Fuel economy: whatchu got?
Dr. Zoidberg last edited by Dr. Zoidberg
18.5 miles per gallon on the tank my wife ran dry? That's the second-worst figure I've ever observed on this car. Someone must have been having a good time...
I average about 22 miles per gallon myself, which is quite a bit better than the averages reported on fuelly.com but still awful for a tiny car. Some users actually average nearly 25... I have had one time EVER over 24. I guess slapping VVT-i on a straight-six designed in the early 90s isn't gonna save planet earth...
How about you? What are your figures and how do they compare to other owners? And how do you feel about what you're getting out of the vehicle when weighted against the cost of the pump?
MM54 last edited by
Crown Vic (RIP): 17-22 
Chevelle: 7-9 
RX7: 16-26  (great on the highway, terrible around town)
4Runner: 17-19 
124: 28-33 
Exage03040 last edited by
XRS gets 25mpg
650F gets 55mpg
way2blu last edited by
MR2: 25-28ish both city & freeway
Camaro: ~22 city and 33-37 on the freeway
ranwhenparked last edited by
@dr-zoidberg Pretty consistently 25mpg in the Camaro, ca. 22-23mpg in my company Escape
SilentbutnotreallyDeadly last edited by
@dr-zoidberg we get about 9 litres per 100km out of the 2.0 Forester, the turbo diesel VW Transporter does around 10 (but can go to 13 in the open highway due to its gearing) and the 4.2 litre TD in the Patrol does around 15 but (again) rises on the open road to 17 or more...
Given none of our cars do the routine traffic light sprint that is urban commuting I suspect that our fuel usage is better than most even for our better part of 20 year old fleet.
pyroholtz last edited by
The F30 3L I6 averages 25 with a combination of city/hwy. If I find myself driving mostly highway I'll get 32-34. All-in-all I'm quite happy with the fuel economy but I don't know where it stacks up with other drivers.
Mrs. Pyro's WK2 5.7L V8 averages 16.5 city/hwy and it'll get 21-23 on a road trip, for a V8 I'm very pleased with it as well. Paired with the massive 24.5 gallon tank, we're able to get 500+ miles when headed cross country.
Spasoje last edited by
10.4L / 100km indicated in my M4 on 94 octane, which should work out to roughly 23mpg. Interestingly, a friend with a 430i GC gets over 11L lol (about 2mpg worse)
fintail last edited by fintail
Wagon: 21-23 city, 28-30 highway.
Fintail: 15-17 city, 20-22 highway.
Big spread was the W210 E55 AMG: 12-14 city, 25 highway.
RallyDarkstrike last edited by
@dr-zoidberg I haven't updated my account on Fuelly since my fuel tank replacement in February as Fuelly only does updates from re-fuels to FULL....which I can't do as my tank backflows when filling to full right now because the garage screwed something up with the EVAP/venting system
Hopefully that issue is going to get rectified next Tuesday, but this is my current many-months-old profile for Humdrum:
Avg. of 7.0L per 100km, or in US mileage-speak....33.7mpg.
Smallbear last edited by
15.3 l/100km average with a typically lead foot. Typically way better in summer, sometimes catastrophically worse in winter. Best was 11.2 l/100km. Don't care because my smiles per gallon are always high. Besides, a lot of it is for work use and flows right back into my pocket. No idea how it compares because there's now many matches out there supplying information.
VincentMalamute last edited by VincentMalamute
@dr-zoidberg That's amazingly bad for a little car. I've gotten 19 mpg on my full size Transit cargo around town. 15 mpg highways.
25 mpg with my Sienna.
Fuelly says my 19mpg and 25mpg are way higher than average. I drive like grandma.
That Fuelly site is amazing - Bremach as a marque?
pos_camaro last edited by
@dr-zoidberg The X5 usually rings in around 20 but lately I’ve been doing a bunch of short trips so it’s down to 18. The Camaro? Who knows? About a hogshead per furlong?
flatisflat last edited by
I haven't calculated an average in a very long time, but my MINI used to net low-30's mpg at high highway speeds (75-80mph).
But then I lifted it and put wider tires on it (and a couple other mods that likely affected fuel economy as well), so now it only gets around 28'ish mpg at those same speeds.
So, I'm definitely behind the curve on what the typical owner would be seeing in my car, but my particular car's demerits are self-inflicted.
Peter_Black last edited by Peter_Black
@dr-zoidberg my lexus usually ends up ~ 22mpg, though it get up as far as 33mpg on the freeway cruising
the bikes, I'll get up to 50 on the CBF, and the daytona and the CBR...well, the less said about them the better. (30mpg on the daytona when i'm hammering on it, the 250 gets maybe 35)
Dr. Zoidberg last edited by
It's not great, that's for sure.
VincentMalamute last edited by
@Dr-Zoidberg wow, so really, the story is how much better fuel efficiency has gotten given that a 5500lb full size van can get 15mpg now.
spacekraken last edited by spacekraken
Alltrack: as low as 20 city, typically about 25 on a tank, as high as 30 highway (but highways as in mountain passes, not flat cruising) on much more usable 3PMS tires that definitely impact mpg. Not great but supposedly it gets better when you add 50HP with a tune, so I'll have to find out. 92 octane.
e-Golf: LOLOL. 3.5 mi/kwh which is the same amount of energy used as 118mpg.
tae last edited by
12l/100km on the Kia
17l/100km on the Tahoe, it's the... vortec I think?
9l/100km on my sister's Passat, it's the 2.5
My old Jeep got 20l/100 km on good days.
Dr. Zoidberg last edited by
@vincentmalamute I think the story
dogisbadob last edited by
Too bad we never got the IS200 with the 3S-GE over here
I like small 4-cylinder luxury cars
facw last edited by
I'm up to 23 in my S60, since I've been doing more highway driving. Though my economy yesterday can't have been good, used nearly half a tank to go 130 miles.
454ssracetruck last edited by
@dr-zoidberg Denali 6.2 SCharger 91 and 12 mpgs.
F150 2.7 eb 87 and 18 mpgs
Both trucks idle a lot. With 0 highway miles being driven this year.
dieseldub last edited by
I sold my 2014 Passat, I think I only ever got above 40 MPG once. Usually averaged in the 35-38 range.
The beater diesel Golf I've been blogging about got 43.5 MPG on its first tank, current tank went an additional 20 miles before the fuel light came on. Will have to do calculations on that when I fill it up. Fuel light came on right around 680 miles, will probably take 15.5 gallons to top it back off give or take a couple tenths, so I expect it to be closer to 44 MPG this time. And it gets out of its own way plenty fine with the couple minor mods I've done. Given that I've NOT been driving it nice, I'm very happy with this. This likely will translate to high 40s MPG to maybe just above 50 MPG on a longer highway trip doing 75 and sometimes 80 MPH.
The burly twin turbo diesel V10 Touareg averages 19 MPG, it consistently returns 21.5-22 MPG on long road trips, mostly doing 80 MPH on the freeway. Not bad for 3 tons of SUV with 553 ft-lbs of torque and 10 cylinders. It definitely doesn't have a problem getting out of its own way considering the weight.
krustywantout last edited by
@dr-zoidberg F250 15 mpg 8 mpg while plowing
Venza V6 about 20 mpg wife drives more city than highway
ZX14r 38 mpg
65 Olds 98 convertible probably around 12 mpg