Ford Explorer V6 MPG Rating

Tue, 11/09/2010 - 00:26

The official fuel consumption rating for the 2011 Ford Explorer V6 announced by EPA, and based on that the car manages best-in-class 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway.

That V6 unit has 292 horsepower which provides you with enough grunt on and off the road, while remaining fairly economical under both conditions.

The new Explorer marks the introduction of electric power-assisted steering (EPAS), yielding significantly improved maneuverability, reduced parasitic engine drag, weight savings and increased fuel economy.

The advanced Explorer V6 features a low-tension drive belt, aggressive deceleration fuel shutoff and a direct-acting mechanical bucket (DAMB) valvetrain with highly polished buckets to reduce internal friction. Each of these measures contributes to Explorer V6 fuel economy.

The new Explorer V6 with twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) delivers a keen balance between power and fuel economy, said Jim Holland, chief nameplate engineer. “An efficient six-speed transmission mated to this efficient V6 helps Explorer deliver 25 percent better fuel efficiency. This raises the bar for full-size SUVs, and will change buyer expectations for the entire segment.”

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