Hey guys, i bought a 2015 clean title Titanium with 80k miles, oil was just changed and serviced, tires are new and in good condition, car is overall in like new condition.
There are things i like about the car, but i cant seem to get over the absolute paperweight of a motor that is the 2.0 atkinsons.
This has to be the slowest, torqueless POS 4banger i have ever driven. Its loud, i cant control the RPMs or shift it when i want to, and to top it off according to my calculations it only gets 25-26mpg by itself.
Is something potentially wrong with my fusion? I just put 1300 miles on the car in one week, 3 fill ups. I am only getting 400-420 gallons per 12 gallon fillup. My computer average states i am getting 33.34mpg total.
My trips were 75% freeway. I have not been able to charge to battery so its been on 100% hybrid mode. My ratio of electric miles to gas miles is about 30% overall. I have not been driving it hard, i try to let the EV mode takeover whenever possible. But i cannot believe they would pair the EV with such a low power 140 hp 4 cylinder in this car. I am honestly so frustrated with the lack of low end gasoline torque on this car that im debating on whether i want to keep this car. I HATE THIS MOTOR, i seriously feel like my golf cart is more powerful. I just sold a 4cyl 2014 honda accord sport which felt 2x as strong as the fusions motor.
My last trip was 420 miles, of which 100 were EV. It was 12.5 gallons to fill. so the overall mileage was 33.5 mpg. However, when you subtract the 100 EV miles off, that means the gas motor alone is only averaing 25-26 mpg? How is this even possible? I own v6 that get near the same mileage with 2-3x the power. Hell, ive driven a 5.7l HEMI challenger that got 25mpg combined and thats with multiple burnouts and fast acceleration....
Am i missing something here? Is there anything i should check regarding my 2.0 motor, it seems louder than most similar cars (my old 2014 Honda Accord Sport felt 2x more powerful and averaged around 30mpg during the 2 years i owned it)
My main commute is often 350 miles a day on my car during work days. I commute from a little mountain town down to the bay area and back. I baby the motor, try to keep the engine under the 2-3kw power marks (for some reason no RPM on mine). I let the EV take over as much as possible, i dont do WOT accelerations even onto freeways, i feel like im driving the car way less slower than my 2014 accord which i had leadfoot and would still get 30mpg overall and would get 34-36mpg on freeway trips)
Im tempted to take it into Ford and see if there is something wrong with the engine. Or should i give this car a full charge and maybe that will change things.
Edited by NorCalTitanium, 24 January 2019 - 01:04 AM.