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Old 02-02-2011, 07:27 AM
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Default 15.5 mpg in a 2.3?

i just calculated my mpg for 2010 ranger xl 2.3 and i was not very impressed i was getting what most are getting in their 4.0 15.5mpg! i know for sure that im a little quick with my accelerating and i could work on that... but ive been driving a lot slower than i used to... if anyone has any other pointers other than just my speed please help! almost all the miles are highway. cannot wait till winter is over so i can get the 200 pounds of weight out of my bed... guess that isnt helping either
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:30 AM
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Default Re: 15.5 mpg in a 2.3?

New air fliter and fuel filter. Should help a little.
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:34 AM
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Default Re: 15.5 mpg in a 2.3?

the truck is only like 5 months old so i dont think its time to change those yet... im not very mechanically inclined but i wouldnt think after 5 months id need new filters would i
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:40 AM
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The weight is not helping.

Is it a auto or manual? What speeds are you driving?
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:42 AM
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If it is under warranty take it to Ford.
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:44 AM
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its a manual... i mostly drive on the highway to commute from home to work... on the highway in town between 50-55mph speed limit is 50 and on the highway to get home out of town about 70mph... i live in canada so its all in km/h so its 80 km/h in town and i do about 110 km/h in a 100km/h zone out of town and im always constant with my speed on my way home once i leave town
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:46 AM
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well im only getting about 11 in my 4.0. and maybe 8-9 with 4x4 on. haha

get the weight out, and try just granny pedalling it for a week and see what you get, if its still bad take it to the dealer.
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:49 AM
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okay guys thanks a lot for your help im gonna go take the weight out right now before i have to go to work see how it turns out ill keep you posted
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:51 AM
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its a manual... i mostly drive on the highway to commute from home to work... on the highway in town between 50-55mph speed limit is 50 and on the highway to get home out of town about 70mph... i live in canada so its all in km/h so its 80 km/h in town and i do about 110 km/h in a 100km/h zone out of town and im always constant with my speed on my way home once i leave town
How many miles are on it? You can expect your worse gas mileage within the first 10k miles, especially under 5k. However it shouldn't be that bad. What are your driving habits like?
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:00 AM
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Also need to watch when u shift.
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:38 AM
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Default Re: 15.5 mpg in a 2.3?

i've got about 125lbs in my 97. It's an automatic and this winter i've only got 16-17mpg with it and i drive slow and have a tonneau cover (idk if it helps), so 15.5 doesn't sound to off the wall to me.
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:42 AM
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Default Re: 15.5 mpg in a 2.3?

I'm getting 25-28mg in my 2.5L.. but I drive like a grandpa..
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:01 AM
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Default Re: 15.5 mpg in a 2.3?

with my 04 2.3l i see around 28mpg, and when I have something in the bed, I don't notice any major Mpg diff.
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:14 AM
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i just calculated my mpg for 2010 ranger xl 2.3 and i was not very impressed i was getting what most are getting in their 4.0 15.5mpg! i know for sure that im a little quick with my accelerating and i could work on that... but ive been driving a lot slower than i used to... if anyone has any other pointers other than just my speed please help! almost all the miles are highway. cannot wait till winter is over so i can get the 200 pounds of weight out of my bed... guess that isnt helping either

Driving slower and shifting earlier won't save but 1-2 mpg. There is obviously a problem with the truck....take it back to a Ford dealer and have them figure it out.
Pulling 200 lbs out of the bed won't save a doggone thing.
You should be getting no less than 24 mpg overall with a 2.3/5 spd regular cab.
Maybe your calculator needs new batteries or your odometer is off.....hell maybe the gas pumps where you fuel up need calibration.
Maybe some POS is siphoning your gas out at night.......we had a lot of that type of crime around here when gas hit $3 a gallon.
SOMETHING JUST DON'T ADD UP!!!!!!
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:42 AM
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Default Re: 15.5 mpg in a 2.3?

The problem is the cold. Considering where you are and the temps I am not surprised by what you are averaging.

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