Took a small trip today and averaged 31.5 in ECO the entire trip (190 miles). Used the cruise when I could and drove “responsibly” (which is no fun). Anyway, I was impressed with the number and thought I’d share.
16? You must really be pushing it most of the way. Similar driving for me and if I go hard I'll usually average 19. If I shift earlier and use 5th in place of 4th I can comfortably average 25 in N custom.I seriously average 16mpg on N custom mode. Driving conservatively gets me at most 21.5. I have a fairly short highway commute of 10 miles but mostly drive in the city. Durring my highway commute with a splash of city driving, i average 19mpg weekly. Sucks compared to my previous 40mpg car, but its worth the fun 😂
My Gen Coupe does the same thing, though I never try to go below 60 miles left due to potential damage to the fuel pump. What is happening is the ECU is opening the waste gate on the turbo so your turbo is spinning, but not providing any boost. You will note that you will think you are driving an Accent at that point. That is where the engineers put mileage above fun because you might not be in a good position. Seriously, you should refill around a 1/4 of a tank or so.
I check my mileage at every fill up on every car I drive. It is an excellent diagnostic tool at the very least because if there's a sudden change in MPG without any valid reason (not driving any differently for example), then something may be wrong and that's a good first indication.If I get back to some consistent driving I will have to check this out. I found that my Gen Coupe would report a bit low. The solution was to stop monitoring gas mileage altogether and just have fun. I reasoned if mileage was so important I would be driving a hybrid so that could virtue signal to the world my purity.
Have you found that the VN overestimates its MPG like your other vehicles?I check my mileage at every fill up on every car I drive. It is an excellent diagnostic tool at the very least because if there's a sudden change in MPG without any valid reason (not driving any differently for example), then something may be wrong and that's a good first indication.
I still have lots of fun with every tank, but I check just the same.
I do not yet own a VN (working on saving up for a down payment to keep payments low), but every single car I've ever owned/driven extensively has overestimated the MPG. It does vary somewhat, but my wife's 2018 Edge SEL is up by at least 1.5mpg on around town driving. It gets more accurate on long highway drives, but still figures high. The only car I've driven that is within a few tenths of accuracy is my 2003 Acura RSX, which uses the Torque Pro app on my android powered head unit. It's only as accurate as it is because I've spent time tweaking the variable on the calculation.Have you found that the VN overestimates its MPG like your other vehicles?