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Ford Explorer vs. Ford Edge MPG

Chart is based on 127 fuel economy reports for the Ford Explorer and 255 fuel economy reports for the Ford Edge.

Ford Explorer MPG

Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2015 20.9 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2013 21.8 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2012 21.4 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2012 18.4 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2011 15.6 MPG Highway Percentage 9 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2011 22.0 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2009 18.5 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2009 19.2 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2008 16.5 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2008 16.6 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2008 16.7 MPG Highway Percentage 17 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2007 17.2 MPG Highway Percentage 82 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2007 17.7 MPG Highway Percentage 61 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2006 18.3 MPG Highway Percentage 61 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2006 15.1 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2006 18.1 MPG Highway Percentage 29 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2006 16.4 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2005 17.5 MPG Highway Percentage 83 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2005 16.4 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2005 18.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2005 13.3 MPG Highway Percentage 5 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2004 16.7 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2004 13.2 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2004 18.8 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2004 16.4 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2003 14.4 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2003 17.8 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2003 17.6 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2002 16.1 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2002 17.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2002 18.2 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2002 19.2 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2001 11.4 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2000 17.8 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 45 0 15 40 75 20.9  
2013 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 25 0 30 45 70 21.8  
2012 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 20 80 110 21.4  
2012 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 31 17 52 71 18.4  
2011 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 9 73 9 9 60 15.6  
2011 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 10 0 10 80 55 22.0  
2009 4dr SUV 292-horsepower 4.6L V8
6-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat light none 0 0 0 100 60 18.5  
2009 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
hills light hvy 5 20 30 45 60 19.2  
2008 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
flat light hvy 0 5 20 75 60 16.5  
2008 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light hvy 0 0 63 37 65 16.6  
2008 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
hills med none 6 27 50 17 75 16.7  
2007 4dr SUV 292-horsepower 4.6L V8
6-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
hills med hvy 1 6 13 82 75 17.2  
2007 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat med light 24 8 7 61 90 17.7  
2006 4dr SUV 292-horsepower 4.6L V8
6-speed automatic RWD
flat light light 2 18 19 61 68 18.3  
2006 4dr SUV 292-horsepower 4.6L V8
6-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat med light 4 17 41 37 78 15.1  
2006 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
flat med light 20 23 28 29 70 18.1  
2006 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat light light 5 30 22 44 65 16.4  
2005 4dr SUV 239-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed automatic RWD
flat med light 0 9 9 83 75 17.5  
2005 4dr SUV 239-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat light light 5 18 33 43 80 16.4  
2005 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
flat lead hvy 20 20 10 50 60 18.0  
2005 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat light none 45 45 5 5 55 13.3  
2004 4dr SUV 239-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 17 20 13 50 60 16.7  
2004 4dr SUV 239-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat light light 7 35 28 30 75 13.2  
2004 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
flat med hvy 5 0 0 95 65 18.8  
2004 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
hills light hvy 10 20 18 52 63 16.4  
2003 4dr SUV 239-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat med light 5 17 32 45 81 14.4  
2003 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
flat med light 18 45 13 25 65 17.8  
2003 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat med light 16 14 32 38 74 17.6  
2002 4dr SUV 239-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
hills med light 17 26 17 40 89 16.1  
2002 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed manual 4WD w/low range
flat med hvy 0 40 30 30 65 17.0  
2002 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
flat light light 7 22 37 35 70 18.2  
2002 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat med light 18 3 44 36 70 19.2  
2001 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat light none 0 75 25 0 0 11.4  
2000 4dr SUV 215-horsepower 5.0L V8
4-speed automatic AWD
flat v.lt none 0 10 33 58 60 17.8  

