Jump to content

Welcome to Ford Fusion Hybrid Forum

Sign In  Log in with Facebook

Create Account
Welcome to Ford Fusion Hybrid Forum, like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be apart of Ford Fusion Hybrid Forum by signing in or creating an account.
  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get email updates
  • Get your own profile page and make new friends
  • Send personal messages to other members.
Guest Message by DevFuse

Posted Image
Register your Fusion Hybrid at the official Ford authorized registry here.

- - - - -

Automatic climate control and MPG

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   djminfll


    Fusion Hybrid Enthusiast

  • Fusion Hybrid Member
  • 956 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • Location:Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Current Vehicle:2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid Platinum
  • My Hybrid's Year:2017

Posted 10 June 2015 - 08:38 PM

I don't know why it took me this long to consider this, but I started keeping the A/C on 72F and the fan on the lowest setting, instead of using the Automatic Climate control. My last fill-up was at 49.1mpg, and my current tankful with 300+miles is sitting at 48.4mpg. Does using the automatic climate control really effect fuel economy that much? In the past two weeks, my lifetime average (reset at 40K miles, I currently have 51K) has gone from 44.7 to 45.2. I was pretty happy with my average of 44.5mpg, but if I can squeeze the extra 4-5mpg just by keeping the A/C blowing a little more gently, I can deal with the car being a little bit warmer for a little bit longer. 

Has anyone else found similar comparison figures?

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid Platinum

Burgundy Velvet

Took Ownership 09/12/2017






Lose this advertisement by becoming a member. Click here to create a free account.

#2 OFFLINE   Cobra348


    Fusion Hybrid Enthusiast

  • Fusion Hybrid Member
  • 540 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northeast
  • Location:Oswego, NY
  • Current Vehicle:Ruby Red wLight Stone Leather
  • My Hybrid's Year:2017

Posted 10 June 2015 - 08:59 PM

Hadn't tried that TBH.  I've been using A/C to cool the cabin with the seats on cool as well.  Once the cabin is reasonably cool, I shut off the A/C and only go with the seat cooler.  Frankly I'd rather have the cabin generally cool as well.  I'll give your idea a try.

Larry - aka Cobra


Big Red: 2017 FFH SE, Ruby Red, Med Light Stone leather

602A SE Luxury Package, Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control w/stop & go

Driver Assist Pkg (lane keeping, BLIS, auto high beams, rain-sensing wipers, heated steering wheel)

My additions:  WeatherTech lasercut floor mats, in-channel wind deflectors (dark smoked),

Steeda strut tower brace, Steeda rear sway bar, Steeda hood struts, Ford donut spare,

blacked out grille

Summer rims/tires - 17" Verde Regency rims with OEM tread

Winter rims/tires - 17" OEM rims with Goodyear UltraGrip WRT Ice

#3 OFFLINE   Waldo


    Fusion Hybrid Addict

  • Fusion Hybrid Member
  • 1,188 posts

Posted 11 June 2015 - 10:10 AM

Yes, A/C will make a big change in your MPG number, but when you actually calculate how many gallons of fuel the difference really is, you'll find it's not as big a deal as it seems.

  • GrySql and corncobs like this

#4 OFFLINE   jadei


    New Member

  • Fusion Hybrid Member
  • 25 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • Location:Florida, United States
  • Current Vehicle:2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid
  • My Hybrid's Year:2015

Posted 11 June 2015 - 08:10 PM

I keep my climate control on auto almost all the time.  Sometimes when I want to cool down a minute I hit max a/c then cycle back to auto again once I'm cool.  When you first start a hot car it won't blow very hard on auto until 10+ seconds then it will ramp up so don't hit max a/c too soon.  You can watch the Kw used in your Myview gauge (if you have it set to show the climate and accessories power draw.)  Once the interior is cooled to the set temp it ramps down the A/C compressor.


Another marvel of engineering...that variable speed A/C compressor.


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Privacy Policy Terms of Service ·