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    Gas mileage revisited

    So you early adapters have had a few months to get some break in miles on your cars and ease up on the ripping around town a bit.
    So I’m wondering what kind of “real world” mileage that people are getting now.
    My daily commute is 120 miles with about 80 miles of that on the PA turnpike where speeds need to be at least 75-80 so you don’t get run off the road by trucks.
    With my 09 WRX I average 24-25 MPG and it requires premium gas.
    I’m nearing 80K on the car so I’ll probably be looking to replace it in the next few months.
    While I wouldn’t expect to get the listed 38 MPG with the VT, I was hoping to get in the 30-32 range with the same style of driving that I do now.
    But if the real world numbers are lower than that I can’t see a reason to give up 70 horsepower and the benefits that having all wheel drive offers.
    So what are you guys getting ???

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    A/T, 40 mile round trip commute, mostly freeway, regular gas: 29 - 31 mpg.

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    I once got 42mpg on a 28 mile one way.. all hwy. But when I drove it, I kept the instant MPG meter going on the dashboard and my goal was to keep it as close to 50mpg as possible w/o having people behind me get annoyed.

    Now.. mind you I've only had the car for a month (exactly a month today)... and it's only been 600 miles so far... so I still have an occasion or two where I'll wanna peel out or accelerate a bit more than I should.. I get about 29-30 mpg. I haven't reset the average mpg in 2 weeks and it says 29.

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    The dealer set me on my way with a full tank. I knew thew my initial mpg would be lower because of engine break in but I was only getting about 24-26 average and most of it freeway. I drove the tank to almost empty and filled it up in the morning with premium and it was like nite and day same driving habits but I now average 30-34 mpg. I Quite happy with what I'm getting and I only have about 450 miles on the engine so far.

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    I've had my vehicle a month and a half and I have a total average of 34 mpg. I drive 222 in PA with the eco and cruise on. I haven't tried it out on 76 going to Philly yet.
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    I also drive about 80 miles round trip every day, with about 60 miles on the PA turnpike or 79. I usually run between 65 and 70 with the cruise set. Running regular gas I have been averaging 36-37 mpg. I have about 4800 miles on the clock.

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    Just took mine on a 350 mile interstate trip (with some traffic jams along the way) and got 37 mpg running at 70-75. My daily commute is 70 miles of 50/50 city highway and I get 33. Mine is still tight at 1000 miles so I expect it to get better. If you run at 60-65 the mileage goes way up, but that is too slow for interstate speeds to be safe. The opposite is true, run over 75 and the mileage suffers (and you get speeding tickets.....) This is a great commuter car, has plenty of pep for all normal situations (with clutch switch mod)..but its not a sports car (NAV version).

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    are you guys actually calculating the MPG yourself by looking at how much you pump and the odometer for miles traveled? Using that approach, at 2K miles, I am only getting 27ish combined with mostly highway (with some stops, not interstate) and city driving. On the highway, I am going at 70 or so.

    A little disappointed. Hoping it improves.
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    2013 Veloster Turbo, Auto-Trans with mileage hand calculated.

    I just filled up this morning and here is my chart so far. Overall I average 45 miles per day in commuting with 20/30/50 mix of suburban back roads, suburban city and urban freeway. Add to the mix 30-50 miles of running around on the weekends. In general I do less than 2-3 shots a week where I am pushing it over 4,500 RPM. This past week I tried a new test with the ECO button turned off the entire week. (It was a major bust, as you can see).



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    I drive 330 miles and top off the tank with ten gallons....can't tell you if the odometer is accurate! Also, I had a tank where I went 70% city and 30% highway and got 30, so urban driving is not the velosters best environment for fuel efficiency. I also keep my foot out of it. Last night I drove a stretch of 60 mph for ten miles non-stop and only got an "indicated" 37 mpg which surprised me because it shows better going faster on the interstate...then I noticed I had been driving all along in 5th gear instead of 6th...

    Try the clutch switch fix and see if your mileage improves as the factory set up in my Veloster caused me to loose momentum constantly when shifting in city traffic.
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    If I had a turbo I would not be able to keep my foot out of it and would be probably getting the same mileage, and lots of speeding tickets...
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    I'm assuming we are talking Turbo numbers...

