Last post on Sep 24, 2011 at 6:56 AM
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#19 of 22 Re: Ford Flex real world mpg [neustkg]
Sep 17, 2011 (6:52 pm)
Find a different car!!!! I got 2011 Ford Flex Titanium Ecobost 3 days ago....I was driving in an unknown territory the sync just stopped working...I lost the navigation, voice command & everything....it's just 3 days old and its giving me problem already.
I commute long everyday for work and I noticed that Flex eats more gas than my Sienna before.
#20 of 22 Re: Ford Flex real world mpg [flexuser123]
Sep 18, 2011 (10:21 am)
I was recently looking (haven't test driven, yet) at the new Explorers. They're supposed to get the ecoboost 4 cylinder next year and I thought it might be a good option for gas savings. But then I read both of the Motor Trend articles that panned it. In the first one, the Ford Explorer w/Ecoboost basically blew up, but since that was a preproduction model, they gave it another chance in a later clip and they still panned it because it's too underpowered of a motor for that size vehicle. They also said that while the Explorer is a 7 passenger vehicle, it's very cramped. I'm still leaning towards a Chevy Traverse. While the gas mileage isn't as good, it's an 8 passenger with room in the 3rd row, AND room behind the third row for some luggage. Not quite as good as our Chevy Venture with all the seats up (or gas mileage), but at least it gives us room for stuff.
#21 of 22 flex gas mileage
Sep 23, 2011 (8:18 pm)
I own a 2009 flex which I bought as a salvage vehicle. It was hit very hard and I worked on it for a year, which I mention because I have had no issues with that. The car gets mostly round about town driving which and range of mileage from 19-21. I added a KandN air filter and picked up maybe 1/2 mpg. It is very difficult to test stuff like this but it didn't go down and definitely went positive.I also installed a Vortec device which goes in to the air intake in front of the mass air. Lastly, I put on a spoiler, which went on top of the tailgate naturally.
All of this was tested last week when I went to Atlanta from Charlotte and I was in complete mileage mode in that I did not have the air on as it evening. This trip is extremely hilly and I kept it in the 60-70 range mostly. I did not accelerate going up the hills but let it fall back with only keeping a steady foot. I then went faster down hill naturally but still kept the pedal the same. I do not know if I got the max I can get, however I got 26.65 . That was not with Ford's computer, but with fill ups with gas leaking out on the ground. That is the only way to get a good idea what you actually get. The max the computer showed was 24+because that is an average. All in all the Flex is a great vehicle in my opinion and Ford's stuff is as good as any in the world and better in many cases. No I do not work for Ford.
#22 of 22 Re: flex gas mileage [flexfreak]
Sep 24, 2011 (6:56 am)
You are right on the money with those numbers, and also shows that the Ecoboost does get the same MPG ratings as the NA V6. Those are almost exactly the same numbers I get with my 201 EB SEL, although I do use AC. My Highway driving wasn't hilly like yours was so it evens the score.
My DD average is 19.2, my highway is just a hair over 27. Something like 27.053 MPG. That was on a 1200 mile all interstate trip.