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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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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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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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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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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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I've been getting anywhere from 6.4 - 6.8 L/100 kms on the dash on my 2019 Kicks SV, although when I do the math it's actually 6.6 - 7.0 L/100 kms. Still, very happy with the fuel consumption. I do live in a mostly rural area so I suppose that helps as well.
 

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My recent MPG experience with my Kicks S. Drove round trip from Tehachapi to Visalia CA yesterday, a distance of about 230 miles. Tried to maximize gas mileage, typically driving about 60-65 MPH. Significant is the elevation change with Tehachapi at 4000 ft and Visalia in the valley about 3500 feet lower. The car reported 43 MPG. Don’t have an actual number (haven’t needed to fill up yet after driving another 70+ miles) but based on miles and remaining gas I’d bet it is pretty close. Car is a 2022 bought on March 18.
 
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