Model Year 2018 and Newer Motor Trend says Great MPG especially for the Manual Transmission

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    Motor Trend says Great MPG especially for the Manual Transmission

    SUBARU CROSSTREK MANUAL TRANSMISSION

    It may not be the most powerful crossover around, but the Crosstrek is a practical choice thanks to its spacious interior and solid off-road capability. Add to that impressive fuel economy. When paired with a manual transmission, the Crosstrek achieves a Real MPG score of 25.9/38.9/30.5 mpg, significantly higher than its EPA rating of 23/29/25 mpg. The CVT automatic-equipped Crosstrek is still efficient but doesn't quite live up to its high EPA estimate. Its Real MPG score is 24.5/35.1/28.3 mpg, compared to its EPA rating of 27/33/29 mpg.
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    I can verify that. Around town I come in a bit worse than the published figures, but most of my drives are highway miles and according to Fuely I can exceed the EPA figures easily.

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    This pisses me off to no end, considering that I bought the CVT in large part due to the higher mileage. Sigh.

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    I know I usually drive very conservatively in my manual, as of this morning Fuelly say's I'm averaging 7.5L/100 km (31.3 mpg).
    The exaggerometer says 6.8 (34.5 mpg).
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    Quote Originally Posted by xvsix View Post
    This pisses me off to no end, considering that I bought the CVT in large part due to the higher mileage. Sigh.


    That was a piece of my decision making process as well. That and sore knees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FLCrosstrekker View Post
    The CVT automatic-equipped Crosstrek is still efficient but doesn't quite live up to its high EPA estimate. Its Real MPG score is 24.5/35.1/28.3 mpg, compared to its EPA rating of 27/33/29 mpg.
    Consumer Reports got 20/39/29 mpg with the CVT Crosstrek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SubaruBill View Post
    Consumer Reports got 20/39/29 mpg with the CVT Crosstrek.
    That's about what we get...
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    I'm suspecting CR was using the Exaggerometer.

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    I highly doubt they would do that. I believe they have specific methods they use for testing, and using the display to get MPG isn’t any way to get real data. Doing that would have burned them long before this. I could certainly be wrong.

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    You are not wrong. From Consumer Reports' website:

    Fuel Economy
    We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government’s often quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers’ claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits. One is on a public highway at a steady 65 mph. That course is run in both directions to counteract any terrain and wind effects. A second is a simulated urban/suburban-driving test done at our track. It consists of predetermined acceleration and deceleration rates, as well as idle time. Consumer Reports’ overall fuel-economy numbers are derived from those fuel-consumption tests.
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