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MPG for 3.7L Transit Wagon or Van

It would be helpful if owners of either Vans or Wagons with the 3.7L.

For now let's include all lengths and roof heights, using the Transit's computer MPG and/or hand-calculated figures. Running totals for the life of the vehicle, and for various discreet trips will be helpful, for those so inclined, in my opinion.

It will be very helpful if you can update your signature (via the User CP at the top right) to include all pertinent information, so that it is not necessary for others to ask about the details of your Transit.

Borrowed wording and idea from PeterR.

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Swb,med roof, 3.7 van
Lightly loaded, mostly 65/70 highway.some pennsylvania hill country.
2647 miles.
Hand calculated at 16.7
Computer says 17.7
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Which rear end ratio, lblau? Thanks

2015 XLT 150 Wagon, 3.5EB/3.31LS, 130" WB, low roof, 8-passenger, full trailer tow incl. brake controller, ordered 12/14, delivered 4/20.
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Ok maiden voyage MPG with 3.7

All the details
3.7 L
4:10 Rear
High roof
Long WB ext.
T 350 SRW
Loaded with approximately 1500 lbs of shelving /product.
Clear weather 10-15 wind from the west
70 -75 ave highway speed
Concord NH to Worcester ma SW in direction - approx 90 miles
of up and down highway use 16.2 mpg.
Concord to worcester to waltham to concord round trip
3/4 highway 1/4 in town stop and go 14.6 all according to
our onboard computer.
I thought we'd actually do better but this a large van with everything
against it. will repost after a concord to bangor trip next week
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All the details
3.7 L
4:10 Rear
High roof
Long WB ext.
T 350 SRW
Loaded with approximately 1500 lbs of shelving /product.
Clear weather 10-15 wind from the west
70 -75 ave highway speed
Concord NH to Worcester ma SW in direction - approx 90 miles
of up and down highway use 16.2 mpg.
Concord to worcester to waltham to concord round trip
3/4 highway 1/4 in town stop and go 14.6 all according to
our onboard computer.
I thought we'd actually do better but this a large van with everything
against it. will repost after a concord to bangor trip next week
Look forward to your next report. With the 4.10 rear end and high roof, your posted MPG seems OK. FWIW my old Econoline Club Wagon E-350 with a similar rear end (4.09?) had much worse MPG. . .

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2015 Transit 250 with 3.7L and 3.73 limited slip. Mid roof 148 WB. Usually loaded between 7800-9000 pounds. Currently has 5500 miles. Hand calculated mpg is 14.6. Including two tanks of E-85 where mileage was in the single digits.
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11.26mpg First fill up 17gal at costco $2.24/gal (Orange Co. CA) 191.5 on the trip meter set leaving dealer . This number may be way off because the dealer filled the tank and I'm not sure if they topped it off completely.

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t350 hr ext 4:10 3.7 L
I did not do the bangor trip this week cause of our blizzard that occurred today
instead went over the franconia notch
Tilton NH to Gorham NH 2000 ft elevation gain and loss 140 mile round trip
10 F no real wind 13.9 overall 80/20 hywy city
next week will be a real long distance hywy test

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Ok got a trip from portland maine to concord NH
99 miles
13.9 mpg ave
75-80 cruise control assisted 90 highway miles
9 secondary highway miles.
5 degrees pretty strong winds from the side and head on .
fairly empty 1500 pounds maybe
I just think between the wind and the cold weather it is lower than I expected

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Ok got a trip from portland maine to concord NH
99 miles
13.9 mpg ave
75-80 cruise control assisted 90 highway miles
9 secondary highway miles.
5 degrees pretty strong winds from the side and head on .
fairly empty 1500 pounds maybe
I just think between the wind and the cold weather it is lower than I expected
Great data; thanks for posting. I think we can all agree that moving a large van at high speeds takes a toll on fuel economy.

It's also very interesting that your 13.9 MPG at 75 to 80 MPH is comparable to Longboard's 12 MPG at 80 MPH for a similar van but with 3.5L EB and 3.31 gears.

Obviously it's impossible to conclude much of anything from limited data, particularly when there is overlap in results that can't be explained with one or two known variables.

At least this report confirms for me that Ford's similar MPG ratings for EB and 3.7L vans must have some valid basis. Not that I doubted it.
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