Last post on May 13, 2012 at 5:34 PM
You are in the Ford Explorer
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Mercury Mountaineer, Ford Explorer Sport, Ford Explorer, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#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!!!
#32 of 51 Re: Ford Explorer/Mercury Mountaineer: MPG-Real World Numbers [steve_]
May 20, 2007 (5:08 pm)
1997 mercury mountaineer 136,000 miles
31-10.5/15 tires a/c compressor runs no matter what you do so winter/summer dose not seem to make much difference i get 13.8 mpg average i have a 3500lbs camper and that dose not make a difference
#33 of 51 2001 Explorer Sport V6
May 25, 2007 (3:16 pm)
at over 2200 meters above sea level I get around 17 mpg in city driving, havent taken it on the highway yet.
2001 Ford Explorer Sport with 39 000 miles on a V6 4.0 200hp engine.
#34 of 51 gas milage
Jul 30, 2007 (11:35 pm)
If i change tire size from 15" to 16" will i get better milage?
#35 of 51 Poor gas mileage...
Jun 15, 2007 (10:01 pm)
I have a 95 Ford Explorer V6 motor with about 115,000 miles on it ... as of late I am loosing about 2 mpg off of my average from 6 months ago. I recently replaced some vacuum lines that were cracked and I just put in a new fuel pump. The car seems to run fine just lower gas mileage.... Any clues???
#36 of 51 Getting absolute crappy gas milege
Aug 29, 2007 (1:06 pm)
I just recently purchased an 02 Explorer XLT - V8 - 4.6L
I have an 11 mile commute to work, little to no traffic. In the last few days, my 11 mile drive uses a quarter tank of gas! I have checked the standard stuff, ie; fuel filter, pump, fuel injectors, air filter etc. and there is no leak. What could be causing the absolute crappy gas milege??
Any advice is greatly appreciated.