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Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#169 of 214 Re: Great MPG! [scape2]
Feb 18, 2010 (3:47 am)
I have a 2008 Merc Milan mwith 47,000 miles on it now, Duratec 3.0 engine, 5 speed automatic, all the bells and whistles.
cruises well at 72 mph, with average of 33.4 mpg both on computer and manual calculation. Stop and go driving drops that to 26.4 mpg, and I have never seen under 20 mpg yet!
Car is smooth, seems quicker with traction control turned off, and in general is one of Ford's truly quality vehicles. Abig change from my 96 continental, which was great, but in the shop a lot for computer glitches.
tried the Hybrid fusion, and found it didn't get any better mileage than this one, and in fact gets almost 3 mpg less at 7o mph.
#170 of 214 Re: Great MPG! [phyxer]
Feb 18, 2010 (8:13 am)
I thought the automatic in the Fusions/Milans was a six-speed automatic. Am I wrong?
#171 of 214 Re: Great MPG! [urnews]
Feb 18, 2010 (12:29 pm)
My 07 I4 Premier has the 5 speed.
#172 of 214 Re: Great MPG! [donl1]
Feb 18, 2010 (12:53 pm)
2010 upgraded to a 6 speed, I believe
#173 of 214 Re: Great MPG! [urnews]
Feb 18, 2010 (1:05 pm)
Before the 2010 model debuted, 4-cyl models were 5-speed only, V6 were 6-speed only.
#174 of 214 Can the Hybrid get worse millage then the city or Highway Mileage listed?
Feb 21, 2010 (6:51 pm)
I believe the mileage could come down close to the standard 4 cylinder.
If you are not in the city but in a more suburban route you would be stooping at stop sign the accelerating to 45 MPH then stopping again. You would be using the gas engine to accelerate then cruising along going up and down hills. You would not be running on the electric motor at any time.
Does the electric motor continue to push the car even when you are going 65 MPH and the gas engine is running? If that is the case I could see the the millage could always be better then the 4 cylinder mileage.
My concern is with the Hybrid versus the 4 cylinder and with the rebate on the 4 cylinder there is a 5,000 difference in the purchase price. You would need to save a lot of gas to make up the difference.
#175 of 214 Milan vs Malibu/Impala
Feb 26, 2010 (10:58 am)
I needed to lease a new car and was tempted by the Fusion ad for $167.00 a month. Of course it was for 24 months, 10,000 miles a year and I needed 36 months, 20,000 miles a year. My Ford/Lincoln/Mercury dealer gave me a price of $282.00/month for a loaded 2010 Milan. Loaded with all power stuff including driver's seat, moonroof, back up alarm, 17" aluminum wheels, bucket seats, console, floor shift, I4, 6 speed automatic, SYNC, (that answers your phone and places calls by voice commands), Sirius (free for 6 months, 36 month, 36,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty,5 years 60,000 mile powertrain warranty, spoiler, LED tailights, puddle lights, fog lamps, right and left outside heated mirrors, rear window defogger, traction control, ABS, dual lighted vanity mirrors, and much more than I can remember. I told the dealer that I needed to be closer to $200.00 a month and I left. he calls four days later to tell me I can get the car for $249.00 a month on a 39 month lease.
So before I go to get the car I decide to see what else is out there. I stopped at several other dealers but didn't find anything that impressed me the way the Milan did. I did stop at the Chevy dealer because they had just started running ads for malibu LS for $188.00 lease. Same as Ford, 24/10,000. I look at a Malibu LS which is really stripped and on Impala that at least had power driver's seat. The Milan, Malibu and Impala all listed around $24,500. The Chevy dealer works up a number on the Malibu and Impala, $329.00 for the Malibu and $429.00 for the Impala. No GM incentives on the Impala is why it was so much higher. I leave and went over to get the Milan. It is a georgous car! I have put almost 700 miles on it so ar and I am averaging 27.1 MPG so far. It rides like a dream and looks good. I love the SYNC feature! It is the most comfortable car I've ever driven.
Now I understand why Ford is making money without government grants and GM is still taking their money. And keep in mind that the Fusion/Milan/Malibu/Impala are all about the same size. Nascar uses the Fusion, Malibu and Impala as their base vehicles.
I can't say enough nice things about my Milan.
#177 of 214 Re: Great MPG! [urnews]
Mar 28, 2010 (11:09 am)
I am about to buy a 2008 SEL with the 3.0 engine. It has the 6 speed. The 2.3 has the five speed. The 2010 2.5 has upgraded to the six speed.
#178 of 214 Re: Can the Hybrid get worse millage then the city or Highway Mileage listed? [newowner10]
Jun 18, 2010 (3:07 pm)
"Does the electric motor continue to push the car even when you are going 65 MPH and the gas engine is running? If that is the case I could see the the millage could always be better then the 4 cylinder mileage.
My concern is with the Hybrid versus the 4 cylinder and with the rebate on the 4 cylinder there is a 5,000 difference in the purchase price. You would need to save a lot of gas to make up the difference. "
The Ford Hybrid system does use the electric motor at all speeds.