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Mercury Mountaineer, Ford Explorer Sport, Ford Explorer, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#22 of 51 2007 Explorer LTD V6, 600 Miles
Oct 11, 2006 (9:25 pm)
I got 16.75 MPG on mixed highway(stop&go)/city in SoCal on my first full tank. The computer MPG wasn't too far off as it reported 17.2 MPG.
#23 of 51 2002 Explorer Limited, loaded
Nov 27, 2006 (12:30 pm)
I'm considering buying a 2002 Ford Expl Limited. I have a choice between the V-6 Flex Fuel and the V-8.
I'm concerned about all the comments I've heard that Explorers don't get the mileage their EPA estimates call for.
What kind of MPG are folks ACTUALLY getting on these two engines, in town an highway, please?
#24 of 51 Re: 2002 Explorer Limited, loaded [matune1]
Nov 28, 2006 (5:03 pm)
'02 explorer, about 64k miles, v8 w/tow package. 16.2 lifetime average.
newly licensed driver averages about 13mpg in local only driving.
from central ct to washington dc area via pa, four on board. 16.8 on the way there; cold, windy, rainy, no traffic. 380+ miles in 6 hours. some local driving plus the trip back, warmer, some traffic, 18.6 average.
epa is 14-19.
#25 of 51 Mountaineer & Explorer mileage.
Dec 03, 2006 (8:03 pm)
2002 V6 Mountaineer 16 city, 20 hwy.
2004 V8 Mountaineer 13.6 city, 18 hwy.
2006 V8-3V Explorer 13.6 city, 19 hwy
As you can see, I prefer the V-8. The new 3 valve V-8 give you a ton more power, but the 6 speed tranny, gives you the same mileage with more power.
#26 of 51 Re: Ford Explorer/Mercury Mountaineer: MPG-Real World Numbers [steve_]
Feb 05, 2007 (12:32 am)
2004 Explorer XLT 4WD 4.0L V6.
HI-22.02, LO-11.72, AVG-17.34.
Gotten 22 MPG on a trip, and 12 MPG 4WDing.
Overall this gas mileage sucks.
Feb 23, 2007 (10:27 pm)
With 29344 miles, my 6 speed has recorded an average mileage of: 15.88 mpg. I am happy. This is about 1 MPG better than I expected for a gas guzzling V-8. BRAVO for the 6 speed tranny. Best mileage on highway ( constant 68-70 mpg)>20.7, worst mileage> 12.8 (cold weather). Only complaints: dinging OTHER peoples' doors due to the moron who desinged the idiotic lack of control of how to GRASP the Explorer door as it SWINGS OPEN (bam !!! Ding !! Whap !!) Whoever designed the Explorer door should be taken out and run over by a...TOYOTA 4-Runner (a vastly better eingineered vehicle).
#28 of 51 Re: 2006 mileage [frieberg44]
Feb 23, 2007 (11:08 pm)
TOYOTA 4-Runner (a vastly better eingineered vehicle).
Vastly? My, we are given to hyperbole, aren't we? I disagree, but it may be more symantical than actual. The Explorer is a superior design in every way. It rides better, the third seat is actually adult friendly, and folds away. You can see over the hood without the power dome getting in your way, and see the road, the independent rear suspension makes the stepping over bumps or rocks much easier on the spleen, and the new 3V 4.6L motor with the new 6 speed transmission is just a honey to drive.
Now, the Toyota will run twice as long, with half the problems, I'll give ya that, and if by that you mean engineered better, then fine. But the Ford "design", is vastly superior to the 4-runner.
Of course, I could be wrong.....
#29 of 51 Explorer mileage
Feb 24, 2007 (9:50 am)
I think I've discovered the difference between my good '02 Explorer mileage and what I'm getting with the '06. The '02 had the category II (small receiver hitch) towing package which had a 3.55 gear ratio, and the '06 has the cat III/IV package which mandates a 3.73 ratio. Sure has more dig, though.
#30 of 51 Re: Explorer mileage [ghauser]
Feb 24, 2007 (11:04 am)
Bingo!!! That is exactly the key, mate.
#31 of 51 Re: Ford Explorer/Mercury Mountaineer: MPG-Real World Numbers [steve_]
May 20, 2007 (10:06 am)
I have a 2006 Mercury Mountaineer with 1895 miles on it. I average 13.5 MPG in the city and 21 MPG on the highway. Love the car. Was not overly worried about the MPG, but with the rise in gas prices, WOW!!!