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40mpg though EPA quotes 37/38 #4745573
05/02/18 02:06 PM
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Re: 40mpg though EPA quotes 37/38 [Re: Marco620] #4745577
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The EPA numbers are for reference. Climate, driving style and region all play a part in your mileage numbers.


2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

Valvoline Advanced Synthetic 0w20
Mobil 1 M108A EP filter

Re: 40mpg though EPA quotes 37/38 [Re: Marco620] #4745585
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I've never had a (unmodified) vehicle that got EPA rating; everything has always greatly exceeded it.

I am a light driver.


18 Forester 2.5I 6M
00 Jeep Cherokee
01 Ford F-350 XL 4x4 5M
Re: 40mpg though EPA quotes 37/38 [Re: Marco620] #4745591
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The EPA MPG numbers are there so you can compare vehicles to others in your class.
Also, if you average the two numbers (city & highway), then that is about what you can expect if you drive some city and some highway. Approximately anyway.

The EPA's FTP highway cycle isn't just cruising steady at low-drag speeds like you must have been doing to get over 40 MPG.

Re: 40mpg though EPA quotes 37/38 [Re: Miller88] #4745598
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Originally Posted By: Miller88
I've never had a (unmodified) vehicle that got EPA rating; everything has always greatly exceeded it.

I am a light driver.


+1


2006 Civic EX 202K/AT
2006 Acura TSX 180K/AT
Re: 40mpg though EPA quotes 37/38 [Re: Marco620] #4745608
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I often show 40 mpg on the car's computer but, every time I read it with my calculator, it's at least 2 gallons lower. My car is EPA'd for city:27/comp:31/hiwy:38. I have actually gotten >40 mpg when I read it but the dash screen showed higher still.


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Re: 40mpg though EPA quotes 37/38 [Re: Marco620] #4745610
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I notice the OP has Kansas as his location. That says a lot right there. Add hills to the equation and see if you get the same mileage.


2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

Valvoline Advanced Synthetic 0w20
Mobil 1 M108A EP filter

Re: 40mpg though EPA quotes 37/38 [Re: Marco620] #4745630
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The only vehicle that I had that would not get or surpass the EPA numbers was a first year automatic Cruz. Every other car no problem.


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2017 Chevy Bolt
2013 Honda CR-V AWD EX-L W/Nav
Re: 40mpg though EPA quotes 37/38 [Re: Marco620] #4745640
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The non ethanol fuel doesnt hurt.


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Re: 40mpg though EPA quotes 37/38 [Re: Marco620] #4745649
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I've never got more than EPA estimates in any vehicle.


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2010 Escape FWD 2.5 ~84K Miles, Castrol Edge EP 5W-30, Wix Filter, Rented on Turo.
Re: 40mpg though EPA quotes 37/38 [Re: Miller88] #4745744
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Originally Posted By: Miller88
I've never had a (unmodified) vehicle that got EPA rating; everything has always greatly exceeded it.

I am a light driver.


Same here

Re: 40mpg though EPA quotes 37/38 [Re: PimTac] #4745840
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Originally Posted By: PimTac
I notice the OP has Kansas as his location. That says a lot right there. Add hills to the equation and see if you get the same mileage.


My Cruze actually seems to get better mileage through reasonably hilly terrain than over flatlands (aka Illinois).

It's an LT manual which is rated 32/38 IIRC. I've pulled over 40 out of it numerous times on long trips - I think best ever was 41.2, real math. It's legitimately hard for me to get the display number below 35 - my wife (who has put 35K on the car) can't get it over that. Driving style/skill.

Last edited by Alex_V; 05/02/18 06:24 PM.

I like Chevy and Valvoline.

'13 Cruze, 1.4T, 113K
'85 GMC C3500, 454, 130K
'82 Mercedes 300CD, OM617 turbo, 169K
'67 Suburban, 350, 331K
Re: 40mpg though EPA quotes 37/38 [Re: Marco620] #4745844
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2008 Ford F150 Pickup 2WD 8 cyl, 4.6 L, Automatic 4-spd

EPA estimate -
Combined city/highway MPG: 16 (Mine is usually ~17.5)

City MPG: 14 (mine runs about 16)
Highway MPG: 19 (Yeah, 19-20 on a good day)


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Re: 40mpg though EPA quotes 37/38 [Re: Marco620] #4745936
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I'm happy with a 153k that it gets over 36mpg. At 2.76 for e0 87 I'm thrilled.


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Re: 40mpg though EPA quotes 37/38 [Re: Marco620] #4745977
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our CRV does exactly the same anytime I drive, hovering around 36-37mpg while its specification says 33 mpg on the hwy


2008 Mazda6i GT; @202K miles
2016 Honda CR-V EX-L; @33K miles
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