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Volkswagen Passat, Volvo S60, Acura TL, Infiniti G35, Toyota Avalon, Fuel System, Performance Mods, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
Sep 22, 2005 (12:41 am)
pimp dog wrote:
2005/6 VW Passat
With that list, I would also consider the latest Audi A3/A4 and the Jetta (TDI or 2.0TFSI).
I recently drove in the Sierra (high altitude, spirited driving uphill but mostly coasting downhill because of speed limits) with my 2000 V6 Passat AWD Wagon and two friends in other cars (Honda Element and Honda Odyssey). I got above 30mpg average on the trip, the Element got 26, and the Odyssey got 22. And that is including the additional drive train loss with my permanent AWD, and a Yakima 3-bycicle rack (w/o bicycles) on the roof. So, folks, all I can say is don't trust advertised mileage. Until official test procedures improve, ask a lot of trustworthy people what they are getting under similar conditions that you are driving ...
By the way, when the engine is cold and I drive in the city for short distances, I get perhaps 15-18 mpg. Fortunately, I don't do that very often...
#277 of 424 Re: Real World MPG Effieciency [pimp_dog_179]
Sep 24, 2005 (12:10 am)
Tom - Owner of a new 2005 Avalon - after 2000 miles of mixed highway and local driving, my overall average is 27 mpg. There is a discussion forum at Edmunds just for Avalon real-world MPG experiences. I believe the Avalon may be the best reasonably large sedan in terms of MPG. I think your dad should check it out.
#278 of 424 Re: Real World MPG Effieciency
Sep 24, 2005 (4:53 pm)
I've owned a Volvo S60 for the past 2 years; I get about 22 MPG city and 32 MPG highway.
#279 of 424 Re: MPG= Lper100Km [pimp_dog_179]
Sep 24, 2005 (9:36 pm)
Hello, I am giving a speech on the gas price crisis. I am looking for the average miles/gal for vehicles driven in the United States. If anyone knows, please reply and give the source you got the stat from. Thank you
#280 of 424 My Highest record yet for me mpg.
Sep 25, 2005 (2:12 am)
Thaking a 500 mile trip, on CA, HYW 99 from Stockton to Los Angeles
My new 2005 XLS Avalon got up to
34.4 MPG on super unleaded (91) with 4 passangers and luggage.
not too bad. huh?
I did take a picture with my cell phone to prove it
if you guy and gals like to see I will post it soon.
Like too know if any one has gotten a higher MPG.
#281 of 424 Re: My Highest record yet for me mpg. [332rick]
Sep 25, 2005 (10:12 am)
That is terrific. It is better than the smaller Camry. What kind of mpg do you get with 50/50 city/highway? Is premium unleaded recommended for the Avalon?
How did you figure the mpg on this trip? Is this from the trip computer or fill-up to fill-up? Thanks
#282 of 424 1998 Honda Civic HX
Sep 25, 2005 (1:12 pm)
I love my car im a 17 year old student in central valley, california. I bought a 1998 Honda civic HX, the best gas saving gas engine in the world, its been proven. Its a V-TEC E. E stands for Economy, because it is set to a lean burn. It looks nice cause i have 18" panther intimidator wheels, and the rides nice. Just to let you know, i go over 6000 rpms everywhere, and i still get better gas mileage than your escalade going 20mph, and its true. im not kidding.
#283 of 424 Re: 1998 Honda Civic HX [taxableabe]
Sep 26, 2005 (5:29 am)
Let's see, on a fun challenge, a 14 year old Canadian student was able to correctly convert U.S. MPG to litters per 100 kilometers.
I wonder if a 17 year old "central valley, california" student can figure out his actual MPG, period? It's true. I'm not kidding.
#284 of 424 honda civic mileage
Sep 26, 2005 (10:09 am)
Just completed one year with a 2004 civic dx. Mileage calculated as total miles driven divided by total gallons consumed. Average was 37.5 mpg. Driving was perhaps 20% highway, 40% city, 40 % country secondary roads.
#285 of 424 VW PASSAT 04' GLS 1.8T
Sep 26, 2005 (10:54 am)
I just this car and love it. It has 12,000 miles. I am concerned, however about the mileage. Is it normal for the mpg to read between 15 and 19 in the city? Also, how much on average (miles) should I get per tank? I notice I have to fill up every 300 miles...(city driving mostly).