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Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan Real World MPG

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  • scape2scape2 Posts: 4,124
    My average MPG is now at 27.3 MPG!! (per the computer) Can you believe it?? I do mostly highway driving by the way.. If it gets this good of MPG now, I am betting I hit a good 30MPG HWY no problem.
    I had the Duratec 3.0 in my Escape. Having had this car now for a month I notice this engine is much smoother and quiet at idle. You can't even tell the engine is running, unless you look at the tach.
    Thanks for the link on quality. I wonder why this wasn't on the news or in the paper??
  • theman123theman123 Posts: 170
    I wonder why this wasn't on the news or in the paper??

    Simple, it's a Ford
  • scape2scape2 Posts: 4,124
    in my Fusion SEL V6. Took the wife and kids over into central Oregon for a few days of fun. I am telling you, this car drives and handles like cars costing thousands more. Cruised at 65-70 and my average MPG with A/C running and crossing the Mountains, was 26.7 MPG!! Not bad in my book. The car only has about 2400 miles on it. I am really curious as to what the mileage will be when the car hits over 5,000 miles. V6 was strong and confident going up steep climbs. Cabin was quiet. At times I even popped the sunroof in the tilt position and still pretty quiet. The more I drive this car the more I love it. The more I know I bought the right car. Ford has a great sedan again in its fleet. The car is proving to be built solid and reliable. In another forums room a person already has 10,000 trouble free miles. Now its time for the media to take note and recognize this!! :mad:
  • fritzyfritzy Posts: 12
    I bought a Fusion S (manual) 4 cycl. July 4th for $14,988 and 1.9% financing for 48 mos.($335/Mo). First tank averaged 27.1 mpg, 2nd tank 27.4 mpg mixed city, hiway & mountain driving.
  • dlangdlang Posts: 59
    3500 miles and 13.9 mpg per computer. This car is NOT FOR NY CITY DRIVING! And with hot weather and A/C on, just got 10mpg on last fillup.

    This tin can car is a P-O-S!

    A Bentley gets 10 mpg. A Honda Accord averages 30 mpg.

    What is the lemon law on returning cars with BELOW avg mpg??

  • scape2scape2 Posts: 4,124
    My Fusion SEL V6 just dropped from 27.4 average to 26.8 average. Maybe I need to keep my foot out of the pedal a bit more? ;)

    diang, take it back to dealer, have it checked over. 13.9 is way, way low. Driving habits also are a key factor in MPG.
  • I'm just back from a 400 mile trip in my SE 2.3 auto. Tested fuel mileage at different speeds and found the i4 is very sensitive to speed, compared with the v6 in my previous car. The terrain is a little rolling. I cruised at each speed for about half an hour to get an average reading. Here are the results:
    65mph: 36mpg
    70mph: 33mpg
    75mph: 29mpg

    Having learnt that, I settled on 65mph for the rest of the trip. Again, a V6's optimal speed should be higher.

    btw, I haven't reached 1000 miles yet. After breakin, how big an improvement can I expect?
  • dino001dino001 Tampa, FLPosts: 4,646
    Not to ruin your party, but using cruise control during the breakin period is the worst thing you can do to the transmission (engine usuall is not as sensitive). I bet your manual clearly tells you to avoid it (as all prolonged driving in constant engine speed).

    The idea of breaking in is to let allow all elements to fit each other. You do it by allowing your car regularly through upshifts and downshifts and not revving it.

    You probably did not ruin anything yet, but do not use cruise control for another few hundred miles and do not go with constant speed for extended periods.

    2018 430i Gran Coupe

  • mz6greyghostmz6greyghost Posts: 1,230
    Using cruise control is FINE. The "break-in" for an engine is still good practice, but modern engines are much more tolerant and durable. As long as engine revs are varied throughout the trip (as cruising at different speeds accomplishes, along with some rolling terrain), there's no problem. I've even heard of some DaimlerChrysler engineers that actually RECOMMEND revving the engine to redline every once in a while during "break-in".

    Expect gas mileage to improve as the miles are added on. Many Mazda6 owners get well over 30 MPG with the 4-cyl as soon as 5-6K miles
  • You're so right dino. Thanks for the reminding. I really hope I haven't done any harm to this beauty.

    btw, who else also thinks the 98-05 Intrepid is also a beauty? That's my previous car and I really loved it.
  • dino001dino001 Tampa, FLPosts: 4,646
    Breaking is not for the engine, or more precisely the engine is actually not a dominant factor driving that recommendation.

    It's mostly for the rest of the mechanicals. It's mostly about exposing the drivetrain engine to changing loads - in this case rolling hills would do some of the job. Revving up recommendation varies by manufacturer, but none recommends constant engine speeds for prolonged periods.

    My Subaru explicitly says no cruise control and no 4000+ rpm, except "emergency", which was virtually impossible to keep with WRX :blush: :shades: .

    2018 430i Gran Coupe

  • scape2scape2 Posts: 4,124
    I love my Fusion, but I have to admit. While on vacation and driving around town more I only averaged 22.3 MPG. Granted the A/C was going most of the time. Now being back to work a week now, my mileage is back up about 27.2!! Freeway driving makes a world of difference in these cars..
  • Fusion S 4 cyl manual--28.885 mpg on last tank of combined highway/suburban/mountain driving in colorado at 2900 miles. ( I don't comute in rush hour traffic, I excellerate slowly, coast downhill, downshift (manual trans.)and rarely use the brakes- I just sold my 1997 Jeep Wrangler with 83k miles and still had 50% on the original brake pads! ).
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 12,032
    i drive my focus pretty much the same way, except for the downshifting. i prefer to use the brakes a bit.
    my car does not have a tach, but does have an 'upshift' light. i rarely see it go on.
    2017 Ford Fusion SE 2014 Ford F-150 FX4
  • I have a Milan V6 Premier and running urban hwy I get about 32mpg at 55mph. So far in the somewhat hilly area I live in combined with freeway trips of 17 miles I get about 26mpg combined. I think it would do better if I could stay down around 55 but I tend to creep up to 65ish. So far it's been running the AC most of the time. The car has about 600 miles on it so we'll see how it does after break in.
  • 32 mpg is great milage for the v6. Driving 55 in 65 or 70 zones is scary though. Millage tends to drop off sharply above 60. I tend to drive right at the speed limit and I'm getting small improvements in milage with each tank. At 3300 miles, averaged 28.97 on last tank mixed driving (but no rush hour stop and go )in the I4 manual Fusion S.
  • Not a problem in the Portland Oregon area, 55 is it on I-205. I rarely get to a highway with 65 speed limit and there is nowhere in the state above 65. Frankly I think the best thing the govt could do for gas pricing is to lower the limits back to 55. The fuel efficiency seems to go way up. I do prefer much higher for rural interstate though.
  • Lot of 65mph zones in the Denver area, therefore many drivers are doing 75, some @85- low drag vehicles like the Fusion & Milan almost as efficient at 60 as 55. I got a ticket doing 67 on I-70 going thru Arizona in 1974 when the national speed limit was 55. I still haven't paid the ticket-wonder if the warrant is still valid? Driving western states in my Fusion @ 55 is mind numbing.
  • If you're getting 13.4 you either sit alot in traffic or have tons of stop and go and a lead foot. Seriously, dont you wonder why you're the only one getting that low mileage? :confuse:
  • 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: 12,032
    i can get 18+ is my explorer v8 driving that same route, so i think you need to be a smoother driver. :P
    2017 Ford Fusion SE 2014 Ford F-150 FX4
  • 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: 4,124
    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
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