Originally Posted by stevehnm
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.
What did similarly rated cars like Mazda3 and Focus get in that test?