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2 door gas range is horrible, need a DIESEL option.


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Seriously wtf are we going to do about range? I'm not surprised by the poor mileage but am surprised that any automaker is releasing a new vehicle with less than 300 mile range. For my planned for use, my likely range for my 2 door badlands is 250 miles. That is unacceptable in Utah and much of the west.

Where/how can I carry a gas can? How likely is an aftermarket aux tank?

This could be a deal breaker for me...
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Long term, I think a swing out tire carrier with fuel can mounted on a high clearance bumper will be the best option for extra fuel and life of the rear gate
 

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As a follow up to my post from last week.
At the Bridgeport Texas event I went to on Saturday here is what the rep told me. One of the reps watched the MPG monitor while driving a 2.7 V-6 for a couple of hours at 55 to 60mph, he was getting 23mpg. When he kicked it up to 70 to 80mph for a couple of hours it dropped down to 18mpg, the aerodynamic brick in action.
Yesterday at another event here in the Dallas area the same rep showed me a text from one of his peers in another Bronco trip somewhere. That rep had driven 500 miles and claimed to have gotten 25mpg while driving at 75mph. Now clearly this conflicts with the semi-official mpg numbers and it conflicts with last weeks report.

Do any of you who are experienced with the 2.7 Ecoboost in other Ford products think this is even possible?
 

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As a follow up to my post from last week.


Yesterday at another event here in the Dallas area the same rep showed me a text from one of his peers in another Bronco trip somewhere. That rep had driven 500 miles and claimed to have gotten 25mpg while driving at 75mph. Now clearly this conflicts with the semi-official mpg numbers and it conflicts with last weeks report.

Do any of you who are experienced with the 2.7 Ecoboost in other Ford products think this is even possible?
Yes. If the wind is favorable. Sometimes in my ranger lifted on 33's I get 28ish mpg over an extended time going 60-65.... The second you get a side wind or a head wind that all goes away to Bout 17-18...no wind?! Like calm? 23-24 on highway.

My overall avg since I bought it is 19.2 now. It was 18.5 a month ago. It starts going up in the summer and will probably be around 20mpg by the time cold weather hits again.

Also my 2017 3.5L f150 with the auto avg around 18.6 for the three years I owned it and 60k miles. It was badish... After about 5-6000miles and broken in it got better.
 
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I would wait to cancel until more numbers come back from Ford, but this is weak.
What other 4x4 has such low mpg and a small tank?
My EB has more range than the SAS I got on order. 🤔
 

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These aren't official MPG numbers but I came across this recently and thought it made for an interesting comparison's.
 

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Wait you guys think the mpg numbers posted on the 1st page are real? Seriously?

17mpg highway and 17city
32 pages of posts and nobody posted that they are complete BS?

those numbers are literally impossible. They defy physics

closer to real numbers

2.3 manual base 2door
20mpg city, 28mpg highway

2.7 4 door sasquatch
15city, 23 highway
 

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Wait you guys think the mpg numbers posted on the 1st page are real? Seriously?

17mpg highway and 17city
32 pages of posts and nobody posted that they are complete BS?

those numbers are literally impossible. They defy physics

closer to real numbers

2.3 manual base 2door
20mpg city, 28mpg highway

2.7 4 door sasquatch
15city, 23 highway
I agree they’re lower than one should expect out of such tiny engines but I think you’re going to be disappointed if you expect those figures you posted. These are real true SUVs not the mommy minivan crap you see rolling around with front wheel drive and and plastic panels adorning the undercarriage. Your going to get real SUV MPG if you want a real SUV.
 

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Wait you guys think the mpg numbers posted on the 1st page are real? Seriously?

17mpg highway and 17city
32 pages of posts and nobody posted that they are complete BS?

those numbers are literally impossible. They defy physics

closer to real numbers

2.3 manual base 2door
20mpg city, 28mpg highway

2.7 4 door sasquatch
15city, 23 highway
These numbers are awesome! Too bad they're wrong since Ford has already confirmed the shitty numbers.
 

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These numbers are awesome! Too bad they're wrong since Ford has already confirmed the shitty numbers.
There is no way they are confirmed

they are literally impossible
 

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There is no way they are confirmed

they are literally impossible
How are they impossible?

They seem quite reasonable if it were a V8, and being that the smaller engines will likely spend their lives in boost it makes sense to a degree that MPG would be in the high teens.
 

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There is no way they are confirmed

they are literally impossible
Not saying they're official, as I don't have any idea, but there is nothing impossible about these numbers. This particular vehicle (due primarily to gearing and its aerodynamics) will not be much, if any, more efficient at 70mph than it is at 40 popping around town.

The 2.3 will spool the turbos at highway speeds a lot, particularly. I totally buy that the 2.7 may be just as efficient at highway speeds with the bigger, heavier trims like a Badlands.
 

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As a follow up to my post from last week.


Yesterday at another event here in the Dallas area the same rep showed me a text from one of his peers in another Bronco trip somewhere. That rep had driven 500 miles and claimed to have gotten 25mpg while driving at 75mph. Now clearly this conflicts with the semi-official mpg numbers and it conflicts with last weeks report.

Do any of you who are experienced with the 2.7 Ecoboost in other Ford products think this is even possible?
No. It is not. Ford EcoBoost products tend to not meet their official MPG. I expect every Bronco to have real world fuel economy below the 18.7 MPG real world fuel economy of my Ranger.

Maybe the 2.3T 7 speed will beat the 18.7. That's the only exception.
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