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Ford Explorer MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
9 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
10 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
11 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
12 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
13 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
14 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
15 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
16 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
17 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2004 2004 4dr SUV 239-hp 4.6L V8 5-sp automatic AWD 16.67
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With the engine, transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2004 Ford Explorer has been averaging 16.67 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Ford Explorers in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in heavy traffic (16.7 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2004 Ford Explorer in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
2004 2004 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic AWD 16.89
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2004 2004 4dr SUV 292-hp 4.6L V8 6-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 13.17
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2004 2004 4dr SUV 210-hp 4.0L V6 5-sp automatic 4WD w/low range 18.76
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2004 Ford Explorer

2004 Ford Explorer Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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
2004 Ford Explorer Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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 AWD
13 - 14.5 for a V6! Ridiculous. 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 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.