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Old 01-24-2013, 08:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Haven't seen the OP in this thread since last August but anyway...

I just looked up the '06 Forenza on the EPA's fuel economy site. Stone Axe reported getting 20-22 mpg in city driving.

EPA estimates are 19 City, 22 combined, and 27 Highway mpg. So even with A/C and frequent idling, he was doing better than EPA back in August. Of course that doesn't increase his actual mpg. He was hoping for better.

Wagons will nearly always have a reduced mpg vs sedans/coupes due to the poorer aerodynamics of the boxy wagon shape. The '06 sedan version was rated 28 mpg highway with the other ratings being the same.
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