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Old 05-31-2011, 06:52 PM   #1
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mpg with select shift?

Why is the epa rating on my Focus 1 mpg less on the window sticker because I ordered the sport package, which includes select shift. I don't get it, same motor and trans, just has select shift which I will probably not use.

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It may be tested using select shift and shifted comparable to a standard manual would be, or it could have the tune points set differently from the sport package.
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Anytime there is something like select shift or sport mode added to the tranny, it has to be tested separately by the EPA using that feature. Keep it in drive, and it'll be the same as not having select shift.
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Posted via FF Mobile Remeber epa rating is estimated, not real world. Yes its something to consider for comparison purposes, but dont hold those two, well now its three little numbers, with to much regard.
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Oh noes... 1 MPG less! But seriously, it's probably just a rough indicator that shifting your own gears will give you less than optimal results in fuel economy. It's not like adding a rocker switch to the shift knob turns the vehicle into a giant lead cube.
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:18 PM   #6
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Oh noes... 1 MPG less! But seriously, it's probably just a rough indicator that shifting your own gears will give you less than optimal results in fuel economy. It's not like adding a rocker switch to the shift knob turns the vehicle into a giant lead cube.


Posted via FF Mobile Although thats what that one guy was trying to preach in that first thread.
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Plus like DrkKnight said, it's estimates and not always true to real world... My SVT got 31 MPG this last weekend on a 55mph highway. Sticker says it gets 24 highway lol.
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I am not an automotive engineer, but the final gear ratio (high gear) for auto6 and man5 are different.
If engine turns slower at 60MPH for the auto, wouldn't that give you better mileage?
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Oh yeah, when you're in manual mode it doesn't engage the 6th gear at all. My car is the same way. Obviously you're going to be pushing higher RPMs at highway speeds and therefore getting decreased fuel economy as a result.
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Oh yeah, when you're in manual mode it doesn't engage the 6th gear at all. My car is the same way. Obviously you're going to be pushing higher RPMs at highway speeds and therefore getting decreased fuel economy as a result.


Ok Thanks. That makes sense.
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