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Hi everyone,
How is your Compass doing for fuel economy :?:
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rod in Edmonton.
'going for another Compass drive today'.
 

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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.

More Info:
http://www.tc.gc.ca/programs/environmen ... g/menu.htm

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... :wink:
 

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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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MPG

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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farout said:
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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Woo-Hoo!

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. :D
 

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farout said:
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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