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Old 10-22-2001, 08:50 AM   #1
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Question wrx mpg...what's everyone averaging???

on a full tank, per gallon, etc.

i drive kinda fast, sooo...i'm getting about 280-290 on a fulltank of 93 octane BP unleaded.

i don't know what that translates to per gallon ('cause i forget how big our gas tanks...okay, so i don't read the manual much)

anyway, what is everyone averaging...JUST CURIOUS.

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Old 10-22-2001, 08:30 PM   #2
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My best is 348 before the fuel light came on. That is with about
%85 high way driving at 80-95mph cruising speed.
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Old 10-23-2001, 04:02 PM   #3
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I only get about 230-250 miles per tank of gas. Most of my driving is in the city so that might have something top do with it. But I did get 330 miles per tank going 80 mph on the freeway on a trip a few months ago.

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Old 10-24-2001, 07:59 AM   #4
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22 mpg. A 50 / 50 mix highway / city.
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Old 10-24-2001, 09:15 AM   #5
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db97, what I've been doing is this...next time you fill up, note how many gallons you just pumped in. Take your mileage / what you just pumped, and you should get an average of mpg.

I've been getting around 21-22
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:45 PM   #6
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db97, what I've been doing is this...next time you fill up, note how many gallons you just pumped in. Take your mileage / what you just pumped, and you should get an average of mpg.

I've been getting around 21-22
+ 1. Exactly

On the drive from South Philly to the Twin cities I was at 335 miles before I filled back up and the gas light wasn't even on yet. Everyday driving I get around 18-20 mpg.. neighborhood of 230-245 a tank.
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Old 10-24-2001, 10:56 AM   #7
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Last tank was about 22mpg in mixed (but mostly freeway) driving. Right now I only have about 2,000 miles on the car, so we'll see if it changes.
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Old 10-24-2001, 01:28 PM   #8
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I'm lucky to get 20 mpg in city driving. I can get 22-23 when I am doing open highway. I use 93 octane.
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Old 10-25-2001, 05:38 PM   #9
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23-25mpg on average with a little hgw and city driving. Never gotten more than 310mi before the light came on.

-anders
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Old 10-25-2001, 05:52 PM   #10
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with 91 octane and 5w-30 oil I get about 27.
with 91 octane and 10w-30 oil I get about 24.

Lots of highway driving (38 miles to/from work).
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Old 10-25-2001, 05:53 PM   #11
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about 18.4 mpg towing a 1700 lb trailer at 65-70 mph

about 21 mpg around town....mostly taking it easy

about 14 when i'm auto crossing

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Old 10-30-2001, 01:03 AM   #12
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I get between 20 and 25 mpg. I was getting an upper end of ~27, but then I moved out here to the land of shady 91 octane "premium."

Figures. Once I get a car where it actually matters what you put in, I move away from easily-obtained 94 octane...

D'oh!
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Old 11-01-2001, 10:53 AM   #13
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I use 94 all the time because its cheap here in jersey.. well i think its not so bad at least.. i average around 23-24mpg .. go to about 285-300 miles on every tank... my best was 28mpg but i have also had a few more highway runs of 27.. i think its pretty good mileage, i'm not complaining.
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Old 11-04-2001, 01:05 AM   #14
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Default 16-18 mpg!

Mainly short hops in town tho. Lucky to go 220-230 before light. 20 mpg on hiway, but only 2K miles on car
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Old 11-04-2001, 01:25 AM   #15
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I know the question is for WRX's but I'm confused.
First of all, how do the WRX's get better MPG then the RS's? I only average 20mpg. I have had my RS since April 00 and I have never broke 23 mpg...
I admit that I drive hard, but I dont get it.
Oh yeah and both our gas tanks hold 15.9 gallons.
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Old 08-31-2012, 03:28 PM   #16
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I know the question is for WRX's but I'm confused.
First of all, how do the WRX's get better MPG then the RS's? I only average 20mpg. I have had my RS since April 00 and I have never broke 23 mpg...
I admit that I drive hard, but I dont get it.
Oh yeah and both our gas tanks hold 15.9 gallons.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but won't a turbo actually IMPROVE your gas mileage if used conservatively?
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:33 PM   #17
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I've been meaning to reply to this thread and I finally feel like I have a large enough sample size to offer some decent numbers. Also, I've been using the android app FuelLog Pro to track my stats, and I really like it. $0.99 or something like that for the full-fat version. Anyway, here is the breakdown:

2002 WRX sedan 5spd
92,806 miles
Mods: OEM replacement shortblock, Worx Tuning LCP, Exedy LWF, Cobb 625 uppipe w/SwainTech coating, Grimmspeed 8mm phenolic spacers, Perrin Afta-MAF/inlet/IC hoses, Cosworth air filter, GPMoto intake elbow, 08+ USDM STI oil pump.

