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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-24-08, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Recently, I am considering to have a ford fusion to be my commuter car. I'd like to know the realistice fuel mileage for the I4 and the V6 engines respectively.(in the form of L/100Km)

If you have any experience with fusion about the fuel efficiency, please share with me. I really appreciate!

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Re: Ask for the fuel mileage

If your after a commuter car I'd cross off the V6 unless you don't mind the added operating costs. I4 with 5 speed auto averages 8.8L/100km in 50/50 city highway driving or approx 26mpg. My taurus (which is heavier with the 2V version of the same V6 engine as in the fusion) averages 12L/100km in 50/50 driving. Or roughly 20mpg US.

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My '07 Fusion V-6 with 6 speed auto gets 28-30mpg highway, 26-28 city. The I-4 was too underpowered for me.
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My '07 Fusion V-6 with 6 speed auto gets 28-30mpg highway, 26-28 city. The I-4 was too underpowered for me.
I wouldn't doubt it. In a recent Car and Driver road test the I4 Fusion was ranked second from the bottom for performance. They claimed the automatic is geared toward fuel economy and wanted to up-shift as soon as possible, making it a lazy combination for an otherwise sporting sedan. I'm sure it would be a different story with the five speed manual transmission. Ford should inrcease the size from 2.3L to 2.5L and then be 0.1L larger than its competitors.

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My '07 Fusion V-6 with 6 speed auto gets 28-30mpg highway, 26-28 city. The I-4 was too underpowered for me.
That's almost the same results I've gotten with my new '08 SEL 3.0 V6. It's only got 900 miles on it and should get a little better fuel mileage as time goes on.
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My wife is getting pretty consistently 26 MPG in here Milan 2.3L with ATX. Its actually rather disappointing to me. I guess the chassis is just a heavy pig. Its not really a lackluster performer, you just have to really wind it out to get it to shift its lump.
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The 2007 Ford Fusion appears to be the basic transportation for “everyman” a “family car”.The gas mileage is not great for this size and class of car. EPA says 20 city and 28 Highway for the V6. I'm only seeing an average of 18.2 for my real world mix of city and expressway driving. It may be the car is still breaking in and will improve. Even comparing the EPA mileage, it still under performs the Camry, whose bigger V6 provides more power and torque. I would opt for the 4 to get the most for the commuter car!

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Definitely. If this is strictly a commuter car, then I'd go with the 4-cylinder too. Ordinarily, I like the bigger engines becuase you get more get up and go, but if it's a commuter car, that one or two extra mpg will add up fast.
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The trans on my wifes 4 cyl is an adaptive technology and will learn to shift according to the drivers habits. My wife is a bit of a lead foot and the car is much more responsive than it started out to be. She gets 38 mpg (imperial gallon) which is about 32mpg (US gallon) with predominately highway driving.
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