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mfont

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07 XLT w/ V8 milage

I feel lucky after reading these messages about milage. In Longmont, Colorado I get about 17.9 mpg (mostly city). On hwy trips I gotten about 21 mpg. We use 87 octane but sometimes 85 and I have not seen a real difference in mpg between them.
 



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Thomas_1

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I get about the same as everyone else, 13 in the city and 15 highway. I guess you have to take the good with the bad.
 






Zhe Litvinez

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I have new (bought July this year) 4.6 LTD. I live in Russia, we estimate fuel consumption in liters per 100 kilometers measure. If I'm not mistaken, transfer between measures is MPG=235/LTRSP100KMS and vice versa. So, recalculating my figures to MPG's the best mileage yet I had on swedish highways - 18-20, those roads are very good, one of the best in Europe. They allow 110 km/h (69 MPH), but you can safely drive at 75 MPH there for hours. At that time my car was just bought, which means slightly lower mileage. Currently I am driving only in St.Petersburg, which is a big city with heavy and badly organized traffic. The figure is 10 MPG.
 






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Milage -- 2006 Limited

Mileage depends alot on where and how you drive. I get about 11.8 MPG driving back and forth to work (3 miles one way), no expressway. If I drive to my in-laws (mainly all expressway), I've gotten over 23 MPG.

2006 Expolorer - Limited V8 4.6L
 






dwink

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We live in a pretty rural area, on the backroads I average around 17.5.

If you cruise on the highway @ 65-70 you can see 21 or so.

City or any stop and go activity, looking at 14-15.

This is a heavy rig, keep it moving and it is ok.

Also, using anticipation helps keep the mileage up, I average 1-2 mpg better than my wife and I tend to drive faster. I try to avoid speeding up and having to use the brakes excessively, avoid tailgating, etc. Remember, each time you use your brakes, your MPG goes down.
 






ironman007

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LOL you guys shouldnt complain, i get 9.3mpg in my city. ALOT of stops.. probably 90% its town traffic....

btw i own a 07 ford explorer V8
 






seeyalater

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my last tank i got 11.83mpg thats almost all city driving and we just had a big snowstorm here on sunday i was in 4x4 alot too.

btw i got a 2002 V8 XLT
 






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I have been driving a built 350 small block in a full size 92 blazer. 7 to 9 MPG. And I couldn't be much happier!
 






nu.b1

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Mpg....

My 02 XLT 4.0 SOHC gets a good 20mpg average with 40/60 city & hiway driving.. and in L.A. it is a lot of stop and go. :roll: I have a K&N drop in, new plugs and cleaned the MAF and IAC. Next oil change will be with synthetic as well as the tranny. Like DWINK I drive with anticipation also. Take a look at Aldive's Quest for 30 threads and that might help you all to save $$$$$. I am totally against throwing my hard earned greenbacks down the exhaust! A little investment in time and parts can do wonders. Oh...BTW HAPPY NEW YEAR! :confused: :thumbsup:
 






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Our 2006 Eddie with the V8 4x4 and 42k miles will return about 15mpg in the city and almost 20mph on the higway going b/t 75-80. This is in the suburbs of Chicago in December.

The very best I have seen was on a fall (100%) highway trip at 75mph= 20mpg.

Make sure your tire pressure is where it should be and you have a clean air filter. I noticed ours dropping about 5-10k ago. Addressed both of those and saw it climb about 2mpg.

Good luck!
 






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