2012 Ford Explorer XLT: And the Highway Mileage is...
November 03, 2011
A couple days ago I asked the tantalizing question, "What mileage would our Explorer get on the way to Vegas?" You responded with no less than two dozen guesses, most of them optimistic. One guess was nearly dead on, though, at 22.7 miles per gallon. Nice windor5.
Actually, the drive out returned 22.6 while I managed 22.8 on the return trip. Both were completed with the cruise control set at around 75mph and the A/C on. For the record, the transmission didn't need to shift much on the uphills. I barely noticed it doing much of anything at all to maintain that speed, so the turbo engine has plenty of torque to keep it up to speed.
Ed Hellwig, Editor, Edmunds.com @ 4,471 miles