Originally Posted by jknight
I expected closer to the advertised mileage. It won't be another FORD. As far as a Fiesta goes, get one yourself.
You're writing off ford because you don't get any better mileage? Really? Wow. I really fear for you. Maybe you should take into consideration that the EPA numbers are done on a dyno and simulated 55mph, with the most fuel efficient cab and bed, and axle.
The EB numbers are done with a Regular cab truck, with the 3.15 axle. Ok. Lets add drag. Your A/C, power controls, larger cab, longer wheelbase, bigger axle ratio, larger wheels and tires, driving style, environment, and fuel quality.
If you're wanting to get close to the EPA numbers with all these factors in mind...somebody should take your vehicle away from you. Want some great gas mileage? Do what another member said above and buy a fiesta.