Inspired by this thread. I figured I’d start my own, versus having it lost in that thread.
Does anyone have real world gas mileage numbers for a 4 cylinder, 6 speed Ford Fusion?
I do about 90% highway and a long commute, so mileage means a lot to me. I currently drive a 2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5i with 5 speed transmission. The Subaru website lists mileage as 22 city, 27 highway. I find this strange, as I routinely get 31 mpg, and I’m by no means a slow driver.
I imagine the Fusion to be heavier, but also doesn’t have to drive all 4 wheels like the Subaru.
Why is this? We have an 08 Scion tc (5 speed) which is supposed to get 20 city/ 27highway, and we regularly get 32 mpg combined. Where do they get these numbers? We’re not particularly wussy drivers or anything.
The admin. is thinking about raising the standards considerably soon.
Buy a Volt. They come with a 9 K government tax break and most states kick in another 5. That puts it at about 30k. It will get far better mileage.
ETA: The reason your mileage may vary (hey, someone should come up with an acronym for that…), is because the EPA uses a very specific testing procedure that may not match your driving. It doesn’t have anything to do with “wussy” vs. “non-wussy” driving. Details here: http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/how_tested.shtml