Winter killing MPG
Friday, January 1, 2010 at 10:14PM
Bill Wood in FFH, Ford Fusion Hybrid, mpg

Well, winter is here in Philadelphia and its killing my mileage.  I'm hovering right around 29-30 mpg in the 32 degree weather we've been having recently.  It wouldn't be so bad if I drove longer distances but I rarely go more than 7 miles or so and often less.  It takes several miles of running the engine to get it warm, then the engine must continue to turn on occasionally because it cools down quickly in the cold weather, especially if I've got the cabin heater on.

I'm still getting twice the MPG that my Audi would have gotten in this weather, and I'm still loving the car. The front wheel drive is not as great/fun in the snow as the Audi Quattro, but its not too bad either.

Oh, and Happy New Year!!

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