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I'd like to know what kind of gas mileage / fuel economy everyone's getting in the new Explorer Sport? Does the window sticker seem to be accurate?
 

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Our Sport has around 12K miles on it. Around town, we average right around the EPA 16. Our city driving is worst case scenario as it is a small town and all of your driving is short hops, mainly of 1 mile or less. Highway we are averaging over the EPA 22, and have seen as high as 25-26. This is on a 240 mile roundtrip from 5500ft to 1800ft to 6200ft to 1100ft and everything in between. This is in 115 degree heat, and 10 degree cold.

Frankly, we have been thrilled with our mileage. Yes, the 25-26 is with trying to get mileage, so we were not going over the speed limit. However, driving normally at 5 above the limit, with all of the mountains and curves we are dealing with, we still average over the EPA highway mileage. This even includes a short stop and go (stop signs) and a stretch of 75 (we do 80). Also, there is often a little "fun" involved (chasing a Porsche through the curves), etc.

As long as you are not hot dogging it all the time, the Beastie (our affectionate name for her) will easily pull the EPA mileage.
 

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I just returned from a 4000 mile trip in a 2014 Explorer sport. Keeping careful records for each fill up and using 91 to 93 octane from Shell or Conoco, overall I got 21.3mpg with the top at 24mpg and the bottom at 17.8mpg. We had 2 days of heavy rain, 1 day of 40+mph head winds, 1 day of cross winds, tie ups for road construction, and heavy traffic through Nashville. My speed on the interstates was 70mph up. I would say the window sticker is right on.
 

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2014 Explorer Sport mileage with 1000 miles and my milage is terrible

I have a new 2014 Explorer Sport with 1000 miles and on the third tank of gas, the first tank, dealer filled brand unknown I got 15 mpg driving was mostly city in the Atlanta area, second tank I filled with Shell Medium Grade city and freeway 12 to 14 mpg third tank, the current tank and half full is averaging 16.4mpg. All the time I'm seeing black soot in the tail pipe. The dealer says put some injection cleaner in the tank, which I will do, but I think it's over fueling. They also said that milage will improve as it learns my driving habits. I have not been on it hard but maybe 6 times spread over the 3 tanks of gas. Can any of you that have more miles on yours if you experienced the same in the beginning but milage improved and the soot cleared. I would really appreciate your input.
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Our Sport has around 12K miles on it. Around town, we average right around the EPA 16. Our city driving is worst case scenario as it is a small town and all of your driving is short hops, mainly of 1 mile or less. Highway we are averaging over the EPA 22, and have seen as high as 25-26. This is on a 240 mile roundtrip from 5500ft to 1800ft to 6200ft to 1100ft and everything in between. This is in 115 degree heat, and 10 degree cold.

Frankly, we have been thrilled with our mileage. Yes, the 25-26 is with trying to get mileage, so we were not going over the speed limit. However, driving normally at 5 above the limit, with all of the mountains and curves we are dealing with, we still average over the EPA highway mileage. This even includes a short stop and go (stop signs) and a stretch of 75 (we do 80). Also, there is often a little "fun" involved (chasing a Porsche through the curves), etc.

As long as you are not hot dogging it all the time, the Beastie (our affectionate name for her) will easily pull the EPA mileage.
 

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Sadly i have to drive sensibly to get the EPA of 16mpg lol! With a heavy foot and a broad smile i get closer to 12 mpg. On highways at 120km/hr ( 75 mph ) i average 22 mpg, so not sure if i would ever get 25-26.
 

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I now have 2000 miles on the clock just drove from Atlanta to Little River SC set the cruise at 79 mph had put a bottle of Lucas fuel injector cleaner in the tank as Ford suggested which I have done for the last three tanks and only using Shell Regular fuel and got 22.3 mpg on the 400 mile trip last fill up no additive was added and still got 22.3mpg and the black soot is almost nonexistent. So maybe it just initial break in. Also my commute to work which is combo city freeway in Atlanta traffic has been averaging 18.2 and with just city driving 17.5 mph. I'm much happier than when I pickup the Sport new a month ago.

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Just for your info, I live in New York City. The onboard computer states that I average around 10 MPG. It isn't an issue for me since I don't drive that much daily. On the road I average around 21 MPG. Now that's a big difference. Just chalk it up to 4900 LBS curb weight and constant Four wheel drive. For a 2015 Explorer Sport with a window sticker that states 16 MPG city, well, we all are full of crap. Ford is no exclusion to the myth of window sticker bull shit..
 

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Just for your info, I live in New York City. The onboard computer states that I average around 10 MPG. It isn't an issue for me since I don't drive that much daily. On the road I average around 21 MPG. Now that's a big difference. Just chalk it up to 4900 LBS curb weight and constant Four wheel drive. For a 2015 Explorer Sport with a window sticker that states 16 MPG city, well, we all are full of crap. Ford is no exclusion to the myth of window sticker bull shit..
I live on the island and cant do any better than 12.1 gonna try to switch to royal purple and install a cold air intake ...
 

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We are getting 17-18 consistently with our 2015 Sport. This is with winter blend so I expect it to improve once the temps go up. Mostly highway driving (80%) with an occasional full throttle blast. We don't let the explorer sit and warm up for long periods of time. We drive it like reasonable people at the speed limit or just above it. Has 2200 miles on it right now.
 

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We currently have 36K miles on our 2013. I just ran a complete tank going down to the Valley (long downhills some uphills running 72), ran around the Valley for a few hours which included some spirited driving and a fair amount of stop and go. Then back up which includes some very hard long pulls (6% grades, was running 80). Then more uphill before heading back down into Payson (I made a loop). I fueled at the same station and calculated out mileage at 21.9.

Mind you, our Explorer is fully broken in. This is on regular, with oxygenated fuel. Running around in our small town, I am now getting over 17mpg, and I am not trying for mileage by any means.
 

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2015 Explorer Sport.
Took delivery in April 2015. Combined city/highway was at 18.8 on my way home tonight. That includes some aggressive acceleration now and then. I haven't done any extended highway driving yet. I use Kwik Trip no ethanol premium, which, if I recall correctly, is 91 octane here in southern Wisconsin.
 

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2016 Sport in southern California.
If I hit reset and drive the freeways back and forth to work, I can get around 19mpg... 22 in lighter traffic. City, about 13.
But I just got mine, and I drive it like I stole it! #leadfoot

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