Last post on May 13, 2012 at 4:34 PM
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Mercury Mountaineer, Ford Explorer Sport, Ford Explorer, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#49 of 51 Amazing hiway mileage
Mar 16, 2009 (7:49 am)
2006 Explorer V8 AWD. Just upgraded from a 1996 Explorer V8. City mileage is a little worse but hiway is amazing. Averaging 15-16 mpg city but get this...24.5 at 70 mph, 25.5 at 65 mph and 28 mpg at 55 mph. To make it a little easier for the no believers this is on a flat stretch of hiway over a 50 mile stretch using the on board computer. Now I just have to verify with manual calculation. WOW!!!
#50 of 51 '06 to '10 Increase in EPA Mileage Ratings
Aug 05, 2009 (12:02 pm)
Anybody know how Ford has increased the mileage of the Explorer from 2006 to now? I just bought a used '06 V8 that is EPA rated at 19 hwy (according to the 2008 method) but the '10 model is rated at 21 hwy. I just wondered if I can make any of the changes Ford must have in later model years to achieve those higher numbers.
#51 of 51 2011 explorer mileage
May 13, 2012 (4:34 pm)
Up to about 13,500 miles. Just finished a 1600 mile round trip and averaged 24 mpg with AWD XLT.
Starting elevation was about 150 feet up to about 2350(I-80 in PA) and about 700 feet at the end before turning around.