Last post on Dec 06, 2013 at 5:11 PM
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Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Volkswagen Passat, Mazda MAZDA6, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Kia Optima, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#20191 of 20200 Re: You guys gotta see this.... [Kirstie@Edmunds]
Dec 05, 2013 (12:48 pm)
I can't believe (but am grateful) that Amazon has kept the fun going so long. All of the Q and A's are silly, but no one is arguing, inappropriate, or offensive.
The holiday spirit is alive and well indeed.
#20192 of 20200 Re: You guys gotta see this.... [cski]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Dec 05, 2013 (1:49 pm)
Good for them, and they just got a sale out of it. No, I didn't buy the TV. But hitting that link reminded me of a gift I'd been meaning to buy, so I just did it while I was there.
Dec 05, 2013 (4:17 pm)
I have the 2.0 ecoboost. I usually wait for 3 round trips to work before checking the fuel consumption.
My wife has the same engine in her 2013 Escape.
So far, it has not come close to the 28 mpg highway rating, but overall it's averaged a bit better than the '09 Escape with the same horsepower.
#20194 of 20200 Re: Passat [explorerx4]
Dec 06, 2013 (4:47 am)
See, I am not even getting close to that MPG, and I have just the 200 HP 2.4 non-turbo. Are you TRYING to get good mpg, or just driving along normally?
I have been driving like an old man for 5 days now, trying to up my mpg to at least 24, but I am still at 22. However, I am filling up today, and will be trying to reach 25 mpg diligently. On my last fill up I started off at 15.9 and it took a week to get to 19.
#20195 of 20200 Re: Passat [cski]
Dec 06, 2013 (8:34 am)
It's probably just the extreme congestion you drive in. City mpg numbers from the EPA are an estimate considering all kinds of "city" driving. Somewhat congested suburban type with fairly long distances between lights versus a lot of constant stop and go with long idle times are both what would be considered "city type" driving but one would probably net 4-5 less mpg. It's very hard to compare one person's city driving to another unless they are pretty much in the same city and traffic patterns. I know when I drive a lot of errands and don't have even one trip of any distance where I can maintain a steady speed for very long my mpg goes way down. I normally average about 24mpg in my CUV but when doing only local type driving with a lot of stops and traffic signals my tank will be only about 20mpg. I have to stop and think why the hell my mpg dropped so much and then I recall just what kind of driving I did on that tank versus my usual driving.
#20196 of 20200 City MPG and whatnot.....
Dec 06, 2013 (9:31 am)
I just filled up and reset everything. This tank will determine my MPG using every trick I can. Just getting back to my house I just averaged 26.5 so I am off to a good start.
#20197 of 20200 Re: City MPG and whatnot..... [cski]
Dec 06, 2013 (1:02 pm)
Don't forget you're on winter blend fuel - that alone is usually worth 1-2 mpg drop. And make sure your tires are properly inflated. Mine were 8 lbs low due to the temp change and once I fixed it my mpg went up considerably.
#20198 of 20200 Re: City MPG and whatnot..... [akirby]
Dec 06, 2013 (2:49 pm)
Where have you been hiding yourself kirby? Can you give us an update on your Fusion?
I would hope my TPMS would let me know on the tires. It is really hard to tell pressure on radials!
#20199 of 20200 Re: City MPG and whatnot..... [cski]
Dec 06, 2013 (3:08 pm)
I just bought a digital tire gauge at Sears for $10. Still have my old one, which I've had for over a decade. I dropped it and it stopped working, so I bought a new one. The old one started working again and they both read the same pressure.
#20200 of 20200 Re: City MPG and whatnot..... [cski]
Dec 06, 2013 (5:11 pm)
TPMS will only report an error when the pressure is more than 25% low - or about 8 lbs. Even a few lbs too low can affect fuel mileage. Mine were 8 lbs too low last week.
My fusion is great - still loving it. Got all of the early build issues fixed (missing trim, fuel tank capacity problem). Just checked and my lifetime average is 21.5 mpg which is exactly what I expected. Although I have to admit I'm smitten with the 2015 mustang. That thing is sharp!