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AWD - MPG ! What are you guys getting ?


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#1 OFFLINE   AJ Brooklyn

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 04:22 PM

Hello all, I just bought a 2008 AWD fusion a couple months ago and I think my MPG is a little low, the computer is telling me 21.5 per gallon. I thought these things were good for at least 25 MPG and I do alot of highway miles. What are you guys getting? Thanks







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#2 OFFLINE   Moosehead

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 07:06 PM

With a 2010 Sport AWD I was seeing around 24mpg (after resetting the computer) on the highway on a long road trip (17 hour!) with cruise control set to about 75-80mph... loaded with 3 adults and a full trunk. To see noticeable highway mpg I'd say you need to be on cruise control for an extended period. For freeway driving to work it seems like my mileage is the same as city, even though it's most of the distance. [edited to fix the numbers because my L/100km to mpg conversion was wrong- ya, I'm in Canada)

My normal commute/daily use avg is about 20mpg. Depending on mood, I vary between 'grandma' driving and dynamic action sequences.

Edited by Moosehead, 25 September 2010 - 09:44 PM.


#3 OFFLINE   mkpolley

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 06:11 AM

With a 2010 Sport AWD I was seeing around 24mpg (after resetting the computer) on the highway on a long road trip (17 hour!) with cruise control set to about 75-80mph... loaded with 3 adults and a full trunk. To see noticeable highway mpg I'd say you need to be on cruise control for an extended period. For freeway driving to work it seems like my mileage is the same as city, even though it's most of the distance. [edited to fix the numbers because my L/100km to mpg conversion was wrong- ya, I'm in Canada)

My normal commute/daily use avg is about 20mpg. Depending on mood, I vary between 'grandma' driving and dynamic action sequences.


New 2010 SEL AWD just have 400 miles on it.
im getting about 24 in mixed driving,but i think that will improve after breakin period.
looking forward to driving it in the snow,i hear its a tank.

**update**
took a short cruise on the freeway today(100 mi.)filled it up with gas on a off ramp,reset the mileage computer,i was amazed to see 28-29 miles per gallon.
70-75 mph, no traffic

Edited by mkpolley, 26 September 2010 - 07:45 PM.


#4 OFFLINE   hondaconvert

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 07:19 AM

Hello all, I just bought a 2008 AWD fusion a couple months ago and I think my MPG is a little low, the computer is telling me 21.5 per gallon. I thought these things were good for at least 25 MPG and I do alot of highway miles. What are you guys getting? Thanks



My 2010 SEL AWD w/7900 miles on it averages around 21mpg in mixed suburban driving. On the highway, I'm getting around 26mpg. Haven't done a long totally highway trip yet - hard to do in the NYC area.

#5 OFFLINE   2010SEL

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 06:10 AM

21-23 mpg, mixed driving.

#6 OFFLINE   jakeb06tc

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 09:45 PM

21-23 mpg, mixed driving.





Ive only had the vehicle for a month and my wife drives it 5 min to work and back every day and we use it on weekends. We have seen about 24 mpg and i was pretty surprised with that seeing as she has such a short drive to and from work.

#7 OFFLINE   _10579

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 08:13 AM

The highest I've gotten has been 23.3-ish, and that was on a trip to Columbus from Pittsburgh (200 miles)

I usually average about 22.5 to/from work, a 55 mile mostly highway commute.

#8 OFFLINE   blueoval4life

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 02:46 PM

I have 2010 fusionsport awd and during the winter months I average around 22.5-23.0 mpg's and during warmer months I can average about 25-27 mpg's. I mostly drive on the highways with minimal city driving.

#9 OFFLINE   FORD PARTS GUY

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 05:34 PM

I just bought an 11 AWD SEL (two weeks ago) I am averaging 24-25 mpg.

#10 OFFLINE   KevinNH

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 12:36 PM

I have a 2007, Fusion AWD 3.0. no mods. and I get 26-27 highway, after computer reset, no traffic, around 75 mph. Combined city/highway runs around 21mpg.

#11 OFFLINE   Chapinsky84

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 06:19 AM

Hello all, I just bought a 2008 AWD fusion a couple months ago and I think my MPG is a little low, the computer is telling me 21.5 per gallon. I thought these things were good for at least 25 MPG and I do alot of highway miles. What are you guys getting? Thanks

Have a 2010 SEL AWD that shows an indicated average of a consistent 23.5. I have never checked the computer for accuracy. I can fill the tank and keep the cruise control on fifty miles per for a sixty miles round trip with patches of 40 then 35 then 25 mph zones and believe it or not, have seen 42 mpg on the computer. That was with real easy driving. The same trip at sixty mph and a little rough house takes me back to 23.5 to 24.00. I use the suggested regular (87?) and the only time I can tell if the engine is running is when sticking my foot in it. I dearly love the sound of the V6 when going full bore...reminds me of the old flatheads I drove back in the forties, fifties and early sixties. Must mention that the AWD makes the SEL into a different rig. The extra gears and stuff lower the center of gravity plus adds some weight and the cornering is really great!

