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I just checked my fuel mileage for the first tank of gas and got 19.66 mpg in city stop and go traffic.

Is this a 2014 van?

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When sitting at a red light, or stuck in a traffic jam, both a Prius and a Hummer get zero MPG. Nothing you can do about that.

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I just checked my fuel mileage for the first tank of gas and got 19.66 mpg in city stop and go traffic.

So you bought a 2013 model while the new 2014 model is out, must got a good deal on that

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My second fillup got me 24.02 mpg in mixed driving and the third fillup got me 29.03 mpg in all highway driving but going over a 4,000 foot pass twice.

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The Prius has instant start, where the engine turns off at traffic lights etc. A great idea. If Ford ever sells a hybrid TC, I would expect it to also have that feature.

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Ford has several hybrid cars with that feature. Another nice feature is when you apply the brake instead of pads squeezing a rotor to stop you an electrical generator kicks in and you charge the batteries. I think it still has regular brakes for hard stops.

My fill up today of mixed highway/city got me 24 point something to the gallon. It now has 1,200 miles on it.

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Opps! You guys caught me on the instant start deal. I forgot about that. Still you do get my point.

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Opps! You guys caught me on the instant start deal. I forgot about that. Still you do get my point.

Well you were right 99.9% of the time.

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Long distance highway driving, I'm seeing somewhere north of 27 mpg. This is north Florida, where the terrain is mostly flat.

Overall average for all driving is 25.5 mpg.

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My AVD is 27.9 MPG over 13,000 miles driven, 70% turnpike, and 30% city

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On the highway I'm still getting 29 but in town with the colder weather 24 is about the best.

Good for you! I have 2100 miles on the van and I'm getting 15 in city a lot of stop and go I'm not happy! and I'm not driving fast this van has worst mpg than my 2003 Honda Odyssey! I don't know whats going on

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Also make sure you are accurately calculating your MPGs. Built in MPG gauges are seldom accurate.

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My TC has almost 10,000 miles on it and the average in town and highway has gone down a bit mainly because of the bad weather and shorter trips. But I'm still getting 22/27.

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I don't remember where I posted this spreadsheet before, but here's an update on my TC. Winter is killing my efficiency.

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Wow I wish I was getting anything close to that with my 2015 Titanium.

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I don't remember where I posted this spreadsheet before, but here's an update on my TC. Winter is killing my efficiency.

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Those numbers coming from the computer or you calculated after refill?

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Those numbers coming from the computer or you calculated after refill?

Calculated off the odometer.

I don't trust the trip computer. It's just averaging the results from the "instant" number, which is just monitoring injector pulses vs speed. It's a good point of reference, but the proof is in the miles/gallons.

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Calculated off the odometer.

I don't trust the trip computer. It's just averaging the results from the "instant" number, which is just monitoring injector pulses vs speed. It's a good point of reference, but the proof is in the miles/gallons.

it's pretty damn accurate actually

my trip computer #'s fall right in line with your mpg's

pretty darn close

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Agreed Mustang. It is generally close. When I calculate I generally get just a bit better mileage, but relatively speaking, the computer gives a good reference number. (I'm speaking of my other car, because my 2010 Transconn does not easily generate MPG) Of course, I'm not going out to two decimal places either!!

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Does the TC tell us the average? Mine only tells me the miles to empty. From what I guess the miles to empty is based on how you drove the last two tanks.

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