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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-02-2019, 12:29 AM Thread Starter
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The trip computer MPG tracker does not seem to be accurate. (High MPG was a key factor in deciding to get the Kicks, so that is my default screen when I'm driving.) I reset it every time I fill up. I drive mostly highway type miles. I'll be getting average MPG of 39 or more on the screen. Then, when I fill up, it turns out I got 36.5 - 37 MPG. I'm still happy overall, but disappointed that I didn't really get the nearly 40 MPG the trip computer told me I was getting. Also, it seems that the trip computer MPG reading goes up a bit when I'm driving a bit more aggressively, which doesn't make sense. Thoughts?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-02-2019, 01:16 PM
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Most mpg readouts have a variation of around 2-3% of real results. Even things like tire wear can have an impact on what the computer calculates. I'd confirm they are set to the correct air pressure but otherwise this is relatively normal.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-02-2019, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks. I've only had the car for a month so tire wear isn't an issue and they run at about 34-35 psi when warmed up and driving. I will just mentally subtract 2-3 mpg going forward and stop bragging to my friends about my 40 mpg car. :-)
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-11-2019, 01:12 PM
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Out of curiosity what's your average speed on those highway stints to see those mpg numbers? You could likely improve those figures a bit by restricting top speed to 60mph and relying on cc.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-11-2019, 10:36 PM
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I have a question about these figures are we talking US Gallon or imperial gallons
In Canada we run litres per 100km.
I get about 7 litres to 100km which is 33 mpg US but 40 imperial mpg.
And we are still having minus mornings, so expect better to come.
If your getting 40 US mpg that 48 imperial and amazing 5.8 litres per 100 km.
If it's 40 US gallon your getting like amazing better than spec, almost un-heard of.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-18-2019, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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My daily work commute is highway style. 30 min each way. About half is in the 70-75mph range and the other half is in the 55-60mph range. Maybe 15% of the miles are little runs to the grocery store, etc, at speeds in the 50mph range.


I am talking US gallons. I measure my actual MPG every time I fill the tank. I am actually getting maybe 36.5mpg. But the Eco meter tells me I'm getting 38-39mpg.
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Thanks for at least stating US gallon, does help a lot.
Your 36 US gallon i assume just per amount used to mileage driven. So likely to be more true. Thats much in line with spec.
Think the dash Eco thing likes to over state things a bit.

Still very good fuel mileage.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-14-2019, 03:03 AM
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That is my experience as well. My best on screen MPG seems to be at 40 MPH. Oddly using cruise control lowered my MPG at highway speeds.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-14-2019, 03:37 PM
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I wonder what the next Nissan Rogue will get. Its in development right now and likely to get a Hybrid. Maybe we'll see a Kicks Hybrid by then?
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