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#1 OFFLINE   Sierra

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 08:02 AM

I am very pleased with my Ford Edge Sport with the 2.7L EcoBoost engine except for gas mileage. I am currently getting in the low 15’s combined city and highway. I only use premium gas and have never used the sport mode. I only have 950 miles on the odometer and I realize it is not broken in yet, but 15 mpg seems ridiculous.

 

I am driving my Edge very conservatively and I keep the mpg display on to monitor my driving habits to try and get the best gas mileage. I would say 1/3 of my driving is highway and 2/3 is city. I have no problem getting 38 mpg driving my wife’s C-Mac. Is 15 mpg combined for a new Ford Edge Sport normal? Gas mileage in sport mode must be horrendous.









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Posted 26 March 2017 - 08:19 AM

Depends on the quality of fuel you're using. Gas isn't gas anymore. Look into Top Tier fuel & see if there's a station around you.

http://www.toptiergas.com

Other factors are tire pressure, how hard you accelerate, ambient air temp, are you using a/c, etc.

I know in my 2016 SEL 2.0 Ecoboost, the owners manual claims that the gas mileage is going to be all over for the 1st 2,000 miles, i believe. I know that our Edge averages about 23-24 in winter with winter mix gas & 25-26 on summer mix.

I know that 3.5 V6's average around 17-19
http://www.fuelly.co...d=&submodel_id=

2.7L Edges seem to average less, but there's not too many people in Sports tracking their mileage compared to the others:

http://www.fuelly.co...d=&submodel_id=
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Posted 26 March 2017 - 09:53 AM

Do you reset the mpg/trip meters at every fuelup?  It's hard to get "accurate" results otherwise.

 

EDIT:  I had no problems getting 34 mpg out of my 91 Saturn SL1 either!  The CMAX is a hybrid?  It also weighs 700 lbs less than the Edge.


Edited by WWWPerfA_ZN0W, 26 March 2017 - 09:56 AM.

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 09:57 AM

16-17 is what we experienced the first 1,000 miles or so. We're at 3,200 now, and are closer to 20. On the rare occasions when I drive it, I enjoy it. Bought it for the fun, not the MPG. Having had a loaner with a 3.5 for a week, I'm very happy we chose the 2.7. The difference is night and day.

It's not just how you accelerate, it's the totality of how you drive. Search for hyper-miler websites, and you'll find a lot of info.
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Posted 26 March 2017 - 10:48 AM

I drive mostly city, exclusively in Sport mode with frequent hard acceleration on 93 octane and regularly get 18 smiles per gallon with nearly 11k on the ticker.
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Posted 26 March 2017 - 11:10 AM

By going back in your posts you have had your 17 over 2 months now with only 950 miles on it?  This is just a guess but if you take mostly short trips in the city with the vehicle you will get horrendous gas mileage.  I have never seen a vehicle that gets rated city mileage with short trips.

 

Take it on a highway road trip.  I typically get over the rate HWY mileage on my 16 Sport when I travel with it. 


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Posted 26 March 2017 - 02:05 PM

2016 Average since new 3034 miles 21.2 overall, one highway trip 25.7
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Posted 26 March 2017 - 08:17 PM

Thanks everyone for the responses.

 

I live in California near Monterey. Does gas blended for California typically  produce lower mpg ratings. I mentioned the C-Max because my Ford Edge Sport can’t even get half (19 mpg) what the C-Max gets when I drive the Ford Edge Sport conservatively. The longest highway drives are between 10 and 15 miles. City driving is typically 3-4 miles.

 

I did some searching on the Internet about gas mileage for the Ford Edge Sport and found this. It made me think there was something seriously wrong with my vehicle if someone could get 24 mpg combined while driving aggressively. Based on my current gas mileage numbers I suspect I would be getting something like 12-13 mpg if I drove aggressively.

 

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I used to have the following vehicles:

  • 1990 Toyota V6 5-speed 4x4 SR5. This was my daily driver and used to pick up large items.
  • 2001 Corvette 6-speed  convertible with a Z51 suspension. This we used for occasional road trips to the national parks. I typically got 28-29 on the highway and 19 combined. I never drove the car hard, but I liked to run it through the gears on twisty roads.

 

After 26 years a head gasket in the Toyota went and it was too expensive to justify fixing it. The Corvette was not practical as a daily driver and had not been driven much in the last 5 years due to work and health issues. I decided to get a Ford Edge Sport since it had decent power, I liked the idea of a tuned suspension and there was lots of room in the back with the seats down to carry large objects. I do travel on dirt roads occasionally so the AWD might come in handy, especially in the snow. The Ford dealer gave me an excellent trade in allowance plus $5,500.00 off the Ford Edge sticker price.

