2012 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Ecoboost Gas Mileage

2012 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L V6 6-speed Automatic)

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Ecoboost Gas Mileage
By bctrane46 on


2012 Ford Explorer Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


I love my new Explorer but the gas mileage is not as advertised. I would not have spent an extra $1,000.00 to get worst highway gas mileage than a V6 Explorer. I highly recommend the V6 verses the 2.0 liter ecoboost. After 2,000 miles and resetting my MPG counter after each fill-up I only get around 21 MPG on the highway at best. Combined mileage stays between 18 to 19 MPG which is ok but I am very dissappointed in the highway MPG. I know people with the V6 who get 24 to 25 MPG on the highway with their FWD Explorers. But we love everything else about the vehicle. It is a well equipped Limited and the ride is simply awesome and very comfortable. Go Ford, but drop the 2.0 unless MPG improves!

Best Features

Seats, Blind Spot Intervention, Rear Camera, Rear AC, Stereo, HID Headlights, Smooth Ride

Worst Features

Better Gas Mileage With Ecoboost
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