MPG revealed in Canada

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21 City/26 highway for the BL and FE is basically the same as my Edge ST (19/26). I understand there is a full time 4WD system here, but the BL/FE are also almost 800 lbs. less than the Edge ST and putting out ~90 hp less.

I didn't expect the BS to match the Escape's mpg numbers (23/31), but this is worse than I was expecting.

If you look at the Ford Edge ST' specs.. we see

2.0L Turbo
FWD: 21 city/29 hwy/24 combined mpg
AWD: 21 city/28 hwy/23 combined mpg

2.7 Turbo
AWD: 19 city/26 hwy/21 combined mpg

Bronco Sport

2.0L Turbo
4x4: 21 city/26 hwy/23 combined mpg


The Bronco Sport BL/FE is actually 3" taller than the Edge, has a more off-road suspension, and I am assuming are measured with AT tires instead of All Season SUV tires. All of which would contribute to more aerodynamic drag and radial friction, which in turns negatively affect MPG; especially in the highway scenarios at higher speeds.
 

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also a bit more.. I believe the estimated mpg is for normal mode. There is also an eco mode.. give me the rest of your con list, if you want to be nudged back
Good point on EcoMode.
Ha you can try! I’m pretty good at waffling back and forth on my own. Most of my cons (other than MPG) have already been posted elsewhere: seat fabric options, excessive black urethane inside & out, and a few of the options that are tied to higher trims - unfortunately for personal reasons, going up a trim level to OB or BL doesn’t help in my situation. Leather is an instant no-go for me and BL base loses the options that I can at least mostly get otherwise on the BB+BB. Not my first new vehicle, but as a custom order build, it’s surprisingly frustrating how limited the process feels in a way. I’m sure others can relate.
 

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Good point on EcoMode.
Ha you can try! I’m pretty good at waffling back and forth on my own. Most of my cons (other than MPG) have already been posted elsewhere: seat fabric options, excessive black urethane inside & out, and a few of the options that are tied to higher trims - unfortunately for personal reasons, going up a trim level to OB or BL doesn’t help in my situation. Leather is an instant no-go for me and BL base loses the options that I can at least mostly get otherwise on the BB+BB. Not my first new vehicle, but as a custom order build, it’s surprisingly frustrating how limited the process feels in a way. I’m sure others can relate.
I hear you. I do know that some vehicles in this price range offer some a la carte style options like being able to select only the speaker upgrade. But to get a true custom a la carte vehicle the price is usually much higher. The bronco sport is either get the base trim or upgrade the trim. Luckily the trim plus the upgrade is everything I would have selected individually but I see where this can be a con if you only want a part. As for the BB seat fabric I think it looks nice.
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As for the excessive black urethane inside and out.. I would argue it’s not excessive but the perfect amount for an on-road/off-road vehicle. Rocks bounce off easier and if it gets scratched it’s cheaper to replace. I think it adds to not only the look but also utility of a utility vehicle as much as the rubberized flooring. I understand this is a personal opinion but I have that same feeling with chrome. I hate excessive chrome so I get it.
 

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Oof not so great for your BL & FE folks.
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If the FE is 26 Highway, I can't rationalize over $40k for it. If that's the case, I'll revert my search back to hybrid rav4, or maybe check my luxury options. Can probably get some loaded ass entry lvl german luxury for $40k
 

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Coming from my current 26/36/29... (and I often average low 40s on long trips where I can just set the cruise and go), this hurts. Might be a deal breaker for me depending on if my dealership has penalties for cancelled order. We shall see. I’m not opposed to waiting a year for a potential hybrid option. We all know it’s coming eventually.
penalties for canceled order? You get your $100 deposit back.
 

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If the FE is 26 Highway, I can't rationalize over $40k for it. If that's the case, I'll revert my search back to hybrid rav4, or maybe check my luxury options. Can probably get some loaded ass entry lvl german luxury for $40k
You do get your 100 deposit back. My wife got the entry german lux GLB for a little over 40k. Not loaded although very nice and seems loaded compared to her former vehicle. Btw the glb has a combined 26 mpg. That’s the 2wd one. Idk what the 4matic gets.
 

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If the FE is 26 Highway, I can't rationalize over $40k for it. If that's the case, I'll revert my search back to hybrid rav4, or maybe check my luxury options. Can probably get some loaded ass entry lvl german luxury for $40k
Looks like the BMW X1 is 21 city/31 hwy... but not fully loaded under $40k.. as they start at $36K
The next up is the MB GLB 250 4matic is 23 city/ 31 hwy... the VW Tiguan can probably be had fully loaded but its 21 City/ 27 Hwy...
 

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I could only wish Blondie the Jeep got 26 mpg hwy.....she drinks gas (and sometimes oil) like a drunk sailor...
 
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