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Old June 11th, 2012, 05:54   #16
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Fuel Economy: mid-upper 40's city upper 50's - low 60's Highway

Originally Posted by MikeMars View Post
The MFD display is not necessarily accurate, particularly when the vehicle is brand new. Wait for your first few tanks so that you can also calculate the MPG figure by hand.
Also note that 'mpg' is ambiguous, due to the different sizes of gallon. This is a UK car therefore it is presumably displaying UK MPG. 30 UK MPG = 25 US MPG.
How much stop&go is there during your typical journey? Stop&go is particularly bad for mpg. The other factor as already mentioned is the length of your trips (short trips = bad mpg).
If you are ONLY doing short, stop/go trips, you need to be worrying about your DPF.

Very good post.
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