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Ford Explorer MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
17 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2012 2012 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 18.44
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With the 290-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2012 Ford Explorer has been averaging 18.44 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Ford Explorers in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 51.6 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30.8 percent), in heavy traffic (0.3 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2012 Ford Explorer in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
2012 2012 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 21.4
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2012 Ford Explorer

2012 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
 

2012 Ford Explorer Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Ford Explorer's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.