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600+ miles per tank - is it possible?

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When I do my interstate trips I usually average about 520 miles/tank in my hybrid because of my lead foot. When I’m in town, with normal driving or on my 28 mile OW commute with 1 stoplight, 3 stop signs and speed limits mostly 50 mph I typically get around 629 miles per tank. Many times my average mpg per commute is between 55 and 59. With my interstate trips and normal driving I have not had to buy the higher priced Florida gas since I’ve had my ‘22 and ‘23 hybrids (2/22)😊

Of course I realize these numbers will change when the temp drops. I’m very happy with the mpg and saving money on my hybrid 👍🏻
Every post I’ve seen that had a picture of the trip odometer had an elapsed time of 18-22 hours to travel that 600 miles. Math says that’s an average speed of 27-33 mph. That’s not normal driving to me. I honestly hope you’re getting that kind of mileage averaging around 50 mph, but I’d have to see proof.
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Every post I’ve seen that had a picture of the trip odometer had an elapsed time of 18-22 hours to travel that 600 miles. Math says that’s an average speed of 27-33 mph. That’s not normal driving to me. I honestly hope you’re getting that kind of mileage averaging around 50 mph, but I’d have to see proof.
i just reread what i wrote and I didn’t say I had a 50 mpg per tank. That is an average for my one way 28 mile commute. This was one picture I took when I almost ran out but after reading all the dangers of running so low I don’t go that many miles before a fill up.

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i just reread what i wrote and I didn’t say I had a 50 mpg per tank. That is an average for my one way 28 mile commute. This was one picture I took when I almost ran out but after reading all the dangers of running so low I don’t go that many miles before a fill up.

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Ok. I stand corrected. It is possible.
 

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That's only about 40 mpg average with the hybrid. Even at highway speeds completely that is very doable, not even counting any city driving you may do.
 

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I get 560 average on a tank in an ecoboost

The Ecoboost is a more fuel-efficient ICE than the 2.5. Sure, those get extra milage using the battery but if you take the electric miles off the table, most are only seeing 25 to 27 mpg. I easily get over 30mpg back and forth to work on "city" streets if I don't sit in traffic too long.

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The Ecoboost is a more fuel-efficient ICE than the 2.5. Sure, those get extra milage using the battery but if you take the electric miles off the table, most are only seeing 25 to 27 mpg. I easily get over 30mpg back and forth to work on "city" streets if I don't sit in traffic too long.

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You can not just discount the atkinson being a generator for the battery, that's a HUGE part of its job. Depending on how you drive, the atkinson may be in generator mode half the time. The atkinson in the hybrid is significantly more fuel efficient than the ecoboost in isolation; easily 25% more (or more), depending on driving behavior

FWIW, we're at 51.3mpg overall (on-board estimate) in the first ~9500 miles with our hybrid. We haven't hand-calculated actual mileage, but have gotten multiple 700+ mile tanks. While we do put it in slippery mode (this is the most fuel efficient driving mode for most conditions), there are no other real tricks. I am definitely a conservative driver who drives to maximize efficiency and my wife isn't; probably half the miles on the truck are her all highway commute to work.

There are absolutely pros and cons to each powerplant (please don't let this turn into another hybrid vs. ecoboost fight thread), but I find it really hard to deny the fuel efficiency potential of the hybrid. It's so easy to destroy EPA mileage in the hybrid.
 

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I see most commonly a full tank will get you about 560 miles on a Hybrid, which is not bad at all. But 600 miles per tank is a very nice rounded number to have.

If you can routinely get that, what's your trick of driving (are you hypermiling)?
I’m only on my second tank, but on the dashboard my miles traveled and miles to empty are always slightly over 600. I stay in Eco mode, am light on the throttle, and no interstate so I never exceed 60 mph.

Each to their own, but overfilling the tank, and running it down to the last couple of gallons are both bad for the truck. For those reasons I have no interest in actually traveling 600+ miles between fill ups.

For what it’s worth, Consumer Reports says the Maverick hybrid cruising range is 860 miles per tank.

Just more evidence that Consumer Reports is so error prone that they are practically useless. Other errors in their hybrid review, they reversed fuel mileage ratings “city 33, highway 39”. And they state in the review that 4k towing is available on the hybrid. From the Hybrid review (EcoBoost is reviewed separately): “One ‘truck stuff’ area where the Santa Cruz is superior is towing: When properly equipped the Hyundai has the ability to tow a trailer of up to 5,000 pounds, whereas the Ford is limited to 4,000 pounds.”

And no way for paying subscribers to report factual errors. I won’t renew this time around.

Sorry for the rant.

