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Ford Explorer Fuel Economy (km/L)

km/L Number of Vehicles
4 kilometers per liter 2 vehicles
5 kilometers per liter 2 vehicles
6 kilometers per liter 6 vehicles
7 kilometers per liter 3 vehicles
8 kilometers per liter 3 vehicles
9 kilometers per liter 1 vehicles
10 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
11 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
12 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
13 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
14 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
15 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
16 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
17 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
18 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
19 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
20 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
21 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
22 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
23 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
24 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
25 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
26 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
27 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
28 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
29 kilometers per liter 1 vehicles
30 kilometers per liter 1 vehicles
31 kilometers per liter 2 vehicles
32 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
33 kilometers per liter 8 vehicles
34 kilometers per liter 3 vehicles
35 kilometers per liter 4 vehicles
36 kilometers per liter 3 vehicles
37 kilometers per liter 8 vehicles
38 kilometers per liter 8 vehicles
39 kilometers per liter 7 vehicles
40 kilometers per liter 11 vehicles
41 kilometers per liter 2 vehicles
42 kilometers per liter 9 vehicles
43 kilometers per liter 4 vehicles
44 kilometers per liter 13 vehicles
45 kilometers per liter 4 vehicles
46 kilometers per liter 4 vehicles
47 kilometers per liter 5 vehicles
48 kilometers per liter 4 vehicles
49 kilometers per liter 3 vehicles
50 kilometers per liter 2 vehicles
51 kilometers per liter 1 vehicles
52 kilometers per liter 3 vehicles
53 kilometers per liter 0 vehicles
54 kilometers per liter 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain km/L  
2017 2017 4dr SUV turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 43.5
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With the turbocharged 272kW 3.0L V6 engine, 10-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2017 Ford Explorer has been averaging 43.5 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 49.15
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2013 2013 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 51.3
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2012 2012 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 43.38
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2012 2012 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 9.09
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2011 2011 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp automatic AWD 51.7
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2011 2011 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 36.7
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2009 2009 4dr SUV 292-hp 4.6L V8 6-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 43.5
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2009 2009 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 45.3
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2008 2008 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic AWD 39.04
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2008 2008 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 36.28
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2008 2008 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic RWD 38.8
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2007 2007 4dr SUV 292-hp 4.6L V8 6-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 38.31
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2007 2007 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 23.52
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2006 2006 4dr SUV 292-hp 4.6L V8 6-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 27.41
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2006 2006 4dr SUV 292-hp 4.6L V8 6-sp automatic RWD 43.05
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2006 2006 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 38.58
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2006 2006 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic RWD 42.64
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2005 2005 4dr SUV 292-hp 4.6L V8 6-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 28.17
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2005 2005 4dr SUV 292-hp 4.6L V8 6-sp automatic RWD 41.15
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2005 2005 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 31.15
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2005 2005 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic RWD 42.3
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2004 2004 4dr SUV 239-hp 4.6L V8 5-sp automatic AWD 39.2
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2004 2004 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic AWD 39.73
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2004 2004 4dr SUV 292-hp 4.6L V8 6-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 25.22
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2004 2004 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 44.1
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2003 2003 4dr SUV 292-hp 4.6L V8 6-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 28.89
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2003 2003 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 35.14
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2003 2003 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic RWD 41.9
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2002 2002 4dr SUV 292-hp 4.6L V8 6-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 25.67
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2002 2002 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 45.27
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2002 2002 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic RWD 42.7
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2002 2002 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp manual 4WD w/low range 40
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2001 2001 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 4.85
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2000 2000 4dr SUV 292-hp 4.6L V8 6-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 41.9
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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 (km/L)

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

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