 

I have reset the mpg meter at each fill up and on the last fill up I also wrote down the mileage so I can compare the Edge’s calculation to my calculation at the next fill up. If I can ultimately get 18mpg combined driving it is sport mode while getting on it occasionally I will be satisfied. I am thinking the 24 mpg combined claimed above in the screen shot is nonsense for a Ford Edge Sport that is driven aggressively.

 



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Posted 26 March 2017 - 09:03 PM

Sport mode keeps the trans one gear lower so at highway speeds your in 5 gear not 6! That could be most of your problem just leave it in Drive.
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Posted 26 March 2017 - 09:09 PM

I have never used Sport mode. I always use Drive.



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Posted 26 March 2017 - 11:04 PM

That snippet you found appears dubious. There are plenty of people who don't know how to calculate MPG. I'm somewhat obsessive about recording my mileage, costs, and consumption. Road Trip is the app I use on my phone for it. Syncs up with the app on my wife's, so it doesn't matter who puts in the gas.
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Posted 26 March 2017 - 11:06 PM

Since Ecoboost engines enter closed loop within 30 seconds, it shouldn't be a fueling issue, especially if the engine is warmed up.  City driving WILL kill mileage despite the ECO label :(  Best bet is to be patient a while longer (as mentioned) to see if the situation improves.  Other than that, you can check to see if any codes are set in the PCM.  Check all fluid levels, engine oil, transmission fluid in particular.

 

Yes, there is a small dip in mileage due to ethanol blending, but nothing significant.  Winter gas does reduce 5%-10% typically, compared to summer gas.  Definitely want to use Top Tier gas for Ecoboost engines to keep the fuel system & combustion chamber clean.


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 12:45 AM

I get 20.1 mpg tuned. in honolulu, waikiki traffic, wife gets 23


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 07:22 AM

Short trips (3-4 miles) will absolutely kill mpg on newer engines due to emissions regulations.


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 08:03 AM

I get 20.1 mpg tuned. in honolulu, waikiki traffic, wife gets 23

 

 

What is your percentage of city and highway driving? I have not had a chance to take my Edge Sport on a long trip yet. I am hoping I can get at least 20 mpg.

 

BTW, I read somewhere that the 2.7L was detuned for the Edge Sport because the driveline could not handle the power output for the same engine not detuned and installed in Ford trucks. Is this true?


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 04:36 PM

average 20-22: 50% highway, 25% stop-n-go highway, 25% city.

 

will get around 25-26 on pure open highway/roadtrip


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 04:42 PM

 

 

What is your percentage of city and highway driving? I have not had a chance to take my Edge Sport on a long trip yet. I am hoping I can get at least 20 mpg.

 

BTW, I read somewhere that the 2.7L was detuned for the Edge Sport because the driveline could not handle the power output for the same engine not detuned and installed in Ford trucks. Is this true?

highway? well that's hard to put a # on cause 1. Hawaii traffic is not predictable and only 2 highways on this rock and more than likely your doing 25-45 instead of the posted 55mph depending upon the time of day. I'd say it's 75% city and 25%highway

well if it's true, the majority of us tuned guys pushing almost/or more than 100hp/tq than the stock car came with have faired pretty well so far. Also, though they both use 2.7, the f150 has a different turbo setup and maker (borg warner)


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 07:10 PM

Considering that the most powerful iteration of the 2.7 is on the Fusion Sport which shares lots of driveline parts with the Edge Sport which shares a lot of driveline parts with the Taurus SHO, I doubt that it was detuned due to driveline issues.

 

Getting poor fuel economy is pretty typical on AWD Ecoboost vehicles. This is my 3rd Ecoboost vehicle and they tend to take time breaking in as I have noticed. Just give it time for all of the components to break in and loosen up. Doing a bunch of short trips will also eviscerate fuel economy. I did not notice significant increases in fuel economy in my Ecoboosts till after about 5k miles although the 2.0 Fusion obtained peak fuel efficiency much sooner. Besides my 2016 Sport, I have also owned the 3.5 Ecoboost in the Lincoln MKT.


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Posted 30 March 2017 - 12:01 AM

I just checked my mileage.  I am just shy of 12000 miles and lowest has been 14.09 and highest 25.5 with an overall average of 21.01.  That is a 16 Sport.


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Posted 30 March 2017 - 12:13 PM

Since Ecoboost engines enter closed loop within 30 seconds, it shouldn't be a fueling issue, especially if the engine is warmed up.  City driving WILL kill mileage despite the ECO label :(  Best bet is to be patient a while longer (as mentioned) to see if the situation improves.  Other than that, you can check to see if any codes are set in the PCM.  Check all fluid levels, engine oil, transmission fluid in particular.

 

Yes, there is a small dip in mileage due to ethanol blending, but nothing significant.  Winter gas does reduce 5%-10% typically, compared to summer gas.  Definitely want to use Top Tier gas for Ecoboost engines to keep the fuel system & combustion chamber clean.

 

 

How do I check the PCM codes? Do I need a scanner?






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