Running Numbers - 2012 Ford Explorer Long-Term Road Test

2012 Ford Explorer Long Term Road Test

2012 Ford Explorer XLT EcoBoost: Running Numbers

September 21, 2011

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Just like you guys, we're curious about what kind of fuel economy our new long-term Explorer with the EcoBoost turbo four is getting. Well, we can tell you that so far we've averaged about 20 mpg (19.7 to be precise) against the EPA estimates of 20 city, 28 highway and 23 combined.

In light of a couple of key factors -- this is still a relatively "green" engine, most of the miles have been around the traffic-clogged environs of L.A. and this average is based on only about a thousand miles -- this seems about right. We'd expect the average to improve as the engine breaks in and we get some serious highway miles on it.

John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ 1,495 miles

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