The miles per gallon averages are improving every year for Ford. It is an encouraging pattern and a solid reason for buying new this coming year. Ford Fuel Economy in NJ ranges dramatically depending on the vehicle. The Ford F150 is still one of the weakest performers with mpg, with 13 in the city and 18 on the highway. It is about on par with last years F150, and still a marked improvement from the monstrous F250.
Some improvements to Ford Fuel Economy in NJ have been made. The Ford Expedition 2015 improved on the mpg slightly over its predecessor. The 4WD 6 cylinder Expedition delivers about 15 mpg in the city, with 22 on the highway. This marks a subtle improvement over the model from 2013 and 2014.
The manuals get slightly better mpg in the city and the highway compared to their automatic counterparts. Some vehicle owners dislike a manual, but the savings they earn over time can be worth the inconvenience of owning a stick. Notably, manuals are often more affordable. One manual and one automatic of the same vehicle are not evenly priced. The manual will typically have a MSRP about $1,500 lower. Between the gas savings and the initial sticker cost, manuals are often a better buy.
2015’s Ford Fiesta is a great example. The manual version earns about 31 mpg in the city and 43 on the highway. Comparably, the automatic earns about 28 in the city and 38 on the highway. This is a modest difference, but it adds up over time.
The Ford Focus is still one of America’s most popular cars, and especially the top mainstream vehicle from the American manufacturing. The company has unleashed an MPGe hybrid version of the Focus for 2015. It boasts a staggering 110 mpg in the city and a 99 on the highway. it is not uncommon for the highway miles to be less with MPGe vehicles. Ask about what is available with New Jersey’s auto dealers.
A full report of average fuel economies for many Ford makes and models can be found on the official sponsored US Department of Energy website.