Originally Posted by nmd003
I have the base model CVT, which doesn't have a manual shift mode or paddles, and I average 38mpg combined. I took a long trip last weekend and averaged 43mpg, and I was cruising in between 2k and 3k rpms. I've had mine for 8 months, however. It takes a while for the computer to adjust to your driving style.
Also, the fuel economy meter works like this: the center point represents your current average mpg, and the needle position shows if your current mpg is more or less than your current average mpg.
How are you getting such high mileage? I wouldn't say I am spirited driver and the car only seems to get 33 on the highway.