Originally Posted by Red 2012
in town the mpg doesn't look great (low 20s) ... but I was never able to check the taurus wagon like this. most likely half that.
this morning a mid range drive was getting 35 ... and that was with some stop and go.
am getting into this resetting the mpg for each trip. this is fun ... now can decide how much it costs to do walmart run for box of dish washer soap vs. stop and shop a block away.
if you are having some issues with the computerized controls .... try to figure out the interior ambient lights, changing colors, and everything in slow motion. They need to write a way bigger manual for us normal people... "Focus computers for Dummies"
Try this to get working MPG. My best guess 3 days into this car.
trip 1. short trips
at the start reset Average MPG + reset trip Odometer
trip 2. overall mpg for longer period of time.
if you don't reset the trip odometer it seems to take in prior milage into average, which you don't want to do to see a decent MPG on a specific trip.
This being said ... I don't know which milage the Miles to E is based on --- the current trip or a longer average. or for that matter if E is really E or 20 miles before you will run out of gas.