what is the MPG of the 302 in the bronco's?


mike5721947
01-29-2005, 04:41 PM
looking at getting a bronco and want to know the MPG for the 78-87 broncos with the automatic and the 302 with carb.
also what are come good lift kits for the bronco? whats a good height to go with?

INNES
02-01-2005, 09:02 AM
i have a 88' auto 5.0 i drive about 75 miles round trip to work everyday.i dont now what the book says but i get aboat 12-14 MPG(mostly hwy) if ibeat on it a little i get 10 mpg.
i now not good but i like the truck and what am i going to do, by another car just to go to work.another money dumper/car in the way at home and my wife wants to kill me now.

Truck
02-01-2005, 09:07 AM
My '87 302 with the 4Sp ran about 12-16. (Trying to keep my foot out of it...when I wanted to lay rubber, all bets were off.)

This was the EFI model, and the Manual. My '88 with 5.8L and AT got 10-14. That was also EFI.

I would be careful with your lifts. If you ever expect to be in a 'civilized' area, the Bronco itself is just barely small enough to get into some parking garages...

ArmyRecon
05-11-2005, 09:39 AM
i have a 88' auto 5.0 i drive about 75 miles round trip to work everyday.i dont now what the book says but i get aboat 12-14 MPG(mostly hwy) if ibeat on it a little i get 10 mpg.
i now not good but i like the truck and what am i going to do, by another car just to go to work.another money dumper/car in the way at home and my wife wants to kill me now.



1990 here.. 302 EFi i get 12-14

J-Roc
08-18-2005, 09:57 PM
If your looking at gas mileage, get a car LOL But seriously, get one with EFI and a manual trans. The 87/88s had a crappy auto trans (AODE) that wasnt up to the task of being beat on, so maybe look for one with a manual. The early 80s Broncs are carbbed and MPG will suffer. The early 80s auto trans only had 3 gears, but the upside is that they can be beaten all day long. The 78/79s are true workhorses, but gas mileage could bite in these heavy rigs. They do have the manual NP435 or t18 trans with that 4th gear. The 78/9 auto trans were C6s with only 3 gears. With that said, pick your poision...

leob1
09-18-2005, 12:26 PM
My previous 1996 Bronco 5.0 got 15-16 mpg in mixed driving with a soft foot.

HmbrgrRdr
12-19-2005, 05:30 PM
88 EFI Auto, 4" lift 35" mudders and I still get around 10-12, so long as I can keep from trying to put my foot to the radiator.

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