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30 Highway MPG...Nice...Active Grill Shutters?

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#1 OFFLINE   mkx-wanders

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 10:36 PM

I frequently get 28-30 (Aircon on/off) MPG Highway on a Reserve FWD 3.7l.  City is always 17-18 MPG.  Any similar results out there?







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#2 OFFLINE   thisguy159

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 08:07 AM

Never seen 30 best on hwy I got is 24. Currently running average of 17.8.

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 08:36 AM

We’re averaging about 21 in mixed driving but a lot of that is semi highway (45-55 mph).

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 10:41 AM

Over nearly 2 1/2 years with a 2.7TT, I maxed out at slightly over 31 on a level 55-60mph trip of ~200 rural miles...averaging 19-24mpg in daily suburban use (no commutes or gridlocked traffic). Long duration freeway driving at 65 mph yields ~ 24-27mpg. Mileage between freeway fill-ups averages 436 miles.



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Posted 08 May 2018 - 11:15 AM

2009 MKX, 3.5L, get about 14-15 city, 18-21 highway.

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 01:37 PM

2009 MKX, 3.5L, get about 14-15 city, 18-21 highway.

 

My 3.5L gets 21 in mixed driving.   24-27 on the highway.   But mine has two turbos, 470 lb/ft of torque and is installed in a 2018 F150 supercab.  Amazing.



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Posted 08 May 2018 - 03:03 PM

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 03:49 PM

You're not going to get vaguely close to 37mpg - at any speed - in an mkx. 30 mpg is pushing it.

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 04:42 PM


Edited by waltcmusic, 08 July 2018 - 08:07 PM.


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 04:54 PM

That is insanely dangerous.



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Posted 08 May 2018 - 04:56 PM

.... if you live in LA, just for fun, pull into HOV and do 45 mph for 15-20 minutes. You'll make ton of new friends.
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Posted 08 May 2018 - 05:01 PM


Edited by waltcmusic, 08 July 2018 - 08:07 PM.


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 05:17 PM


Edited by waltcmusic, 08 July 2018 - 08:07 PM.

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 05:17 PM

For straight highway flat driving, at 45 MPH running at 1,300 RPM (is it right with 3.7L?), it should get up to 35-37 MPG on highway, both FWD and AWD. AWD MPG usually dives down fast at 75 MPH speed with increasing gap from FWD MPG. The best highway MPG is always at 6th top gear, at the lowest speed and lowest RPM running without 5th gear kicking in suddenly.

 

I plan to do a lot of 45 MPH max driving on empty highways across USA. My previous car before 2010 BMW X3, a 2016 Kia Sportage, required a minimum 39 MPH speed in order for 6th gear to stay at 1150 RPM, which got up to 50 MPG.

 

Interesting. I was going North on the 395 (Flat) when I first noticed 28MPG/HWY.  Cruise Control was set at 75 MPH and aircon was on. 

 

I noticed it again (I reset the Fuel Economy Computer after a fuel up, yet again) on the CA-65 (Flat) with the cruise set to 60 MPH and aircon on was still 28MPG.  I tested with the aircon off and got 30MPG.


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 07:08 PM

I noted that none of the above posts responded to the OP's mention of Active Grill Shutters (AGS).

 

AGS is available only on Reserve models with 20" wheels as I recall.

 

Edit addition: Compared to many early postwar & current small displacement vehicles, IMO the MKX's 2000rpm at 70mph is just loafing. 


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 07:43 PM

Er, Dude, I do live in LA.  The slow lane is not going to be where you are getting a constant 45 mph. The slow lane is where people are getting on and off and it can be basically stop and go.  You're going to be lucky to get 18 mpg if you stay on the far right of the 405, 5, or 134.

And, I'm sorry, but the stuff about getting 40 MPG is beyond ridiculous. That's not even in the league of reality.  First of all, you don't even own a MKX - how in the world would you know what the real world MPG is?  Second, you're dealing with an upright vehicle that weights more than 4000 pounds.  Unless you're turning off the engine, dropping it into neutral, and cruising down the hills, you're not getting 40 mpg.

 

My driving is mostly highway miles. I take the metro to work about 70% of the time, and I put about 12,000 miles on the car each year driving to hiking trailheads or taking my bike somewhere to go riding.  Even with that use pattern, I am well short of 20 MPG overall.

 

The MKX is a great vehicle for what it is.  But, you're not even close if you're expecting 40 mpg on the highway. 

 

I don't even thing a FWD Edge with the 2.0T would get that kind of fuel economy.



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Posted 08 May 2018 - 08:50 PM

I noted that none of the above posts responded to the OP's mention of Active Grill Shutters (AGS).

 

AGS is available only on Reserve models with 20" wheels as I recall.

 

Edit addition: Compared to many early postwar & current small displacement vehicles, IMO the MKX's 2000rpm at 70mph is just loafing. 

 

It is a shame there is no software control AGS override to open for testing.



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Posted 08 May 2018 - 09:56 PM


Edited by waltcmusic, 08 July 2018 - 08:07 PM.


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 09:59 PM


Edited by waltcmusic, 08 July 2018 - 08:07 PM.


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 10:10 PM

If you get on here and report 37mpg we will all know that you are lying. So, don't bother.






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