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Look at the per trip mileage. I got 50.1 mpg this morning driving into work. I barely needed to use the engine in rush hour traffic. I only have 700 miles on the car, and its 38 degrees here in Chicago right now. Paying attention to the gauges, especially the one that shows you the engine start threshold, can allow you to go very high on the mpg scale. I expect to average high 30's low 40's consistently once the weather warms up. If you tease it, the miles will come.Report it
You must be really unlucky with your car. Mine is the opposite - it's scarily quiet. It seems that all car makers across the border now have non-consistent product quality/assembly problems: I moved to Lincoln after I got tired repairing my Audi (also considered Avalon or Lexus hybrid but got scared by reported audio system problems in Lexus and broken headliner and cabin noise in Avalon). With MKZ, I average 37 after 1500 miles, and even though it's not close to 45, my average mpg still keeps adding every day. For a car this big with such excellent cargo capacity, 37-40 mpg in the city is still very respectable. All other full-size sedan hybrids only showed 24 mpg in the city on my test drives.Report it
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