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dariendrollinger 05-29-2012 04:00 PM

Official Subaru BRZ 34.3 MPG Highway (real life results)
 
You heard me, 34.3 MPG. I took a trip to Yakima, WA this weekend which was a 363 mile trip. Not only did I make it all the way on a single tank of gas, but I averaged 34.3 MPG. I'm thinking that I probably could have got closer to 34.5 MPG but since I passed the 1000 mile break-in just before my trip I had a little fun. My speedometer now reads 1800 miles, I definitely haven't been light on the driving.

The trip was absolute blast! The driving was so fun I wouldn't trade this car for anything. The only downside was the road noise. It got pretty loud in the vehicle, so loud in fact that it was difficult to hear the radio. I will definitely be installing some sound-dampening material in the door panels. But other than that, this car is amazing! If you are still undecided on whether or not you want to buy the car you gotta be out of your damned mind. I can assure anyone this thing will be one of the funnest cars to drive, whether it be in the city or the highway.

Darien

AX_FRS 05-29-2012 04:05 PM

Welcome. Nice to see you can achieve some good MPG numbers in the car.

dsgerbc 05-29-2012 04:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dariendrollinger (Post 229858)
The only downside was the road noise. It got pretty loud in the vehicle, so loud in fact that it was difficult to hear the radio.

Seriously? I have no trouble hearing the radio on hwy. And switch background noise compensation to strong and you won't have to touch the volume button (although it gets upset sometimes by patches of different hwy surface, that alters the noise).

djdnz 05-29-2012 04:07 PM

Automatic or Manual?

was385 05-29-2012 04:21 PM

I may end up just removing the sound tube they use to pump noise into the cabin

Draco-REX 05-29-2012 04:22 PM

I'll try to beat it on my next trip to MA. Usually going east across northern NY is where I see my best mileage. I got 29mpg on my spec.B which is only rated 24mpg highway.

Draco-REX 05-29-2012 04:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by was385 (Post 229899)
I may end up just removing the sound tube they use to pump noise into the cabin

I plan to experiment with that and see if there is enough noise coming from it on the highway for it to matter.

Tbxgz 05-29-2012 04:34 PM

Which transmission did you achieve those numbers on? If its an auto, thats exactly what the epa numbers suggested it would do.

dariendrollinger 05-29-2012 04:36 PM

It is an auto, just thought I would let everyone know.

mechaghost 05-29-2012 04:49 PM

were you going 80 to yakima? I havent gone past 73 mph, and I am not bothered by the road noise. Maybe when you go to higher speeds it starts to sound bad

GrimmSpeed 05-29-2012 04:52 PM

That is awesome to hear that you weren't *****footing it either. Will be a nice change to finally get some good gas mileage on my DD!

Justin

bloomy116 05-29-2012 04:53 PM

hmm. I doubt those of us that have ordered MT will be so lucky....

eikond 05-29-2012 04:54 PM

You'll probably see another 1 or 2 mpg improvement after you have 5k to 10k miles on the car. That's very very good gas milage.

I wish 6th gear on the MT trans was geared for better gas milage.

blu_ 05-29-2012 04:54 PM

Car is fairly quiet road noise wise IMO. I got it up to 90ish on a long vacant off ramp yesterday on the way back from the coast.

I don't mind the intake noise either.

I'm supposedly averaging 25mpg on my first tank and that's with getting under 10mpg for the first 20 miles. 75% highway, but with a lot of enthusiastic driving.

edit: this is on a manual.


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