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Ford Edge MPG

Ford Edge Ford Edge 2016 22.5 MPG Highway Percentage 66 percent Ford Edge Ford Edge 2015 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Ford Edge Ford Edge 2013 26.0 MPG Highway Percentage 84 percent Ford Edge Ford Edge 2013 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Ford Edge Ford Edge 2013 18.4 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Ford Edge Ford Edge 2012 21.5 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Ford Edge Ford Edge 2012 21.7 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Ford Edge Ford Edge 2011 20.2 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Ford Edge Ford Edge 2011 20.9 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent Ford Edge Ford Edge 2011 23.1 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent Ford Edge Ford Edge 2011 24.8 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Ford Edge Ford Edge 2010 21.9 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Ford Edge Ford Edge 2010 17.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Ford Edge Ford Edge 2009 21.3 MPG Highway Percentage 64 percent Ford Edge Ford Edge 2009 15.5 MPG Highway Percentage 18 percent Ford Edge Ford Edge 2008 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 34 percent Ford Edge Ford Edge 2008 17.7 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Ford Edge Ford Edge 2007 19.1 MPG Highway Percentage 24 percent Ford Edge Ford Edge 2007 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2016 4dr SUV turbocharged 245hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 0 10 24 66 80 22.5  
2015 4dr SUV turbocharged 315hp 2.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 10 10 75 70 27.0  
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
flat v.lt light 0 5 11 84 100 26.0  
2013 4dr SUV 285-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 5 10 10 75 65 23.0  
2013 4dr SUV 285-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 5 30 20 45 120 18.4  
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
flat med hvy 0 10 20 70 70 21.5  
2012 4dr SUV 285-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 20 20 60 70 21.7  
2011 4dr SUV 305-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 10 50 40 110 20.2  
2011 4dr SUV 285-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 2 27 18 53 73 20.9  
2011 4dr SUV 285-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 0 3 8 90 70 23.1  
2011 4dr SUV 285-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 5 10 28 57 66 24.8  
2010 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 8 7 28 57 72 21.9  
2010 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 0 40 20 40 70 17.0  
2009 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 3 15 19 64 68 21.3  
2009 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 15 30 38 18 100 15.5  
2008 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 4 14 49 34 71 21.0  
2008 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 3 31 24 42 88 17.7  
2007 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 8 33 36 24 78 19.1  
2007 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 5 21 17 58 66 19.0  

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Ford Explorer vs. Ford Edge MPG

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
We initially went in looking for a commuter vehicle with High mpg... but the sport they had jumped out at us and we were on the hunt for one... in the wife's daily 45 mile drive to work she's averaging 20 mpg which is comparable to the Audi's 4 cylinder and my truck's 8 cylinder. see full Ford Explorer review
2011 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Best in Class all that needs to be said. see full Ford Explorer review
2011 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
For such a beast I'm pleased with the gas mileage. I average 19-21 in almost all city/suburban stoplight and rush hour driving. Highway mileage drops fast if you drive over 70. Keep it under 70 and I get about 24. see full Ford Explorer review
2003 4dr SUV 239-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
For a mid-sized SUV, fuel economy is still as good or better than many 2008 cross-overs, and has all of the luxury features I like. see full Ford Explorer review
Ford Explorer Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
Not really bad, but not that great either. To be expected for a vehicle this heavy see full Ford Explorer review
2006 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
13-15 mpg around town, ouch! see full Ford Explorer review
2005 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
wish it was higher. Part of our problem is that wanted and bought a model with the towing package. The lower gearing does impact fuel economy see full Ford Explorer review
2005 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
Could be better see full Ford Explorer review
2004 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
Gets poor fuel economy, but that is expected from a large SUV see full Ford Explorer review
2004 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
13 - 14.5 for a V6! Ridiculous. see full Ford Explorer review
2002 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
For a low output V6 (210hp) I would expect better gas mileage for this 4,400 suv. I average 14 to 18 mpg per tank depending on mix of city/highway. see full Ford Explorer review
2002 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
17 miles to the gallon on a six. see full Ford Explorer review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Ford Edge

Ford Edge Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr SUV 285-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The V6 gets good fuel economy. I have had the Edge for 13 months and have a overall average of 22 mpg. I am able to obtain the 27 mpg on the highway at 70 mph, more than that it does start to drop. Does not need premium gasoline. see full Ford Edge review
2008 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
Better than a V8 Aviator see full Ford Edge review
2008 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
Decent economy considering size of vehicle and weight. see full Ford Edge review
2007 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
Very good considering it;s size see full Ford Edge review
2007 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
Considering this is an SUV/Crossover... the gas mileage is really good. I am a fast driver who tests the limits of my vehicle and I still average 18 mpg in the city and have had up to 25-26 mpg during long road trips (If I keep my lead foot in check). see full Ford Edge review
Ford Edge Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr SUV 285-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Anticipated more MPG than an average of 23 see full Ford Edge review
2010 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
V6 economy only; nothing special. see full Ford Edge review
2008 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
It is only average overall. A hybrid or better still a hydrogen fuel cell version would be better. see full Ford Edge review
2008 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
Not good enough. see full Ford Edge review
2007 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
Can be low in stop and go traffic, does well on highways up to 70mph, drops off a bit quickly after that see full Ford Edge review