Originally Posted by Island Style
Driving on Oahu is a lot of stop and go traffic along with going over the mountain everyday for me (Kaneohe - Honolulu and back)
Son's 05 Forester XT (4eat) with a tune and VF-39 gets 22mpg consistently...more if I do mostly highway (240hp/243tq) on Dyno
My 05 Legacy GT (6sp) with a tune and FP HTA Green gets about 20mpg (420hp/422tq) on Dyno
Wife's 2011 CRV gets about 22mpg...
I attribute the mileage to Jarrad of PDXTuning...he really knows how to tune our Subaru's.
I don't get on the Legacy much as it really goes too fast...but the Forester gets driven in a spirited way often.
Pretty happy with both cars...especially since 92oct here is currently $4.12/gal. How many cars do you know that put down the power our Suby's do and still get in the 20mpg+ combined...not many.
Can't figure why they dropped the turbo for the 3.6. Both get the same MPG. 3.6 6 cannot be tuned. Oh well.
You're right, not many 400hp factory cars getting better MPG. I think it's possible though, Ford is developing alot of small motor turbo cars. Should be a matter of time
I wonder if the Kia Optima can be tweaked for more power. It puts out decent power and gets 34mpg.