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I'm looking to swap my Mk2 with a Mk3 , question is should I go for Phev or Fhev ?

Phev is 3K more expensive but better MPG

Any views would be gratefully received :) , keen to understand some real world MPG, for around town and motorway runs.

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I have a 3 month old FHEV and last month got 50.6 MPG from mostly town driving and a couple of hour long motorway runs.
 

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I’ve had the PHEV now for a couple of weeks. Around the doors easy getting 90+ mpg but most runs are under the EV range. Had her on a 400 mile trip this week and used full EV range then the rest of the journey on pure petrol and averaged 57mpg.
 

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With regards some of the mpg counts, I usually fill up an run til empty (or as close as) which serves as a better guess-ti-mate as to what I can achieve. Have any of you run from full to empty? Currently get about 260 - 280miles.
Any idea how far a MK3 FWD Phev would do?
 

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With regards some of the mpg counts, I usually fill up an run til empty (or as close as) which serves as a better guess-ti-mate as to what I can achieve. Have any of you run from full to empty? Currently get about 260 - 280miles.
Any idea how far a MK3 FWD Phev would do?
I have managed about 470 mile out of mine doing exactly that.
 

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Can you plug a PHEV in anywhere ? If you can then the savings with the PHEV (including RFL savings) will pay for the difference pretty quickly. If you do lots of short journeys and can charge up so they are mostly electric there are huge savings to make.

A PHEV that isn't plugged in will return very similar mpg as the FHEV - the only real difference is the battery size and added weight.
 

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I have managed about 470 mile out of mine doing exactly that.
I got roughly the same as this in my FHEV between March and April, though I reckon I could eek this out to 500 with warmer weather
 

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Are those mileages diesel or petrol?
 

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Can you plug a PHEV in anywhere ? If you can then the savings with the PHEV (including RFL savings) will pay for the difference pretty quickly. If you do lots of short journeys and can charge up so they are mostly electric there are huge savings to make.

A PHEV that isn't plugged in will return very similar mpg as the FHEV - the only real difference is the battery size and added weight.
had my Kuga STline X for a month now,most of my trips locally have been electric. Not done much petrol driving as yet, costs about £2 to charge up so good savings to be made.
 

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had my Kuga STline X for a month now,most of my trips locally have been electric. Not done much petrol driving as yet, costs about £2 to charge up so good savings to be made.
Even better if you have solar PV's and can charge for free !
 

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Yes solar panels cover most days especially last month, but May is a different story.
 

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All PHEV's and FHEV's are petrol hybrids
Thanks for that.
One of the downsides of my Mk.2.5 is the mpg.
To get anything around 300 miles on a full tank is, to me, admirable.
 

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Thanks for that.
One of the downsides of my Mk.2.5 is the mpg.
To get anything around 300 miles on a full tank is, to me, admirable.
from what I’m hearing the 2.5 engine is giving good mpg on the MK 3 Kugas.Not done much driving where I’ve not had to use it myself, as most of driving to and from work is done using mostly electric.
 

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from what I’m hearing the 2.5 engine is giving good mpg on the MK 3 Kugas.Not done much driving where I’ve not had to use it myself, as most of driving to and from work is done using mostly electric.
I’ve done 2 journeys now of over 400 mile and only used one charge of electric when setting off. MPG using all the battery and the rest of the miles in pure petrol have returned north of 57mpg.
 

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I’ve done 2 journeys now of over 400 mile and only used one charge of electric when setting off. MPG using all the battery and the rest of the miles in pure petrol have returned north of 57mpg.
thanks for sharing that information, for a matter of interest were you driving in normal or different ?

how many miles do you get to a tank full ? Thanks
 

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thanks for sharing that information, for a matter of interest were you driving in normal or different ?

how many miles do you get to a tank full ? Thanks
Whole journey in eco mode or normal. From full tank and full battery to 40 miles of range left i had clocked 445 mile.
 

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A friend of mine is exactly in the same situation of Dave_C, because he is tentatively looking at FHEV. I don't know if I should recommend him this, since there's not that much data around it. In one review I read that basically the Electric engine would only work for low speeds, like parking, and anything more would be the petrol engine. I'm still looking at reviews, but if anyone with FHEV would give their feedback, I'd highly appreciate it
 
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