Originally Posted by ChevyNovaLN
Was this going downhill with a tail wind? There are efficient true 4-cylinder cars that barely get 35mpg. Your EVIC probably needs calibrated lol.
Now, the 17mpg I can believe!
LOL! No, it's not a constant 35mpg, it just hits 35mpg for short durations during the drive, and I was wrong about the speed. I just got back from running errands and on the highway at 70mph I get a constant 24 to 26mpg. Going downhill the EVIC maxes out at 44.9 mpg.
I don't use the EVIC for my actual mpg calulations, I fill up and divide the miles driven by the gallons used. The EVIC is on the high side by 2 to 3 mpg. So, 17 to 20mpg is real world, not EVIC numbers. I've seen as high as 24mpg average on the EVIC. Obviously, the higher end is mostly highway driving, as my drive to work is almost 50 miles each way.