This has been a popular topic as of late. Let's go over this again.
Are you experiencing winter weather in your area?
The car is not broken in yet. Wait until about 5000 miles.
How are the tire pressures?
What are your driving habits like?
A combination of any or all of the above will increase fuel consumption.
Yes we are in winter and we do not yet have 5,000 miles on the car. Tires
are fine. Driving is fine.
Thanks for the response. I will wait until winter is gone, a long wait in
How does "breaking in" affect mileage?
On Sat, 25 Feb 2006 22:57:52 GMT, "Robert Brennan"
I drive in Chicago also. Weather has been pretty mild this winter but
the expressways are fast. If you are driving 70 - 80 much of the
time, the aerodynamics of this vehicle are going to cut into milage a
lot more than in an Accord.
I see that the EPA numbers for this car are 21/25 so you are pretty
close on the city. Warmer weather, a little more break-in and slower
driving if applicable could easily make up that difference. Warmer
weather will help on the highway also, especially at higher speeds. I
think the EPA highway estimate is based on 55 mph. If you do a steady
55 on the interstate on a warm day in June, you could get at least
close to 25 mpg if you aren't driven off the road.
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