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Amazing Gas Mileage on 2013

Discussion in 'Stock 2011 - 2017 Ford Explorer Discussion' started by bamacommander, April 1, 2012.

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      Just bought a 2013 FWD XLT V6 and drove it from the dealer near Daytona Beach to St. Petersburg, about 160 miles. Filled it up right at the highway and again in St Pete. I got 25.3 mpg driving in a lot of stop and go (mostly stop) in Orlando and Tampa. When I was on the highway I drove around 65. Brand new and right out of the box Explorer. I and the wife were very pleased. How is everyone else doing with there's?:)
       
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      Welcome to the forums bamacommander!

      Is your ride a V6 or the Ecoboost?
       
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      It's the V6.
       
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      Congrats on new Explorer. That is amazing mileage and probably will not happen again.
       
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      ? :confused:
       
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      love it while it lasts...when i first got mine, which is a '11, it averaged 22 for the first week.....but ever since the average as been stuck at 19.... :(
       
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      April fools!!
       
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      Lol.

      Seriously though, my friend had one as a rental in Florida and put almost 800 miles on it. He averaged over 24mpg for the week. On one of the longer trips, it was over 26. It was mostly highway, but had a bit of Miami traffic thrown in also. Those numbers are calculated and not from the trip meter. He was impressed, and quite jealous as his 2012 Edge Sport can't muster more than 22 on a good day :)
       
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      he'd have to be going 60 or under which is a death trap on 95' down here. Unless he's going off the display which can be inaccurate, seen it say 25-26 mpg, but hand calc'd at 22.5 mpg avg on a V6 fwd
       
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      Okay, found my original post. I was a bit generous with the numbers, lol! So much for my memory, but here is the content of the original post with the right numbers:

       
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      I did a hand calculation of the mileage. I had alot of open freeway until Orlando and Tampa. I sat in traffic in Orlando for a good 45 plus minutes and was only creeping along.
       
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      I did a drive from CT to FL, with a newborn baby, so there was plenty of stopping in idling while the baby was fed and changed.

      In the ~1100 mile trip, with 2 adults and a baby, 3 suitcases, a stroller, a pack and play, and a ton of toys, I averaged about 23 mpg.

      That's driving 75-85 for the 2nd half of the drive, first half had a lot of rain, so mostly 65-70mph.
       
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      Right around 60mph cruising is when the RPM jumps from 1500 to 2000. Driving under 60 and keeping the RPM under 2000 when accelerating yields very good gas mileage. I get 22 consistently with 50/50 city/highway . I drive about 80 miles/day. I have a long trip in May, so we'll see how that goes.
       
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      I now have around 700 miles.Just checked the mileage with mostly city driving and I am getting 21.7. Not bad for a 4600 pound SUV. It's a V6 FWD 2013 with 20 inch tires. I checked the mileage by doing a hand calculation, it is more accurate.
       
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      Thanks for keeping us posted. There is also Fuelly.com where you can keep track of it and compare it to others.

      Later :)
       
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      The other thing is that Florida is pretty flat. I saw 23 mpg in my Sport Trac on an 80 mile round-trip there. Traffic was heavy enough on I-75 that 65 mph was the fastest I could go. Best mpg I ever got in the thing.

      In western PA where I live you can't drive a quarter-mile without going up a hill.
       
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      my god you people are the luckiest people in the world!!! I get 16mpg city. and my 1100 mile trip to FL last year the best i got was 19.8. My foot must be made of cement!!!!!!!!
       
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      I average 20mpg in California stop and go traffic. To me thats amazing compared to my Infinity which was averaging about 14mpg!
       
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      That's about what I get driving from here to FL. Done it three times with this truck. The hills in WV and VA kill the mileage. And I picked up a solid 3 mpg highway with the cat-back exhaust compared to stock (city mpg is no different). Once I hit NC then it gets pretty flat. Although frankly I prefer the Auto Train. Lately to save a few bucks we drive straight through to FL in about 19 to 20 hours and just take the Auto Train home.

      Around here with all the hills I get around 12-14 mpg if most of my driving is in town.
       
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      We get about 24 on average with combination driving, with a fair amount of 50-70 mph miles.

      When I drove from SC to Orlando area, I got 26.5 mpg one time. The other 3 times I got almost 25 mpg.

      Went to IN from SC another time and got 24 mpg overall, thru the Tenn mountains and cornfields of Indiana.

      Personally, I think its GREAT mileage for a car this big, with a V6. I traded a Santa Fe on it, and it only got 24 mpg on a good day with a 4 banger, and half the space....
       
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      Over 26,000 kms my truck is averaging 11.5 litres per 100 kms, I have to convert that to MPG which is 20.5 mpg in US measurements. This is 7 months of driving.

      That is with 50-50 driving city and highway combined. Three months cool fall and spring weather, and four months in cold winter conditions with winter gas mix for about 5 months (which is bad for fuel economy), lots of defroster use which uses the a/c function and lowers fuel economy. In the 5 months of cold weather driving I idle the truck quite a bit at start up and while my son is waiting for his bus to arrive, at least 10 minutes of idle every morning five days per week ( I know , I know, the tree huggers will scream at this one but hey that is my lifestyle and I ain't changing). I use my truck for work purposes, with lots of short distance trips and quite a few start and stops throughout the day, with a couple trips a day through the Tim Hortons drive through - another bad habit.

      Looking forward to getting back to summer fuel mix and warm temps, less idling and my truck should get some much improved fuel economy. So far I am very happy with my truck and it's fuel economy given my brutal (for fuel economy) driving conditions.
       
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      Highway I get about 22-23MPG averaging 85.

      City I average about 19-21.
       
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      '11 Exp LTD.15k miles. Just came back from trip to Florida 560 mi each way. Going south 22 mpg , going north 21.8 mpg. Hiway speed set at about 79mph.
      I'm not unhappy, but I guess at 55mph you can get EPA mileage. Here in the south you get run over at 55.
       
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      After 600+ miles on my new 2013 Ltd 4x4 3.5L V6, averaging 17.5mpg combo hiway/city.
       
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      I first two tanks, we got 17.6 (delivery tank of gas) and 21.4 (reflects more accurately what kind of driving we will be doing).

      I had a fresh tank this morning and with my commute, the computer says 23.0, with a highway max of 24.9. I think it would have gone higher, but the traffic around the GRB took its toll. Those numbers are with about 80% highway (70mph) and 20% city (side streets and neighborhoods).

      I am posting my mileage on Fuelly.com, and am keeping track of the trip computer's accuracy by adding notes to each fill-up so the actual and comp numbers can be compared. It was 1 mpg conservative on the first tank and 0.5 mpg optimistic on the second.

      If we can get more 2013's on Fuelly, our vehicles will start showing up in the public pages.

      Here's the LINK to the Gray Ghost.

      Happy driving :)
       
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