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Updated MPG pics

Went ahead and uploaded todays quick pics of my average MPG on my route today getting about 78 mpg average over 50 miles on a stretch of highway here in idaho with no stops at 57mph the highway is straight and flat. Today was 82 degrees with no wind at all and my tires were at 41 psi. eat your heart out prius lovers


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This was my mpg at the end of my route


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I definetly realize im approaching my maximum potential for fuel efficency. I just remember seeing higher mpg's when the temp was in the 80's. Also yes the 91 ocatane fuel that Id like to test out is E0 100% pure gas. I read somewhere a gm guy saying at 90-100 degree temps the cruze did preform better with 91 fuel. My daily route is 375 miles total and im averaging about 52 mpg a day which is just about my max I think. If you check my fuelly youll notice that on days when the temps are cold and windy with rain im getting high 40's and on days its sunny and warm with temps in the 80's im getting low 50's. Just thought id upload that pic to encourage everyone to do what they can to drive efficiently cause this car has a huge potential for fuel economy. I would like to add one tip on how i achieve such high mpg's and that is keep your cars clean both inside and out everyone knows they run better when they are clean.
 

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Pure gas has the same octane content as 10% ethanol gas, so it's technically not a higher octane.

Very curious to see what you calculate at the pump. The DIC is typically 5-10% too optimistic.
I use no ethanol 87 thinkin about tryin no ethanol 91 this week. Should I use up the entire tank of 87 before I switch or does it matter if I mix the octanes for the 1st tank. Also im glad you asked about the DIC cause in my opinion its very accurate what throws off the DIC is the pump and tank. I guarantee you if there was a safe wayto fill up the tank until just a little gas came out of the filler neck and then you drive 250 miles or whatever and saw that your DIC said it used 5 gallons or whatever and you averaged 50mpg I guarantee you that you would put in exactly 5 gallons until just a little gas came out of the filler neck. If you ask me that DIC is right on.
 

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You will certainly get better FE in higher temperatures. This is partially a result of the thinner air that will allow the car to experience less drag. You're lucky you can find E0 100% pure gas out there. The closest pure gas station I can find is over 300 miles away, lol.

As temperatures go up, higher octane will be necessary. Do you have an Android phone with Torque and a Bluetooth OBD2 adapter?

I dont have a smartphone but I will be getting one and those two apps this summer.
 

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I see your fuelly also went up 1mpg! Well done! You've officially beat the Prius in its own game.
Yes I updated it just now. Today the DIC was displaying 57.7 my pump clicked off at 6.7 which came out to 54.9 actual. That put my fuelly average over the past month just at 50mpg.
Im doin what a prius is doing with 2 engines 1 of which is eletric !! **** cheaters. Its to bad GM wouldnt put this cruze eco engine and transmission into a smart car. The thing would get like 80mpg since smart cars weight nothing but GM wouldnt do this claiming americans want big safe cars meanwhile they are in bed with oil companys.

I am not tryin to brag by any means im simply saying hey look at these insane numbers this car is puting up in ideal conditions. The cruze has gone above and beyond all my expectations and in fact when i take it into the dealership and tell the employees what this car is doing for me they are just blown away.
 

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The company I drive for doesnt allow me to discuss much about my route for security purposes. That particular stretch is here in south central Idaho and its probably one of the longest straightest flattest highways in the state and i believe that afternoon i had some solid wind pushing from behind. Anyways Ive been driving on average 375 miles 5 days a week and averaging around 52 to 53 mpg on a daily basis for the past couple weeks now on my daily route which is described a little bit more in detail in this thread. http://www.cruzetalk.com/forum/27-fuel-economy/5762-i-average-49mpg-everyday.html
 

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Speaking of the prius i just read in the news the other week about a women sueing and winning a lawsuit against toyota because her prius wasnt getting like 50mpg or something like that i really dont have alot of information about that news article but im sure its on the net somewhere if you were intersted to read it.
 
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