I'm not really trying to anger anyone here, but our dash gauge has never been below 34 mpg since the day we bought it, almost always between 38 and 42 mpg. the terrain here is very flat. we never use ethanol. When I drive the suba... (rarely) it's with a lead foot, I still get nearly 40 @ 75mph for long distances... flat land. CVT. Seems like some strong inconsistencies with this model. Could it stem from the factory? The last couple of years have been tough for Japan. I dont know just saying.