Last post on Mar 17, 2013 at 4:38 PM
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Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#207 of 214 winter toll on mpg
Feb 05, 2013 (4:49 pm)
This is the first coldish winter here in New England in a few years and I am impressed at the toll it takes on mpg. I had previously averaged 31.4 or so mpg over 25,000 miles and many tankfuls and through two abnormally warm winters. Since the cold weather arrived (despite upping the air pressure in the tires to compensate) I have dropped to an average that is lower than my previous low tank, somewhere about 27.5-28.5 mpg. No other changes. I understand all the factors which conspire to drop winter fuel economy but didn't expect such a large drop of 3-4 mpg. Are other cold weather drivers finding similar results? I expect that there will be a return to normal values when the weather warms up.
#208 of 214 Re: winter toll on mpg [pod]
Feb 05, 2013 (5:39 pm)
Different fuel blends will effect your MPG, longer idle time??
#209 of 214 Re: winter toll on mpg [flightnurse]
Feb 05, 2013 (5:52 pm)
Here's the best list and theory I have come across.
The viscosity of air was news to me. There is little good to be said about the winter unless you ski or skate.
#210 of 214 Re: winter toll on mpg [pod]
Mar 03, 2013 (5:01 pm)
I'm in New England, too.
Who knows what quality of gas we are getting?
In the old days, it would 'ping', but now the power is just dialed back.
#211 of 214 new Fusion owner?
by kirstie_h HOST
Mar 05, 2013 (2:12 pm)
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#212 of 214 Where is all the gas being used ?? ! !
Mar 16, 2013 (12:36 pm)
Purchased a new 2013 Fusion SE in mid Oct. 2012. Now have about 1600 miles on it... This is the first vehicle that I can NOT get the EPA mileage or better. Around town I get from 17.6 to 19.5 mpg. I ALWAYS use the on board computer and drive for MAX mpg. No matter what I do, I can NOT get good town mileage with this vehicle. I've checked the air in the tires, the air filter etc and they are all good. A check with the dealer only resulted in : "Maybe when it gets more miles on it, it will get better" The EPA on this is 22 mpg, I'm getting about 17% less. what gives FORD?! Possible : ?
#213 of 214 Re: Where is all the gas being used ?? ! ! [xpert_driver]
Mar 17, 2013 (1:59 pm)
The Ecoboost engines aren't getting the MPG that Ford was hoping for. I rented a Escape with the 1.6L turbo, and was surprised that I was getting 18 in town. The engine had a lot of power around town much more than what I was expecting.... I believe this is a good start for Ford but they need to improve the MPG.
#214 of 214 Re: Where is all the gas being used ?? ! ! [flightnurse]
Mar 17, 2013 (4:38 pm)
It had good power - that's the problem. You have to be extremely careful with the throttle or it ends up using more fuel and mpg suffers. It is possible to achieve EPA results but it's harder with the ecoboost engines (especially in the winter).