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I see most commonly a full tank will get you about 560 miles on a Hybrid, which is not bad at all. But 600 miles per tank is a very nice rounded number to have.

If you can routinely get that, what's your trick of driving (are you hypermiling)?
800 miles is possible
 

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You can not just discount the atkinson being a generator for the battery, that's a HUGE part of its job. Depending on how you drive, the atkinson may be in generator mode half the time. The atkinson in the hybrid is significantly more fuel efficient than the ecoboost in isolation; easily 25% more (or more), depending on driving behavior

FWIW, we're at 51.3mpg overall (on-board estimate) in the first ~9500 miles with our hybrid. We haven't hand-calculated actual mileage, but have gotten multiple 700+ mile tanks. While we do put it in slippery mode (this is the most fuel efficient driving mode for most conditions), there are no other real tricks. I am definitely a conservative driver who drives to maximize efficiency and my wife isn't; probably half the miles on the truck are her all highway commute to work.

There are absolutely pros and cons to each powerplant (please don't let this turn into another hybrid vs. ecoboost fight thread), but I find it really hard to deny the fuel efficiency potential of the hybrid. It's so easy to destroy EPA mileage in the hybrid.
First off Slippy mode isn't the most Fuel Efficient mode, Eco Mode is as it has a higher regen, which is what gives you more miles. My best tank so far has been 815 miles. I'm at 21K miles.
 

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I’m only on my second tank, but on the dashboard my miles traveled and miles to empty are always slightly over 600. I stay in Eco mode, am light on the throttle, and no interstate so I never exceed 60 mph.

Each to their own, but overfilling the tank, and running it down to the last couple of gallons are both bad for the truck. For those reasons I have no interest in actually traveling 600+ miles between fill ups.

For what it’s worth, Consumer Reports says the Maverick hybrid cruising range is 860 miles per tank.

Just more evidence that Consumer Reports is so error prone that they are practically useless. Other errors in their hybrid review, they reversed fuel mileage ratings “city 33, highway 39”. And they state in the review that 4k towing is available on the hybrid. From the Hybrid review (EcoBoost is reviewed separately): “One ‘truck stuff’ area where the Santa Cruz is superior is towing: When properly equipped the Hyundai has the ability to tow a trailer of up to 5,000 pounds, whereas the Ford is limited to 4,000 pounds.”

And no way for paying subscribers to report factual errors. I won’t renew this time around.

Sorry for the rant.

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Consumer Reports is wrong, if you look at the EPA rating, it's not close to 860 miles and my best tank (820 miles) During the summer I average 610 miles per tanks, that is with the AC on all the time and 120 degress, moving into Fall, Winter and SPring, I'll move in to the 700-800 miles per tank. With zero AC and temps in the 70's
 
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Consumer Reports is wrong, if you look at the EPA rating, it's not close to 860 miles and my best tank (820 miles) During the summer I average 610 miles per tanks, that is with the AC on all the time and 120 degress, moving into Fall, Winter and SPring, I'll move in to the 700-800 miles per tank. With zero AC and temps in the 70's
860 mile cruising range is clearly a ridiculous number. There seems to be no QA at all at Consumer Reports.
 

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First off Slippy mode isn't the most Fuel Efficient mode, Eco Mode is as it has a higher regen, which is what gives you more miles. My best tank so far has been 815 miles. I'm at 21K miles.
Of course it depends on the situation, but multiple people on this forum (including me) have tested it and concluded that slippery was more efficient for them because of the LOWER regen. You don't want the brakes slowing your coast down a decline, even if they are charging the battery.

I live in the mountains of Utah and a lot of our driving is on side streets in rolling hills, so coasting without regen is an advantage. Your situation may be different.
 

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I am routinely averaging over 600 miles per tank. (Typically 605 to 620 range). To be fair, my commute is about a 65/35 mix of highway/back roads at about 60mph or less) . I leave early in the morning and bypass a lot of traffic typical of the area.
 

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People on here have gotten over 700. I don't think I'll ever see that the way I drive.

FWIW I had to take a take a trip up the Eastern Shore of VA and MD yesterday and averaged about 42 mpg. That's mostly 55 mph highway driving, but a lot of slowdowns and stoplights along the way. I should be able to hit 600 miles with this tank if I go past 0 MTE. Others have posted on here that you still have 2.5 gallons of reserve left after doing that, so I'm not worried. I drive it like I would any non-hybrid and half the time I forget to put it in eco.

Now tell me more about this module that automatically puts it in eco every time you start it?

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800 miles per tank?!! How?!!!

The reason I am asking is to find out more about the techniques in achieving better gas milage. It seems the key to that is 1- try to do more electric driving and 2- slow acceleration and easier braking, any other tips?
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