    Mine is a MT with about 6500 kms (4000mls), using synth oil and usually 91 gas, I'm averaging about 7.5L/100kms witch is around 31mpg. That's also 90% city and with my lead foot. I'm very happy with the numbers.

    Extreme weather, stop and go, 75+ on the highway won't see favorable numbers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawgfan View Post
    2013 Veloster Turbo, Auto-Trans with mileage hand calculated.

    I just filled up this morning and here is my chart so far. Overall I average 45 miles per day in commuting with 20/30/50 mix of suburban back roads, suburban city and urban freeway. Add to the mix 30-50 miles of running around on the weekends. In general I do less than 2-3 shots a week where I am pushing it over 4,500 RPM. This past week I tried a new test with the ECO button turned off the entire week. (It was a major bust, as you can see).



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    Is it just me, or does the math on the overal miles and gallons not add up right here?
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    im getting about 27mpg avg mainly city, but the last tank was 20 due to a faulty o2 sensor and running in limp mode while at idle
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn S View Post
    So you early adapters have had a few months to get some break in miles on your cars and ease up on the ripping around town a bit.
    So I’m wondering what kind of “real world” mileage that people are getting now.
    My daily commute is 120 miles with about 80 miles of that on the PA turnpike where speeds need to be at least 75-80 so you don’t get run off the road by trucks.
    With my 09 WRX I average 24-25 MPG and it requires premium gas.
    I’m nearing 80K on the car so I’ll probably be looking to replace it in the next few months.
    While I wouldn’t expect to get the listed 38 MPG with the VT, I was hoping to get in the 30-32 range with the same style of driving that I do now.
    But if the real world numbers are lower than that I can’t see a reason to give up 70 horsepower and the benefits that having all wheel drive offers.
    So what are you guys getting ???
    You should have no problem with the VT accomplishing this. I have a 40 mile round trip commute in chicagoland stop start traffic and still manage to average right around 30mpg each tank. On the highway it's no problem to get in the mid 30's MPG at 70-80 mph
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    Quote Originally Posted by spiro View Post
    Is it just me, or does the math on the overal miles and gallons not add up right here?
    I haven't calculated it but I can see one mistake right at the first fill up. 17+260 should have brought him to 277 on September 17th instead of 276. The rest looks relatively correct but I'm not punching them in to check =P
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    Quote Originally Posted by spiro View Post
    Is it just me, or does the math on the overal miles and gallons not add up right here?
    You are correct, I missed one cell in each column in my Sum formula. Fortunately the difference amounts to less than 1/10th of a single MPG. :-)
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    I have about 6,500 miles on my NA V and I'm averaging around 35-38 mpg. Calculated by dividing the distance traveled by the amount of gas pumped, Distance/Gallons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTD View Post
    I'm assuming we are talking Turbo numbers...
    Yes, I'm only interested in the Turbo numbers.
    Thanks for all the reply’s so far.
    These numbers are more encouraging then the ones that people first posted here a few weeks back.
    I was really worried when I was seeing numbers no better than the mid 20’s, but low 30’s I can live with.
    And please make sure these are REAL calculations, not from the readout on the car.

    It’s real easy…..
    Fill the tank…Reset the trip counter….Drive until ¼ tank or so…Refill the tank…Note the gallons pumped & miles driven.
    Divide miles driven by gallons pumped and that’s the number. That’s much more accurate than what the car estimates.

    And please note if your car is Auto or Stick….And I’m assuming they’re all turbo’s.
    Thanks….Shawn S
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    I don't have much to contribute to this thread yet as i've owned my VT for about 7 hours but if you guys want you can follow me on Fuelly - https://www.fuelly.com/driver/shax07...ter?fu=3305150

    I drive 72-80 miles per day so i'll be adding a lot of fill ups quickly. Very first tank of the car was a poor 25.59 MPG which was 90% highway, lots of speeding up and slowing down in heavy traffic, and lots of WOT and of course it being the first few hundred miles on the car, the stats are useless at this point.

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