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How to Drive a CMAX Hybrid/Energi to get Great Gas Mileage

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#221 OFFLINE   Tom_NC_1

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 02:52 PM

I rotated my tires and now they are noisy. I've considered rotating them back and then never rotating them again.

 

This happened when I rotated my original OEM tires the second time at around 20k miles. I had the tire rotated back and the noise was less. I never did rotate the tires again and would have gotten 50k miles on the set had it not been for a side wall problem on one tire. I think the side wall problem was due to hitting a curb. I replaced them with another OEM set and have rotated them several times with no noise problems at all. This second set of tires currently has about 25k miles on them and they are wearing well. 

 

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#222 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 06:48 AM

#     Date       Miles     Gallons MPG  Price  City %    

332 8/9/18    724.60  12.700  57.06  2.999  35%    

331 7/25/18  711.40  12.800  55.58  2.969  20%   

330 7/16/18  654.98  12.700  51.57  2.994      

329 7/15/18  609.17  11.520  52.88  3.281      

328 7/14/18  660.98  12.500  52.88  2.987      

327 7/12/18  660.17  12.000  55.01  3.143     

326 7/11/18  431.73    8.400  51.40  2.865  10%   

325 7/10/18  737.85  13.000  56.76  3.001  50%    

324 7/2/18    742.50  12.900  57.56  3.000  60%    

323 6/17/18  696.30  13.300  52.35  3.069  10% 

And here is what you could do in a C-MAX, my last 10 fillups on Fuelly.com with about 80% HWY miles for an average of 54.8 mpg. smile.png

 

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#223 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 08:51 AM

Just filled up and got 58.3 mpg/ 770 miles / 13.2 gal. and 50% Hwy with some A/C, temps 70-95*F and have averaged 55.1 mpg for last 10 fill ups.  YouTube views are up to almost 10k now.smile.png

 

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#224 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 11:36 AM

 I drove up to Silver Comet Depot to bike ride about 49 miles on State routes (50-55 mph) and got 63.4 mpg.  Going Home 43 miles, 27 mi. FWY, 16 mi. SR's got 61.9 mpg with speeds 75-45 mph. Every is working great with temps 75-85*F and 208K miles on the car. smile.png

 

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#225 OFFLINE   ScottB

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Posted 06 September 2018 - 04:05 PM

I did a couple of interesting drives today in my 2017 Energi.  I did a 35 commute to work instead of my usual 24 mile trip. I charged to 100% overnight and ran in EV now mode until the car forced me into Auto (hybrid) mode. I got 28.5 miles on the charge and 5.5 KW used. This was less than 5 hwy miles and the rest rural roads. This is pretty standard range for my commuting route. The car told me I should get 30 miles on the charge, which is typical for me.

 

Since it was in the 90's today in Mass. I decided not to charge at work and just drive my 24 miles home in hybrid mode. (Raja, you are having a influence on me) I reset the mileage caculation just before I left. The car reported I got 53 mpg on the drive home. If I drive a longer distance the mpg usually goes up into the 60's. It slowly increases the whole drive home.

 

Very pleased with the economy and performance of the car. I put a little over 4K miles on it now and I am getting something like 146 mpg overall. This is mostly a reflection of driving in EV mode as much as possible and making trips under 30 miles. This winter I will  use it for ski trips, so I will experience the other end of the spectrum (long 500 mile weekend drives). I am hoping for 35-60 mpg range. 



#226 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 06:33 AM

Grill Covers will really help then. :smile2: Well my Fuelly average went up to 49.1 mpg now and  this is some encouragement to others that even with 208k miles total your average can still go up. Last Tank I got 61.3 mpg.smile.png

 

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Edited by ptjones, 09 September 2018 - 06:39 AM.


#227 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 06:47 AM

I replaced my two rear tires with 78k mi. with new Michelin OEM tires and already have 5k mi. on them, it seems I have lost maybe a 1 mpg with the new tires. This backs up what people have said that mpg's improve with tire wear. That being said I'm still getting 61 mpg on Smart Gauge and looking to get 800 mi. on this tank. Currently have 620 miles.smile.png  My old Michelin OEM tires on  the front have 83k mi. and should make 90k mi. using 50 psi tire pressure.

 

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#228 OFFLINE   GlennR

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 09:21 AM

I can't say we've taken any special steps over what we've done with normal ICE cars when driving our CMax.  Just the same we have averaged 62 MPGs over the two years we've owned it. 



#229 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 09:56 AM

I can't say we've taken any special steps over what we've done with normal ICE cars when driving our CMax.  Just the same we have averaged 62 MPGs over the two years we've owned it. 

That is because you can plug it in, mine is a Hybrid so all the energy comes from the ICE. :smile2:  Not to bad from a Hybrid EPA rated at 42/38 mpg. :smile2:

 

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#230 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 08:28 AM

I replaced my two rear tires with 78k mi. with new Michelin OEM tires and already have 5k mi. on them, it seems I have lost maybe a 1 mpg with the new tires. This backs up what people have said that mpg's improve with tire wear. That being said I'm still getting 61 mpg on Smart Gauge and looking to get 800 mi. on this tank. Currently have 620 miles.smile.png  My old Michelin OEM tires on  the front have 83k mi. and should make 90k mi. using 50 psi tire pressure.

 

Paul

Well I finished the tank with 824 mi./59.3 mpg with 50% HWY and my Fuelly.com average went up to 49.2 MPG with 212K miles on the Odometer.smile.png

 

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#231 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 07:40 AM

And it just keeps going up. smile.png  Life Time Score 50.2 mpg and Fuelly.com average 49.2 mpg, 55.5 mpg average for the last 10 fill ups.  Also I haven't reset trip 2 in about 76k miles and My Smart Gauge average is 54 mpg. Bottom line is even with 212k miles on the Odometer  you can improve your Life Time average MPG's if you want too.  smile.png  post-143-0-21206000-1539443162_thumb.jpg

 

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#232 OFFLINE   Billyk24

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 07:55 PM

Those who live  in the colder fall/winter regions will experience a decrease in "mpg" numbers during the cold season regardless of what you do.



#233 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 06:39 AM

Those who live  in the colder fall/winter regions will experience a decrease in "mpg" numbers during the cold season regardless of what you do.

Grill Covers do help, +2 to 4 mpg depending how much you use the ICE. :smile2:

 

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#234 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 11:54 AM

BTW Grill Covers protect your shutters from being damaged from snow and ice.

 

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#235 OFFLINE   Billyk24

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 04:29 PM

Grill Covers do help, +2 to 4 mpg depending how much you use the ICE. :smile2:

 

Paul

 

I have grill covers on my 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid.   I am aware of this benefit.  I posted more about the cold weather will decrease mileage (mpg) as it does with all vehicles.


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#236 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 10:21 AM

I have grill covers on my 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid.   I am aware of this benefit.  I posted more about the cold weather will decrease mileage (mpg) as it does with all vehicles.

I put a thin sheet of plastic over my 2010 FEH too and it made a difference. :smile2:

 

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#237 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 02:04 PM

I filled up  yesterday and got Premium for $2.63/gal at Sam's Club Buford, GA 13.1 gallons for $34.46. smile.png  With average temps going down MPG's are going down a little too. I started out yesterday at 57.6 mpg with 525 miles on the tank, drove to North Georgia Mountains taking pics of Fall Leaves changing colors and Water Falls. About 200 miles later my MPG's had dropped to 56.6 mpg when I filled up and actual Fuelly 54.8 mpg.  If you haven't put Grill Covers on your car yet maybe you should. Oil Pan Heaters help to  warm up the ICE quicker too. smile.png

 

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