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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-18-08, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
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ZX5 2006 Gas consumption

Hi, I own a Ford Zx5 2006 automatic transmission, I would ike to know what is your average mileage with a full tank.

In the city during the winter( I live in Ottawa, Canada), I do around 350Km -375, I dont think ive reach 400 km this winter. And during the summer it's around 400 Km i think.

I just want to compare with other owners... I think my car consumed a lot of gas fot the mileage I do with one tank.

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Re: ZX5 2006 Gas consumption

I know it's not much to go on but my rental (2.0 Zetec wagon) averaged 9.4L/100km in combined city/highway driving over three days. I was easy on the pedal with it as it wasn't mine.

The focus has a mere 55L tank from empty, so 375-400km is on par for real world driving. I would imagine you fill it up with around 40-48L each time so you'd average just over 10L/100km depending on driving style and the weight in the vehicle. Driving style alone can have as much as 40% impact on fuel economy. Hopefully you'll get some close mileage posts from other forum users!

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Re: ZX5 2006 Gas consumption

Our 2006 ZX5 SES has gotten on avg 28.4 MPG for 3,500 miles. The worst was 26.5 - the best 31.0. Have not had a long trip yet but want to to see if I can top 34-35 MPG.

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Re: ZX5 2006 Gas consumption

i'm averaging about 530-550klm on a full tank
granted i have an 07, manual transmission.

on strickly highway travel, i can get up to 650klm on a full tank.

if you havn't already, try changing the air and fuel filters.
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Ottawa, Eh! We're neighbours - bud!

I just bought an '01 Focus and am finding the mileage really sucks.

So far, getting 9.5 L/100km, but I am really babying this thing. I expect to see 10 a lot.

I just retired my 97 Neon (300,000 km) and regulary was getting 6.5 l/100km (over 40 MPG imperial). The Neon (5 speed) I could really pound on and it didn't get too thirsty, but it won't stay in 5th gear anymore. I would regulary go 500 km on a tank and fill up with 35 L.

By the way, to convert L/100 to MPG imperial the magic number is 282.

Divide 282 by the L/100 to get MPG.

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Re: ZX5 2006 Gas consumption

I've been keeping closer tabs on my gas mileage so far with my 05 ZX5 w/ 5 speed manual and in town, I do a lot of downtown driving in Vancouver BC and I get around 450 kms to a tank city driving, and hwy seems to be consistant just over 600kms to a tank. It worked out to be around 33-35 MPG average on the hwy.

I had a mazda 323 that blew my focus out of the water for gas consumption, but it wasnt nearly as fun to drive. :)

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