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Old 06-02-2014, 10:39 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
The only time a higher-rated automatic may make more sense is on the highway if the gearing is so much taller and you do the majority of your driving on the freeway.
Even then, it would have to be a particular highway with high average speeds and almost no opportunity for hypermiling. There's lots of elevation change in New England, even in the southern end.

If you've got an SG UG, check what your actual average speed is: it's probably a lot lower than you think. "I spend all my time on the highway cruising at 70" probably looks a lot different when you get real numbers to look at.

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Transmission type Efficiency
Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

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