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Volkswagen Passat, Volvo S60, Acura TL, Infiniti G35, Toyota Avalon, Fuel System, Performance Mods, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#405 of 424 Re: NEW 2006 Acura TL Auto MPG [nbw]
Dec 15, 2006 (11:57 am)
There are two messages on your computer display board. One is your average mile per hour and the other is your miles per gallon. I only have about 700 miles on my '06 TL and my mpg is only 21. I do suburban driving. Highway... at 55-75/hour and around town. I'm very disappointed by my mpg. Want to hear about other TL users. Maybe this is a post for the Acura board only? (No offense you Avalon drivers.)
#406 of 424 Re: High Mileage, High Fuel Economy, Low Maintenance and Comfortable Too? [
Dec 22, 2006 (5:48 pm)
I drove my VW Passat 3.6L from El Paso to San Antonio with my cruise set at 86. By the way, I got 30.4 mpg on that leg of my trip.
#407 of 424 Re: NEW 2006 Acura TL Auto MPG [carteach]
Feb 20, 2007 (2:10 pm)
The mpg displayed on TL are cumulative. The mpg should improve after the break-in, so reset the trip computer and enjoy .
FYI, my '06 TL gets ~16mpg in stop/go, and ~30 65 hwy. On average I get 22, but I reset the computer after each fillup.
#408 of 424 Re: Burning 86 vs 91 octane in Avalon [jmille35]
Feb 21, 2007 (3:50 pm)
43k on my 05 Av Touring, although I generally put the good stuff in it because I do feel a power difference, have not noticed any falloff in FE running regular - which it does just fine. 27 mpg overall basically from day 1 - 70% or so highway. Enjoy your Av!
#409 of 424 Re: Burning 86 vs 91 octane in Avalon [captain2]
Feb 22, 2007 (7:42 am)
I guess my heavy traffic commute really hurts my MPG. My '06 Avalon XLS has never gotten a tank average over 21.5. On some longer drives have seen the MPG creep up to 25 - 26 but by the end of the tank its back down to my normal 19.8 - 20. I am not complaining, mileage is still good for a car this big and powerful, but I just don't do enough open highway cruising to see mileage well into the 20s.
#410 of 424 Re: Burning 86 vs 91 octane in Avalon [tjc78]
Feb 22, 2007 (8:15 am)
i can certainly understand only seeing 21 mpg if you don't get the car out and let it stretch its legs. Where I live (Texas) roads are billiard table flat and they do tend to move most of the time. Under these conditions at about 75-80mph, I will see an incremental 28-29 mpg, off highway stuff at 21 or 22 (which is generally not a whole lot of gridlock) is what gets my average down. Have a friend with similar driving habits that owns a 300C - he is lucky to see 12 or 13 around town, claims a whole 22 or so on the highway, 16 overall. But, he is slightly faster than I am, what a price to pay (11 mpg)for a half second or so to 60?
#411 of 424 Re: Burning 86 vs 91 octane in Avalon [captain2]
Feb 23, 2007 (6:01 am)
Lot of extra weight in the 300. Tons of power too, but all that combined really adds up to dismal fuel economy. The 300 definately has some appeal though, I see a lot more of them here in Jersey than my Avalon.
#412 of 424 Re: Burning 86 vs 91 octane in Avalon [tjc78]
Feb 23, 2007 (8:26 am)
IMO, the 300C is a good example of what a 'Detriot' car ought to be - big, RWD, a real rear suspension, and a big torquey V8. MPG will suffer, of course, but 'Detriot' has never shown any ability (or inclination) to build a good higher HP V6 that is also efficient. Look forward to GM getting in on this with the Australian Holden, possibly with a Vette derivative V8 at 350 hp or so as both Chrysler and Chevy leave Ford behind.
#413 of 424 Re: High Mileage, High Fuel Economy, Low Maintenance and Comfortable Too? [
Jun 19, 2007 (3:57 pm)
Just drove my 2006 VW Passat 3.6L from Indy to Philly & back (1300 miles) at the speed limit plus 5. Got 32.3 mpg for the trip.
Jul 01, 2007 (8:05 am)
2006 VW Jetta TDI Specia Edition
1.9L Turbodiesel, 6 speed DSG
75% stop & go city driving in & around the hilly streets ofPittsburgh, 25% highway
Averaging 39 overall which is excellent for mostly city driving. 48mpg on the hilly expressways around western PA & 52 when I'm on the expressways in the flatlands.