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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-25-2019, 08:29 AM Thread Starter
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My wife and I are looking for a used Enclave. We like the way they drive and the good ride for the passenger. It is a nice car, but -- the gas mileage showing in the information centers of the vehicles we've test driven are terrible. I'm seeing 12 mpg on some of them. My Ford F250 Super Duty gets 12.2 and it weighs over 3 tons. We've been driving a Ford Freestyle and it has averaged 22 mpg. Is poor gas mileage the norm for an Enclave?
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Wow you saw 12. I'd love to get that! The enclave is not for you if good gas millage is something you want. Also spend time on here reading about the numerous problems with the Enclave.

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I saw my 2015 CPO at the dealer and the MPG was 12, I test drove it for an hour on the interstate after I reset the computer and I was easily getting 22MPG.
I just reset it on a trip to vermont and was getting 20.5 on the way up in the low 30 degree temps driving 69MPH and skis on the roof. On the way back I was getting 21.5 and 40 degree temps driving 67-68 MPH.
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My wife and I are looking for a used Enclave. We like the way they drive and the good ride for the passenger. It is a nice car, but -- the gas mileage showing in the information centers of the vehicles we've test driven are terrible. I'm seeing 12 mpg on some of them. My Ford F250 Super Duty gets 12.2 and it weighs over 3 tons. We've been driving a Ford Freestyle and it has averaged 22 mpg. Is poor gas mileage the norm for an Enclave?
You can't go by the dash read out. If you want a true reading on gas milage you need to do it the old fashion way. With a pencil and paper.

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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-28-2019, 06:24 PM
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My dash average says 19 and I generally get mid 20's on the highway. It is a 2.5 ton vehicle. Mine is a 2013 and will be replaced by another Enclave this year.

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-28-2019, 06:25 PM
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I bought a 2011 brand new. Love the car but as far as gas mileage in the city forget it. Here on Staten Island in morning and afternoon school traffic I get 11.5-12 MPG. Highway with just me and my wife and some luggage I can get close to 22 if I stay under 70. Normally 20.5-21.5 on highway. To me the ride and comfort is worth the price of the gas. I read the newer models are getting better mileage but I am not sure about that.

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-29-2019, 09:35 AM
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The E would obviously benefit from hybrid assist especially for stop and go city driving. FWD helps somewhat, although starting and stopping 5K lbs. around town is bound to take its toll. For mine as others around here, highway travel mileage yield is very reasonable and if you're fortunate enough to get a draft break from a semi or other large truck in front, the performance is anywhere from good to great. My lows and highs are 20 to about 27; somewhere around low to mid-20s for the global average mix of city and highway, which I find decent and acceptable given the safety and comfort aspects. No doubt about it, newer/newest vehicles tend to yield exceptional mileage, including surprisingly enough, RWD models as well.

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-29-2019, 09:39 AM
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You saw 27 MPG? wow! I never saw over 22.5 MPG and that was on rare occasions. You must be doing a steady 55-65 to get that high MPG in a 2010!

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-29-2019, 10:07 AM
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Not sure about the newer years but our 08 AWD would average 13-16 mpg (city) in the winter using remote start and 19-22 mpg (highway)
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I get about 25-27 on the highway but in winter, around town it drops to about 13. The DIC says the best was 31.5, which occurred when it was being picked up by my dealer from a dealership in another state. The swap driver must have been going downhill, with a tailwind and the engine off.

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