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Ford Thunderbird Fuel Consumption

Year Modification Recommended fuel City consumption Highway Economy Combined cycle Consumption per year
2005 Thunderbird 3.9 L, 8 cylinders, Automatic 5-speeds Premium 16 mpg 18 mpg 21.99 mpg 2862L
2005 Thunderbird 3.9 L, 8 cylinders, Automatic 5-speeds Premium 16 mpg 18 mpg 21.99 mpg 2862L
2004 Thunderbird 3.9 L, 8 cylinders, Automatic 5-speeds Premium 15 mpg 18 mpg 23 mpg 2862L
2004 Thunderbird 3.9 L, 8 cylinders, Automatic 5-speeds Premium 15 mpg 18 mpg 21 mpg 2862L
2003 Thunderbird 3.9 L, 8 cylinders, Automatic 5-speeds Premium 16 mpg 18 mpg 23 mpg 2862L
2003 Thunderbird 3.9 L, 8 cylinders, Automatic 5-speeds Premium 16 mpg 18 mpg 21.99 mpg 2862L
2002 Thunderbird 3.9 L, 8 cylinders, Automatic 5-speeds Premium 15 mpg 17 mpg 21.99 mpg 3021L
1997 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Regular or Plus 16 mpg 19 mpg 24.01 mpg 2703L
1997 Thunderbird 4.6 L, 8 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Regular or Plus 15 mpg 18 mpg 23 mpg 2862L
1996 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Regular or Plus 17 mpg 19 mpg 24.01 mpg 2703L
1996 Thunderbird 4.6 L, 8 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Regular or Plus 15 mpg 18 mpg 23 mpg 2862L
1995 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Regular or Plus 17 mpg 19 mpg 24.01 mpg 2703L
1995 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Manual 5-speeds Premium 16 mpg 19 mpg 24.01 mpg 2703L
1995 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Premium 16 mpg 18 mpg 21.99 mpg 2862L
1995 Thunderbird 4.6 L, 8 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Regular or Plus 15 mpg 18 mpg 23 mpg 2862L
1994 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Regular or Plus 17 mpg 19 mpg 24.01 mpg 2703L
1994 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Manual 5-speeds Premium 16 mpg 19 mpg 24.01 mpg 2703L
1994 Thunderbird 4.6 L, 8 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Regular or Plus 16 mpg 18 mpg 23 mpg 2862L
1994 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Premium 16 mpg 18 mpg 21.99 mpg 2862L
1993 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Regular or Plus 17 mpg 20 mpg 24.01 mpg 2544L
1993 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Manual 5-speeds Premium 15 mpg 18 mpg 21.99 mpg 2862L
1993 Thunderbird 5.0 L, 8 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Regular or Plus 15 mpg 18 mpg 21.99 mpg 2862L
1993 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Premium 15 mpg 17 mpg 21 mpg 3021L
1992 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Regular or Plus 18 mpg 20 mpg 25 mpg 2544L
1992 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Manual 5-speeds Premium 15 mpg 18 mpg 21.99 mpg 2862L
1992 Thunderbird 5.0 L, 8 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Regular or Plus 15 mpg 18 mpg 21.99 mpg 2862L
1992 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Premium 15 mpg 17 mpg 21 mpg 3021L
1991 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Regular or Plus 17 mpg 20 mpg 24.01 mpg 2544L
1991 Thunderbird 5.0 L, 8 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Regular or Plus 16 mpg 18 mpg 21.99 mpg 2862L
1991 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Manual 5-speeds Premium 15 mpg 18 mpg 21.99 mpg 2862L
1991 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Premium 15 mpg 18 mpg 21 mpg 2862L
1990 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Regular or Plus 17 mpg 20 mpg 24.01 mpg 2544L
1990 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Manual 5-speeds Premium 15 mpg 18 mpg 21.99 mpg 2862L
1990 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Premium 15 mpg 18 mpg 21 mpg 2862L
1989 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Regular or Plus 17 mpg 20 mpg 25 mpg 2544L
1989 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Manual 5-speeds Premium 15 mpg 18 mpg 21.99 mpg 2862L
1989 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Premium 15 mpg 17 mpg 21 mpg 3021L
1988 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Regular or Plus 18 mpg 21 mpg 25 mpg 2385L
1988 Thunderbird 2.3 L, 4 cylinders, Manual 5-speeds Regular or Plus 16 mpg 19 mpg 24.01 mpg 2703L
1988 Thunderbird 5.0 L, 8 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Regular or Plus 16 mpg 19 mpg 24.01 mpg 2703L
1988 Thunderbird 2.3 L, 4 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Regular or Plus 15 mpg 17 mpg 21 mpg 3021L
1987 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Regular or Plus 17 mpg 19 mpg 24.01 mpg 2703L
1987 Thunderbird 2.3 L, 4 cylinders, Manual 5-speeds Regular or Plus 16 mpg 19 mpg 24.01 mpg 2703L
1987 Thunderbird 5.0 L, 8 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Regular or Plus 16 mpg 19 mpg 24.01 mpg 2703L
1987 Thunderbird 2.3 L, 4 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Regular or Plus 16 mpg 18 mpg 21.99 mpg 2862L
1986 Thunderbird 2.3 L, 4 cylinders, Manual 5-speeds Regular or Plus 18 mpg 20 mpg 24.01 mpg 2544L
1986 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Regular or Plus 17 mpg 19 mpg 24.01 mpg 2703L
1986 Thunderbird 5.0 L, 8 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Regular or Plus 16 mpg 19 mpg 24.01 mpg 2703L
1986 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Automatic 3-speeds Regular or Plus 17 mpg 18 mpg 21 mpg 2862L
1986 Thunderbird 2.3 L, 4 cylinders, Automatic 3-speeds Regular or Plus 16 mpg 18 mpg 20 mpg 2862L
1985 Thunderbird 2.3 L, 4 cylinders, Manual 5-speeds Regular or Plus 17 mpg 19 mpg 24.01 mpg 2703L
1985 Thunderbird 2.3 L, 4 cylinders, Manual 5-speeds Regular or Plus 17 mpg 19 mpg 24.01 mpg 2703L
1985 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Regular or Plus 17 mpg 19 mpg 23 mpg 2703L
1985 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Regular or Plus 16 mpg 19 mpg 23 mpg 2703L
1985 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Automatic 3-speeds Regular or Plus 17 mpg 18 mpg 20 mpg 2862L
1985 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Automatic 3-speeds Regular or Plus 16 mpg 18 mpg 20 mpg 2862L
1985 Thunderbird 2.3 L, 4 cylinders, Automatic 3-speeds Regular or Plus 16 mpg 17 mpg 20 mpg 3021L
1985 Thunderbird 5.0 L, 8 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Regular or Plus 15 mpg 17 mpg 21.99 mpg 3021L
1984 Thunderbird 2.3 L, 4 cylinders, Manual 5-speeds Regular or Plus 17 mpg 19 mpg 24.01 mpg 2703L
1984 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Regular or Plus 17 mpg 19 mpg 23 mpg 2703L
1984 Thunderbird 2.3 L, 4 cylinders, Manual 5-speeds Regular or Plus 17 mpg 19 mpg 23 mpg 2703L
1984 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Regular or Plus 17 mpg 19 mpg 21.99 mpg 2703L
1984 Thunderbird 2.3 L, 4 cylinders, Automatic 3-speeds Regular or Plus 16 mpg 18 mpg 20 mpg 2862L
1984 Thunderbird 2.3 L, 4 cylinders, Automatic 3-speeds Regular or Plus 16 mpg 18 mpg 20 mpg 2862L
1984 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Automatic 3-speeds Regular or Plus 16 mpg 18 mpg 20 mpg 2862L
1984 Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Automatic 3-speeds Regular or Plus 16 mpg 17 mpg 20 mpg 3021L
1984 Thunderbird 5.0 L, 8 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Regular or Plus 15 mpg 17 mpg 21.99 mpg 3021L
1984 Thunderbird 5.0 L, 8 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds Regular or Plus 14 mpg 16 mpg 20 mpg 3180L

