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What fuel economy are u getting? Style of driving and Fuel Octane used?

My first tank resulted in about 34 Mpg On Unknown fuel octane/brand with mountain roads and about 200 miles of freeway driving...

Ill be keeping close tabs on the fuel economy as My wife has a steady Jog to work and back that will stack up quite a few miles in no time at all/try to narrow down if Octane matters and what brand it likes
 

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I started taking note of fuel economy this weekend. I filled up and drove a mix of highway and slow traffic for a few hours. After half a tank I went 250 miles. After about an hour on the highway I reset the mpg readout and it went up to 43-44 mpg. I did not touch it for the next day or so and it reads 32.8 mpg. I now have over 500 miles on the car and am very happy with the mileage. That is the main reason we got her.
 

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I'm glad this thread is here, as this is the main reason I bought my Dart. I averaged about 27mpg on my first commute to work this am. I haven't had a chance to get a good stretch on the highway yet, but I'm expecting to see 35+ mpg. As far as octane is 87 regular ok? Do these 1.4l turbos really need premium?
 

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I'm glad this thread is here, as this is the main reason I bought my Dart. I averaged about 27mpg on my first commute to work this am. I haven't had a chance to get a good stretch on the highway yet, but I'm expecting to see 35+ mpg. As far as octane is 87 regular ok? Do these 1.4l turbos really need premium?
yes. you will get knock when the boost comes on with reg fuel
 

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Our 2.0 is averaging about 25-27 in town and 34 on the highway.
My Challenger only averages about 16-18 city and 27 highway.
 

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Currently I'm getting around 32mpg City and 35-37 highway. But, I'm a very careful driver. Very rarely do I shift past 3500rpm, unless I'm bored. Then I like to play a bit... but even still. I have yet to see less than 27 avg.

Oh, and I use 91. Only. No other option.
 

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My first tank I averaged 29.85 mpg in a mix of 60/40 city/hwy driving to and from work. The EVIC read 31.9 mpg avg at the time I filled up, so the computer is a little generous in calculating fuel economy, which has always been my experience with Chrysler vehicles. I have decided to use premium instead of regular even though the manual says 87 is ok...it's only an extra $2 or so per tank.
 
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