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#13 of 32 Re: R\T gas Mileage [luvavenger]
Nov 23, 2007 (7:14 pm)
I have the AWD 2008 R/T with the 3.5L enginge, 2,600 miles. I've run several tanks of 85, 87, 89 octane and gotten 20.5, 21.? and 22.0 respectively running 60 miles of interstate at 80mph.
I have noticed now that winter is here and I don't run with the cruise on that staying around 70-75 mph my milage dropped to 19.8 and I don't think that it's because I idle it for 15 minutes twice a day before hitting the road, it's probably my foot trying to stay at 75 going up and down the hills. The temps have also been in the low teens which with my other vehicles has always improved performance, but I haven't seen any change. Although I am very impressed with the Avengers ability to start in the 0-20 degree temps. I have a block heater but refuse to use it unless I start to see a problem.
#14 of 32 Fuel economy conflicts
Nov 25, 2007 (8:31 pm)
Don't forget that in the winter months, Michigan (my home state) and other northern climate states use "winterized fuel". It affects fuel efficiency by at least 15%. That's a minimum of 15% to the negative for us consumers. Less polluting and just what we need to continue getting hosed at the pumps by BIG OIL!!
#15 of 32 Re: Good on the R/T, but the SXT...wow [barry626]
May 25, 2008 (9:03 am)
No I am not using the on board trip computer...it was on the money though.
I do not need a concensus to report facts.
If I tell you a rooster dips snuff you can check under his wing for the can!
#16 of 32 Re: Good on the R/T, but the SXT...wow [barry626]
May 25, 2008 (9:08 am)
Well, After putting our SXT on Mobil 1 it is getting 38 in all interstate driving. pump to pump, mileage divided by gallons..real world.
#17 of 32 Re: Good on the R/T, but the SXT...wow [barry626]
Apr 02, 2009 (4:34 pm)
Just checking out Avenger posts again and noticed your comment. I wanted to let you know that since your profile indicates NY State, and I live in Michigan, if you have remote start or simply have a tendency to "warm up" your vehicle for extended time, (10minutes or more is extended), your fuel economy will be significantly lower. I have remote start on both my minivans and the week I simply let them run for about 2-3 minutes before driving away, my economy stayed in the 20-21mpg avg range. When I let them idle for 15-20 minutes, my economy dropped down to 17.5-18mpg. Both of these tests involved mainly city driving. Also, using remote start in both Chrysler 3.3L equipped V6 engines warrants more frequent tune ups than normal. Like every 30-40K instead of 100K. I don't like getting in a cold vehicle, so I'll pay the extra. Just an fyi.
#18 of 32 When is a car broken in?
Dec 18, 2011 (6:16 pm)
I have a 2012 4 cylinder Avenger with 6 speeds and after 2,200 miles I am only getting 16-18 city, 28 highway.
My old 2010 Avenger used to get 22 city and 37.6 highway 65 mph.
Both cars have 18.5 gallon tanks, and 4 cylinder. Even in cold weather like we are getting now, I still got 20 mpg city.
#19 of 32 Re: When is a car broken in? [dodgeman23]
Feb 11, 2012 (6:47 pm)
My last tank show a worsening of Gas Mileage. Mixed driving I am getting 17.0. I have never gotten over 18 in city driving or 29 highway. The car has over 4300 miles on it and not showing any sign of improvement. I recently put full synthetic in the car and it has not helped at all.
I recently read elsewhere that some cars are having issues with dragging brakes with 4 wheel disc with abs and traction control.
I plan to take it back to the dealer to check that out.
#20 of 32 Re: When is a car broken in? [dodgeman23]
Feb 15, 2012 (8:36 am)
Im considering buying an Avenger.. after reading your post. i think i'll be looking for a 2010 model. 37 mpg i'm not sure why i'd buy a new car. Most posts in here seem to be getting much worse mpg with the new model. Out of curiosity, why did you switch cars when your 2010 was only 2 yrs old. ?
#21 of 32 Re: When is a car broken in? [caaz]
Feb 15, 2012 (10:12 am)
I almost regret buying the 2012. I thought based on EPA ratings and 6 speed trans, I would top 37 on the highway. So far, I have gotten 29 mpg. I am still getting 18 around town. I have 4,400 on it now. I do like the interior upgrade and overall, its seems to be a better car. The Gas mileage is only complaint.
BTW, The 2010 that I had was 100% trouble free from the 1st day I had it. I bought it new.
#22 of 32 2012 Dodge Avenger
Aug 17, 2012 (10:54 am)
I have a 2012 Avenger with 11,000 miles on it. So far, its been perfect except for gas mileage which has been poor in City driving 18-21 mpg but pretty good on the highway so far. I get as high as 33 mpg highway. Mixed driving seems to fall in the 23-25 range.
This car has a 6-speed Auto trans. I use to get better mpg with a 2010 Avenger I had.
Anyone have similar or better experience?