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Mercury Mountaineer, Ford Explorer Sport, Ford Explorer, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#12 of 51 Re: 2006 Ford Explorer [matthattan1587]
Jul 17, 2006 (4:28 pm)
check your tire pressures. expecially the fronts. i run those a bit higher than recommended.
the engine will take a good while to break in. i'm guessing 10k or so.
#13 of 51 Re: 2006 Ford Explorer [explorerx4]
Jul 17, 2006 (6:14 pm)
The tires seem properly inflated, but I see what you are saying. You really think it will take 10k miles till the gas mileage improves? Ive heard after about 2k it gets better?
#14 of 51 Re: 2006 Ford Explorer [matthattan1587]
by steve_ HOST
Jul 17, 2006 (6:43 pm)
My experience with my minivan is that mpg varied a lot the first couple of thousand miles, and then started improving. It was still improving at 10,000 miles but the rate of increase started slowing down by then. YMMV.
#15 of 51 2006 XLT V8 4WD
Aug 12, 2006 (2:49 pm)
I have about 6000 miles now, and I have been getting 9.5 mpg in San Diego, and about 12-13 mpg freeway. This thing is killing me! I have tires at full pressure. Even when my wife drives (not aggressive at all, trust me) she gets less than 13 mpg. How is this thing getting 50% worse mileage than a full size F-150 with the V8?!!!
#16 of 51 Re: Ford Explorer/Mercury Mountaineer: MPG-Real World Numbers [steve_]
Aug 13, 2006 (6:43 am)
'06 Mountaineer 4.6, AWD.
2,000 mile tow of travel trailer 9.3 MPG
Highway without trailer. 70 MPH, 21 MPG ... really. Stay off the brakes!
#17 of 51 Re: Ford Explorer/Mercury Mountaineer: MPG-Real World Numbers [lateralg]
Aug 13, 2006 (8:16 pm)
Even if I reset the mileage tracker with the cruise set at 75 or so, its only getting around 15 to 15.5. Thats without accelerating, just maintaining current speed. Gonna have to get a second car loan just to pay for gas...
#18 of 51 2006 Eddie Bauer V8
Aug 15, 2006 (4:43 pm)
Vehicle has been averaging 16.5 mixed city, highway. On our summer vacation of about 1,500 miles of mostly highway driving with cruise on going 60mph it returned 23mpg.
#19 of 51 2002 Explorer Sport, 114,000 miles
Aug 27, 2006 (8:03 pm)
My friend's car, but I thought I'd report anyway.
Mixed driving (about 70% interstate miles), it returned 19.5 MPGs. He averages about 75MPH on the interstate.
#20 of 51 2005 Ford Explorer XLT 36,000 miles
Sep 06, 2006 (7:18 pm)
Just drove from Covington, Kentucky (5 miles outside of Cincinnati, Ohio) to Gatlinburg, Tennessee about 295 miles one way and got 22.5 mpg. That is mostly highway with cruise set on 72.
#21 of 51 Re: Ford Explorer/Mercury Mountaineer: MPG-Real World Numbers [steve_]
Sep 17, 2006 (7:26 pm)
2005 Ford Explorer 4.0L, 23,500 miles on the truck.
Just drove from Grand Junction to Denver Colorado today. Avg. MPG 21. Usually between 15 and 16 MPG in city. If your getting less than get your foot out of the gas pedal. MPG goes down fast on this truck with high RPMs.
Hope this helps.