Fuel consumption

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Re: Fuel consumption

Postby AlanHo » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:43 pm

John Music wrote:I'm getting 62mpg!!! Car computer very accurate so I won't bother with logging my expenditure in future.

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May I ask how you have proved that the car computer is very accurate.

I have had 5 new cars in the last 9 years - and not one of them were. My present Venga's trip recorder is 6.5% optimistic.

I always brim each tank - and I mean brim until the point of over-flowing to calculate the mpg from the distance travelled and the exact amount of fuel added.

I have also checked the accuracy of the odometer against the Kilometre boards over the length of the M5 motorway and found it reads 2.5% under. By that I mean when the odometer shows the car has travelled 100 miles - it has actually done 102.5 miles. I have a spreadsheet that automatically calculates the economy of each tank. I simply input the odometer reading and the amount of fuel added and it computes the exact mpg for that tank and the mpg since I bought the car.

I will be doing the same when I get my Niro

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Re: Fuel consumption

Postby gimball » Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:50 pm

Thanks all for the great info - I only had a 30 minute test drive so it's good to see how the car fares in real world conditions.
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Re: Fuel consumption

Postby Daithi » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:46 pm

In Ireland and got my Niro a week ago. Have done around 400k now and disappointed to be only averaging around 17km/l driving fairly conservatively on a mix of dual carriageway/ motorway and smaller roads in and out of traffic. I was getting this in my automatic diesel 1.6 Qashqai. Love the car and the spec we get here so hoping the consumption improves as engine breaks in and weather improves. Was hoping to get 23-25km/l. One journey came in at 20.2km/l. I'm on 16" wheels.
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Re: Fuel consumption

Postby gimball » Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:12 pm

Just did 500Km drive in my new Niro on the highway, the consumption was 6.5 l/100km.
This was using cruise control and trying to drive carefully with the pip never going into the 'Power' side. The car speed was 120-130 km/h most of the time, 5 degrees celsius, dry road and 18" winter tires.
On the other hand, in the city it gets about 4.5 l/100km.

Fuel efficiency for long drives so far is not stellar, but it is a super comfortable drive - with active LKAS and ACC turned on the car is practically driving itself.

If anyone can recommend some voodoo how to get better numbers on highways, I'm all ears.
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Re: Fuel consumption

Postby MiguelG » Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:51 pm

Wow... 6.5. definitely, you can improve a lot that figure, dude. Maybe you are getting too close to slower vehicles so your Niro CC speeds down and up. Use the button or be more anticipated.

A colleague in a Spanish forum said he got ,5 liter less by engaging sport when speed goes to 130 kph, to keep 6th always.
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