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Hey guys, just bought an FE for work. Averaging 60-70K miles/year. I hope this thing can keep up with demand. Going to be interesting to see Mileage when drafting Oversized Loads. Every vehicle I’ve used has gotten a lot better mileage. 95 Town Car getting 25-32mpg, Express 2500 van 20 mpg, Ram 1500 24-29mpg... what’s the Niro going to get? 🤔
 

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Hey guys, just bought an FE for work. Averaging 60-70K miles/year. I hope this thing can keep up with demand. Going to be interesting to see Mileage when drafting Oversized Loads.
Hi DKtek, Welcome to the Forum.!!

I am shure you will beat all your millage record that was made with the other cars/truck you had before.

Your FE, it's the base model, right ? because here in Canada, it's the L version and has only 3 colors: white, dark gray and black.

give us some update soon!

- Eric
 

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Well, I'm doing a run leaving out at 0500 in the am. Looks to be about 528 miles round trip with half that behind the load. The Niro is topped off and I'll reset for the trips...A is Round Trip and B is behind the Load.

I've added a full size spare on a generic rim and I carry a 2.5T floor jack and 4 way. I can't use a donut spare because I can't be restricted in either speed or range. Time is $ so no time to mess around with factory hand jack.

Along with all the required gear for Pilot Escort, I'm 300. Sometimes the weigh stations will weigh vehicles like this for meeting the minimum weight. I might be able to get my Red Niro FE's highway weight.
 

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Started using the Niro on May 15, 2018 and today I turned 37,000 miles. I'm averaging 65-68 mpg drafting over-width loads, sheds etc, and 62-66 mpg drafting over-length loads like poles. Average speeds are around 70 mph on highways.

I'm fairly happy with the Niro so far but I can't say much for the Dealers blatant disregard for the Federal Trade Commissions Bureau of Consumer Protection...

The car has some nuances and isn't too graceful at times but manageable. My most often dislike is the cruise control. I've spent over 20 years traveling for a living and driving just about every type of car rented in the US and some abroad, and this is without a doubt the worst cruise control out there. Specifically the reaction time to Accel/Decel input changes. I've never had issues with a cars cruise reacting to inputs fast enough to maneuver traffic like passing and matching speeds. Until the Niro FE, it takes a few seconds to start reacting and then does so very slowly. It has a tendency to wonder around the speed you initially set. I've witnessed up to a 3 mph swing either direction. Unacceptable performance.

Another dislike is when stopping and going. If you don't let the Niro stop completely before going, it'll jerk a bit as if it's confused. Not a show stopper, just annoying.

The iPhone software is buggy using my 6S. Sometimes I'll have to restart my iPhone to clear it out. Voice text is a bit clunky to use but gets the job done.

All in all, I find the Niro to be comfortable enough for a 300 pound guy with a bad back, to sit and drive 10-12 hours a day and still be able to exit without issues. Prior to needing a car with great fuel economy, I drove an old Town Car and would have never considered a hybrid or electric, unless it was a Tesla. I have to admit that I'm enjoying the Niro for work, even though I do miss my Lazy Boy on wheels.
 
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