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#281 OFFLINE   Beachcomber86

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 07:27 AM

Hello! I am new here. Just got a 2019 FFH.
Please indicate the average speed when you do those 600-700 miles with a fuel tank. I did 57.4mpg on city trips but on the highway, long trips, high speed (70-80MPH) battery cannot help. Mileage goes down to 36mpg.

Don't expect a legit answer here. You'll be told you are driving too fast and you should have gotten an ICE only vehicle. I'm doing about the same as you with my 2018. I'm jealous, I'm lucky to get 40 in town at 1 mile over posted speed limits.







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#282 OFFLINE   md13ffhguy

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 09:25 AM

Don't expect a legit answer here. You'll be told you are driving too fast and you should have gotten an ICE only vehicle. I'm doing about the same as you with my 2018. I'm jealous, I'm lucky to get 40 in town at 1 mile over posted speed limits.

Based on my experience with three FFHs now, I can legitimately state that these cars were designed for maximum efficiency on highways at speeds up to about 55 mph. They do all right on occasional stretches of 65. Above that, they need almost constant ICE-assist, so efficiency drops dramatically. I can assure you that when manufacturers reference highway efficiency, they're almost certainly talking highways speeds of 55, not 70+.
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#283 OFFLINE   djminfll

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 07:16 PM

Don't expect a legit answer here. You'll be told you are driving too fast and you should have gotten an ICE only vehicle. I'm doing about the same as you with my 2018. I'm jealous, I'm lucky to get 40 in town at 1 mile over posted speed limits.

 

The car can only do what the car can do. I try and drive a bit more leisurely than I did before driving a FF, I maintain about 60mph on the highway and I get anywhere from 43-55mpg, better if the road is flat. There's nothing wrong with driving 70-80mph, but you can't expect that the battery is going to be of much assistance. 

I drove to my in-laws today, about 150 miles away, and I maintained 70mph most of the way. I got just about 40 mpg, but bumped up the mpg for the whole trip a bit once I got off the highway and was driving on local streets. Final mpg (according to the dash computer) was 42.7 overall.


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Posted 30 December 2018 - 07:24 PM

EPA says: "driving over 50 mph is like paying more for each gallon of fuel"

For my specific car 2019 FFH, if a gallon is $2, price will jump as follows

 

60 mph $2.31 (15.5% increase vs 50 mph)

70 mph $2.75 (37.5% increase vs 50 mph)

80 mph $3.38 (69% increase vs 50 mph)

 

Thus I understand my 36mpg at higher speed. Please help me understand your +600 miles.


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#285 OFFLINE   md13ffhguy

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 09:09 PM

My commute is 90% highway, mostly 55, but a couple 60/65 mph stretches. However, rush hour traffic often limits speeds considerably. My 40 mile commute often takes me a full hour, so yeah, my average speed is probably in the 40s... 600 miles between fill-ups isn't really hard to do that way. Except, now that it's winter, I'm probably doing more like 550-575.

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#286 OFFLINE   md13ffhguy

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 09:13 PM

I also adjusted my driving style for the better when I purchased my first FFH 5+ years ago. I drive the speed limit, stay mostly in the right lane, and accelerate and brake gently. I feel like I've become a safer, less stressed driver. YMMV.
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#287 OFFLINE   DeeCee

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 10:42 PM

Mileage data - The following is just my personal experience and not meant to imply what everyone should be getting

 

I currently drive a 2017 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid which has the same hybrid drive train as the FFH. My usual daily commute is 18 miles each way on two lane roads with speed limits of 45 to 55 MPH. I have been keeping MPG stats on a monthly basis using the cars reported mileage and the gallons pumped each month. My best month has been 45.1 MPG and the lowest month has been 40.6 MPG. I don't try any hyper mileing tricks and usually drive with the climate control on Auto and Adaptive Cruise engaged and let the car/computer decide what s best. Before the Lincoln I had a 2013 FFH and had similar results with it. I do see a drop[ in mileage to 35-39 MPG when I take a trip on interstates with 70 MPH limit. My current actual lifetime mileage after 43,632 miles on the MKZH is 42.7 MPG.


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Posted 31 December 2018 - 01:25 AM

Thank you all! It is very useful. Ford did a good job. It is possible to do much better than official mpg 41/43. 







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