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Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#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.
#185 of 214 2010 Milan I-4 37.8 mpg highway
Apr 17, 2011 (4:22 pm)
At 9000 miles My 9 months old Milan I-4 6 speed automatic seems to have loosened up or perhaps it is happy to see warmer spring temperatures. The most recent tank had averaged 32.5 by the computer but measured out at 31.8 by calculation using gallons and miles. That is my experience to date, an average (overall with 40% highway) of about 31+ and the computer reading between 0.5-1.0 mpg high. In this case I refueled near the entrance to a highway and my trip took me 80 miles on the highway. I set the cruise control at 63-64 mpg and when I left the highway the computer read 37.8 mpg. I believe that such temperate highway driving consistently gets over 35 mpg. I am pleased with these numbers and find that they reflect nearly the EPA estimates. So far no issues big or small.
#186 of 214 Fusion Hybrid - 7 month report
Jun 12, 2011 (4:39 pm)
2010 model. 4,800 actual miles. Miles per gallon by 3 methods:
A. Long term MPG average (life of vehicle) has risen to 38.4 mpg from break-in period through today.
B. MPG average for May = 40.5 mpg. Winter operation less mpg's. Spring operation yields best mileage. Summer hot weather reduces MPG's a slight tad. Speed limits are complied with most of the time...
C. City driving not exceeding 47 mph in evenings can yield = 47 to 53mpg's depending per individual trip .
Hows about them apples Rhoda ?
#187 of 214 Re: Fusion Hybrid - 7 month report [wilcox]
Jun 12, 2011 (7:06 pm)
Outstnding. I can't match but my one year old Milan I4 10,500 has averaged >32MPG by measurement of actual gallons. The built in calculator is a bit (only a bit) optimistic and gives numbers about one mpg higher. I do exceed the speed limit regularly on ighways (but only to 70mph or so except for uncommon situations in which the car had felt very comfortable at 85mpg. Never have needed more. Most of my driving is "residential" meanings lights and stop signs but less troublesome in that regard than my commute to work each day especially the return home which is interrupted by traffic jams and slow general speeds. 65-67mpg seems to be the sweet spot due to the gearing and whatever else pertains. The built in calculator registers between 34-41mpg at such speeds depending on road and weather conditions (how flat, how cold, windows open, etc.). I haven't changed my driving habits compared to my prior V6 but admit that I avoid situations that would require rapid acceleration (which aren't hard to avoid). What's more important the car is wonderfully engineered and satisfies my high expectations in all regards, this is no econobox despite the brand new price of $18.3K. Let all fusion and milan owners quietly rejoice the absolute absence of buyers remorse. No issues of any kind after a year as expected.
As an aside. I think to get good mileage you need to use your eyes and your mirrors to avoid the need to brake often. A body in motion tends to stay in motion unless interrupted by braking. If you don't get >60K at least before needing brakework, I'll bet you get mediocre fuel economy as well. If G-force and acceleration are your pleasure, look elsewhere but for a reliable vehicle that pleases with its thoughtful design and excellent engineering think fusion (or its recently deceased sibling, the milan).
#188 of 214 longevity of michelin pilot hx-mxm 4 tires?
Jun 16, 2011 (7:35 am)
If anyone out there has put many miles on their I4 2010 Fusion/Milan and has these tires (17") I would appreciate an opinion on how they hold up over time. What mileage range should I expect before they wear enough to require replacement? I'm only at 10,000 miles and, of course, they look good. My prior experience is that I get 40,000 miles or so from a set of tires before replacement is necessary.
Jun 16, 2011 (8:26 am)
Just got back from a trip from Phoenix to Houston to Austin and back to Phoenix. Now driving through TX, the speed limit is 80 mph during the day. So with the Cruise control set at 75 MPH, I was getting 32 MPG. I have a I-4 with the 6spd manual. The engine is almost at 3K at this speed. The car cruised with no problems, A/C on all the time, I don't think its bad at all, since the EPA rating for the is 33 on the highway, which would be easy to get if driven at a lower speed.