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Ford Mustang Gas Mileage Reports

ClairesClaires Chicago areaPosts: 1,222
edited June 2014 in Ford
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  • gzgtpgzgtp Posts: 83
    Getting 18-18.5 around town (a lot of stop and go). Got 23 on highway to the beach (avg 80 mph).
  • gzgtpgzgtp Posts: 83
    forgot to mention 5 Speed MT '06 GT Premium coupe with Diablo performance tune.
  • alex197alex197 Posts: 15
    06 gt stock, getting 23-24 at 80, getting 20 and better in town when shifting at 2 grand
  • husker5husker5 Posts: 15
    With my GT 5sp. manual convertable, I'm only getting 15-16 in town shifting at 5K and 21 on highway at 75 mph.
  • gzgtpgzgtp Posts: 83
    sounds like an honest answer.
  • gtforme2gtforme2 Posts: 23
    I have 05 GT vert. auto. At steady 75 mph, engine is turning just under 2,100 rpm's. Get 30 mpg (measured by fill ups, not just computer). Also have an 01 Impala with a 3.8 V6. Just took trip to CT and back and got 31.3 mpg. Strange that a V6 would labor the same as my V8, I thought the Mustang would work less at same speeds. Almost all driving with Mustang has been highway, city seems to be around 18-19 though.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 13,626
    chevy sedans(impala, malibu) are pretty good on gas on the highway. don't forget they are a whole lot more aero friendly than a mustang 'vert. your mileage in the mustang is impressive.
    2017 Ford Fusion SE 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • Drove 530 miles average 80 mph, 28 miles to the gallon 3.8 V-6, MT 5-speed. Going on vacation in a month will let everybody know fuel mileage again.

  • ebbie1ebbie1 Posts: 2
    Got an 03 GT with a superchips and some opther upgrades and get 27 on the highway. Don't even check around town. Who shifts at 2 grand anyway?
  • cpocpo Posts: 23
    With the top up, rec'd 29 mpg @ around 60 mph on a 80 mile trip - 4.0 V6 auto. What a pleasant surpise as I'd pretty much accepted having to pay out the ##$$ for extra gas when I bought it. Muscle AND economy - who'd have thunk it?
  • 06 GT 5 spd man. with 7,000 miles of 50 /50 driving = 21.4 mpg
    slow back country cruises at 60-65 mph = 30+,
  • gzgtpgzgtp Posts: 83
    30+ Wow!
    You have any bridges you want to sell?
  • I've been getting 15-16 MPG in town with a heavy foot and 21 on highway at 70 MPH on cruise control with my 5 sp. GT conv.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 13,626
    top down or up? :)
    2017 Ford Fusion SE 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • Boy I wish I got above 20mpg even on the freeway..

    granted ive only had the car for a month but the best gas mileage ive ever gotten is right around 18 mpg

  • I now have 500 miles on my GT Auto. Last night I filled up and was right a 20 mpg, This was mostly Freeway.
  • You guys want gas mileage from a Mustang? I suggest you call Ford and tell them that you want the 3.6. Could you imagine Fords brand new 3.6 twin turbo V-8 diesel in the Mustang? How about 450lbs. of torque @ 2000rpm.(Cobra power)How about 25 city/35 highway? How about a programmer to bump it up to 550lbs and 40 highway? PS,this is not a dream. Ford will be making 700.000 of these babies in Europe. The dream will be to put one in a Mustang! :)
  • mschmalmschmal Posts: 1,757
    with 200 miles on the Odometer, i'm just over half way through my first tank. Computer is reading 23+ mpg with mostly highway driving.

  • I've got an 05, GT, man. and I drive from my home in AZ to San Diego once about every 45 days. Almost all freeway, 325 mi. each way, and I get 23 to 25 mpg at btwn 75-80 mph. I do have a computer reflash and a cold air induction and I put 32 psi in the tires for the long trips...
  • I'm getting about 15 in city traffic (West LA - lots of sitting in rush hour) and 21-22 highway on long trips. I tried overinflating my tires to 34 lbs instead of 30 to see if that would help and it has by about 1 mpg so far. Also the ride is a little softer.
  • I've got an '07 GT 5-speed and my computer said 22 mpg, but I calculated it and I actually got 18 mpg, in mostly city driving.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 8,062
    Did you reset the computer mileage when you filled up? The computer mpg is normally within 1 mpg or less of the actual mileage.
  • Have an 05 GT CVT with 12,000 miles and routinely get 25 MPG driving 75-80 MPH on I75 here in FL without a/c on; 23 MPG with air on.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 8,062
    You might want to say Vert or ragtop instead of CVT. I spent 5 minutes trying to figure out how you got a Continously Variable Transmission in your mustang.
  • Sorry for the confusion. Meant to say convertible (up).
  • Went from So. Cal. to Phoenix and back. Most of the trip was at 80+ mph. The new 2006 GT averaged 22-23, just like the sticker said. I was pleasantly surprised.\\Kevin
  • novellnovell Posts: 26
    I am planning on picking up my Mustang late next week. Any idea what gas mileage should be? I average 50/50 City/Highway driving. Also does the Gas tank truly hold 16 gallons?
  • cccompsoncccompson Posts: 2,388
    My '06 GT gets 17-19 in town with a light foot. Don't drive it much on the highway. You should be able to average in excess of 20 MPG overall.

    Not sure about the fuel tank capacity - I've never put in more than 14 gallons.
  • I have a GT Manual and average 20.8 MPG. I drive about 70% highway.
  • mikew6mikew6 Posts: 2
    You have a 16 gallon tank. I have a V-6 automatic, convertible and get 25mpg highway miles driving between 65 and 70 mph. Your mileage should improve as you break in the motor. Hope that helps. :shades:
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