when i was driving 80 miles a day to work (mostly highway) i would get around 21-22 mpg. now that i moved closer to work (30 miles a day, mixed driving) i get around 19-20 mpg. my 04 fxt has 30k miles on it. i'd say that you're getting really good mileage. i usually fill up my tank after 250 miles(not completely empty).
I'd say that's stellar. I've not calculated the MPG in a while on my 04 XT, but we'll usually get 18 - 22 MPG with ranges on a full tank from 268 mi. to 320 mi. Our poor numbers are typical of my wife driving to and from work, whereas our good numbers are typical of road trips.
I find that it is more about driving style than where we drive (highway/city)
My wife drives like she is a 80yr old on her way to the bank. I drive like the bank is on fire! But i have seen 27 when i was paying attention to MPH's, throttle position ect. With a box shaped ride, speed is pretty important to highway MPG's.
I have also seen as low as mid teens when i was playing on the turbo.
I was getting 15-16 mpg when I first got the car last year. Of course, I was loving the turbo and gas was cheaper, but now I am more mindful of HOW I'm driving and my best mpg has been 18. I would be shocked if I ever get more than that without modifications.
If I fill up when it get down to 3/4 of a tank I can get 27 on the turbo and 30 driving like gramms. but as the as it gets down to 1/2 tank the mpgs go down. All mountain twisty roads. 130,000 miles in my 04fxt
2004 FXT with 5-speed; best tank mileage about 330 mileswith the light coming on ... perhaps just over 25 mpg (US gallons). Occasionally below 20 mpg with primarily urban driving. It did improve over the first 10K miles; 45K on it now.
I get about 375 to the tank which averaged around 25.9 MPG with 68,000 miles?
Does this sound normal??
No, 26 mpg over 68K is bogus. You'd have to be driving downwind on an interstate in the slow lane drafting semi-trucks to average 26 mpg over the life of your car.
Try real life test, like religiously recording mileages at each gas fill-up, along with gallons consumed. Then doing the math.
Of course, most of us with 2004 FXT aren't normal! None of us have made such a claim (26mpg over 68K).
-Quick (who ranges between 16 and 23, over 58K; whose spouse has achieved 26, but at untenable speeds (10 under the limit))