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osixinit 03-25-2012 07:57 AM

What kind of MPG is your 2.5i getting?
I was curious as to what kind of gas mileage all of my fellow 2.5i's are getting.
Some things I am wondering is highway vs city. Also, if there are any mod's or maintenance routines that help you achieve better gas mileage please include. What I have found is that I have a hard time hitting the stated EPA estimate of 23 mpg city. I purposely went through a tank of gas driving like a grandma. Still only hit 22.6 mpg. All in all that is not bad but I would like to see an increase. As far as highway mileage, I crush the 30 mpg. I took a road trip from Western New York to New York City with plenty of log jammed traffic and still got 33+ mpg. And I was not driving slow. Averaged about 80 mph. If I drove at 55-65 mph it would be even better. I've had the car for almost 8 months and this has been my first long trip (apprx 900 miles).

snowboardr424 03-25-2012 08:01 AM

My last two city tanks were 22.29 and 23.57 driving pretty conservative..

HuskiesGo 03-25-2012 09:42 AM

My 100ish mile daily commute nets 30mpg.

09LegacyDude 03-25-2012 10:23 AM

I am getting a pretty consistent, 26.8 on the last 3 tanks of fuel, i do mostly highway.

kostolom81 03-25-2012 10:37 AM

On my 2012 2.5 Limited w cvt I am getting over 32 mpg driving 80 mph, and 17 mpg on city driving...but i mean driving)

jav2.5 03-25-2012 10:42 AM

My 09 2.5i on my 150 mile trip commute a day is getting 29 mpg.

jbrscot 03-25-2012 03:58 PM

I do about 480 miles a week highway. I was doing pretty bad around 25-26mpg for awhile. Changed my air filter, plugs and cleaned my PCV and I just got 30 on my first full tank. Usually travel 65-75 on the highway and I have a manual transmission.

One thing to keep in mind is the computer MPG reading and the actual calculated (miles / gallons) are not always equal...On my last one my computer said 31.2 but I calculated 29.6.

HuskiesGo 03-25-2012 06:17 PM

I use the Scanguage II sense mine doesn't have an onboard read out. Surprising how accurate it is.
BTW, mine is an auto and I cruse 55 on the highway.

mrlaw 03-26-2012 12:07 AM

spirited driving 60 miles a day - 29ish consistent the last first 600 miles :)

Leviman 03-26-2012 08:47 AM


Originally Posted by jbrscot (Post 3815025)
One thing to keep in mind is the computer MPG reading and the actual calculated (miles / gallons) are not always equal...On my last one my computer said 31.2 but I calculated 29.6.

I consistently read about two under as well on calculated vs computer. On a six hour drive I just took I only got 25. I was rather disappointed at this, but it was a rather hilly and twisty drive so lots of change of speed. Maybe I should do my plugs. I just did my air filter (which was FILTHY).

GEE-OTTO 03-26-2012 09:11 AM

I drive 58 miles round trip daily and fill up every 7 days, that is all. :lol:

Leviman 03-26-2012 09:23 AM

Oh! I should say I also love the range of our cars. I went all the way from anchorage to fairbanks on one tank of fuel (approx. 350 mi) although the "Get gas, you idiot" light did come on.

cseagle08 03-26-2012 10:41 AM

Back east I could get: 26 city, 34 highway. In California: ~22 city, 27-29 highway. I think the drop is mostly due to the more mountainous terrain, morning traffic, and trying to keep up with everyone else in Socal that seems to floor it from every stop sign/light for no good reason. There probably wouldn't be so much smog if everyone stopped the jack-rabbit starts!

Anyways, 5MT, just regular maintenance by the book, nothing special. Most range I ever got was Westminster, MD to Bristol, TN. 410 miles and it was between 1/4 and 1/8 tank.

MAx96 03-26-2012 09:24 PM

Combined I can squeeze around 27-28mpg. Easily get over 30mpg on highway and I have gotten 400 miles out of a tank. Not too shabby for a 4sp auto with 33k miles.

tito_b0y 03-26-2012 09:29 PM

21 MPG on a ~25 mile round trip. I've had a lead foot the past few months :p

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