I'd like to make a minor correction here: My 2017 ES CVT easily pulls away from other cars at stoplights, but you need to either mash the pedal to 80%+ throttle, or put it in "Ds" (sport?) and give about 50% throttle. The trade-off is it revs to 4-5k rpm, so your gas mileage will take a considerable hit if you do it at every stop, and you have to put it back in "D" or you'll be cruising around at 4k RPM all the time (the car also slows down much faster with your foot off the pedal in "Ds"). I usually only do it when I'm front of the line with someone behind me.
Originally Posted by 905mirage
That said, I make around 42mpg (indicated) on my ~18 mile trip to work, 60/40 hwy/city. Probably closer to 46mpg on the interstate going 70-75mph for at least half that trip. Take the back roads at night, and still get around 42, but the speed limit is 55 and lights are farther apart than say Houston.
View my fuel log 2017 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 39.6 mpg (US) ... 16.8 km/L ... 5.9 L/100 km ... 47.6 mpg (Imp)