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    Just got back from a couple of days up to PA and according to the in car Average MPG meter (or lie-a-meter) I got the best mileage since buying the car. Just turned 23,000 so maybe just getting the engine broke in. Remember it a hybrid so the engine doesn't have the same mileage as the car! (Wish the car had an engine hour-meter like my 250 does) ANYWAY, got 39.7 MPG according to the gauges that are provided on the Z. Surprising too, is the fact that it looks to me like I get BETTER fuel mileage using CRUISE CONTROL than I do with the foot feed. I have never before seen that in any vehicle I've owned!! Also first time I've been getting better numbers on the highway than around the 'burbs.

    Oh, more info: I wasn't going 45MPH either...Interstate running 70-72.

    How 'bout you other Z owners listing what you are seeing with your car? BTW, this is 4-6 MPG BETTER that I was getting with the Passat diesel!!!!
    Last edited by budpytko; 01-19-2017, 02:31 PM. Reason: More info
    Bud Pytko
    2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
    2005 Ford F250 6.0 PSD CC 4X4 LB
    2007 Arctic Fox 30' 5th Wheel


  • #2
    You should use a web sight or app like Fuelly to calculate your MPG, I think a lot of the car MPG use a rolling average over time.

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    • #3
      Yup, you are correct. At last fill-up I restarted that time/distance/fuel calculator back to zero. That was the night before I left for my trip. This car only has a 12.5 gal tank! I still have just over 1/4 tank...but I didn't check miles driven yet and I'm too tired to go out and look. I do use fuelly for all my vehicles. I will check back in after my next fuel-up. But no matter. I am still comparing apples to apples in what I wrote.
      Bud Pytko
      2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
      2005 Ford F250 6.0 PSD CC 4X4 LB
      2007 Arctic Fox 30' 5th Wheel

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      • #4
        Considering the city MPG is listed as 41 and the highway MPG at 39 according to Lincoln, they're at least realistic ratings.
        JP

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        • #5
          That mileage is pretty impressive considering on the expressway it's all engine (no electric motor).

          What's the expressway mileage of a non hybrid MKZ?

          I would imagine it's a bit better as it's probably lighter.

          Bill
          1994 Deep Jewel Green 183,142 miles
          1997 White LSC 135k miles
          1998 White Collectors Edition 175k
          1994 Black (#2) 100k miles
          1993 Deep Jewel Green Convertible

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          • #6
            Originally posted by budpytko View Post
            BTW, this is 4-6 MPG BETTER that I was getting with the Passat diesel!!!!
            thats very interesting. my buddys passat diesel would return about 42 mpg.
            1996 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC Opal Opalescent on grey, 276/287
            1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC Indigo Lights on black
            2002 Ford Focus SVT Sonic Blue on black

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            • #7
              Originally posted by billcu View Post
              That mileage is pretty impressive considering on the expressway it's all engine (no electric motor).

              The electric switches on quite a bit while on the interstate.... esp on the level and downhill. Also it seems as cruise control has a better brain than in a full gas version.

              What's the expressway mileage of a non hybrid MKZ?

              I would imagine it's a bit better as it's probably lighter.
              Originally posted by chris2523 View Post
              thats very interesting. my buddys passat diesel would return about 42 mpg.
              Mine did too before VW changed the computer software (tune) to try to impress EPA and get out of trouble with them and CARB. I got up to 50mpg at times !!
              Bud Pytko
              2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
              2005 Ford F250 6.0 PSD CC 4X4 LB
              2007 Arctic Fox 30' 5th Wheel

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              • #8
                I thought the electric motor only worked at lower speeds, that's how the early hybrids were.

                Does the car run on electric only sometimes, or is the engine always running?

                Bill
                1994 Deep Jewel Green 183,142 miles
                1997 White LSC 135k miles
                1998 White Collectors Edition 175k
                1994 Black (#2) 100k miles
                1993 Deep Jewel Green Convertible

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                • #9
                  My scan gauge shows engine RPM goes to ZERO..... so, assuming it is NOT running at all. Sometimes I can feel the engine restart too. It's pretty quiet shutting itself off and turning back on.
                  Bud Pytko
                  2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
                  2005 Ford F250 6.0 PSD CC 4X4 LB
                  2007 Arctic Fox 30' 5th Wheel

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                  • #10
                    It would be interesting to see the log files of that car.

                    I wonder if anyone does a performance tune for those.

                    Bill
                    1994 Deep Jewel Green 183,142 miles
                    1997 White LSC 135k miles
                    1998 White Collectors Edition 175k
                    1994 Black (#2) 100k miles
                    1993 Deep Jewel Green Convertible

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                    • #11
                      Badsax mentioned something like that about his, too.

                      "The MKZ is the only hybrid that can be battery only at 70mph" or somesuch.. replace "70" with [some surprisingly high speed] if you wish..
                      Mike Martin

                      1997 Mark VIII LSC 5.0
                      2001 Dodge Dakota

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                      • #12
                        yeah i was thinking badsax tried to dyno his and the engine kept shutting down before the pull.
                        making some weird looking graphs.
                        1996 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC Opal Opalescent on grey, 276/287
                        1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC Indigo Lights on black
                        2002 Ford Focus SVT Sonic Blue on black

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                        • #13
                          We're getting around 27 MPG. And that's running between 75 to 95.

                          Back and forth to Fort Worth, with about 90% highway at 70, we're getting 26/26.5 MPG, with no idling to keep the AC going in the summer.
                          1994 Mark VIII: HOTLNC -- Donated to "Cars For Kids"
                          2010 Fusion SEL 3.0L V6: LILLNC
                          2011 Lincoln MKZ 3.5L V6: Jelly Roll
                          1987 F-350 6.9L Diesel Banks Turbocharger. Truck Name: Bad, Bad Leroy Blue
                          2015 F250 AWD 6.7L Dual Turbo Diesel 425HP -- Truck Name: Yeti

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                          • #14
                            Returned from trip to Maine and back.... averaged 43.5 MPG on the whole trip !!!
                            Bud Pytko
                            2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
                            2005 Ford F250 6.0 PSD CC 4X4 LB
                            2007 Arctic Fox 30' 5th Wheel

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                            • #15
                              Not bad!

                              Find any lobsters up there?

                              Or Burt's Bees?

                              I don't know what else happens in Maine.. That's all I've got.
                              Mike Martin

                              1997 Mark VIII LSC 5.0
                              2001 Dodge Dakota

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