What was your typical speed do you think? Seems pretty low unless you were doing 75+ most of the time or had a bunch of stuff on top of the car.I was finally able to take it on a road trip (about 200 miles) over the weekend. According to the vehicle. I averaged roughly 27 mpg. ‘20 Limited Here
Measure for a full tank. For most of us the actual is about 5% less than what the car reports, so for your short trip that would be 38, which is still exceptional. You are correct that you were pretty much at the optimum speed and conditions for mileage. Our best tank ever was about 600 miles touring Yellowstone returning 38mpg measured at the pump.Reset trip odometer and made 28 mile round trip to Sams Club. Mostly 2-lane highway at 55-60 MPH, but included to/from the Sam's parking lot about 1/2 mile off the highway.
Got 40MPG, but just missed it in this picture where it shows 39.9. This is probably the optimal speed for MPG and I hit maybe 1 light on the trip.
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Yeah I always do full tanks on Fuelly and get "real" MPG and also find the computer is about 5% optimistic I've gotten over 30 on a mountain trip with it.Measure for a full tank. For most of us the actual is about 5% less than what the car reports, so for your short trip that would be 38, which is still exceptional. You are correct that you were pretty much at the optimum speed and conditions for mileage. Our best tank ever was about 600 miles touring Yellowstone returning 38mpg measured at the pump.
Short trips are just heck (nanny didn't like **** I guess) on gas mileage. Engine never gets up to operating temperature, probably spend a lot of time at stop signs/lights, etc.Last October I bought a new 2020 Outback Premium (2.5 engine). I am retired and with all the stay at home Covid 19 stuff I have very few miles on the car - about 3,300 miles in 9 1/2 months! It is very flat where I live in eastern NC. I am an average driver - no fast starts. Most of my miles on the car have been short trips. The car shows I am getting 19.2 MPG. When I calculate it it's about 18 MPG.
Yea, I don't think that number is to far off for the OB either. The instant mileage meter climbs like a skyrocket when I set cruise at 40-45 ish for back road driving. FWIW, I do find that using cruise at any speed seems to keep the beater bar indicator right of zero more often than driving the same speeds without it. Even when set at 75+ ( which is admittedly rare for me)It's most likely the lowest speed that you can drive in the highest gear that gets you the best mpg. Not sure what that means in a CVT. For my truck, it's around 40mph. Not a practical constant speed in most situations. 😳
Yea, what new car could be happy just going to work everyday? It just about warms up in that distance. You both need a vacation!Whew, glad I read some of these posts 1st, I was ready to really complain.. my MPG says 17.9 but I guess it's because I drive 6 miles to work each way, and thats about it, except on the weekends, although this past weekend I didn't really go anywhere.. I'm sure it will do much better once it finally goes on a camping trip 😊