Originally Posted by Sherb
1. Use Premium gas 93 vs the 87 octane
2. Change oil (I should've change it at 3k miles, and maybe use synthetic)
3. Use the moonroof, don't use the A/C
4. Is there Econ button?
5. Overflate the tires even more than the OEM 40 PSI, lol
6. The roof cross bars are not two wings, take them off?
7. Put car in neutral while driving down a hill
8. Check underhood verify I do not have a 2.5 vs 2.0?
1. I use 87 octane exclusively. I try to fill up from the same station(s) around me but I drive a lot and end up filling up out of state or town but I do try to stick with brands... (For my next tank, I may fill up with 91 just to experiment.)
2. I changed my oil at around 3,000, 7,500 and most recently at 11,250.
3. My last trip I averaged 31mpg for the entire tank (hand calculated) while a majority of it was on the expressway, I was at a displayed >34 mpg driving about 70-75mph with AC on when it was >90 degrees with 2 people in the car and luggage. (The odometer is a bit slow in accumulating miles as verified by 2 different GPS units. This means that even hand calculated, the MPG is going to be slightly lower than actual.)
-My daily work commute is 22 miles round trip. Max speed is 45 mph, lots of back roads and stop and go. Elevation is from 852 feet to 101 feet.
4. No eco button.
5. I'm about 1 PSI over-inflated on my tires.
6. I have the THULE square 4050R bars with fairing. These definitely make me take a hit on MPG but I'll still be in the high 20's.
7. I never mess with shifting to neutral.
-Click below on my banner and see my history of fuel economy since I got the car back in November.