Last post on Nov 17, 2011 at 6:49 PM
You are in the Scion tC
What is this discussion about?
Scion tC, Scion xB, Scion xA, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
#495 of 507 No V6 in a 2005 Legacy Re: mpg [joseph07]
Jan 07, 2010 (9:18 pm)
Subaru did not sell Legacy with 6 cylinder engine for 2005 model year.
Outback was sold with a 6 cylinder. It will NOT achieve 33 mpg.
Nope, not credible.
For the xA, I suggest logging the fuel in gallons pumped and miles at each fill up for the next 5 fill ups, then determining the average mileage.
Jul 29, 2010 (9:52 am)
I've got an '05 xB and have averaged 32 mpg for the entire time I have owned it (purchase is back in '06). Very pleased with the mpg. It does suffer a mileage penalty with higher speeds. I try to keep highway speeds to 65 mpg as much as possible, lower if I can get away with it. I took a trip where I kept the speeds between 55 and 60 and got about 38 mpg on the highway.
The xA should get better mpg than the xB. There is an online mileage tracking site that I have been using and there is an xA owner from Dubois Wyoming that is averaging close to 40 mpg in his car.
#497 of 507 Re: xB mileage [big_guy]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jul 29, 2010 (11:18 am)
I'd be leery of any anecdotal evidence claiming a 40 mpg "average"----yes, you might get it now and then, but you'd have to be a pretty careful, perhaps fanatic, driver to get 40 mpg average in "normal" driving on an xA.
It is my understanding that the automatic cars are geared better for economy--so I'd say, ironically, that automatic xAs have a better shot at good MPG than the 5-speeds.
#499 of 507 Re: xB mileage [big_guy]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Aug 03, 2010 (5:29 pm)
very nice records, well done, but still anecdotal because we haven't tested your car's odometer for accuracy, nor measured the amount of fuel prior to putting it in the tank, nor driving conditions or techniques etc. Anecdotal doesn't imply a criticism, it just means "not subjected to rigorous scientific testing".
Also, you can't claim to be an impartial tester, even if you ARE impartial.
Nonetheless, impressive #s for an xA
#503 of 507 Re: "Mild" speeding [jim314]
Jun 23, 2011 (6:54 pm)
With over 120,000 miles on my Scion Xb I can tell you that I typically get up to 36mpg combined in the summer with the A/C on full blast. This includes mostly suburban and high speed Interstate at 80mph. I was carrying heavy loads of several hundred pounds to boot. This little bugger with a manual transmission has been the greatest blessing to me. I am looking for another of the same specs but there are at most 9 available for sale in the entire country. If you get a chance to pick up one do it because it is money in the bank
#504 of 507 2011 Scion xD - Gas mileage decrease and transmission "stickiness"
Oct 18, 2011 (6:05 pm)
I recently (like a little over a month ago) I was fortunate enough to be able to afford a new Scion xD. I adore my little car, but within the last two weeks, my gas mileage has gone from ~36 miles/gallon average to barely 33 mpg average(which is the EPA rating) on the highway. Also, the transmission seems to be a bit sticky, not shifting as freely and quickly as when it was a week or two old. I have put ~2100 miles on it so far.
I tried experimenting with different grades of gas and found that I got 30 miles more with grade 89 than 91. Also, since I put in the grade 91, my car didn't seem quite as peppy/zippy. Also - the transmission "stickiness" i noticed started right about that time I put in the 91. Since then, I have put nothing but 89 into my car. (Yes, I am faithful with my oil changes and checking my tire pressure). I have yet to check if anything major has somehow found it's way into the air filter.
What the heck is going on? I really don't want to have to go to the dealer completely angry that things are going wrong already. Please help... or explain.