If you drive Ford Thunderbird made in 2002, you may want to know the initial fuel consumption. You may change you car’s consumption by changing your driving habits. If the modification of your car is Thunderbird 5.0 L, 8 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds, the average city consumption must be near 16 mpg. Control every electrical device and use it if needed only – that will help your economy. On the highway the numbers will be more sufficient – 17 mpg. But you should bear in mind that the combined cycle for Ford Thunderbird is 24.01 mpg. To ensure normal fuel consumption, provide a normal regular service for your vehicle. Note that you should use fuel type Premium to achieve these results in consumption. There exists an approximate figure of fuel needs for one year of driving. On the average basis consumption per year will be quite like 2862L.

  • Driving on highways on the Ford Thunderbird won’t give you much economy – you’ll need 19 mpg.

  • Note that type and quality of fuel plays major role for Ford Thunderbird and its consumption.

  • It makes the engine in Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Manual 5-speeds work properly.

  • On motorways the Regular or Plus petrol will ensure 18 mpg consumption.

  • It’s important for Thunderbird with this engine to have 95 FPN in Premium petrol.

  • Driving your Thunderbird in the city you will probably achieve fuel consumption at 15 mpg

  • Thus, it highly depends on how you drive the Thunderbird of the 2003 year.

  • It’s recommended to fill up 1990 Thunderbird with Premium fuel only.

  • Quick accelerating on Thunderbird 5.0 L, 8 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds will bring more costs on petrol station.

  • If you posses 1992 Thunderbird, use Regular or Plus fuel as recommended by the Ford.

  • Of course, you may spend for Thunderbird more or less depending on mileage.

  • In this case your Thunderbird will spend only 16 mpg in the city areas.

  • Be prepared to spend a lot for Thunderbird 2.3 L, 4 cylinders, Automatic 3-speeds during the year – you’ll need 2862L for average driving.

  • For your 1995 Thunderbird it gives optimal working conditions.

  • If you buy the Thunderbird in the 1989 year of production, be prepared for a consumption at least of 15 mpg.

  • On the top speed the engine of Ford Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds will take 40% more fuel.

Take into account that if you buy Thunderbird of the 2002 year, you might not get the initial figures. Too big consumption may show some troubles in engine system. Always check your figures of consumption for Thunderbird 3.8 L, 6 cylinders, Automatic 4-speeds and compare with initial data of the Ford.

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