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V6 vs. V8: MPG

Discussion in 'Stock 2006 -2010 Explorers' started by ADDam, August 8, 2008.

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  1. ADDam

    ADDam Member

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    So, I'm seeing that the 4.6's are getting around 16/25 MPG, How about you 4.0 guys? I have always driven V8 Trucks and would like to keep it that way if the MPG on these Explorers are hardly noticeable between the V6 & V8.
     
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  3. Black92LX

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    go with the V8. that is my only regret with my Ex.
    Mileage difference is minimal. i get 17 in my V6 no matter how i shake it.
     
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    This '06 is for sale locally for $12,800 with 36,000 miles. 4.6 4x4!!

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    I would jump on it if my truck was sold!
     
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  5. IAmTodd

    IAmTodd 4x Explorer Veteran

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    Thats a nice truck.

    I can squeeze 22 Highway/17 City out of my parents '07 4.6. Its quite surprising how well it does. For the power difference and lack of a difference of economy, a person would be nuts not to buy a V8.
     
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    Go with the V8 you will be glad you did.
     
  7. Essex4x4

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    I have the v6 but if they had that same ex at the dealer i went to for that price i would have bought that instead. I say forget the little loss of mileage and go for the huge increase in horse power.
     
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    gotta go v8.... Ever since the V8 was introduced to the Explorer line it's gotten almost the same fuel economy and provided a nice boost in power; besides, what an american made SUV if it doesn't have 8 cylinders??
     
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    I've been getting between 18 and 19 with mixed driving with my v6. I didn't notice a huge difference in power between the 6 and 8 when I was test driving. I opted for the 6 to save a little money on the purchase price and on insurance.
     
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    aldive Elite In Memoriam

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    My little V6 gets over 30 MPG.
     
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    Wow!! 30 MPG? In mixed driving we are averaging 19.2 according to the trip computer, and around 18.5 using a calculator. Although the V6 can fly up and down the Colorado mountains with ease, wish I had a V8.

    John
     
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    Not possible to get 25mpg with the '06+ V8 Explorer, unless perhaps you drive 50mph on a FLAT highway for a whole tankful. :rolleyes:

    And I THINK the 10% ethanol crap now in gas has lowered my mileage. :thumbdwn: I'm now getting only 17 in mixed driving (RWD '06 Explorer V8 Limited). :( I had been getting 18-20 until recently.
     
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    The 10% ethanol has certainly effected my mileage. When I get gas w/ no ethanol I can expect 2mpg better. Keep alcohol where it belongs, in my glass, not in my gas.
     
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    I wish I had the economy all of you get. My '06 4.0 gets 13 mpg in mostly around town driving. I have gotten 20 on highway, but don't do that very often. Of course the 13 is wife's driving and 20 is mine.
     
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    This is a lie
     
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    Newb.
     
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    I average about 14.5 in mixed driving in my 4.0. It is rated at 14/19. Also the V8 has a 6-speed tranny and 3.55's where the V6 has a 5-speed and 3.73's.
    With the Gibson exhaust I've seen as high as 23 on a flat highway trip (in Florida) with the cruise set on 65. The exhaust doesn't seem to help with the city mpg.
     
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    Exact same thing here. I can get up to 22 on the highway with the V6, but wifey never does any better than about 14 in the city. Leadfoot lady:cool:
     
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    The V6 comes with 3.55 rear unless you get the heavy duty tow package which includes 3.73 rears
     
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    I recently took the 660 mile round trip from my house up to mammoth lakes in northern california. I averaged 27.5mpg going up and about 29mpg coming home. This is running on 87 octane, and i was doing 65mph with the cruise control on the whole way :) My average city mileage is around 18mpg. Its all in how you drive, throttle less, brake less, drive smooth and even :D
     
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    what a bunch of horse manure " because spinning air just burns better"
     

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