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Dodge Caliber, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Wagon
#1 of 227 Dodge Caliber: MPG-Real World Numbers
by pf_flyer HOST
Jun 12, 2006 (9:06 am)
With the price of fuel being what it is, the mileage you're getting is becoming more important. This is the place to discuss the mileage performance you're getting out int he real world.
#2 of 227 26.7 MPG city
Jun 13, 2006 (11:00 pm)
my 1st tank of gas average was 26.7 but, that was city driving no highway yet. I did install a after market muffler and i will keep you posted. i take a 2,000 mile trip this month so i hope i get good results.
#3 of 227 Re: Dodge Caliber: MPG-Real World Numbers [pf_flyer]
Jun 14, 2006 (8:05 am)
I got 29.3 MPG mixed. Pretty accurate. This was my first tank. SXT W/2.0 CVT
#4 of 227 37MPG
Jun 16, 2006 (7:59 pm)
well, i am here 960 mile on the trip. the first tank through the mountains of west va. i got 33mpg and some change. after the mountains i filled up again and i got a amazing 37.8 miles per gallon. Again all I did was change the muffler out because there is no K&N filter yet. But, I am pretty happy with it. I have the 1.8L 5 Speed SXT.
#5 of 227 driving with my tach
Jun 22, 2006 (6:55 am)
We just purchased the 2.0 SXL last week. Seems to be getting good milage. I drive with slow starts, and keep my rpm's at 2000 or less. I'm sure this will get me max mpg. Love this car!!
#6 of 227 I want mpg
Jun 26, 2006 (11:14 am)
I drive alot of highway, is the 1.8/5spd better than the 2.0/cvt?
#7 of 227 Re: I want mpg [xkmail]
Jun 27, 2006 (3:49 am)
Yeah most of the time you will have better fuel economy with a manuel vs auto transmission. I am not sure but I would think this will be the same w/ CVT, but it will give you better mileage over a normal auto transmission. We haven't got ours yet so can't tell you maybe next week been waiting for almost 15 weeks now for our SXT w/ 2.0 CVT....Orange and leather seats!!!
Jul 12, 2006 (4:39 am)
Yes, I have a 1.8 and I average 30.5mpg right now. Most 2.0's are gettin 22-25mpg.
#9 of 227 Re: mpg 1.8 [caliberchic]
Jul 16, 2006 (5:04 pm)
I've got almost 11K on my sxt 2.0 w a cvt and I'm getting 26.7mpg with the a/c running and close to 30mpg without the a/c running. I'm going to get an aftermarket muffler installed also, looking forward to seeing what I can get out of that plus a cloth air filter.
#10 of 227 Re: mpg 1.8 [caliberchic]
Jul 17, 2006 (3:04 pm)
30.5 mpg is pretty good, about what I usually get for this size of car (VW Golf, Neon, Cavalier, Focus) with a stick shift on a 35 mile almost all freeway commute. Since the Caliber is a solid, chunky vehicle (which adds up to extra safety) I'd say that's pretty good. It wouldn't suprise me if most 2.0's are getting 22-25 mpg given the "automatic transmission" penalty and the fact that most drivers spend more time (if not more miles) on city streets than they realize (the average SPEED on my 35 mile commute is between 35-43 mph, based on the trip computer, even though I seem to be mostly driving at 70 mph - the small portion of distance I spend on the street actually adds up to a high proportion of time). And drive with a lead foot (they don't realize that, either - I am usually the LAST away from lights, ha ha, which is why I usually get better mileage).
Just for comparison, with a dinky Scion xA I only increased my mileage to 35 mpg, while of course enduring a punishing ride and sense of imminent danger (commuting as a thrill sport!).