Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Northern Michigan
I also keep track of every tank on my 2012 V. My average is 45 mpg (US). Highway at 80 mph I get lower 40's mpg with occasional forays into the upper 30's mpg. Two lane roads at 55 mph I get upper 40's mpg with occasional forays into the lower 50's. Worst was 37 mpg into a stiff wind in Northern Newfoundland. Best was 56 mpg downhill with a stiff tailwind on a nice two lane (because of the conditions that day I was trying every hypermiler trick I could think of -- used to own a Prius don't ya' know.). These are indicated speeds, so subtract 7.8% to get actual speeds.
I've found that speed has the most effect on mpg. On two lanes I rarely get out of 5th gear. It doesn't seem to make much difference, if any, hat gear I'm in. Wind has the second most effect.
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