Usually I fill ~65 Liters. I always get between 600-625kms a tank.that is 388 miles using...let's say 15 gallons of the 16.5 capacity (so if you reset the trip at the fill up, then next fill up write down how much you put in to go along with the mileage it is more precise).
388 miles/15 gallons is 26 MPG. (or 11.05km/l)
The EPA rating highway for your vehicle is 28 mpg (or 12km/l), so you pretty close to the rated highway mileage (city is 21mpg, combined is 23mpg for reference).
To get better you would need to do things like slower acceleration, better anticipation of stopping and coasting more, make sure maintenance is up to date and tires are properly inflated, but you are likely not going to do much better than that in general.
Nice to hear about your Maverick.How fast do you drive on the freeway using the cruise? If you travel close to 100kph, you will get better mileage than you do at higher speeds. I have a Maverick that produced mileage that surprised me. First tank was 34mpg by the cluster display, and was 340 miles on 10 US gallons. The return was even higher, getting to 39.1mpg, as the engine got a little break-in time.
I was running 64-67mph, so not the fastest turtle on the road...
Tire pressure, air filter, proper oil, brakes that do not have dragging pads or shoes and the handbrake releases completely, and tires that are not excessive in diameter/width.
I have an 11 with the 2.5 and AWD. In the summer (we have "winter blend" which crushes MPG), I get (U.S.) about 20/21 MPG around town but I haven't taken it on a road trip for a full tank. The best I got with this truck was 24 MPG and that was about half of that highway, so I'd project an honest 26/27 MPG straight highway.Hi,
I recently got a 2010 XLT 2WD 2.5L as stated in previous post.
I was wondering what fuel economy do these 2.5L engines get?
I am getting ~625kms in a full tank with mostly highway driving.
Also any suggestions how to improve fuel economy?
Thanks for the info.I have an 11 with the 2.5 and AWD. In the summer (we have "winter blend" which crushes MPG), I get (U.S.) about 20/21 MPG around town but I haven't taken it on a road trip for a full tank. The best I got with this truck was 24 MPG and that was about half of that highway, so I'd project an honest 26/27 MPG straight highway.
Without the drag of a transfer case and a rear diff (and assoc weight), I'd guess you can hit 30/31 MPG highway reliably.
These aren't very aero for sure and they're not that light either.
EDIT: My 2005 with the V6 and 4 speed auto gets 17 around town (summer) and 22 highway...
Thanks for sharing.John:"EDIT: My 2005 with the V6 and 4 speed auto gets 17 around town (summer) and 22 highway... "
On a highway only trip to CA from GA, I was able to get close to 27-28 on one tank, but I don't drive at the TX 80mph speed limit. Wife unit drives @limit or 5-above, maybe more, so when we'd swap drivers, the mpg difference was almost 5mpg.
Got closer to 21-23 when she was at the wheel. I kind of take it as a challenge to squeeze the most from the gallon of fuel.
That said, winter blend will take a few mpg, and using aggressive tread tires, or going a size up, either will also have negative affect on fuel mileage.
I had to replace tires on a Ranger, 2.3 5-speed. After the old were removed, they found what I wanted was not in stock, as I had misread... They had a 'size up' in stock, and I let them mount that set. Drove home and it was a different truck. It did not want to climb the slightest grade that I normally took in 4th or 5th gear. It accelerated as if there was a couple hundred pounds in the bed, or I had 3 passengers aboard, or all of the above. Dog slow. I hated it.
Went back and got some 'ordered in' tires of the orignal size, and I was/am happy. Cost more, but worth it, IMO.
So. changing tires size and tread may be more noticeable than expected. FWIW.