., air filters, type of gas. etc... to improve performance?
#160 of 214 Re: 2008 SE 4 cyl. auto [titletown]
Dec 19, 2009 (3:07 pm)
CR got 15 mpg city in their test of a 4 cyl Fusion/Milan in both 2006 and 2009, so it is definitely possible to get amazingly low mileage under the "right" conditions.
#161 of 214 Re: 2008 SE 4 cyl. auto [titletown]
Dec 19, 2009 (3:43 pm)
i assume you are not driving too far today.
first i would check you air pressures and bump them up a bit, so see if that makes a difference.
you should check your air filter to make sure it is clean.
any type of heat or cooling runs the a/c compressor, which cuts city mileage.
the odomoeter can also be off by a bit, but under the conditions you drive, it really can't be measured for accuracy.
are you a transplant from somewhere else? DC is not 'titletown'.
#162 of 214 Re: 2008 SE 4 cyl. auto [explorerx4]
Dec 20, 2009 (10:12 am)
I don't think having the heat on always runs the A/C, normally that is only the case when it is on "defrost" setting with all or most air flow directed to the windshield.
#163 of 214 Re: 2008 SE 4 cyl. auto [explorerx4]
Dec 20, 2009 (4:16 pm)
Thanks for the reminders on how to hopefully bump up MPG. As Jeffyscott points out our daily commute pattern may be ideal for low MPG, though it makes our 2007 Pilot at 15 mpg for the same driving conditions seem less offensive now. I'll keep monitoring and hopefully gain some improvement over time. At any rate, generally really like the experience with the fusion after 2 months; compared to the '95 Taurus it replaced, it drives like a BMW.
And you are so correct about Wash. DC not being title town for professional sports. I'm actually a local here in the DC area with the title town term a tongue in cheek reference that I and couple of old friends/teammates use for our perennial runner up status in high school sports 30 years ago in suburban MD. Glory days....