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Suzuki Aerio, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Wagon
#1 of 33 Suzuki Aerio Wagon: MPG - Real World Numbers
by pf_flyer HOST
Jul 27, 2006 (5:30 am)
What kind of mileage are you getting on your Aerio wagon? Report your results here.
Dec 05, 2003 (6:46 pm)
My awd 03' sx with 2500 miles gets about 22/24 mpg at 3000 rpm doing 70 mph, and about 22 in the city. I live somewhat near the foothills of the appalachian mountains, so highways aren't exactly flat. I think it might get a little better though: the engine seems to be "breaking in" and getting a little "better" (maybe I'm nuts). Bye the way, what kind of engine rpms does a 5 speed get at 70 mph,.. anyone? I'd like to see my tach at 2 or 2.5 rather than 3 at 70 mph.
Maybee economics will influence your car purchase decision. Consider this, i couldn't get Toyota to match or beat the monthly payments offered by Suzuki. Suzuki is offering rebates around $2500. Strike while the iron is hot.
#3 of 33 Gas mileage on 05 Aerio SX
Feb 16, 2005 (10:37 am)
I recently purchased an 05 SX. We have drove it 1600 miles and have been disappointed in the gas mileage we have gotten. There has been a fair amount of variabilty up and down until our last 3 fillups which have been 23, 23 and 26mpg for the most recent. We don't vary our driving pattern much and drive mostly at speedlimits of 45 to 55 with few stop lights or stop signs. What has been the experience of others in terms of gas mileage? This is the main reason we got a new car was to get better gas mileage.
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#4 of 33 Re: Gas mileage on 05 Aerio SX [2005sx]
Feb 16, 2005 (6:14 pm)
your mileage should improve after 5000 miles or so.
#5 of 33 re: gas mileage
Feb 17, 2005 (9:57 pm)
I wouldn't expect much better mileage, though it will improve a little as you get past 5k. My former 03 SX got 27mpg in the city and a max of 30 on the highway, but that was with the smaller 2.0 liter engine and 5 speed manual. The new 2.3 is thirstier. Your mileage figures sound about right, especially if you have an automatic.
#6 of 33 re: gas mileage [lngtonge18]
Feb 28, 2005 (10:50 pm)
I have a 2003 SX fastback with 135,000 Kms (75,000 Miles) on it. Gas millage has been OK but not great.
Lately its been fantastic!!!! The car uses very little gas sitting at the dealer waiting for major parts to be replaced.
#7 of 33 Gas Mileage
May 22, 2005 (11:44 am)
I own a 2003 Aerio SX AWD. I bought it used with 23K, now it has 30K. One of the reasons I bought it was that I needed AWD (live on small mtn.) but wanted good gas mileage, hence I opted out of getting SUV. I have been very disappointed with the gas mileage on this car. I only get 22.5 !! I check it regularly and its pretty consistant. I dont accelerate hard and most of my driving is highway. I finally asked Suzuki and they said bring it in (still under warranty). They have never heard of anyone getting that low MPG's. All the reviews and the EPA said it would get between 25-34mpg. It is an automatic and AWD, but still. Anyone else getting low gas mileage with their SX AWD? Please let me know.
#8 of 33 Re: Gas Mileage [jomay1]
May 22, 2005 (7:42 pm)
I have a 2002 Aerio SX FWD 5sp and it gets between 28 and 32mpg. I'm sure your AWD and automatic would be less but 22 does seem low.
#9 of 33 Re: Gas Mileage [jomay1]
May 23, 2005 (11:24 am)
My '03 Aerios SX AWD has been averaging around 26 mpg, but I am not entirely sure I calculated it right. My gas warning light comes around with three bars left on the digital screen. When I fill my tank, even with just one bar left on the gas tank, it is about 11 gallons. The tank is supposed to be 13 gallons, so I have no idea what is going on. I can usually drive close to 300 miles on 11 gallons though.
My questions are :
1) Anyone else have a high pitched squeak from their rear brake drums? It happens at low speeds, such as pulling up to an ATM. Dealer says it is normal.
2) Has anyone purchased the mountain bike roof rack? What is your feedback about this?
Thanks so much for your help! I just joined this forum today, and am loving it.
#10 of 33 Re: Gas Mileage [jomay1]
May 23, 2005 (2:22 pm)
I am also getting between 22-23 MPG on a brand-new SX AWD '05 and I don't push the engine hard. That's 22-23 with a few highway trips on the odometer! I am a bit disappointed in this-- luckily it's the only disappointment so far. According to aeriostyle.com posts, mileage should improve by 5000 miles. If not, they suggest having Suzuki look at it. Keep us updated!