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Old 06-26-2019, 02:53 PM   #113 (permalink)
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2012 2nd gen Scion Xb, 5-speed manual

My brother just bought this car:

The car's EPA ratings are:
  • city: 10.7 L/100 km = 22 mpg
  • highway: 8.7 L/100 km = 27 mpg
(Interestingly, the manual and automatic Xb have identical city/hwy ratings.)

Updating this thread for posterity: I took it out on the city coaching loop in pretty ideal conditions (warm weather, warmed-up drivetrain, light traffic).

Results: 6.4 L/100 km = 37 mpg US reported on the factory gauge.

Again, no especially fancy driving techniques: just avoiding rushing into avoidable stops/slowdowns, upshifting to top gear as soon as practical, neutral coasting and DFCO where appropriate. I shut the engine off at 2 long stop lights.

When we took his 2005 Nissan X-trail through this same loop in 2014, I squeezed 31 mpg from it with similar (normal) ecodriving techniques. (34 MPG when repeated with some engine-off coasting.)
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