: Possible MPG for CTS-V. The ZR1 will apparently get 14 city / 20 highway



sizquik
06-19-08, 11:46 PM
http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/0806_2009_chevrolet_corvette_zr1_price_performance/index.html

CIWS
06-20-08, 03:10 PM
Now add that the 09 V will weight approx another 800-1000 lbs


12 city 19 hwy ?

onebadcad
06-20-08, 04:03 PM
13/14mpg combined would be sufficient.

StealthV
06-20-08, 07:38 PM
Seems logical to expect MPG similar to a Maggied V1 which should be acceptable to most owners - 14 city / 23-24 highway? <<< CAGS rocks!

Ok, it doesn't. GM, don't charge me again for gas guzzler tax and still put CAGS on the V.

CVP33
06-20-08, 08:23 PM
Not the same, but interesting. The SRT-8 is advertised at 14 city / 20 hwy. I regularly get 22 to 23 mpg on the hwy. The city, unfortunately is about right. :histeric:

Dr Chill
06-21-08, 12:08 AM
Anyone seriously considering this car shouldn't care.

v84life
06-21-08, 12:11 AM
As good as V1......My prediction.:shhh:

CIWS
06-21-08, 12:59 AM
Anyone seriously considering this car shouldn't care.

If it's a 2nd or 3rd car I would agree. If it's going to be the daily driver then factoring the cost of gas should be a consideration just like every other cost of ownership and it's effect on your budget. Unless you're simply wealthy and the costs of things do not matter to you. But for me that's not the case.

lawfive
06-21-08, 01:56 PM
Money FTW!

CIWS
06-21-08, 08:25 PM
Money FTW!


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The Tony Show
06-28-08, 02:27 PM
Where's the guy from the 04-07 forum who claimed that a Maggie increased fuel economy? Using his logic, the 09 should get 21/30. :lol:

StealthV
06-29-08, 09:48 AM
Whatever V2 comes in at, its EPA fuel economy numbers should be better than a M5 <<< gas pig.

If you're not first, you're last.

GNSCOTT
06-29-08, 08:13 PM
11/16

The V also has no where near the aerodynamics that the Vette has.

330toSRT8
07-09-08, 09:30 PM
Not the same, but interesting. The SRT-8 is advertised at 14 city / 20 hwy. I regularly get 22 to 23 mpg on the hwy. The city, unfortunately is about right. :histeric:
14/20 for the SRT-8 is the pre-2008 EPA. It's only 13/18 for 2008 from what I recall.

330toSRT8
07-09-08, 09:33 PM
Anyone seriously considering this car shouldn't care.
I don't care about the price of gas, but I do care about how often I have to fill up. If it's gonna get 10 MPG then I'll be filling up every couple days whereas 20 MPG can get me through the work week. And it would be pretty annoying filling up every 200 miles on long trips.

Mystical_Ice
07-14-08, 09:50 AM
Anyone seriously considering this car shouldn't care.

We don't need snobs here. I expect this kind of attitude out of Rolls Royce or Bentley owners.

Not everyone that's buying a GenII CTS-V has a $500k/year salary, I know I don't, and so yes, for a daily driver, MPG is definately a valid, legitimate concern.

Take that shit to the Ferrari forums...

GNSCOTT
07-14-08, 08:24 PM
Mystical_Ice you are exactly right. It will be premium only, fuel costs are rising, and not to mention the lower mpg is, the more GG tax you will pay up front.

Dr Chill
07-14-08, 09:02 PM
If gas mileage is an issue to you, then you shouldn't seriously consider this car. Is that better? I hope rewording it this way will make my sentiment less offensive to you. How could a 4200 lb sedan with 556 hp not get shitty gas mileage?

We all hate filling up too often due to poor mileage, and we all like keeping the money in our pocket rather than shelling it out to a gas company. But I want this car and don't care how bad fuel mileage it gets because I will buy it even if it gets 5 miles to the gallon. I know many of you feel the same way. I only drive 8000 miles a year. I don't think there will be too many buyers that put 20,000 miles a year on a car like this. Anyone putting up numbers like that need a CTS-V as a second car.



If someone really wants this car and can afford the $70,000 which is what it will cost after taxes, or the $1000 per month on a lease, then the gas mileage really won't make enough difference to cause a buyer to buy a car with better mileage.


My original statement should have been-Anyone seriously considering this car shouldn't care, because they know the gas mileage will be pretty poor.

StealthV
07-14-08, 11:34 PM
Gasoline is still relatively cheap and I don't care about MPG. Let Priu$ drivers worry about that.

Quiz Time:

1. How many "standard size" bottles of water does it take to make a gallon?
2. Is bottled water less or more expensive per gallon than gasoline?
3. Which one comes out of a municipal water supply?*
4. How many V owners will scare themselves shitless the first time they turn off traction control and try to "impress" some friends?

*And people think oil companies are making all the money.

concorso
07-16-08, 09:18 PM
IIRC, Oil company profits were at about 10% last year. That is really low compared to some other big companies that we all buy from.

I don't understand how mileage can be of any concern with this car... I mean, what would you consider 'good' mileage? The ZR1 is predicted to get 14/20? Even if the V managed this, thats still crappy mileage!

StealthV
07-16-08, 09:54 PM
Seems not many complain about buying over priced tap water in a plastic bottle yet are concerned about V fuel bills.

America is broken. Don't worry, one is promising "change."

Start handing it over in '09.

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marshall_law
07-17-08, 07:13 PM
MPG doesn't bother me so much as Miles Per Tank (MPT?)... Obviously all things being equal, I'd rather have more fuel effeciency and cheaper gas, but the most annoying thing to me is having to stop at a gas station every ~200 miles. Let's hope they put a bigger tank than the standard ~16 gallon in the CTS (maybe ~20) so we can get a 300+ mile range out of this bad boy.:thumbsup:

330toSRT8
07-17-08, 07:23 PM
MPG doesn't bother me so much as Miles Per Tank (MPT?)... Obviously all things being equal, I'd rather have more fuel effeciency and cheaper gas, but the most annoying thing to me is having to stop at a gas station every ~200 miles. Let's hope they put a bigger tank than the standard ~16 gallon in the CTS (maybe ~20) so we can get a 300+ mile range out of this bad boy.:thumbsup:
Yeah, that's what I'm saying. I believe the appropriate term is "cruise range," at least that's what the mags use.