Drop in fuel mpg Drop in performance
Yes, you can increase it with tune-ups and by upgrading the engine.
EPA estimations are 18 MPG in cities and 28 MPG for highways. However, you can pretty safely expect slightly lower values in reality, around 15 MPG in cities and 23 MPG on highways. The overall MPG is slightly lower than the average compared to other V8 engines.
Tune it up. If its A car you can hope for around 18 MPG If its A truck you can hope for around 14 MPG
That depends on the engine, mostly. No matter which option, it wasn't good by today's standards. My 289 2bbl was around 10 mpg before I did a tune up. Now it gets 16 -18 mpg.
14-17.5mpg w/90,000 miles on it and a fresh tune up
Accelerating and braking abruptly, an out-of-tune engine, under-inflated tires, to name a few.
Probably, but I wouldn't try that. It may overload the Metro's tiny electrical system if it is a first generation model 1988-1994. Plus, it would lower your MPG on such a high MPG car.
With a DP1600 engine 19-21 mpg on a 009 distributor, with an SVDA distributor 25-27 mpg. Assuming correct carburetor, and good state of tune.
Mine gets terrible mileage. On the freeway I have done as well as 15 mpg. Last tank of gas I averaged 11 mpg. Going in for a tune up to see if it helps get any better miles per gallon.
If your car averages 25 mpg, and the price for a gallon of gas is $2.97, it would cost $288.58 for a one-way trip. The more mpg your car gets, the lower the cost of the trip.
If the camshaft sensor is not operating properly, then the engine could suffer lower mpg. The sensor is what causes the engine to fire at the proper times and this is critical for better economy.
It could be time for a tune up. What kind of MPG are you getting?
Full tune up will certainly improve gas mileage. plugs, wires, cap/rotor(if DIS, then doesn't have), fuel filter, air filter, pcv valve to name a few.
The mpg for the cheby cobalt ranges from 24-26 mpg city and 34-37 mpg highway driving, depending on the transmission. Keep in mind that this is based on ideal car conditions and will be lower it the car is not maintained properly.
Driving conservatively and on the lower end of gears
The smart car gets 80 mpg in Europe because it uses a deisel engine. The US is only getting/selling the gasoline version, which accounts for the different/lower (40 mpg) efficiency.
Have you tried a tune-up, changing air and oil filters in the process? Always a good start.
25 to 40mpg
They save money because the maintenance on electric vehicles is lower. Also the price of Kwh vs mpg is lower meaning you pay less to drive on electricity then you would to drive on gasoline.
full tamk i get 1200km
Considering the worst being 13 mpg (at best) and 24 mpg (at least) average would be approximatly 17-20 miles per gallon. If you eliminate hybrid SUV's, average fuel consumption would be about 15 or 16 mpg.
I would think that it would be around the same as the Beetle which is around 24-25 mpg on the highway.
You can lose MPG or have a blowout or flat.
Expect about 10 mpg. A well tuned rig with a light foot on the highway may approach 15- 16 mpg. Most full size fords fall into this catagory.