Amazed on how much this car saves gas
Hello everyone, as some of you all know I just bought a new 2017 Mirage Sapphire Blue ES in a 5 speed manual about a week ago. Well this past weekend I decided to test her out and see how long I can drive till I hit empty. I am from San Diego, CA, i decided to go to Hanford, CA to visit my friend. Hanford is about 331miles from my house to my friends house according to google maps. The First one is leaving my house from SD, I left kinda late around 2pm. Got the kids (2boys) and packed the luggage and of we went. One thing i noticed is I forgot to get gas LOL. So about 45 miles away from my house I went to get gas, so you can minus 45 miles on 331 which is 286 miles. But again I left late so I caught traffic heading there, traffic was in LA. I used my A/C all the time. GPS started rerouting me to avoid traffic so on my first picture 296 it only added 10 miles, but remember this was traffic. On the GPS it said 4hrs and 45 minutes, THATS WITH NO TRAFFIC. It took my from 2pm to 9pm to arrive at my friends house. 7 hours driving, thats LA traffic for you. During that 7 hours we did stop to take a bathroom break only twice. I was averaging 41.7, the worst one was between 38-39mpg at the grapevine. This place I think its 4100 ft from sea level, so the uphill was slow and painful lol. I had to turn off the A/C just to make sure lol.
Second part was going home, so I decided to leave early sunday to make sure we do not hit traffic. I was amazed on how far it reached, the fuel gage starting blinking about 10miles away from my house. I know I could have got to my house without filling up but my boys wanted to watch a movie, so I stopped and got gas to make sure we reach the movie theater. I am so amazed on how much mpg and also how far i can drive with just one tank. My avg is 44.2 on the picture but I got it to 44.3 for almost 2 hours.
View my fuel log 2017 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 38.0 mpg (US) ... 16.1 km/L ... 6.2 L/100 km ... 45.6 mpg (Imp)