I have never expected EPA mileage rating and didn't expect 47 on the Fusion Hybrid primarily because my driving style does not equate to EPA guidelines. Reality versus EPA should be off about 10% (no science or survey, just experience). On my first hybrid, purchased in March, I got 43 prior to the reprogramming update. Unfortunately, we were hit by a pickup and the Fusion was a total loss (no injuries, which was great). In purchasing a replacement, we're only getting 36, after the reprogramming. EPA or not, mileage should be better than 36. From postings I've found thus far, overall average appears to be 40 with range from 29 to 53 and 70% of the postings are above 37 and 60% are above 40. The premium for Fusion is not justified at 36. I just want to get to 43+/-. Ford dealer tells me there is nothing they can do and Ford corporate tells me to drive another 3000 miles.
What's your current mileage now (or mileage since the reprogramming)?
I know that before the PCM update, my Titanium Hybrid settled in on 37.3 lifetime average mpg at about 10,000 miles on the odo. Since the update (I'm at like 15,500 maybe?), my lifetime average has actually gone UP to 38.1 mpg (went up from 38.0 to 38.1 today actually) and my regular Detroit<->Flint run now gets between 40-44 mpg. (It seems to be learning the routes faster). But I'm still sorta waiting to see what would happen at the 20k miles mark, but by then, it would be in the dead of winter, so there will be other adverse factors that will drag the fuel economy down, that I know for sure.
I get about 35mpg average now. A bit better than the 32 I was getting before the update, but no where near what most on this forum get. I'm disappointed, but as time goes on I find I'm not obsessing as much as I was. What are my options..I can't trade it in without taking a huge loss. I ordered the car exactly like I wanted it, and I love it except for the gas mileage.
Pre-PCM update, my Detroit<->Flint run would top out at 37.3 mpg. Today, on my way up, I got 44 and change. Come back down, I think that I ended up with like high 39s or might have been 38s. I forget. And the same thing for my commute to work. Pre-PCM update, 37 was about all I can get out of it. Since the update, I've been 41s show up. So give your car a bit of time and let's see where it settles out at.