The MPG Ford Explorer numbers cover an EPA-estimated range of 16-19 MPG city and 22-27 MPG highway. 

At Ray Price Ford, we have a lot of drivers in the Mount Pocono, Tobyhanna, and Scranton areas ask us about this SUV's fuel economy, so we'll cover that in-depth here. 

To help you get the most out of your Explorer around the Blakeslee and Pocono Pines areas, we put together this Ford Explorer miles per gallon review in which we'll explore all the factors that contribute to this SUV's fuel economy ratings. 

Ford Explorer MPG and Engine Specs

The Ford Explorer gives drivers a choice between three different engines, each offering different miles per gallon numbers. 

  • The standard engine is a 3.5L V6 that generates 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque. 
  • This engine will get you an EPA-estimated city fuel economy of 16-17 MPG and 22-24 MPG on the highway. 
  • If you want to increase both your torque and your fuel efficiency, we recommend the available 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 engine that produces 280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. 
  • With this engine, you'll get an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 18-19 MPG city and 25-27 MPG highway. 
  • This engine is able to improve efficiency while keeping output high thanks to its EcoBoost® technology. 
  • It's designed with efficiency in mind and utilizes direct injection to prevent fuel waste by delivering fuel directly into the combustion chamber.
  • A 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 is also available, which delivers 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. 
  • It gets an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 16 MPG city and 22 MPG highway. 

MPG Ford Explorer Quick Facts:

3.5L V6 Engine:

290 horsepower, 255 lb-ft of torque, 16-17 MPG city/22-24 MPG highway

2.3L EcoBoost I-4:

280 horsepower, 310 lb-ft of torque, 18-19 MPG city/25-27 MPG highway

3.5L EcoBoost V6:

356 horsepower, 350 lb-ft of torque, 16 MPG city/22 MPG highway

Ford Explorer Drivetrain and Fuel Efficiency

When you're considering the Ford Explorer miles per gallon numbers, it's important to pay attention to which drivetrain you choose. The standard option for the 3.5L V6 engine and the 2.3L EcoBoost® engine is a lightweight front-wheel drivetrain (FWD). 

This is the most efficient option at first glance, achieving an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 17-19 MPG city and 24-27 MPG highway. 

However, many drivers in our area prefer a 4-wheel drivetrain (4WD) for commuting on snowy roads in the winter. Luckily, the 2018 Explorer has an Intelligent 4WD system that actively monitors your driving conditions and redistributes torque between all four wheels as necessary to improve traction. 

It also helps with easing off on dry roads and during highway cruising to operate in an efficient FWD mode. According to EPA estimates, this drivetrain can get 16-18 MPG in the city and 22-25 MPG on the highway during normal driving conditions. 

Explorer Fuel-Efficient Technology

In addition to its many configurations, the Ford Explorer also offers a few technology features to help you keep your fuel use efficient. 

The Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor®, for example, comes standard and lets you know when your oil needs to be changed.

Clean oil is essential for efficient vehicle operation as it keeps your engine cool and lubricated. 

If your car is operating with dirty oil, it'll be more likely to experience performance issues, such as decreased fuel efficiency. 

The 4WD system also includes a Terrain Management System™ with selectable drive modes, so you're always operating optimally for the terrain you face, whether that's mud, snow, sand, or normal driving conditions.

Discover the Ford Explorer Miles per Gallon Capabilities

If you want to learn more about the Ford Explorer miles per gallon numbers and how to get the most out of every tank of gas in the Scranton, Pocono Pines, and Blakeslee areas, come to Ray Price Ford near Mount Pocono and Tobyhanna.

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