When a carmaker posts the fuel-efficiency numbers on its website, these estimate what the vehicle average in simulated driving conditions. That means that your model might not achieve the exact mileage that is specified.
To help you better anticipate how your Ford vehicle will consume fuel in your Trail, BC neighborhood, we at AM Ford put our Ford models to the test in the surrounding area to determine what our cars average in local, real-life conditions.
How We Did It
To test our Ford vehicles’ fuel economy, we filled each model’s gas tank at Trail Husky. Then, we recorded the kilometres we traveled. Each model was driven along the same route from Trail to Castlegar, then on to Nelson and back to Trail through Salmo, forming a relatively circular route. When we arrive back in Trail, we brought the vehicle back to the same Husky gas station to fill it up again. The fuel economy was then calculated based on the litres used and the difference in kilometres.
Our test took place in March 2019, and our employee, Tom Root, made sure he drove at the posted speed limit for the duration of the route.
Our calculations showed that the areas around Trail, which is generally mountainous, influenced the fuel efficiency that you will average with the current Ford models. Our results were as follows, with the official fuel-efficiency ratings from Ford in parentheses:
2018 Ford Focus: 4.6 L/100km (6.1 L/100km)
2019 Ford Mustang: 7.2 L/100km (7.3 L/100km)
2019 Ford Fusion: 6.8 L/100km (5.6 L/100km)
2019 Ford Ranger: 7.6 L/100km (9.8 L/100km)
2019 Ford Edge: 6.5 L/100km (8.3 L/100km)
2019 Ford Explorer: 9.1 L/100km (9.2 L/100km)
2019 Ford EcoSport: 5.1 L/100km (8.1 L/100km)
As you can see, with the exception of the 2019 Fusion, each of the Ford models used less fuel to travel 100 kilometres when driven in our local area than what Ford estimates. AM Ford stands behind its brand and believes that Ford vehicles are a great choice for driving in the Trail area.