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Suzuki SX4, SUV
#61 of 110 Re: First two tanks of gas [qtlilpanda]
Mar 31, 2008 (5:04 am)
That's about right for a brand new SX4 automatic. It will improve after a few thousand miles. Highway mileage will be better than that. It's a relatively heavy AWD car, so you cannot expect Fit or Versa type mileage. But they are lighter, don't offer AWD (or stability control(.
#62 of 110 Re: First two tanks of gas [qtlilpanda]
Mar 31, 2008 (6:48 am)
Well, as it turns out, the computer DID need to be reset. Now it's showing anywhere from 22.6 to 24.5 city ..... just hold the two buttons on the right for about 5 sec and it will blank out and then all blank dashes will appear. That resets it..
#63 of 110 Re: First two tanks of gas [harleybabe6]
May 20, 2008 (11:38 am)
In the real world, the manual seems to do better than the automatic, despite the EPA numbers. Mine is an AWD manual transmission (Touring II) with stability control. I run it in 2WD all the time, except for heavy rain or snow. The difference over the AWD setting is slight, but every little bit helps.
When in the city, I up shift to 5th as soon as possible, as it moves along nicely in 5th without lugging, as long as there is no grade. I watch the instantaneous mpg readout all the time, as it re-trains you to drive for better mileage as you try to keep the number high.
When on an expressway, I try to find a truck to draft behind that is going about as fast as I want to go. It makes a difference of several extra miles per gallon and you don't have to be on the guy's bumper...just reasonably close and alert. Your readout will tell when you've hit the right spot. If you ever plan to to drive faster than 70 mph, you should have something in front, or your mileage will suffer accordingly.
My overall reading (I have not re-set it since buying the car) is 30.3 mpg. Given the weight and AWD capability, I think that is pretty good. It would probably be higher if I re-set it and started over now.
#64 of 110 Re: Suzuki SX4 MPG-Real World Numbers [erics6]
Jun 05, 2008 (1:58 pm)
2008 SX4 Sport, convenience package, auto , fwd. got 32mpg on second tank. 85% hiway driving at avg 70mph.
#65 of 110 Re: Suzuki SX4 MPG-Real World Numbers [stoner56]
Jun 06, 2008 (5:39 am)
Excellent mileage. I cannot get that high on the highway if I go 70 all the time, but I expect it will improve as it is broken in. I actually get better mileage in the city where I can keep the revs under 2K at all times. The thing walks around well at low speed in 5th gear and the readout shows the improvement. You can't do that with the auto I supposed, but I know it is geared to upshift quickly.
#66 of 110 Re: SX4 Auto Sport [mn_sx4]
Jun 15, 2008 (10:57 am)
> If your thinking of accessories - skip the wing.
> If they are on the car surface, you can bet tubulence
> around the read far exceeds any pressure on the wing.
A wing on the top of the back gate on a hatchback helps decreasing drag, if designed properly. But your rear window may get dirty more often because of turbulence.
#67 of 110 Re: SX4 Auto, 1500 miles [vladimir_usov]
Jun 15, 2008 (10:58 am)
Dude, never ever coast on neutral. Ever!
#68 of 110 Re: SX4 Auto Sport [mikus]
Jun 15, 2008 (1:53 pm)
No rear wing or spoiler has much downforce function on any car at highway speeds. But the rear spoiler/wing standard on the crossover Touring II is a great thing to have. It keeps the rear window and hatch area clean. I don't have one on my Golf TDI hatchback and that window and hatch and bumper get dirty as soon as I drive it once after a wash. The wing on the SX4 keeps the turbulence from sucking all dust and dirt to the back surface.
#69 of 110 SX4 Crossover Touring Automatic (My little rollerskate) Lol
Jun 28, 2008 (8:16 pm)
I have been getting about 29 mpg in city when i don't get caught at all of the lights. My drive to work is mostly uphill and I just coast a lot (engine on and in drive) on the way home. Haven't opened her up on the interstate yet. I have had this car for over a month and love it. Has saved me tons of money on gas despite what they advertised the averages to be. I can also park pretty much anywhere and not have to worry about anyone dinging it because it is so compact.
I am a little irritated that they do advertise as XM ready when you actually have to buy a whole other component that costs close to $400. False advertising if you ask me!
#70 of 110 SX4 MPG-using automatic trans. 1.6 liter
Jun 29, 2008 (7:11 am)
I just compleated a 1500 Kilometer trip in my 2-wheel drive sedan.
Here are the results: Going 100 Km/hour (62MPH) I got a whopping 40 MPG! Going 120 (75) I got 32 MPH . It pays to go slower.
I think this car is almost "green" if driven carefully. You have to stay in the middle lane and only pass when the truck in front of you causes danger.
The seats are a little small for a long trip though, legs got tired; at that point, I wish I had bought a Volvo. But, for the money, this car is great.