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Mitsubishi Outlander, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#204 of 213 Averaged 12.32 l/100km
Feb 15, 2010 (8:57 am)
Over a period of almost a year, this is how it looks like the fuel consumption on my LS 2009 3.0L V6:
In the following table, in the first "column" is the date of the reading, the second column is the fuel purchase, the third one represents the distance traveled since the last refueling and the last column is the fuel consumption per hundred kilometers.
Date Liters Km Consumption
28-May-09/ 44.143/ 317.3/ 13.91
7-Jun-09/ 42.015/ 318.7/ 13.18
14-Jun-09/ 40.48/ 324.4/ 12.48
21-Jun-09/ 43.429/ 338.2/ 12.84
9-Jul-09/ 40.2819/ 382.2/ 10.54
11-Jul-09/ 49.288/ 395.7/ 12.46
16-Jul-09/ 47.42/ 384.5/ 12.33
19-Jul-09/ 29.556/ 272.9/ 10.83
27-Jul-09/ 50/ 422.1/ 11.85
1-Aug-09/ 45.835/ 404.5/ 11.33
9-Aug-09/ 29.77/ 219.3/ 13.58
14-Aug-09/ 47.2971/ 476.1/ 9.93
19-Aug-09/ 46.938/ 346.4/ 13.55
21-Aug-09/ 48.9029/ 509.6/ 9.60
29-Aug-09/ 45.7505/ 513.3/ 8.91
31-Aug-09/ 41.314/ 389.8/ 10.60
11-Sep-09/ 48.45/ 470.4/ 10.30
18-Oct-09/ 47.609/ 380.9/ 12.50
6-Nov-09/ 49.678/ 404.3/ 12.29
15-Nov-09/ 47.89/ 368.6/ 12.99
30-Dec-09/ 45.547/ 282.4/ 16.13
17-Jan-10/ 48.481/ 317.5/ 15.27
7-Feb-10/ 48.069/ 299/ 16.08
As you can see, during the cold months the consumption increased.
Still satisfied by my Outlander.
#205 of 213 Forgot to mention
Feb 15, 2010 (9:02 am)
These numbers are for a combined driving, mostly urban (Montreal) so as bad it can be. The small consumption is on constant highway drives, of course.
#206 of 213 07 LS improved MPG
Apr 10, 2010 (8:50 pm)
07 LS V6 here, had to replace my exhaust pipes because they were rusted, then noticed a 20% mpg improvement, for the first time I saw 24 mpg on my car since I bought it in 09(used), hmm...
#207 of 213 Re: 07 LS improved MPG [anchorite]
Apr 11, 2010 (2:19 pm)
That sounds odd, maybe had a clogged converter or muffler or bad O2 sensor that they replaced when they put the exhaust on?
#208 of 213 2007 LS MPG update
Jul 16, 2010 (11:44 am)
It's been a long time since I took a long road trip. My wife and I just went up to Montreal from upstate NY and see it's very true about lowering the MPH a few helps a lot. Usually on my highway trips I see around 25 MPG (Usually setting the cruise to 73 for 65 mph limit). Not wanting to mess around too much I set my cruise speed to 65 MPH (for 100 Km/hr RT 401 posted limit) and averaged 27.6 MPG (display said 28.3 for the last part and was lower in the beginning, but that was the actual measured fill-up to fill-up MPG using gallons over miles driven (I never filled up in Canada making the entire approx 400 mile round trip on my US gas.) It's a 2007 LS 4X4 V6 run in 2WD mode.
#209 of 213 Re: 2007 LS MPG update [comem47]
Jul 16, 2010 (6:04 pm)
That's pretty darn good.
I burn midgrade in my '10 GT. With 7500 miles on it, I've had as much as 24.1 MPG and as little as 17.3. Lifetime average (miles driven / gallons used) is at 21.3.
I find the absolute best MPG is around 45-50MPH. At highway speeds, 65-75 seems to not differ much, but it drops off above 75. I once took it to 97 for a moment (before the wife noticed ) but didn't spot-check MPG. I can't imagine it was very good.
If you haven't watched Top Gear do the speed test in a 1001HP Bugatti Veyron, check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk1t6S737Cs . Top speed is 252MPH and they did it. But a full tank only goes for like 12 minutes at that speed. And the tires are only good for like 15 minutes IIRC.
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#211 of 213 Re: 2007 LS MPG update [fushigi]
Sep 20, 2011 (1:05 pm)
With 21 months & a little over 19K miles my lifetime average is hanging in there at 21.2MPG. This is a '10 Outlander GT (3L V6, AWD/AWC). I drive how I want to drive, which is to say with moderation most of the time, the occasional lead foot, and with an eye towards economy at other times. This driving is predominantly suburban, which is technically city driving, though up to 20% or so is highway trips. The lifetime average also includes two Chicagoland winters and now, two summers. So it includes both AWD & winter blend gas use as well as heavy AC use.
#212 of 213 Re: 2007 LS MPG update [fushigi]
Oct 15, 2011 (6:43 am)
2010 2.4L ES AWD. Fuel Stats after 18 months/8000 miles:-
Overall measured fill to fill - 24.2 mpg
Best between fills - 27.2 mpg in month of September.
Worst between fills - 17.61 mpg in month of March.
Best "on the run" approx 35 mpg on long straight country roads at 50 mph.
Location Southern Ontario, Canada.
#213 of 213 2008 XLS V-6 FWD @ 72k
Jul 09, 2012 (12:47 pm)
My 2008 I just traded in managed 24 mpg over the life of the car. I've got a 2012 GT FWD V-6 now, so hoping to get the same. EPA sticker says 26 mpg. At 300 miles, it's about 2-3 mpg off of what the 2008 car did on the same daily work trip at same MPH. Hoping the break-in comes quick!