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Old 10-11-2018, 03:19 PM
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2.3 MPG Predictions/expectations??

With Chevy releasing the very disappointing EPA numbers for the Silverado 2.7 4cyl (20/23 for a 2wd), it's really making me wonder what the Ranger will come in at. While we don't know the curb weight of the truck, somewhere around 4,500lbs for a SuperCrew 4x4 should be close. I personally think anything less than a +2 city/hwy compared to a 2.7 F-150 4x4 (19/24) will be a huge letdown. In other words 21/26 for a 4x4 Ranger. I really could see this truck getting the same 19/24 as the F-150 or like 20/24, just because of the little 2.3 having to work harder. I know 2 mpg isn't much, but the 2.7 would make this truck change the rules, so if the 2.3 doesn't beat the 2.7 numbers handily, I for one will be a bit disappointed.
 
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I just rented a 2.3 mustang convertible, I drove it in sport mode only and was very heavy on the throttle. It was 100-115F so I left it running with the remote start / A/C on a lot and still managed to pull 20.5 mpg with it. I was very impressed! No telling what it will do in the Ranger but I have a feeling it will be pretty competitive!
 
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I think the engine is going to be a work horse and a force to be reckoned with in that capacity. I do also feel that MPG's will be dismal and uninspiring at best once this engine is working hard. One only needs to look at the 3.5L eco to verify my comments. It's an amazing engine and it does well on MPG's when it's cruising but as soon as you latch something on to it, she's burning some fuel.

The way Ford was able to kind of get away with the 3.5L being thirsty while working is the 3.5L replaced the 5.4L V-8 and MPG's for the two were compared by Ford. The 3.5L did and does better than the 5.4L. However, the 2.3L has no other siblings to compare to for the class of truck that it's going in. I think people will be disappointed with the fuel economy because people buy truck to pull 50,000 pounds and achieve 40 MPG's doing it.
 
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Don't forget the new 10 speed tranny will hopefully keep the engine running in its best power band.
 


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