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Fuel Mileage

Wanting to upgrade to a newer Ranger.... what fuel mileage and what engine
3.0 L engine?
4.0 L engine?

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4.0 OHV 12.5 mpg
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2.3 Duratec 28.3 mpg (on my last tank).
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2.3 Duratec 28.3 mpg (on my last tank).
How about we swap engines?
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this is rests on the luck of your draw. Some 4.0's get AWESOME mileage (those who can generally afford it get awesome mileage hehehe) while the rest of us get 'average'

road trips your lookin at about 19-21mpg on a 4.0 around town, about 16mpg in the winter tho, when the gov wants to suck more money out of you, they make u run crappy fuel, and your mileage drops to about 13-15mpg. On a 4.0

the 3.0's dont have the 'oomph' behind them... and when you lay into them, the power just inst there like it is on the 4.0
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4.0 OHV 12.5 mpg
^^^Note the user name. 4.0 19mpg city. Haven't gone on any trips yet, so I don't have any highway figures.
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I get 20.4 with my 3.0 and 32s. Thats with 50% city 50% highway. I can get 17-18 all city if I baby it everywhere. With stock tires I could get probably 20 everywhere.
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I could get 22 mpg with an OHV 4.0l and around 20 with a SOHC 4.0l.
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^^^Note the user name. 4.0 19mpg city. Haven't gone on any trips yet, so I don't have any highway figures.
I am not that harsh on the skinny petal. when I baby it all the time I can see 13mpg but can never break that barrier. I drive roughly 80-90 percent in the city though. I regret getting an automatic.
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My brother gets 20mpg on trips with his 4.0ohv i a AeroStar Extended! 3.0s are disapointing to drive.
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2.3 Duratec 28.3 mpg (on my last tank).
Schweet!

My goal is 30mpg after new tires/rims and lowering

got 26mpg hwy with 31"s!
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I could get 22 mpg with an OHV 4.0l and around 20 with a SOHC 4.0l.
Give me the magic gas that you're using! I haven't calculated mine yet but wouldn't be surprised if it was less than 14mpg, probably worse. Maybe an exhaust and a few other things could help?
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4.0 OHV 4x4 5sp got 18mpg average with 31's. Now with 33x12.5 I get 12-13 city 15-16 highway. Just get the tornado. Instant 40+mpg =)
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according to EPA, the 3.0L and 4.0L SOHC equipped Rangers are pretty "equal" in the MPG department.. check out http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/sbs.htm and compare.
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16mpg on a 4.0 double lifted in 33s
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I average about 18 in my 4.0 SOHC. I've gotten as high as 22 on a road trip. also as low as 14 in the winter around town
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I took my teauneau (SP) cover off and am gettign alot better mpg's
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My goal is 30mpg after new tires/rims and lowering

got 26mpg hwy with 31"s!
Not to thread jack, but dude, yer gonna drop it now? let me know when this is going down (no pun intended), I'd be willin to help you out.
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I took my teauneau (SP) cover off and am gettign alot better mpg's
Now THATS interesting.
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Now THATS interesting.
x2.. unless it weighs 500lbs I don't see the logistics to that.
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yea my truck gets really crappy mileage and i have a 4.0
i hate it with the gas prices now.
but yea i used to drive a 3.0 ranger and paying for the extra gas is worth the extra power i think.
i get around 15-17 mpg
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^^ i agree.. thats pretty much exactly me with a 4.0 but i have 32's
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I get average of 18mpg during the summer on my 3.0. During the winter I was getting about 12.
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Have the 4.0 ohv, automatic an sittin on 32's. Got 16.5 on the hiway an 14 in town. Might do a lil better if I babied it.

Wish I woulda stuck out for a 5spd.
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