THOUGHTS ON FUEL MILAGE

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I'm gonna guess around 14 ... I have the 2.3L ecoboost in my Mustang, which is a far more aerodynamic (and probably lighter) vehicle - over the course of the 4 years I've had it, it's averaging 18mpg ... so I imagine the 2.7 being a bigger engine, with big tires, on a big boxy, heavy vehicle- will get worse mileage
Dang, my 13 5.0 averages 18mpg. Didn't realize a boosted four had the same MPG figures.
 

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Dang, my 13 5.0 averages 18mpg. Didn't realize a boosted four had the same MPG figures.
Yup, you figure we're about the same HP (I'm tuned, upgraded intercooler, intake/exhaust, etc - I beat the new stock GT's up until about 80mph), and I do have a pretty heavy foot (every time I hop in the car, the first things I do are put it in Sport+/Race mode, and turn off all the traction control/advancetrack LOL)
 
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lol
Smiles per gallon > MPGs
to a point ;)
when it's a daily driver used for a 45 mile drive each day - MPG is a relevant concern. If you told me this Bronco got 8mpg, I don't care how big my smile is, that's not worth it. If you told me it's 18mpg, I can deal with that, or even 16 .... but much below that, I'd have to reconsider.
 

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to a point ;)
when it's a daily driver used for a 45 mile drive each day - MPG is a relevant concern. If you told me this Bronco got 8mpg, I don't care how big my smile is, that's not worth it. If you told me it's 18mpg, I can deal with that, or even 16 .... but much below that, I'd have to reconsider.
My daily commute amounts to 48 miles a week. if it wasn't this short I wouldn't even consider a 4x4 truck.
 

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I average about 22-24 MPG in my 2014 Escape with the 2.0L turbocharged 4cl depending on my mix of freeway vs city streets. Hopefully 20'ish with the 2.3L MT. I haven't had to commute since March, but even when I do go back to the office, it's only 2.2 miles round trip so I usually bike. Having a brand new Bronco will be good incentive to keep up with the biking; I won't want the new Bronco to sit outside baking in the AZ sun all day every day.
 

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If it doesn’t get 30+ mpg then what’s the point of putting a smaller displacement engine in it? What’s the trade off? The bragging point? If I’m getting the same mileage as a torqued up V-8 with more power then give me the torqued up v-8....
 
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I am guessing non Sasq will be around 18-20 mpg for Badlands. I think the aero dynamics will be the worst part, the transmission is helpful being a 10 speed.
 

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I once bought a boat. I asked how many gallons per hour it would burn on average. The salesman told me that if I had to ask that question, I couldn't afford it. My philosophy here is the same......so I don't think about it.
 

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I once bought a boat. I asked how many gallons per hour it would burn on average. The salesman told me that if I had to ask that question, I couldn't afford it. My philosophy here is the same......so I don't think about it.
I think that's a pretty poor attitude for a boat salesman (or any salesman) to take - fuel mileage is a factor for some people, and it doesn't indicate they "can't afford" something. It is a consideration, for sure. I have a daily commute of about 42 miles. In my 2.3Ecoboost Mustang, I get 18mpg and have to fill up about 6-7 times a month. I'm expecting the Bronco to get around 16mpg .. but if I found out that it only got 10mpg, it would definitely change my mind about getting one. Not that I couldn't afford it, I wouldn't WANT to spend that kind of money on gas.
 

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I once bought a boat. I asked how many gallons per hour it would burn on average. The salesman told me that if I had to ask that question, I couldn't afford it. My philosophy here is the same......so I don't think about it.
That is very true lol either way it won’t effect my purchase of one as the commercial says”YOU NEED A BRONCO!!!’ Lol
 
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fwiw. I have 12K on my 2019 ranger I purchased in February of this year. I carry 1000# of junk in the truck for work. I am getting 21mpg currently. This is roughly the weight of a 4 door bronco.

I am getting the larger motor. I think we will have 1800#'s (high guesstimate) in the truck when we go traveling. The larger engine will move this extra weight easier than the smaller motor will. Loaded if we see 18mpg I will be thrilled!

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I am assuming that the Bronco will be using the dana adventek gear set and the ring gear will be welded to the carrier. I have not heard of anyone regearing a new Ranger to compensate for lift, or weight, or tire size. This is unfortunate (in my opinion)


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