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Old 02-20-2013, 01:28 PM   #32
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Just got done with a roadtrip in my 2013 SE with a 5 speed where it was spinning 3k~ rpm for right at 9 hours straight. As was said earlier, there was no droning, no weirdness, no noise. It was a pleasure, not tiring at all besides normal drive time bodily toll. In one tank with cruise set every moment I could at 75-78mph(50% at 75+, 40% at 65-70, and then 10% through small towns 35-55mph with lights), I averaged 34.5 mpg hand calculated during the day at 70*F, but once the sun went down, the temp was in the 40's, and the MPG drooped to 32 mpg.

Honestly, I've noticed that TEMPERATURE makes much more of a difference in MPG in this car than driving speed or octane while at highway speeds (65-80 mph averages). From 50*F down, expect worse and worse mpg, from 50 to about 80 is a sweet spot for maximum MPG, and then over 80 is like under 50, MPG will get worse as the temperature increases.
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