Originally Posted by danstheman7
You're lucky to get even 31.9MPG at 75. My car averages around 28.9 on the highway. And around the city...don't even.
Around the city my car does terribly. Now... I didn't buy the car because of MPG, so i'm not going to complain too much. Just trying to give another MPG example for you guys.
Wish I could get 33 though. I'd be more than satisfied with a number like that, even if I had to go a little slower than my average 75.
The cvt has problem obtaining relatively close to its EPA numbers when compared with other cars, according to Consumer Reports (CR) which does independent testing, and in my experience as well. The EPA numbers are given to the EPA by Subaru, and are even more exxagerated than the Kia or Hyundai, which just got busted for that as you are probably aware. Some here say the EPA number is not for comparison, but the EPA clearly says it is. When comparing the EPA numbers when Subaru does the testing to the CR values vs. the EPA to CR of other vehicles in the same range, the Subaru numbers are two standard deviations below the distribution of the others. The hyenas here claim that doesn't matter though...
If your time is worth 7 or 8 doillars per hour it might be worth it to slow down, but I would have to slow down to 60 or so to get the highway 36 mpg - unlike my Corolla which is also rated at 36 highway, and gets 40 mpg at 75. Not really "comparable".
Yours will get better though - a little.