This is in the same range I'm getting as well, very disappointing. I have over 3000 miles now. Very misleading on GMs part.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...!
Correct I have AWD.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...
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. :lildevil: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.
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 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 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.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.
Thanks, gfxbt. My concern is that maybe I'm not managing the trans appropriately to get the stated fuel economy. I'm thinking it's around 1,500 or 1,400 rpm that best fuel economy is achieved, but would love your feedback. I agree, I think I can maintain 6th gear w/o lugging around 40 mph and maybe 1,400 rpm.nmauzy: thanks for the input re: engine speed at 70 with auto
unclemoose: as for cruising in a gear, i'm not sure - i typically go by feel and don't look at the tach. i think around 25 i'll be in fourth, 35 or so in 5th, and above 40 6th. you could definitely be at in a higher gear at each speed - it seems to have to go really slow for a specific gear to be lugging in my opinion. next time i am out driving i'll take a look.