new average fuel economy numbers - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource

General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

new average fuel economy numbers

Reply

 
 
 
  #1  
Old 02-23-2007
LILBLUE04FX4L2's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Exit 105 New Jersey
Posts: 2,409
new average fuel economy numbers

the Ranger - along with most other models across all brands now reports lower MPG both city and highway

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/calculatorSelectYear.jsp
 
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-23-2007
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
because of ethanol maybe?
 
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-23-2007
volcompro11's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 70
I've always heard the EPA MPG estimates were overly generous, a new car rarely gets the MPG the sticker advertises.
 
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-23-2007
TommyC's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: CA
Posts: 1,012
Originally Posted by zabeard
because of ethanol maybe?

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/ratings2008.shtml
 
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-23-2007
bwester04's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Round Rock, Tx
Posts: 2,641
so now, we can actually get better mileage than EPA suggests..
 
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-23-2007
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 3,293
Its no surprise, the stickers were way off on allot of vehicles....
 
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-23-2007
Victory's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Pawcatuck, CT
Posts: 219
The new testing is not required till the 2008 models. Will the numbers change then? The old test was at a constant speed and who drives like that? I wonder if the new test has the speed up to pass the car in front and then slow down to below what the other car was doing? Does it include passing 3 cars using the right lane then taking the next exit?
Do drivers think not using their trun signals gets better mileage?
I have always gotten better by 2 or 3 mpg than the sticker till my 4x4. It said 19 and that's what I get. Now the new test says 18 so I am getting 1 better.
Now to see if my brakes last over 100,000 miles before the first brake job on the 4x4? Only time and miles will tell.
 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
DD430
General Technical & Electrical
4
03-28-2011 06:25 AM
jaycheetwood
4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech
1
09-15-2008 10:21 AM
pastfinder
2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech
3
04-22-2007 01:03 PM
GubNi
SOHC - 2.3L & 2.5L Lima Engines
7
01-21-2007 01:26 PM
jrodhotrod
General Ford Ranger Discussion
49
09-26-2005 08:47 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: new average fuel economy numbers


Contact Us Sitemap Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.