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Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan Real World MPG



  • Silly question, but how accurate is the computer. I have a base S model, so I don't have it, but is it really accurate. Have you tested it yourself? I've got less than 800 miles on mine so far, and I've gotten 27 mpg on one tank and 20 on the other (all city, I've had the car for 6 weeks and only have 780 miles on it)
  • ken74ken74 Posts: 13
    So far I have put 1322.5 miles on my new Fusion V6. The car has a cumulative MPG average of 19.71. This is mixed usage driving (60% Hwy/40% City). I am keeping an Excel spreedsheet to track fuel costs, mileages, octane rating, fuel brand, etc....

    My highest MPG per tank to date is 20.595 (dealer fill - high octane?) and the lowest is 19.144. Can't wait to see how the car does on a trip. :)
  • All highway miles (averaging about 70mph) from Richmond VA to NYC and back got me about 22mpg in the Fusion V6.

    On the same route, I have gotten about 18 out of a Sonata V6, 19 out of a Taurus, 27 out of a Camry V6, 26 out of an Accord V6, about 24 out an Altima I4 and 20 out of a Mazda6 V6. All the above were rental cars - fairly new with < 10k miles.

    I must also add that except for the Altima I4, teh Fusion felt like it had the weakest engine. Of course with Taurus 'the boat' you are scared of even trying to figure out how powerful it is lest its terrible handling does you in, but still the Fusion definitely felt underpowered.

    I still love my stick-shift Celica GTS, 32mpg+ on the above route :) Of if weighs just 2400lbs and is an I4 but it is faster than them :D I luv it (thought its altogether in a different category)
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,446
    i can get 18+ is my explorer v8 driving that same route, so i think you need to be a smoother driver. :P
  • I get about 20MPG in the city and about 27MPG on the highway. I have the 2006 V6 Fusion.
  • fho2008fho2008 Posts: 393
    28 MPG.....not bad, rated 23/31. I4 5A SEL. When will the hybrid be here?
  • What else do you expect in NYC traffic. I get 10-12mpg in my I4 99 Contour driving around brooklyn. I think the contour is rated at 23mpg in City, year right. I guess they didn't figure into account NYC traffic.
  • Date Octane Price/G Gallons Total Cost TankMiles MPG
    10/14/2006 87 $2.199 15.690 $34.50 362.90 23.13
    10/29/2006 89 $2.099 15.337 $32.19 397.40 25.91
    10/31/2006 87 $2.199 11.370 $25.00 284.20 25.00
    11/6/2006 87 $2.109 14.223 $30.00 381.70 26.84
    11/25/2006 87 $2.169 15.444 $33.50 362.40 23.47
    12/21/2006 87 $2.199 9.323 $20.50 161.10 17.28
    12/28/2006 87 $2.139 13.792 $29.50 332.30 24.09
    12/30/2006 87 $2.169 10.950 $23.75 296.70 27.10
    1/12/2007 87 $2.049 11.157 $22.86 205.90 18.45

    I drive an 06 Fusion SE V6. I'm at about 3200 miles. I'm getting my first oil change this week and hopefully the PCM/TCM update. I might also have a intermittent problem with an ignition coil. I'll let you know if my mileage improves after these services.
    -sorry about the formatting-
  • scape2scape2 Posts: 4,119
    miles.. averaging 23.6MPG..
  • nr9nr9 Posts: 55
    V6 milan

    got as low as 15.0 MPG before in the city.

    been driving long distance highways recently and upped it to 17.6MPG

    i usually rev to 5-6k rpm in the city and highway speeds 90% of time above 100mph
  • My wife has been getting 36 mpg on the highway in our SE I4 5A. We usually get ~32 with mostly highway driving, but city only tanks of gas have been giving us 16-19 mpg. Some of this is attributable to aggressive driving, but I suspect it also has something to do with poorly placed shift points in first and second in the automatic.
  • ken74ken74 Posts: 13
    "I'm getting my first oil change this week and hopefully the PCM/TCM update."

    What PCM/TCM update?
  • This one.
    FORD: 2006-2007 Fusion
    LINCOLN: 2006 Zephyr
    MERCURY: 2006-2007 Milan

    This article supersedes TSB 06-18-7 to add a production fix date.

    Some 2006-2007 Fusion, Milan, and 2006 Zephyr vehicles built before 9/4/2006, equipped with a 3.0L engine, and Aisin F21 automatic transmission may exhibit one (1) or more of the driveability and/or transmission symptoms listed below:

    Engine Driveability:

    DTC P0606
    Powertrain lacks response
    High idles after starting engine and lasting about 2 minutes
    Intermittent hard to start

    Shifts too early / too late / too often
    Gear changes take too long to complete
    Shifts rough or jerky from park
    Slow downshifts
    Takes too long to engage and/or hesitates while shifting from park to drive or reverse

    Reprogram the powertrain control module (PCM) and transmission control module (TCM) to the latest calibration
  • scape2scape2 Posts: 4,119
    "What PCM/TCM update?"

    I own an 06 SEL v6 and had this done. Having owned the car for almost 9 months and knowing how the car drives/shifts. To put it in a nut shell the car is more responsive. All 06 owners of Milans/Fusions should have the updated codes put in. Its under warranty and its worth it. :shades:
  • I'm not sure if my car needs the PCM or not but I'm going to ask about it when I take it in for an oil change and such. So far I have 1600 miles on the car 12oo of which is freeway driving the rest city. In city I get about 13 or so and so far my best which was on my 1200 mile road trip was 22.3 however keep in mind I have the AWD model and I'll admit I have a lead foot and tend to speed (did 90 most of the trip)
  • mschmalmschmal Posts: 1,757
    Um, yes, thats the TOYOTA part.

  • Don't want to get into an arguing match but....
    the problem is more with the software and electronics not the transmission itself...if it could even be construed as a problem at all.
  • wiredpairwiredpair Posts: 22
    I am driving about % highway/15% City driving:

    Picked up the car one week ago. I am getting 26.2 MPG overall since inception per the trip computer at 512 miles. I will be calculating manually as well once I have a few tank fulls.

    Trip computer says average speed 38 MPH so car must have been idling quite a bit at the dealer before delivery. I average between 60 & 65 MPH on the highway.

    I believe I will get closer to 28 MPG once it is broken in.

    I was initially questioning myself on getting the V6 but am sure glad I did.
  • scape2scape2 Posts: 4,119
    I am sure Ford has programed the updated PCM software into all 07 and probably late year 06's. My average MPG is 23.6 for my SEL V6 at about 11,700 miles. This isn't a "problem" per say. More of an upgrade/improvement.
  • urnewsurnews Posts: 668
    We have 1,900 miles on our 2007 V6 AWD SEL and have consistently averaged only 13 mpg in city driving, which is 95 percent of our total. We have nicknamed the car "The Guzzler" because of the crummy mileage. Our terrain is flat, the climate is mild, the tire pressure is correct and we are both conservative, gentle drivers. We are very disappointed with our Fusion because of this wretched mileage.
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