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Old 03-26-2021, 07:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New Buick Encore GX

Bought a new 2021 Buick Encore for my wife today. It's FWD with the base 1.2 liter 137 hp engine and CVT.

I first drove it around town for 8.5 miles. Two stops, too many red lights, temperature 35 degrees, and the salesman had switched off the automatic engine stop. The display showed 34 MPG. I estimate about 36 MPG if the auto stop had been enabled.

Then drove it home at 57-58 MPH (55 speed limit) against a light headwind. Total distance today 72.0 miles, total MPG 39.1.

It will be a while before I get to drive it again, but I did notice that this vehicle really responds to DWL. An acceleration burst to 5000 RPM dropped the trip MPG in only a couple of seconds. The RPM was generally 2000 to 2400 at 57-58 MPH depending on grade and local wind.

The vacuum gauge plus wheel covers helped increase summer 2015 mileage to 38.5 MPG, while summer 2016 mileage was 38.6 MPG without the wheel covers. Drove 33,021 miles 2016-2018 at 35.00 MPG.
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