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What would really be telling is if you made the same trip again, but keeping it at around 65.

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Pushing the high roof through the air at 75-80 on cruise control is the killer to MPG IMO, especially if you were going up and down hills, without relying on the driver to coast on the down hills, and drop speed on the climbs as a hill is crested.

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What would really be telling is if you made the same trip again, but keeping it at around 65.

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It would be hard for me time is $- but I imagine it makes 1-2 MPG difference
I think the big thing is the high roof,and ANY wind --
The over 20 EB mileage posts got me down a bit
but then these are low roof models.
I'll continue to monitor it though

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Hey all 3.7 owners I did another trip
Concord NH to Worcester MA to Natick MA and back
it was 20 degrees no wind to speak of clear
relatively flat to rolling terrain 80% highway
20% mixed highway with some stop and go heavy traffic and
in and out of car dealer lots
idled 10-15 minutes ( it was cold)
full load 1200 lbs hardly anything for this High roof 350 though
205 miles 14.7 MPG
i was pleasantly surprised really would like to see 15 though
maybe soon --

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Hubcappizza, excellent results for the HR extended with 4.10 rear end IMO!

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Hubcappizza, excellent results for the HR extended with 4.10 rear end IMO!
I kept the computer off and didn't look at it the whole trip
I don't push it real hard- slow starts and try to moderate stops
and assist the cruise in hill climbs.. Still I was happy with it also!
My benefit is the light load, since I bought out of dealer stock, I got
what I got i believe I would have preferred different rear end and eco
but if i can get to 15 that be ok
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I kept the computer off and didn't look at it the whole trip
I don't push it real hard- slow starts and try to moderate stops
and assist the cruise in hill climbs.. Still I was happy with it also!
My benefit is the light load, since I bought out of dealer stock, I got
what I got i believe I would have preferred different rear end and eco
but if i can get to 15 that be ok
EcoBoost option provide more power, but most data suggest that when engines are roughly the same size (similar displacement) that the standard non-turbo (naturally aspirated) engine does at least as good in fuel economy. For EcoBoost to outperform in fuel economy, it has to be considerably smaller in displacement.

EcoBoost no doubt has more power, but I doubt it will get better MPGs on average when both are similar displacement.
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What would really be telling is if you made the same trip again, but keeping it at around 65.

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Hey some more data for what its worth
Did the Sanford Maine to Concord NH trip
all state hwy. twisty turny rolling terrain
moderate traffic 50 to no more than 62 mph
no wind 52.9 miles 18.0 MPG quite a surprise.
I was easy on the gas and not in any kind of a hurry.
not bad..
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Not as bad as 4.10 versus 3.31.



That is excellent for such a large van. Arguably one of the most economical drivetrains to own if more power or towing is not needed.
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