Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > EcoModding Central
Register Now
 Register Now

Reply  Post New Thread
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-30-2016, 06:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
Join Date: May 2015
Location: canada
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
2005 ranger 27mpg stock for real??

I came across this and said naaa really? BTW I think there is another ranger owner on here. Anyway I am looking for a new service vehicle. I install networks, voice data and so on and also need a place to store the ladder.

So if these are real numbers for a 2005 ranger https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/noframes/21112.shtml please validate it for me. I thought it would be cool to make a canopy that extends past the truck bed and tapers to a point.

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

Old 01-30-2016, 07:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
PressEnter[]'s Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Saratoga County, NY
Posts: 170

TheEgg - '18 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL Premium
90 day: 27.14 mpg (US)
Thanks: 12
Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts
Seems plausible. I see a couple of Rangers on Fuelly in that neighborhood. But while the new EPA highway cycle is more realistic than the old one, it's still done at a pretty low average speed, which I suspect would favor the Ranger's gearing and give it a slightly inflated number compared to most real-world driving.

  Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2016, 09:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Illinois
Posts: 452

Oh Deer - '03 Ford Ranger XL
90 day: 33.16 mpg (US)
Thanks: 54
Thanked 79 Times in 63 Posts
That number probably isn't too far off. My old '97 Ranger 2.3l Lima gets 27mpg in mixed (60% highway 40% in town) consistently. I would hope that in over 18 years the technology would give the newer Rangers a consistent 27mpg. Especially the 2.3l Duratech. I don't drive 40-45 mph on 2-lane blacktops. 55mph out of town and 35mph in town. I just drive it sensibly.

  Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2016, 09:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 5,927
Thanks: 877
Thanked 2,020 Times in 1,303 Posts
Lifetime in my 97 was 31.66. If I went slower it could get to 40.

  Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2016, 03:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
mcrews's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,523

The Q Sold - '02 Infiniti Q45 Sport
90 day: 23.08 mpg (US)

blackie - '14 nissan altima sv
Thanks: 2,203
Thanked 659 Times in 474 Posts
It really always boils down to 1. Cruise speed 2. amount of time at cruise. 3. Gearing.
Really that simple.

I consistently beat the hwy epa (epa 23 me 30) on my Q45 but driving 55-63mph. I also took long trips.
I upsized the tires about 5.5% to decrease the rpm at cruise.
MetroMPG: "Get the MPG gauge - it turns driving into a fuel & money saving game."

First: ScangaugeII

Second: Grille Block

Third: Full underbelly pan

Fourth: rear skirts and 30.4mpg on trip!
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2016, 10:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 202

grayranger - '10 Ford Ranger XL 2 door supercab
90 day: 32.79 mpg (US)
Thanks: 27
Thanked 48 Times in 28 Posts
I'm averaging about 31 mpg on my 2010 Ranger extended cab. Grill block and a light regular (not aero) topper are the only fuel economy mods.
2010 Ford Ranger, extra cab, 2.3 liter

Band's latest song/music video "Black Hole Jezebel"
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2016, 09:05 AM   #7 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 401
Thanks: 33
Thanked 139 Times in 103 Posts
My 2001 v6 longbed short cab 5 speed would get 30mpg at 60mph pretty easily. No mods at all.

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread

Thread Tools

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com