Originally Posted by jacobsen1
it gets "33" mpg as well so why not add AWD in a bigger safer car?
(what do they really get because it is/was a consideration)
I'm getting 33 in a 10 year old mini now though. Yeah the impreza is obviously AWD but I'd get high 20s in the WRX on this drive if I had it. It's <1/2 a mile to the highway from the house and about the same off the highway to work. So yeah, 55 miles each way, <2 are non highway? Not sure what my average speed is, the MAX is 75 though, I'd probably guess I average between 65 and 70 while on the highway? I don't have cruise and the MINI shakes at 76~77 and up, so yeah, somewhere right around 75 most of the time!
regardless though, I'd bet I'm the poster child for getting or beating the EPA standard (I do in the forester). So 33 should be close to possible. If I have cruise I'd be more likely to set it at 70 and soak up the better MPG there. I'm hoping they add the 6mt to the 2014 impreza like they did for the forester. It made a big difference there, maybe they'll add it here to help their cafe standards and boost their stats further?
If your speed is 70 or less on that commute, I would expect 33+ even if I was driving (gentle on the highway, hard on on-ramps, pretty hard in town)