Originally Posted by Zeeper
if the car was driven between 55-65mph on cruise for a sustained highway drive, without the stop and go or side trips factored in, I would wager that the 36mpg would have been obtained, even with winter blend gas.
You are probably right about that. The Consumer Reports test is a constant 65 mph, and the Impreza CVT
got 35 mpg there by a professional driver
The thing is, a dozen other cars, all
of the ones tested by Consumer Reports that also got 35 mpg on their highway test with a professional driver
, are rated at 30 +/- 2 mpg EPA highway.
That's my point.
Well, one of them anyway. The other point is that you don't even have a CVT, so why do you think you are qualified to discuss this? All you do is bring up a collection of a few anecdotes anyway, which under the circumstances is an inept attempt at making a position.