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post #1 of 207 Old 11-11-2006, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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How is your Compass doing for fuel economy ?

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How is your Compass doing for fuel economy :
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Hello from Saskatoon. Check out this thread:
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I'm averaging 22mpg city and 27/28 highway. That's imperial MPG folks. I figure my highway mileage is lower than rated because I almost always have two adults and kids and drive about 115 km/h. One of these times I'm going to drive 100 km/h and see how the mileage is affected :P
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I have been averaging 22mph in the city. Haven't really been out on the highways to take notice.

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I've been told that all mileage is based on 80Km/h........

A friend of mine is a Honda mechanic and he told me that all mileage numbers are based on 80 km/h.....Can this be true? Anyone else head of this?
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Yup

This was true in the past and posted on the guide from Energuide. The current test goes no where near 110 kph which is the speed limit round these parts. The average speed is 77 kph with a top speed of 97 kph (seriously who goes 97!!!?!?!? :twisted: ). Which is probably why my dad's v6 gets better mileage at higher speeds then my 4 banger.

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I'd love to see a test run at 20 minutes to an hour at 110 kph and see those results.

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half-decent fuel economy for the temp ..

When I drove off the lot I was just driving for fun ... and probably averaged 12.5L/100km. Initially I was pretty disappointed in the fuel consumption .... now I'm feeling better ... its all in how you drive, and especially how long you idle.

I try not to idle for more than a minute, and warm it up by driving really slowly until the temp gauge moves ..

People started telling me about a break-in period ... anywhere from your first oil change to 100,000 km ... still not sure how true that is ..

I'm at about 7000 km and I can't say there's been much change ... I'm still driving around at -20 to -30 though, and the cold is a pretty big variable. Over Christmas our temp went up to -5, and I actually noticed a huge improvement .... I actually saw 7.2 L/100km (love the on-board readout!)

Usually on the highway I average around 10 L/100km ... I'm not lead-footing it, (I probably average 90-100 km/hr) and I use a lot of cruise control .. In the city I get more like 13L/100km .. again, its cold though ..

The Compass' fuel usage computer is an average from your last reset, as opposed to moment-by-moment like it is on my friend's Echo ... so comparing someone's best ever moment to your average is going to seem lame .. idling, whether its warming it up, or sitting at the intersection, is the real fuel killer ..

The best test I've really done is to fill up in Yellowknife, drive the 100km to my house, then the next day drive back to YK and see how many litres I need to fill it up again. Driving carefully (lots of cruise and averaging 90km/hr) I can do 200km of gnarly winter highway for less than $20 (at barely over $1/L)

This weekend I'm heading from Yellowknife to Vancouver BC ... I can't wait to see what some nice Alberta highway will do, and warmer temperatures as I head south ... I'll be sure to post the results ...

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With 2,100 miles we are getting 25.4 mpg. We use the 4x4 every day for a total of 1 mile, on a rough rocky dirt road to and from our home. The paved roads are hilly. The mpg keeps inching up from the first tank we got just a hair above 22 mpg. We have the Wrangler all terrian tires, and they do make some noise on the road, but so far we think they will stay on the Compass, as we most generally dump the OE tires ASAP. We keep 39 lbs of air in them, maybe that helps?


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at 557 miles I'm averaging 22mpg US going 60mph City/Highway mix driving...

I'm disappointed because I was hoping for at least 25 for a city/highway mix...

Nothing beats my 15 year old Honda CRX 32mpg city/highway mix and a good 36-38 on full highway...

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Not so good, so far...

I've had my Compass Limited 4x2 CVT since May 4. We've put almost 1800 miles on it. I'm getting 19 MPG. Not too happy about that, but I'm staying positive and hoping that it will increase---hopefully, soon :cry:
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2379 miles here, and 27.3 mixed driving (I do outside sales now, and will be driving a good bit more, so I will have to keep track). My mileage on the car is so low because I don't drive it everyday, but swap out with my other Jeep, but no complaints here at all about fuel mileage.





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almost 10 months and 5k later.. I'm still stuck around 20 mpg
I really expected better /cry

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post #13 of 207 Old 06-14-2007, 10:20 PM
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Almost 5,600 miles and 25.1 mpg and very mixed driving. Have noticed the 10% etheonal causes mpg to go down to 21.6 mpg. So this has taught us to stay with 100% gasoline. Keep in mind we have the "4x4" which is really a AWD, so the drive shaft to the rear wheelos is mobing all the time.

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Mixed driving.

15,000 kilometers

12 liters per 100km (a little less than 20 mpg).

I'm not doing more than 420 kilometers on one full tank.

The best I've had so far was 470 kilometers on 1 full tank, highway only at 110 kilometers per hour on the cruise control. Highway only... So that is around what... 10.8 liters per 100 km (about 21.6 mpg)

Not very good.

There's only one thing that I'm very disappointed about my Compass and that's the mileage.

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I don't know much about canadain gasoline, but what octain is it, I am thinking it should be reted as in the US? My tire pressure is at 38 lbs and perhaps that might be something to check. My best mpg is at 60-65 mpg and in hills and dips it is better at 55 mph. 60 mph = 100kph, at least I think that's right. Hows the air filter? I hope I gave some information worth considering.

