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I posted this in another Forum also. Thought people who don't go there might benefit from seeing how good the MPG of the ICE can be.

Back from a trip from Tampa to Key West, then Miami, then home.
MPG is what I call astoundingly good!!
I went highway speeds for much of it, meaning 70 to sometimes 75, then parts were on more local roads going 50 to 60. And of course some heavy traffic driving near Key West and approaching and in Miami.

On the drive down, the first 470 miles used 12.1 gallons of gas. Nearly 40MPG - Went all the way to Key west and then filled up going to Miami from there.

On the drive back approx 300 miles virtually all highway driving at 75 mpg got 35.6 MPG.

If I slowed down some on the highway especially on the way down when there was more mixed driving, I believe I could have had even a higher MPG.

Took a couple of pics.


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I'll add the seat comfort, seat cooling, auto/air conditioning were all excellent. 90 degrees + and humid and the car was correctly cooled with very little fiddling by me better than maybe any other car I have had.
Most of the time the car rides very well. The smart cruise control changes everything, it works near flawlessly and helps lessen fatigue and that includes in traffic.

The Bose radio when you make the volume a little higher as you might on the highway starts to sound really good some songs really surround you and the highs are evident. Not as good as some audio systems in cars of course not as good as one you might install aftermarket but I am more happy with it now.
 

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I posted this in another Forum also. Thought people who don't go there might benefit from seeing how good the MPG of the ICE can be.

Back from a trip from Tampa to Key West, then Miami, then home.
MPG is what I call astoundingly good!!
I went highway speeds for much of it, meaning 70 to sometimes 75, then parts were on more local roads going 50 to 60. And of course some heavy traffic driving near Key West and approaching and in Miami.

On the drive down, the first 470 miles used 12.1 gallons of gas. Nearly 40MPG - Went all the way to Key west and then filled up going to Miami from there.

On the drive back approx 300 miles virtually all highway driving at 75 mpg got 35.6 MPG.

If I slowed down some on the highway especially on the way down when there was more mixed driving, I believe I could have had even a higher MPG.

Took a couple of pics.


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Have you noticed, that at the "end of the day", if you divide miles driven/driving time - then average speed, actually, is in range of ~40-43mph?
At least, this is what I observed and your screenshots do match my own experience. Of course, I wish average speed to be within 50-60mph with the same MPG but, nevertheless, I love what I see!
 

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Have you noticed, that at the "end of the day", if you divide miles driven/driving time - then average speed, actually, is in range of ~40-43mph?
At least, this is what I observed and your screenshots do match my own experience. Of course, I wish average speed to be within 50-60mph with the same MPG but, nevertheless, I love what I see!
It's the same on my motorcycle rides. By the time you've done town and got round slow drivers etc. the average speed is around 40mph.

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Good topic, report and findings. A whopping 60 miles in the first month just getting groceries, and looking forward to a legitimate excursion to rack up a worthwhile mileage test run.

Funny story: for one project I was doing weekly 400-mile commutes, which were way less painful starting off at ~2AM after a 'nap' whether Mon. going or Sat. coming home. The absence of traffic let me do the runs at 80+ for right at 5 hours total to the project. One time leaving later, traffic kept speeds closer to 70 and by saving the time taken for fuel always required 50 miles before destination I actually got to the site at exactly the same time as at the higher speed.

Several other runs various places since have consistently shown 10% better mileage running 70 v. 80.
 

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My experience is similar - exceptional mileage with the ICE 2.5 - nearly as good as the full hybrid. I'm sure it helps that I rarely go over 70 mph on the highway and less than that if the speed limit is 55 mph. I'm in no hurry to get anywhere a few minutes faster.
 

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What is everyone's per tank average with the ICE? I can with the hybrid, average per trip at 70 MPG on the freeways, at times... but in the end, the per tank average is 38-41.
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I can get 39/40 on a tank of mostly highway driving if I want to, with some stretches 42-44+ mpg and some non highway 35 or so or if I wonder over 70mph. If I am more aggressive (over 70 etc) it will drop to something like 35 overall.
My overall since owning it, from very low mpg during break-in to now is a very respectable 31.9 mpg and slowly rising.

This all went in the right direction after the engine broke in, I can even feel the transmission is smoother. This mpg is a bonus I did not expect. (I posted pics of mpg on one of my trips)
 

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I can get 39/40 on a tank of mostly highway driving if I want to, with some stretches 42-44+ mpg and some non highway 35 or so or if I wonder over 70mph. If I am more aggressive (over 70 etc) it will drop to something like 35 overall.
My overall since owning it, from very low mpg during break-in to now is a very respectable 31.9 mpg and slowly rising.

This all went in the right direction after the engine broke in, I can even feel the transmission is smoother. This mpg is a bonus I did not expect. (I posted pics of mpg on one of my trips)
That's great.... 31.9 is very good for the ICE. I think with my hybrid if I didn't live in an area with a lot of stop lights and hills, I can be in the 40's on a consistent basis per tank.
 

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Is everyone computing the mileage with miles divided gallons. The Tucson computer is sometimes way off. I can see high 40s on the dash sometimes but that's instantaneous and not realistic.
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I can get 39/40 on a tank of mostly highway driving if I want to, with some stretches 42-44+ mpg and some non highway 35 or so or if I wonder over 70mph. If I am more aggressive (over 70 etc) it will drop to something like 35 overall.
My overall since owning it, from very low mpg during break-in to now is a very respectable 31.9 mpg and slowly rising.

This all went in the right direction after the engine broke in, I can even feel the transmission is smoother. This mpg is a bonus I did not expect. (I posted pics of mpg on one of my trips)
Tampa8, I think you're going to get a special visit from the SAUDI's, you're not helping their financial situation, C'mon bur some gas. LOL
 
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