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post #111 of 118 Old 03-17-2017, 04:57 AM
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Exactly, I got the 2.3 to get all the performance I can get (and I came from a BMW 4 series (wanted a small SUV)). In the 25 miles or so I have driven so far, I have burned through more than a quarter of a tank. My trip computer shows 10.7 mpg. Yes I am in sport mode and I am prone to accelerate, but that is ridiculous. I drove the 4 series 4 cyl turbo hard and still got 22 mpg.
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My 2015 MKC has the 2.0 , this is basically my daily(weekday/work) commuter - I'm on expressway to and from work limited town driving - it's high average is 23.2 If I switch and use the in town route for while the "plus" is it only drops to about 19.6 doesn't really matter if I switch between 87 octane or put in the good stuff - and on longer runs I think it's topped out at just a little over 25. I have a Supercharged V-8 that gets better mileage than my MKC - and I drive that one in a manner that fits it's purpose- performance - so MattinFll I do think you should be getting better, but I can't tell you from experience you'll get great mileage - Others on here seem to do fine -
hopefully after a good break-in period it'll do better.

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I just got back from a 4100 km road trip to Kansas City, MO. I used 9 tanks of gas. I averaged 28 mpg (Canadian) or 24 mpg (US) and that was almost all highway driving with the cruise control set at 122 kmh (75 mph) and occasionally up to 130 kmh (80 mph).

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Updated mileage figures for my '17 2.3L AWD Reserve:

2/27/17 249.7 miles 20.8mpg
3/26/17 425.5 miles 21.9mpg
4/4/17 637 miles 22.5mpg
4/13/17 865 miles 23.7mpg

I check my mileage the old fashioned way by dividing the miles driven by the number of gallons (US) of fuel put in. I don't know what kind of figures the computer would give me.

Most of my driving is stop and go with some highway. I am 72 and probably drive like it most of the time. As you can see, I don't drive this vehicle a lot. I have 18" tires with 35psi. I always use 93 octane fuel. Next week I'll get ambitious and change the oil over to full synthetic Mobil 1. That coupled with a few thousand more miles should get me to at least the advertised 26mpg. I'll post the results in a few months when I hit 3000 miles or so.

For comparison purposes my previous vehicle ('14 Escape Titanium AWD, 2.0L, 18" tires) would get about 25 in the city and just under 30 on the highway. The Escape is about 400 lbs lighter than the MKC, and had the smaller motor.

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Well, I am almost 900 miles in, and I am using the Fuelly app (I think it's called GasBuddy) and I average 11 mpg trying to be careful or not. I have not had time to bring it into my dealer, but plan to (not that I expect much from that).

I wonder if being in Florida and having the A/C running constantly, plus the 20" rims has that big of an effect - it shouldn't on modern cars with OEM rims. I also wonder if having this ancient 6 speed auto is an issue. No matter how hard I try, I find it impossible to accelerate without the instant mileage gauge dropping to zero.

I read the new Navigator/Expedition is getting an 8 speed. Wonder if they'll trickle it down.

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Well, I am almost 900 miles in, and I am using the Fuelly app (I think it's called GasBuddy) and I average 11 mpg trying to be careful or not. I have not had time to bring it into my dealer, but plan to (not that I expect much from that).

I wonder if being in Florida and having the A/C running constantly, plus the 20" rims has that big of an effect - it shouldn't on modern cars with OEM rims. I also wonder if having this ancient 6 speed auto is an issue. No matter how hard I try, I find it impossible to accelerate without the instant mileage gauge dropping to zero.

I read the new Navigator/Expedition is getting an 8 speed. Wonder if they'll trickle it down.

Navigator and Expedition are RWD - MKC is essentially FWD architecture so that transmission will not end up in a MKC.. 20" wheels should have minimal impact.. A problem that would lower mileage that much should trip check engine light.. Any brakes dragging? Tires low? How many miles per tank are you getting? I have the same vehicle and I average just under 20 MPG around town.

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11 MPG? Wow... that's hard to imagine. I get 18+ MPG using the MKC for short trips (<5 miles) around home and easily get 23 - 25 MPG on trips.

Even my Mustang does better than 11 MPG on my 4-mile round trip commute. And I tend to drive rather 'spirited' in the pony car...

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My experience, unfortunately, has been the same as mattinfll (even after the engine was replaced a few months ago), so he's not the only one.

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