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I don't know much about canadain gasoline, but what octain is it, I am thinking it should be reted as in the US? My tire pressure is at 38 lbs and perhaps that might be something to check. My best mpg is at 60-65 mpg and in hills and dips it is better at 55 mph. 60 mph = 100kph, at least I think that's right. Hows the air filter? I hope I gave some information worth considering.
Canadian Gas is available in the following Octane's:

87
89
91
94

100 Km/H = 62 MPH.

http://www.onlineconversion.com/

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Thank you for the information! I think we in the US have limited knowledge about what happend in Canada. I know more about Mexico and South America, sad to say. My wife and intend to do some traveling in Canada when this passport thing gets to where it does not take 14 weeks to get a passport. I somehow think you in Canada know more about the US, is that a fact?


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Now, we're talking. The last time I posted, I was getting a yucky 19 mpg---not a whole heck of a lot better than my HUGE GMC Suburban I traded in for my Compass. Today, I filled up, checked the mileage, and it registered at 23 mpg. I now have 2150 miles on it, so maybe, just maybe it will continue to improve.
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Thank you for the information! I think we in the US have limited knowledge about what happend in Canada. I know more about Mexico and South America, sad to say. My wife and intend to do some traveling in Canada when this passport thing gets to where it does not take 14 weeks to get a passport. I somehow think you in Canada know more about the US, is that a fact?


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Yes we know quite a lot about the USA. We get most of your TV channels (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN...) so we have access to most of your newscasts.
I usually drive to Buffalo a couple of times a year to watch the Bruins play the Sabres since my favourite hockey team is the Bruins. I've also been to Boston and plan on going again.
If you're driving to Canada you don't need a passport. Just a drivers license / government Photo ID. If you're flying then a passport Is necessary.

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4400 miles , 25.1 mpg keeps on going up the more mile i put on it
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I've only got about 1200 km on my Compass now and I've filled up 3 times. My last tank I got about 430km which isn't bad, it's mostly city driving and stuck in a lot of traffic, it would be much better if it was all highway. Its showing on average about 9.4L/100km and I've gone up to about 11L/100km, but I'm taking it easy on the engine so far and not using AC very much... It's not amazing fuel economy, but still pretty good!

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For comparison, in three fill ups at 1115km, the 5-speed with about 40% high way, and also nearly no use of A\C my averages are:
11.1L\100km
10.3L\100km
12.4L\100km
Supposed to get better after first 5000kms, but not bad for nearly 1500kg GVW.

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I'm surprised I'm getting better mileage than you considering mine is automatic and mine is a lot of traffic driving... I think I'm taking it way too easy on the engine ... for now

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My 4th fill up yielded 10.5L/100km,
Still no where near good as yr automatic.
And I'm not using much A/C.
Doesn't make sense, guess I gotta lighten up my foot, just find she likes to pull 4000+rpm on the shift wihout much thought.

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25-26MPG Mixed Driving, Light rural highway mainly for most of the miles (45-60MPH)

I find the gentler I am with the CVT, the better. Plus Cruise helps too.
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Well I just finished my 4th tank and got about 450km with 5 litres left of fuel... I averaged 9L/100km, but this was mostly highway driving this weekend Usually the RPM's are at 2000 which is very impressive... almost 3000 hwy (120km)

Got my first speeding ticket in the Jeep today I didn't even realize I was going 90km!!!!! No more clean record for me. Gotta love those boston acoustics speakers, but too loud and they make you speed!

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We reached a point where we got 15 mpg US. But now we stay pretty much about 22 to 24 mpg
Nayone else have this too? We have 7,800 miles on the Compass. The only thing I would change is that the engine lacks what I would say id get up and go power. Punch it when you start up and the 2.7 sounds like we are really moving, but it's just a lound noise. At passing speeds the engine does what it should. Anyone else agree? :

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Well I just finished my 4th tank and got about 450km with 5 litres left of fuel... I averaged 9L/100km, but this was mostly highway driving this weekend Usually the RPM's are at 2000 which is very impressive... almost 3000 hwy (120km)

Got my first speeding ticket in the Jeep today I didn't even realize I was going 90km!!!!! No more clean record for me. Gotta love those boston acoustics speakers, but too loud and they make you speed!
FIGHT IT! I've had 4 speeding tickets and I've beat every one. I used Pointts.
Don't forget that even if you didn't get any points on your speeding ticket your insurance will still go up.
If you fight it the worst thing that can happen is that you get the same fine that you have now.

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Oh I know, I've had speeding tickets in the past and used this amazing guy, hence the clean record LOL... he charges $200 and he guaranteed this ticket off for me, but the way I saw it was the officer lowered it to a minor, and I believe most insurance companies allow you 1 minor before your insurance raises so I just paid it yesterday :S I was thinking of fighting it, but I chose not to... it's only 1 ticket. I just can't get another one for 3 years :S

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Oh I know, I've had speeding tickets in the past and used this amazing guy, hence the clean record LOL... he charges $200 and he guaranteed this ticket off for me, but the way I saw it was the officer lowered it to a minor, and I believe most insurance companies allow you 1 minor before your insurance raises so I just paid it yesterday :S I was thinking of fighting it, but I chose not to... it's only 1 ticket. I just can't get another one for 3 years :S

Thanks though!
No - 1 ticket still counts against your insurance, it might only count a little depending on your policy. If you get a second ticket you're screwed!You should always fight it no matter what.

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