I have to laugh reading this post. I used to have a 2010 FFH, and now I have a 2013 FFE. I would always lament the onset of winter and the impending decrease in MPG. So a trip that used to be 41 or 42 MPG was now 34 or 35. And I'd get upset. Until I realized that DUH! I'm getting 34 to 35 MPG!
I understand, we all want to max out our MPG. But at the end of the day, we are getting better MPG than 80% of the vehicles we share the road with.
Yeah...my old Ford Fusion V6 would skyrocket in the winter too...like up to 12.8 liters per 100 km (US 19mpg) given shorter trips and the cold. In my new 2015 FFH. I'm still getting 7 liters/100 km ( US 34mpg) even though a lot of my trips this time of year are, as I said earlier, short and the engine barely has time to get efficient. Went out to the shooting range 55km out of town yesterday in the lo 20sF and got 6.3 l/100km (US 37mpg) going out and 5.1 l/100km coming back (US 46mpg).
The range is up on the plateau about 300 meters up in altitude from my house and the long, slow climbout/descent really does make a difference.
Edited by jgnfld, 11 January 2016 - 08:57 AM.