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Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#51 of 214 Be patient. The mileage gets better over time.
Apr 29, 2007 (6:25 pm)
I own a 2006 Mercury Milan Premier with the 3.0L V6. I drove back from the Madison area to Oshkosh a couple weeks ago. Before I left, I filled up the tank and immediately reset my trip computer after filling up. The car had 12,000 miles on it. According to the trip computer, the trip was 97 miles long, I averaged 62 MPH, and I averaged 32.2 MPG. On the divided highway I had the cruise control set at 74 MPH. On the two-lane highway I had the cruise set at 64 MPH. I'd say roughly 6 out of the 97 miles was city driving.
The bottom line is this for those of you complaining about the mileage with their 3.0L V6 in their Fusion/Milan, your fuel mileage will definately improve as you put more miles on your car. Last year about this same time, I made the same trip when I had my Milan only a few weeks. Then I only got around 28 MPG. So all I can say is, be patient, the fuel mileage does improve over time.
#52 of 214 Re: Be patient. The mileage gets better over time. [oshkosh49]
Apr 30, 2007 (5:31 pm)
one of the things i do is track my mileage in 6 month intervals. i live in new england. my explorer in odd number 6 months starting in august: 15.6/15.8/16.2/16.6 even numbered: 16.3/16.6/17.0
i am not posting the numbers since my kid started driving the explorer.
focus starting in may odd numbered: 28.8/30.1/31.9 even numbered: 27.6/29.3. fwiw.
#53 of 214 Re: Another Update [wiredpair]
May 08, 2007 (3:54 am)
I have owned my car since 2/24 and just fueled it up this morning at 5692.8 miles per the computer. Overall, the computer is showing 28.5 MPG since new while my hand calcs show an overall average of 27.75 MPG - a difference of 0.75 MPG.
Like I said, about 80% of my driving is highway and I have the SEL V6 model (no AWD). Also, I keep the cruise at 60 MPH at almost all times on the highway. I am happy with the MPG numbers.
I plan on switching to full synthetic oil around the 10k mark (I've used the Motorcraft 5W20 Syn Blend that came from the factory and changed at 2,500 mile intervals thus far) and wonder if that will help the MPG.
I'll update as I go along. I will be commuting less in the next few months so the miles won't be racking up as quick as they have been.
#54 of 214 Re: Horrific in-city mileage [chevyk10]
May 13, 2007 (10:43 am)
Please don't fill up this board too. Everyone who drives a Fusion knows you are having gas milage problems.
Yeah. But how come everybody else seems to be getting decent mileage with their Fusion when our 2007 SEL AWD V6 really sucks? 14.8 mpg at 3,000 miles is the pits. We are both conservative, gentle drivers. The terrain is flat. The climate is moderate. The tires are properly inflated. Do we have a mileage lemon or what?
It's been two months now since my last rant. No improvement. Service manager at the dealership checked the car with a computer at 1,500 miles and said everything was according to specs, AOK.
We should have bought an I4, I guess. The revised (downward) EPA estimate for this power train is 17 mpg. I would be delighted with that. The original EPA city rating was 19 mpg and most posters seem to be getting that, or better.
We like and enjoy almost everything about this car EXCEPT for the rotten mileage.
#55 of 214 Re: Be patient. The mileage gets better over time. [oshkosh49]
May 18, 2007 (9:32 am)
I am considering the Milan V6. I test drove it and liked it very much, also the reviews are mostly good. I am currently driving a 1993 Camry. It has been an excellent car but I have decided against the new 2007 Camry due to the reported transmission issues.
My only concern with the Milan V6 is the city gas mileage. I drive approximately 70 city/30 highway. Most of the folks on this forum have reported mostly on highway driving. I would love to hear more from the owners, how is your mpg in the city after the break in period?
May 18, 2007 (10:03 am)
IMO, it is not very worthwhile to compare mpg from different drivers, driving under different condions. "City" MPG will vary a lot depending on how and where a car is driven.
For most midsize cars CR will routinely gets 14-16 mpg in their city test. Meanwhile EPA will get 20-24, for the same cars in their city test. These large differences are just due to the way the car is driven in each test.
The guy with Fusion mpg remorse, likely drives more like the CR city test rather than the EPA test. CR reported 14 mpg for "city" in a V6 Fusion. The I-4 got 15 mpg in that test.
If you get less than the EPA figure now, expect to get about the same amount less with any new car. This will be more accurate than looking at what other drivers get in their Fusion/Milan.
You can look up the EPA rating of your current car at fueleconomy.gov, if you do not know it.
#57 of 214 Re: Be patient. The mileage gets better over time. [mmcar2]
May 18, 2007 (10:33 am)
I have a 12 mile, 30 minute commute with some stop-n-go. I usually average around 24 mph. I typically get 20 mpg with a range of 18-22 depending on traffic. On a weekend with no traffic and favorable traffic lights I can get as high as 24. Throw in some highway driving and that would 2 or 3 mpg higher.
#58 of 214 Re: Be patient. The mileage gets better over time. [mmcar2]
May 18, 2007 (11:28 am)
I am currently driving a 1993 Camry. It has been an excellent car but I have decided against the new 2007 Camry due to the reported transmission issues.
What transmission problems? I thought the Camrys were bulletproof. Is your '93 a V6 or an I4? What kind of mileage do get now?
Based on our experience with a 2007 SEL AWD V6 Fusion (14.8 mpg city), I would not recommend the V6 if mileage is a big concern of yours. Obviously it is or your wouldn't have asked for forum input.
Everyone's driving routes and habits are somewhat different, so for every "bad" mileage report there is at least one "good" mileage report, mostly.
In retrospect, I wish we had purchased an SEL with an I4 and 5-speed manual. Most of the people who have that power train combination seem to be satisfied with their mpg figures, if four forums are any indication.
It's not very realistic of me, I realize, but I believe modern cars in today's world should at least deliver the EPA estimate. Ain't gonna happen in my lifetime, I guess.
#59 of 214 Re: Be patient. The mileage gets better over time. [urnews]
May 18, 2007 (11:35 am)
I believe modern cars in today's world should at least deliver the EPA estimate">
Drive like this and you probably will get the EPA city MPG
#60 of 214 Re: Be patient. The mileage gets better over time. [mmcar2]
May 18, 2007 (6:14 pm)
Get the 4cyl automatic Milan in the premier package.. Good MPG and a very nice car.