Last post on May 24, 2010 at 12:19 PM
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#1 of 10 Ford Windstar: MPG - Real World Numbers
by Claire@Edmunds HOST
Jun 28, 2006 (8:48 pm)
Share your actual MPG with other Windstar owners here.
#2 of 10 Re: Ford Windstar: MPG - Real World Numbers [claires]
Sep 08, 2006 (5:21 am)
16 mpg, winter, city
22 mpg, long highway trip, summer, A/C on, 4 people, stuff and three bikes hanging on the back.
I use a K&N airfilter. This had no effect on mileage. I use "Lucas Oil fuel treatment". This is improving gas mileage slightly.
The old Aerostar had better gas mileage.
#3 of 10 Re: Ford Windstar: MPG
Oct 16, 2006 (6:53 pm)
Version 2002 SEL, advertised 17 city and 23 highway. Well it averages right in between all the time. 20-21 mpg highway, perhaps 18-19 when really loaded down for vacation trip and AC/heat on.
#4 of 10 Real World Long Distance MPG
May 21, 2007 (10:58 am)
2000 Ford Windstar, 141,000+ miles so far. We get about 17-19 combined driving and about 21 on a trip. It's been a good van but our old, bigger Aerostar (175,000+ miles) got better mileage.
#5 of 10 Re: Ford Windstar: MPG - Real World Numbers [claires]
Jun 02, 2007 (9:23 am)
Just got from mich it was 8hrs trip each way i have a 2000 with 3.8 75,000 miles i got 25.6 going out and 24.4 coming back to pa pulling the hills i was real happy with this van
rick in pa
#6 of 10 2000 SE 80,000mi
Jun 02, 2007 (10:34 pm)
All maint. kept up to date. Small town. Usually just 3 in the van = 455lbs. Maybe 15% hwy. mi., reads 13.6 mpg. Certainly the leather doesn't weigh that much.
#7 of 10 Re: Ford Windstar: MPG - Real World Numbers [claires]
Jun 15, 2007 (3:01 pm)
I have a 98 GL with the 3.8L.
On a long trip with the van loaded with 4 big guys, golf clubs, luggage, beer, (i.e. loaded to the max), I get 23 MPG.
On a long trip with just me in the car, I get 23 MPG.
I have never had a trip that I didn't get 23 MPG.
I don't keep track in town.
I bought the van at 81k miles, it now has 136K miles.
#8 of 10 95 Windstar gas milage
Jul 10, 2008 (11:06 am)
I have a 95 Windstar that I did drive from SC to PA every 4 weeks or so and I would get 24-25 miles to the gallon, one day the computer went out and I had the local Ford dealer repair it and after that I now get 18-19 miles to the gallon. A local dealer told me that there was nothing you can do about that. If the van got it before should it not get it again? Can anyone please help.
#9 of 10 1999 Windstar SEL 3.8L
Aug 21, 2009 (2:13 pm)
I get 14-15 mpg with mine. It's a mix of about 60% highway and 40% city driving. It has 123,000 miles on it. It's really gutless unless you really get into the pedal. I'm really happy with it other than these two things and the fact it needs new shocks and struts. Hopefully it just lasts me the 3 years I need out of it, that's when I hope to get a Sienna or an Odyssey.
May 24, 2010 (12:19 pm)
Realistically, we get 16.5 MPG. City and some Highway Combined. The car does have 177k miles. The car is maintained.