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    ATS and MPG - What are you getting?

    I've had my RWD ATS for about 2 weeks now, and have been averaging 19.7 MPG - combination of highway and city. It's a fair bit short of the sticker which indicated 24 MPG combined, with a highway average of 31...!

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    Re: ATS and MPG - What are you getting?

    AWD: 17 city 24 highway....wish it was higher

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    Re: ATS and MPG - What are you getting?

    Don't trush the DIC display. My car varies by 2% above and below the displayed value. Do your own calculation.

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    Re: ATS and MPG - What are you getting?

    Quote Originally Posted by muthaiga View Post
    I've had my RWD ATS for about 2 weeks now, and have been averaging 19.7 MPG - combination of highway and city. It's a fair bit short of the sticker which indicated 24 MPG combined, with a highway average of 31...!
    This is in the same range I'm getting as well, very disappointing. I have over 3000 miles now. Very misleading on GMs part.
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    Re: ATS and MPG - What are you getting?

    I'm getting 30 mpg on the highway, that's going 70 to 80 and 23 city. The DIC showed 27 mpg but I hand calculated it and it was 30 mpg.

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    2.0T RWD MT - I'm getting 24.x on each tank (2500 miles on the car). On the freeway going 75, I rarely see the instantaneous break 30 mpg. Usually it is closer to 27.

    Overall I'm kind of disappointed by this. I could get 35 on the freeway in my 4 cylinder 6 speed auto Malibu. Personally I think 6th is too short. 75 in 6th is over 2500 rpm. This seems a little high. Those with autos, is your 6th gear that short? I think gas mileage would be greatly improved if you were around 1500 in 6th at 75.

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    Re: ATS and MPG - What are you getting?

    I get 30-32 on the highway when I'm cruising at ~65. But since I enjoy my ATS so much, my combined MPG is more like 18-19. I think the estimates are fair if you drive it normally. I just can't seem to drive it normally most of the time!
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    Re: ATS and MPG - What are you getting?

    Muthaiga, thank you for kicking off this thread! I'm sorry to hear about the disappointment many of you are having regarding your mpg, so I'll be sure to document this thread's URL for the appropriate GM teams to view. In the meantime, please private message me or email me at Katie_Lucille@gmexpert.com if you would like me to follow up further on your individual frustrations.

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    Re: ATS and MPG - What are you getting?

    zr1mom, thanks for your reply - am I correct in that you have an AWD ATS? Mine is RWD, and I'm getting the same mpg as you...

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    Re: ATS and MPG - What are you getting?

    Quote Originally Posted by muthaiga View Post
    zr1mom, thanks for your reply - am I correct in that you have an AWD ATS? Mine is RWD, and I'm getting the same mpg as you...
    Correct I have AWD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluhaven View Post
    I'm getting 30 mpg on the highway, that's going 70 to 80 and 23 city. The DIC showed 27 mpg but I hand calculated it and it was 30 mpg.

    Kevin
    Damn! How can one person get 30mpg and another like me can't even break 23 mpg highway? I see like 18 city. I want you car.

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    Re: ATS and MPG - What are you getting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yplus View Post
    I get 30-32 on the highway when I'm cruising at ~65. But since I enjoy my ATS so much, my combined MPG is more like 18-19. I think the estimates are fair if you drive it normally. I just can't seem to drive it normally most of the time!
    I agree. I did a little test and drove very sedately for a few days and got 20mpg in the city (no highway driving during this period).
    I was surprised by that, but I was also bored stiff and have since reverted to "spirited" driving and having fun... and a combined average of about 17mpg.

    Cheers,
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    I've been taking it easy on all freeway trips (30 miles round trip twice a week) and I haven't seen any benefit. While freeway driving, as previously stated, the instantaneous is usually around 27. My average (over the last two tanks) is no different than with more spirited driving - 24 combined. Additionally, I keep my data logged for every tank so I have a fairly good understanding of my fuel consumption.

    Again, anyone out there that knows what their auto car in 6th is running at 70 mph (rpm wise)? I'm still convinced that the manual's 6th is too short. As opposed to 2500 at 70 I'd like to see 1500. Any thoughts?

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    Re: ATS and MPG - What are you getting?

    I've been getting 20 mpg on my DIC in my 2.0T RWD Manual. Even when I baby it, I don't get higher.

    Here's a question, what's the minimum RPM that you cruise in any specific gear? I have a hard time telling when this engine is lugging at lower RPMs. I've been settling around 1500 rpm for any given gear. Some days I feel I should be higher, sometimes lower, to get maximized fuel economy.

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    Re: ATS and MPG - What are you getting?

    Quote Originally Posted by unclemoose View Post
    I've been getting 20 mpg on my DIC in my 2.0T RWD Manual. Even when I baby it, I don't get higher.

    Here's a question, what's the minimum RPM that you cruise in any specific gear? I have a hard time telling when this engine is lugging at lower RPMs. I've been settling around 1500 rpm for any given gear. Some days I feel I should be higher, sometimes lower, to get maximized fuel economy.
    I am avg. about 22MPG because my wife only does city driving. My Auto is almost always around 2000 rpm, i drive mainly freeway between 68-70 mph.
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    Gfxbt, I checked RPMs at 70 tonight and like the previous poster I was getting 2,000 or slightly above.


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