Total miles: 3204
Total fuel: 143.72 gal
Total fill-ups: 14
Total fuel costs: $602.54USD
Period of registered fill-ups: 191 days

Best: 26.85
Avg: 22.99
Worst: 20.63

Avg fuel cost /mile: $0.18 USD
Avg cost /gal: $4.19
Avg fuel cost /fill-up: $43.04
Avg fuel vol./fill-up: 10.27 gal
Avg miles/USD: 5.49 mi
Avg fuel cost/day: $3.06 USD
Avg fuel cost/week: $21.40 USD
Avg fuel cost/mo: $93.01 USD
Avg fuel cost/yr: $1116.06 USD
Avg mi/day: 16.77 mi
Avg mi/week: 117.42 mi
Avg mi/mo: 510.29
Avg mi/yr: 6122.81
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Old 11-05-2001, 06:56 PM   #18
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Whaddayaknow!?
I just got a hair over 25 mpg on a mostly (85%) freeway tank. Perhaps the engine's breaking in ... or perhaps I'm learning how not to put my foot in it
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Old 11-06-2001, 06:16 PM   #19
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6k miles... 24-25 mpg with a little "spirited" driving..
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Old 11-06-2001, 06:36 PM   #20
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Quote:
Originally posted by RS-LOVER
I know the question is for WRX's but I'm confused.
First of all, how do the WRX's get better MPG then the RS's?
Your engine has a larger displacement, so it uses more gas most of the time. The WRX sucks more gas down while it's under boost, but that's only a small percentage of the time that the engine is running. The rest of the time it's just a puny 2 liter, 4 cylinder.

That's the beauty of the turbo: two personalities in one engine.

-Dave
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Old 06-22-2008, 12:28 PM   #21
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Your engine has a larger displacement, so it uses more gas most of the time.

-Dave

Hmmm...I dunno about the using more gas part.

I have an 02 RS and consistently get 25-26mpg city and 35 hwy. Bone stock, just well maintained.

Know its not WRX mileage but saw the post and thought I would throw this in.
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Old 06-22-2008, 02:58 PM   #22
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Today I have 400+ miles and the yellow light just came on.
I'll fill it up after work and find out how many miles per gallon i got.
This was about 90% highway drive. Couple pulls here in there. I had the A/C on the whole time. should be about 29ish mpg.

I was able to go from San diego to Laughlin in half a tank. I'll take a picture, I was surprised I was able to go this far with a/c on all the time. I usually get 380 without ac. when the yellow turns on. 60% hwy.

I filled up in Bull head, AZ went to vegas, to hoover dam back to laughlin and around town cruising all in 1/2 tank as well. I thought its awsome. This trip I only averaged. 28mpg .


If I play around too much and speed everywhere I only avg. 24mpg.
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Old 11-07-2001, 01:30 AM   #23
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Also the WRX has a better gear ratio for crusing - it turns less revs at the same speed when in 5th gear. That equals better mileage.

That said, I sure don't get better mileage than I did in my 98 GT - but I sure go faster!
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Old 11-08-2001, 12:44 PM   #24
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my first tank I got 15.83 mpg, second tank (332.5 miles to 508 miles) I got 19.87 mpg. Who knows what it will be when I stop driving like a granny! 715 miles today, hopefully I'll go over 1000 this weekend.
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Old 11-08-2001, 07:01 PM   #25
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At 5,000 miles, I am averaging 23 with mixed driving and a few sprints here and there (to keep the carbon out of the cylinders....ha!). Best mpg was 24...worst 21.....oil was changed at 3,000 miles and dealer put dinosaur 10w-30 in.....ouch!...thinking of switching to full synth 5w-30....have heard mpg may increase 2 mpg...any thoughts?
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