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Santa Cruz...it's a gas! MPG numbers!

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Another great thing about the Santa Cruz is MPG. My SEL 2.5 NA gets great mileage and is well over the government numbers. I always drive in smart or normal mode, and just knocking around town and the neighborhood I'm constantly seeing 30 plus. Highway trip yesterday had me at 39 for 180 miles. Here's a photo from the past few days. Rex
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Arrrrggggg - all the dust!!! Where's your microfiber clothe that you use to wipe down the displays multiple times everyday??? I have two in my Santa Cruz. :rolleyes:
Grrr, multi quote giving me fits on mobile!

Duster is in my next Amazon order! I've only had it 3 weeks! 馃槅



The 'stuck at 9999' will drive my OCD nuts! I'll just have to figure out some use for it that's less than 10k miles.


Here's the all time stats: roughly 1 MPG less than calculated. A smallish amount of this is before I took delivery, so could have a bunch of idle time skewing the accuracy. Maybe I'll reset it next fill up and let it run for a while to see how it does.

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Ever since Summer gas showed up in the last month...My MPG has jumped, I'm seeing 28-32mpg on my short 7 mile(all City) commute to work each morning and it came in at 24.6mpg at the pump on Sunday...
Every time I catch myself looking at a Ram Big Horn/Lone Star (luxury) I think of the MPG lol ..even with a V6 it is only rated at 19 city..and probably if your coasting most of the time LOL
As I've posted before...

Limited / Turbo / AWD
Driving in warm and flat Florida
28-30 highway cruising (managed 34 drafting)
18-22 mixed
14-18 towing (details here)

Hand calculated mileage is always within 1 MPG of the computer - just like car I've owned in the last 10 years.
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Grrr, multi quote giving me fits on mobile!

Duster is in my next Amazon order! I've only had it 3 weeks! 馃槅



The 'stuck at 9999' will drive my OCD nuts! I'll just have to figure out some use for it that's less than 10k miles.


Here's the all time stats: roughly 1 MPG less than calculated. A smallish amount of this is before I took delivery, so could have a bunch of idle time skewing the accuracy. Maybe I'll reset it next fill up and let it run for a while to see how it does.

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In Miami, FL everyone is sitting still in rush hour traffic. The Santa Fe Calligraphy dealer loaner I am using while my vehicle is in the shop gets the same mileage as my vehicle. It has 3 times the miles, but over 6 times the hours as yours. Traffic is terrible here. Imagine if you had to spend double the time just sitting in traffic. It only got 15.8 mpg.
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Imagine if you had to spend double the time just sitting in traffic.
Yep... sitting still you get 0 MPG which kills your overall mileage. At higher speeds wind resistance becomes the biggest factor as I've documented from both my towing and drafting results.
Yea, I'll have admit my "City" could be someone else's "urban" LOL for 7 miles top speed 40-45 with 11-12 lights speed reduces down to 35 by light 4... For the sweet spots for the 8spd tranny is 40-42 to get into 7th and 1600-1800 rpm... 30ish seems to be the spot it shifts also..maybe 5th or 6th, I try to keep the rpm's under 2000 while driving steady, usually 1600-1800rpms getting there you'll go over but its the steady state where you get the mpg...
When you do the math for miles driven vs gallons added when you fill up, are those numbers still accurate?
I average 27-30 on a 175 mile trip
Yea, I'll have admit my "City" could be someone else's "urban" LOL for 7 miles top speed 40-45 with 11-12 lights speed reduces down to 35 by light 4... For the sweet spots for the 8spd tranny is 40-42 to get into 7th and 1600-1800 rpm... 30ish seems to be the spot it shifts also..maybe 5th or 6th, I try to keep the rpm's under 2000 while driving steady, usually 1600-1800rpms getting there you'll go over but its the steady state where you get the mpg...
My Premium sits at 2,000 rpm at 30 mph and won't upshift in steady driving in normal or smart mode. I upshift and it shows a shift to 4th and the rpm drops to 15-1600. Seems like that upshift should happen automatically. It doesn't need to cruise at 2,000 rpm on flat streets. I have 4,000 miles on it and keep hoping the transmission will "learn" to upshift earlier. I'm wondering if others experience this.
I am getting 19 MPG, and that's around town, and my SEL has under 400 miles on the clock...
Didn't think to take a picture but we recently took my SC on vacation. Over 2500 miles and averaged 30.1 mpg. I was expecting 27-28 so I was thrilled.
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Can't complain too much about the mileage on my SC Limited - according to Fuelly, my overall mpg average since I got the truck has been 23.1mpg - which is pretty good, considering my 2019 Ford Escape SE with the 1.5L turbo only averaged 22.7mpg over the time I had it (despite having better FE on paper). Best tank so far has been 28.3mpg on a long highway slog. I do make extensive use of the 'paddle upshift in Drive' trick, though, which helps with city mileage. My 1991 Miata still rules the Fuelly roost at 32.5mpg though... :)
I'm not positive until I fill up again to make sure my computer is correct.. But it seems every since I did a reboot to see if I could get that hesitation I have at differents time to quit my MPG has increased 2-4mpg for my short daily city communte....I mean I'm seeing alot of 28-32 mpg in town when in the past it was 22-26. On my daily commute I'm seeing 25mpg where I normally see 20mpg(landmarks along the way) Now it could be the Summer Gas and 9700 miles its finally loosened up, I don't know but I need to check the computer against a hand calculation on the next fill up.... I'll come back with my verdict Fri-Sat
I'm not positive until I fill up again to make sure my computer is correct.. But it seems every since I did a reboot to see if I could get that hesitation I have at differents time to quit my MPG has increased 2-4mpg for my short daily city communte....I mean I'm seeing alot of 28-32 mpg in town when in the past it was 22-26. On my daily commute I'm seeing 25mpg where I normally see 20mpg(landmarks along the way) Now it could be the Summer Gas and 9700 miles its finally loosened up, I don't know but I need to check the computer against a hand calculation on the next fill up.... I'll come back with my verdict Fri-Sat
UPDATE:
I filled this morning Computer said 26.6mpg On this tank. Fuelly/hand calculated 25.8mpg So I am getting better mpg since the reset??? But I think this is the best all city mpg I've gotten..
Get off the highway, averaging under 45mph - for 5 hours - you鈥檙e a safety hazard鈥 馃槀
That's TOTAL driving time since they hit zeroed the trip counter, Silly!!
That's TOTAL driving time since they hit zeroed the trip counter, Silly!!
Ya, that is correct, obviously 鈥 doesn鈥檛 change the facts at all tho鈥 馃 馃懆鈥嶐煄

lol鈥 great first post鈥 馃榿
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Just for fun... and for anyone on the fence...Here is year to date MPG...Winter gas...Snow...Summer..year around 100% city except for two road trips in early May 0f 2022 and thats the 28-30-32 mpg
Mine is a SE FWD 2.5 NA
Gas prices are incorrect due to discount/awards for Shopping at Fred Meyers :) anywhere from .50 to $1.00 per gallon
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I've only filled my tank twice on our 2023 SC SEL but got 29.9 MPG with the first fill up and 27.3MPG with the second fill up. Happy with both. Diving in Smart mode.
I've only filled 122 times, the last 10 averaged 29.5 MPG
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I've only filled 122 times, the last 10 averaged 29.5 MPG
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The problem with Fuelly is people don't fill out the City % they skip it and then it becomes useless to even put it on Fuelly for others to reference.... of course, most people don't care about that...but mine is accurate only my fuel cost per gallon is wrong due to that I get a discount because I shop at Fred Meyers... anywhere from .10-$1.00 so most of the prices are at least .50 more
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