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Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#175 of 214 Milan vs Malibu/Impala
Feb 26, 2010 (9:58 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 (10:09 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 (2:07 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.
#179 of 214 2010 Milan 1-4 automatic, 17" michelin: 30.9 MPG
Jul 19, 2010 (11:34 am)
In the first 900 miles I have averaged 30.9 mpg. The built-in calculator is pretty accurate at 30.6 mpg. I drive at 67 mph (w/ cruise control on highway) and at traffic flow locally. Mix: 60% local (residential stop and go) and 40% highway. The manual says not to bother calculating MPG until it has 1-3K miles on the odometer. I expect the MPG will increase in time by 4-5 MPG. My ten year old Sable V6 got about 24.5 local and 31 highway. I don't really miss the V6 since I am not a jackrabbit type. I like the quietness of the cabin. My only complaint is that the bolstering on the driver's seatback (cloth covered) seems too wide prohibiting my back from resting comfortably against the seat back. Couple that with the headrest angle and I have had to fiddle with the steering wheel controls and the seat positions to be comfortable. In time I will likely put a cushion in there to fill the space and support my back. Otherwise I am pleased. Ironically I do not have a cell phone and hate the damn things so all the synch features are inaccessible to me even though in the car. Call me a Luddite.
#180 of 214 2010 Fustion SE w/ Manual 6spd
Jul 23, 2010 (7:40 am)
OK I have had my Fusion SE now for 6 months, I went from a 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe with the 2.5L w/CVT. I was averaging 30 MPG with that car, 75% highway and 25% city.
After 6 months with the Fusion the computer is telling me I'm averaging 29.6. Now I live in PHX,AZ, so the A/C is running all the time, and I do drive the car some what hard, the 6 spd manual is a wonderful transmission. I took the car for its first long distance trip PHX to San Diego and back. Cruise control on for 90% of the time, between 70-75 (rpms between 2750 to 3K) the computer showed 36.9 average, but when I calculated it out it was 32.6. On my way back from San Diego the computer showed 33.1 and I calculated it to be 32.8.
Over all I'm very happy with this car, granted my Altima got better mileage (never took it on a road trip) and had a larger tank but I like my Fusion.
#182 of 214 Highway Mileage
Mar 06, 2011 (6:37 am)
Recently rented a '10 with 36,000 miles, 4cyl SE, and averaged around 32mpg with highway driving at 75mph.
#183 of 214 Re: Highway Mileage [kam327]
Mar 07, 2011 (1:15 pm)
With 7500 miles on my 2010 I-4 Milan my numbers are about the same. I stay closer to 67 mph highway (w cruise control) for 33-34mpg and average about 31 with the remainder of the miles largely resindential. I am fortunate to be spared a stop and go commute usually but when that hapens the mpg falls to 23-25 mpg. Also a comfortable, quiet, competent car with many subtle nice touches.
Mar 07, 2011 (3:08 pm)
I've had my 2010 Fusion for a year and have just under 16K miles. Its a SE, with the 6 Spd manual. The car's computer states currently I am averaging 28.3. This is combined Highway and City. This is pretty much a 60/40 split. For the last 6 months this is pretty much where the cars computer has placed my average. I'm sure I could get a little better, but I like to push the car a little harder then a normal person and a lot less than what the mar magazine guys do. So over all I'm happy, its not as good as my neighbor's Fusion Hybrid he averages 40 MPG.