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Ford Edge, SUV
Sep 07, 2007 (4:18 pm)
Averaged 21 mpg w/mostly hwy driving (65-75 mph). FWD SE.
#23 of 41 Mpg 2008 Edge limited
Dec 05, 2007 (2:03 pm)
Is there a break in period before you start to see an mpg above 20?
#24 of 41 Re: Mpg 2008 Edge limited [mcq1]
Dec 05, 2007 (2:10 pm)
Duratec engines typically take 3k-5k before they reach maximum MPG. They're pretty tight when new.
#25 of 41 Re: Mpg 2008 Edge limited [akirby]
Dec 06, 2007 (2:26 pm)
Thanks for the response. I am not to worried about it since I love my edge but it will be nice to get a bit better mpg later on.
#26 of 41 22/23 mpg...
May 11, 2008 (1:27 am)
...however I'm driving mostly on the hwy just under 75 mph in my 2007 FWD SE. Sure is easy doing 85 mph if you're not paying attention
#27 of 41 Re: Rented Edge from Hertz low mileage [fomocona]
Jul 06, 2008 (7:14 pm)
2008 Edge AWD
Have 1,600 miles on it and Have gotten about 14.4 between approx. 50% HWY 50% street. That saying afternoon driving highway in NY is like driving in street. It seems to do well in traffic.
I was getting about 12.2 with my Explorer.
Still have not been on any long trips but will be doing a coupl;e soon for about 900 miles, that will help the break in period and give me a better idea.
I hope it does better in the street after it breaks in a while. It should because my Explorer gave me 20.6 on the HWY after it was 3 years old. Not bad for such a large truck, but in the streets it got me 12.2.
I would think that the Edge might get me 14.6 after I put some more miles on it, that is very close to what it is rated at. So I guess they have improved the rating procedure from what it was. Not bad but could be better. But I'm comfortable in my Crossover sure not know Rav-4, its quiet and its comfortable and woreth the extra $500 - $600 a year. Especially with my back problems. Thats about an extra $50 a month to give me the comfort I need.
I must say its a nice comfortable rding vehicle but 12.2 to 14.5 is not that big of deal but I knew that when I bought it. I also have a 5 year power-train that I did not have on the Explorer. And the Edge seems like it is ok mechanically, we'll see.
#28 of 41 Mileage: Drive for it, get it.
Aug 18, 2008 (2:56 pm)
07 Edge, 20,000 km (app. 12,400 miles): Cruise control, AC on, 2 people, light luggage, about 130 km distance, uphill virtually all the way, 100 kph: 9.1 l/100 km (Imperial 31.04 mpg, U.S. 25.848 mpg). Return downhill almost all the way, 100 kph and 90 kph as per limits: 8.3/34.04 mpg/28.339 mpg U.S.. At one time, saw 7.8 l/100 km/36.26/30.156 U.S. Could probably better this with Cruise off, holding rpm's steady and letting speed drop off on uphills and build up on the downhills. But that's more of a nuisance than the mileage is worth. What is there to complain with a vehicle that weights over 2 tons?
#29 of 41 Re: Mileage: Drive for it, get it. [cmarcus]
Aug 19, 2008 (4:14 pm)
thanks for doing the MPG conversion. it gives me a headache.
is yours 2wd or awd?
#30 of 41 Cubby's 2WD
Aug 19, 2008 (7:35 pm)
2WD. With traction control and a good set of winter tires all around, it works just fine. 99% of my driving is urban.
#31 of 41 Edge verse Freestyle for MPG
Aug 28, 2008 (8:05 pm)
I like the Edge as I have always been a Ford guy and always put over 150k miles on all of my Fords with minimal problems. Edge and Freestyle has the same seating as a Freestyle with a 3.0 -6cyl. I say with my Freestyle I honestly average 28 to 29 MPG hwy at 60-65 mph and 23- 24 mpg country roads where I live. All the time.
I am surprised Ford has not advertised this Crossover more since its introduction in 05 with real MPG they should be proud to advertise. Its the same 6 to 7 seating and better mileage than anything they have in its crossover class. Hell it beats Escape with the same motor by 8 mpg. But its the CVT transmission makes the difference. Now They have dropped the 3.0 and the CTV trans because people complained the Freestyle lacked power. I feel the car filled with 6 passengers is powered fine. So now the Taurus X /Freestyle has a 3.5 with a 6 speed and now gets what the Edge gets 15 city 20 MPG Hwy .
In this age of high gas prices and having a crossover with good gas mileage at hand they change it. The CVT cant work with a bigger power plant setups of power so 203 horse power was a perfect match for the CVTso they dropped it for now when people are looking for better MPG. At the same time everyone buying small lower powered cars to save gas was it the right move? Look at compact cars sales from Japan. Ford CVT seems to have held up as good as any other trans although you read of some peoples problem but its the same % of problems as conventional trannies can get. According to consumers 2005 -2007 Freestyle and Ford 500/Taurus with 6.0 CVT trans is above average reliability. Well The flex and Edge look great but 28 MPG would look even better to most as I am reading here that own one.