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Ford Explorer Fuel Economy (L/100km)

L/100km Number of Vehicles
10 liters per 100 kilometers 1 vehicles
11 liters per 100 kilometers 10 vehicles
12 liters per 100 kilometers 18 vehicles
13 liters per 100 kilometers 29 vehicles
14 liters per 100 kilometers 21 vehicles
15 liters per 100 kilometers 17 vehicles
16 liters per 100 kilometers 12 vehicles
17 liters per 100 kilometers 10 vehicles
18 liters per 100 kilometers 5 vehicles
19 liters per 100 kilometers 1 vehicles
20 liters per 100 kilometers 0 vehicles
21 liters per 100 kilometers 1 vehicles
22 liters per 100 kilometers 1 vehicles
23 liters per 100 kilometers 1 vehicles
24 liters per 100 kilometers 0 vehicles
25 liters per 100 kilometers 0 vehicles
26 liters per 100 kilometers 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain L/100km  
2017 2017 4dr SUV turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 12.7
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With the turbocharged 272kW 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2017 Ford Explorer has been averaging 12.7 L/100km (liters per 100 kilometers).

The 2017 Ford Explorers in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 kilometers per hour (about 20 percent of the kilometers driven). The rest of the kilometers were in the city (5 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2017 Ford Explorer in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
2015 2015 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 11.35
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2013 2013 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 10.8
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2012 2012 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 12.8
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2012 2012 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 11
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2011 2011 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp automatic AWD 10.7
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2011 2011 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 15.1
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2009 2009 4dr SUV 292-hp 4.6L V8 6-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 12.7
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2009 2009 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 12.25
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2008 2008 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic AWD 14.2
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2008 2008 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 14.79
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2008 2008 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic RWD 14.3
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2007 2007 4dr SUV 292-hp 4.6L V8 6-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 14.26
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2007 2007 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 13.74
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2006 2006 4dr SUV 292-hp 4.6L V8 6-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 15.76
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2006 2006 4dr SUV 292-hp 4.6L V8 6-sp automatic RWD 13.07
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2006 2006 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 14.58
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2006 2006 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic RWD 13.21
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2005 2005 4dr SUV 292-hp 4.6L V8 6-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 14.33
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2005 2005 4dr SUV 292-hp 4.6L V8 6-sp automatic RWD 13.5
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2005 2005 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 17.8
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2005 2005 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic RWD 13.1
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2004 2004 4dr SUV 239-hp 4.6L V8 5-sp automatic AWD 14.57
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2004 2004 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic AWD 14.27
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2004 2004 4dr SUV 292-hp 4.6L V8 6-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 18.97
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2004 2004 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 12.5
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2003 2003 4dr SUV 292-hp 4.6L V8 6-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 16.44
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2003 2003 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 13.56
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2003 2003 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic RWD 13.3
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2002 2002 4dr SUV 292-hp 4.6L V8 6-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 14.81
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2002 2002 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 12.27
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2002 2002 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic RWD 13.07
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2002 2002 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp manual 4WD w/low range 13.8
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2001 2001 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 20.64
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2000 2000 4dr SUV 292-hp 4.6L V8 6-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 13.2
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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
 

Ford Explorer Gas Mileage (L/100km)

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 L/100km based on how and where you drive a car.

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