#12 OFFLINE   Raven2m

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 10:01 AM

I have a 2011 SEL AWD Fusion and getting 24.5mpg and still improving. That's Colorado Mountain driving over mtn passes, can't wait to see how it does with snow tires in the winter.

#13 OFFLINE   Raven2m

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 04:33 PM

I have a 2011 SEL AWD Fusion and getting 24.5mpg and still improving. That's Colorado Mountain driving over mtn passes, can't wait to see how it does with snow tires in the winter.

After resetting the MPG I'm now getting ~28.4 MPG

#14 OFFLINE   JGKman44

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:12 PM

I am getting 24.3 mpg combined milage for around town and highway. really quite surprising for a 3.0 V6. I don't just use the computer. I do the math.

#15 OFFLINE   1ofakindgt

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 06:13 AM

I have a 07 AWD switched the front and rear diff and trans to all amsoil synthetics and it made a huge difference in my oppinion. Without I was getting 20 to 22 around town and 28 29 highway. Now im getting 24 to 25 city and 30 to 31 highway. Last summer without it from Ohio to N Carolina with myself and a friend both weighing 200+ and both our girlfriends a/c blowing and trunk full of luggage was getting 26.
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#16 OFFLINE   alleycat1984

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:07 AM

What how are you all getting such good fuel economy. I only get 14mpg. I have a 2007 Ford Fusion SEL V6 AWD. I went to Ford and they said well there are no check engine lights on dash so there is nothing they can do. They want me to record the next time i put gas in the tank and how many kms it gets me, it pisses me off I told them it costs me $70 a week in gas and that gets me 186 miles.

#17 OFFLINE   awdpath

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:08 PM

What how are you all getting such good fuel economy. I only get 14mpg. I have a 2007 Ford Fusion SEL V6 AWD. I went to Ford and they said well there are no check engine lights on dash so there is nothing they can do. They want me to record the next time i put gas in the tank and how many kms it gets me, it pisses me off I told them it costs me $70 a week in gas and that gets me 186 miles.


1ofakindgt's numbers ( not the 'Amsoil' #s) can easily be achieved in the summer with the 2007 AWD 16" wheel/tire setup.

To get 14 US MPG ( ~17 L/100 km !) , you must be driving on very hilly terrains ( or idling a lot along with short drives in freezing temperatures).

Try have the engine warmed up to normal operating temperature and while driving on a relatively flat expressway, reset the mileage reading. Continue to drive for 5-10 km and you should get 8.5 L/100km (27 US MPG) easily.

Edited by awdpath, 14 December 2012 - 07:12 PM.


#18 OFFLINE   SteveV

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 03:54 PM

according to the computer, I'm only getting 15mpgs in my 2011 Sport AWD w/18k miles.  But it is winter now (cold plus winter blend gas), its hilly here, and my commute is all city/local driving and only 4 miles one way.

 

I just bought the car a few weeks ago.   I checked the lifetime mpg average by going into the engineering test mode (hold reset button when turning on key), and it said 20.5mpgs.  The last owner must have driven alot more highway miles.

 

prior to this, I had two F150 4x4 crew cabs with 5.4 V8 and got 12mpgs in winter and 13mpgs summer, same city driving conditions.



#19 OFFLINE   awdpath

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 05:00 AM

From the EPA ...

 

Driving on hilly or mountainous terrain or on unpaved roads can reduce fuel economy. The EPA test assumes vehicles operate on flat ground.

 

Using 4-wheel drive reduces fuel economy. Four-wheel drive vehicles are tested in 2-wheel drive. Engaging all four wheels makes the engine work harder and increases transfer case and differential losses.

 

- http://www.fuelecono...g/factors.shtml

 

 

 

The EPA fuel economy tests use 100 percent gasoline, and no adjustments are made to account for ethanol. Most conventional vehicles using E10 (10 percent ethanol) will experience a 3 to 4 percent reduction in fuel economy.

 

- http://www.fuelecono.../feg/info.shtml

 

 

And if the drive is in freezing temperatures for 'short' durations (< 10 minutes), a 20% reduction in fuel economy is expected.


Edited by awdpath, 25 December 2012 - 05:02 AM.

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#20 OFFLINE   FusionDiffusion

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 06:00 AM

Using 4-wheel drive reduces fuel economy. Four-wheel drive vehicles are tested in 2-wheel drive. Engaging all four wheels makes the engine work harder and increases transfer case and differential losses.

 

The Fusions have AWD, not 4WD.  The above is referring to the case of the typical truck that has selectable 2WD/4WD (I'm not sure who would leave their truck in 4WD on the highway since it will stress the drivetrain).  However it was true that they had to test AWD vehicles with only one axle in the past (by disconnecting the drive shafts), but the decrease in driveline losses was compensated for in the calculations (so the fuel economy ratings are still accurate).  Now they have a dual roller dyno so they can test AWD vehicles properly (not sure if they tested the Fusion AWD on it or not).  The AWD system would be mostly FWD during the EPA test cycles anyway.






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