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Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan Hybrid Real World MPG

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  • mtnman1mtnman1 Central OhioPosts: 416
    I have driven 1000 miles on my new Fusion after 2 1/2 weeks of ownership. Filled up for the second time yesterday. Drove 486.1 miles since last fill up and put 11.382 gallons in it. 486.1/11.382 = 42.71 MPG. :) This is in mixed driving. The Car's computer read 43.4 MPG so not off by much. So far this has been a great car in that regard and just an all around great car to drive. Of course, I know I probably am driving it in the optimum season for fuel effeciency due to it not being too hot or cold. Also I realize that the summer blend of gas probably helps. Hopefully I will feel the same about it next winter.
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  • mtnman1mtnman1 Central OhioPosts: 416
    Not much participation in this thread, but I thought I would give an update on my MPG.Today marks exactly 4 weeks ago this evening I picked up my new Fusion. 1439 miles on it now. Filled up and got 41.27 MPG. Car's computer read 42 exactly. I attribute my slightly lower MPG to the fact that daily it has been anywhere from 29 to 33 degrees when I started my day. Also very windy last week. One day we had steady winds at 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph. A couple of other days winds were 20 to 30 mph. The day of the highest winds I drove to several towns in open country running 60 to 72 mph. Not a great deal of trees to break the wind because it's in farm country and central Ohio is very flat. So I am ecstatic so far in the performance of this car.
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  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 6,311
    Nice numbers! Doesn't sound like you're trying to squeeze every last mile out of it, just taking it as it comes with your everyday driving.

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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 404
    mtnman1 said:

    Not much participation in this thread, but I thought I would give an update on my MPG.Today marks exactly 4 weeks ago this evening I picked up my new Fusion. 1439 miles on it now. Filled up and got 41.27 MPG. Car's computer read 42 exactly. I attribute my slightly lower MPG to the fact that daily it has been anywhere from 29 to 33 degrees when I started my day. Also very windy last week. One day we had steady winds at 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph. A couple of other days winds were 20 to 30 mph. The day of the highest winds I drove to several towns in open country running 60 to 72 mph. Not a great deal of trees to break the wind because it's in farm country and central Ohio is very flat. So I am ecstatic so far in the performance of this car.

    You know your mileage calculations are so close to the car computer I would wager the computer is correct. I don't think you can precisely fill up and measure fuel used tankful to tankful. A difference of a quarter gallon on a fuel efficient car can make a measurable difference.

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  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 6,311
    I'd call it within "margin of error" :)

    I always use my mileage calculations as a barometer of the general health of my vehicle. Any sudden notable change gets my attention. If the next tank is still low (assuming I didn't short fill TWICE) then I get into "what's going on?" mode

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  • mtnman1mtnman1 Central OhioPosts: 416
    Had a disappointing experience on the latest tank of gas. My Car computer was way off. The computer read 43.9 MPG and my actual was 39.52 MPG. My last 3 fill ups were so close to what the car computer read and were all 43 MPG and better with my calculation. I can't figure out what would explain the drastic discrepancy when it had been so close. I am concerned that it would be so off. Also, had a difficult time removing the pump from the capless fuel opening. Had to use two hands and pull hard until it released it suddenly. I almost fell backwards when it released.
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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 10,196
    I don't have a hybrid, but I do have a couple of 2 year old Fords. Sometimes the computer is pretty far off.
    I think the fuel mileage computer gives too much credit for being off the gas, when the fuel is shut off while coasting. Just my opinion.
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  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 6,311

    I don't have a hybrid, but I do have a couple of 2 year old Fords. Sometimes the computer is pretty far off.
    I think the fuel mileage computer gives too much credit for being off the gas, when the fuel is shut off while coasting. Just my opinion.

    Always need to check the accuracy of the computers against actually doing the calculation.

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 10,196
    It helps to check the odometer calibration, too. My Fusion measures 2% under. I've measured it for stretches of up to 50 miles.
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  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 6,311
    Tire circumference can be an issue with that

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