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How to Drive a CMAX Hybrid/FFH to get Great Gas Mileage

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#101 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 11:06 AM

Just filled up and got 51.7mpg with 90% HWY, some cold and rainy conditions, curious to hear what others are getting with their Grill Covers on this Winter.  YouTube views are up to 6200 now. smile.png

 

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#102 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 09:39 PM

With temps in the 65 - 80*F range we are in the best MPG range for the CMAX Hybrid and FFH now.  Here is my last trip to N. Atlanta and my tank fill up.

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Trip going up temps 78*F, little tailwind and speeds 75 - 65mph.

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Trip going back temp 73*F, little head winds and speeds 70 - 60 mph less drafting.

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Actual MPG for tank 56.6 mpg and almost 800 miles. :)  

 

YouTube video views upto 6500 now. :)

 

I use Fuelly.com to keep track of my fillups and gas mileage.  I use GasBuddy.com  to find the best gas prices which you can save 10 - 20%. :)

 

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#103 OFFLINE   kyledamron

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 03:57 PM

How fast do you drive on the highway? I get a little impatient and only averaged like 37/38 MPG on a recent six hour trip. It was raining, and I was using E15. But I was still kind of disappointed.



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Posted 06 April 2018 - 08:52 PM

How fast do you drive on the highway? I get a little impatient and only averaged like 37/38 MPG on a recent six hour trip. It was raining, and I was using E15. But I was still kind of disappointed.

I usually stay to the right, but keep up with traffic, because I try to draft semi's when I can. If traffic is heavy just go with the flow of traffic, staying behind bigger vehicles is better, but don't get to close, you never know when someone is going to slam on their brakes. :)  Remember I do all the things that are in my videos.  I drive 5k miles on a trip across country and average 49 - 51 mpg using Premium 93 octane and usually get close to 700 mi. on a tank.  BTW it usally takes 13 -13.5 gal to fillup my tank. :) I know my car pretty good with 308 fillups.

 

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 06:15 PM

Posted Today, 05:51 PM

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And it went up again  :) , I think I will hit 50 mpg by the end of Summer.  And 193k miles too. YouTube views upto almost 7k. :)

 

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 04:28 PM

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Made trip to Cleveland, OH and had a tall wind  on I-75/I-71 and got 60.4 miles/ 551.7 miles on Smart Gauge. You Tube views upto 7211.  :)

This is FUN! :yahoo:

 

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 09:24 PM

Had real bad traffic the other day going to a customer site and did pretty good.
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#108 OFFLINE   kyledamron

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 07:28 AM

Ptjones is up in my neck of the woods! What are you doing up here?



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Posted 06 May 2018 - 10:48 AM

Went to see Ceramic Expo at Cleveland International Exposition Center on Wednesday and it was Hotter there (84*F) than it was in Atlanta (80*F). :drop:  Quick trip, up one day and back the next, 12.5 hrs. each way, 2 tanks 26 gal., 1425.6 mi./ 54.8 mpg average. :)Attached File  Cleveland trip (2).JPG   69.5KB   0 downloads

 

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:52 PM

post-143-0-13818700-1526486071_thumb.jpg Well we went up again.  :yahoo:  Only .2 mpg to 50 mpg average. You Tube video views upto almost 7k now. :)

 

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:58 PM

Got my average up to 47.2. I’ve done a few trips for work that are 40 miles each way and keep getting over 50.
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:40 AM

The video was definitely helpful, as was spending time learning about the different screens and MyView.

 

This is out first week of ownership of a 2018 C-Max SE dealer courtesy car with 2500 miles that was not driven efficiently. 

 

Tracking our own mileage my wife and I are averaging 50.7mpg AND 60% in EV mode in about 200 miles of commuting.

 

We are amazed by the mileage, as well as how quiet and solid the ride is.


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Posted 15 June 2018 - 09:55 AM

You Tube views are up to 8232 now. My Life Time Score just went up to 49.9mpg and my Fuelly for the last 10 fillups with a trip to NY and Austin, TX is 55 mpg. This shows what kind of gas mileage you can get if you use the info from My 3 You Tube videos plus the warmer temps. :)post-1049-0-81617100-1529075608_thumb.jp

 

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 02:00 PM

My wife is really enjoying her 45-mile round trip commute and has settled on a different route that's more efficient. Two days into her third tank of fuel she has seen a 55mpg and 57mpg days (as displayed).

 

Our mechanic who hyper-miles a lightened VW Golf diesel (running four space-saver spares at high air pressure) is taking notice.


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Posted 15 June 2018 - 02:15 PM

My wife is really enjoying her 45-mile round trip commute and has settled on a different route that's more efficient. Two days into her third tank of fuel she has seen a 55mpg and 57mpg days (as displayed).

 

Our mechanic who hyper-miles a lightened VW Golf diesel (running four space-saver spares at high air pressure) is taking notice.

 

That's great driving.  However, I am wondering if the 2018's have some improvements built in.


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Posted 17 July 2018 - 11:04 AM

That's great driving.  However, I am wondering if the 2018's have some improvements built in.

Don't Know :headscratch:  

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Went to Maine and back and my Life Time Score went up to 50 mpg. :)

 

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 12:18 PM

You Tube views are up to 9,300 now.  :)  Hope it's helping to improve members driving technique for better MPG's.

 

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 06:13 PM

Wow. I only averaged 35-37 on my trip to and from South Carolina this past week. I was going 80 miles an hour which probably played a big part of it. Sitting in traffic for two hours on I-77 waiting for people to merge properly was NOT fun at all.


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Posted 30 July 2018 - 08:14 PM

Wow. I only averaged 35-37 on my trip to and from South Carolina this past week. I was going 80 miles an hour which probably played a big part of it. Sitting in traffic for two hours on I-77 waiting for people to merge properly was NOT fun at all.

I usually manage 38MPG when doing about 80MPH.  If i do more like 65 MPH i can keep about 48-50 MPG.


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Posted 31 July 2018 - 07:33 AM

I assume that's what I'd get as well. But with 640 miles to drive, I wasn't going to do 65. Especially riding with people who needed to stop every hour or so. Plus the backup in Wytheville. Ugh. 

I've done enough long drives now that I'm just tired of it and just want to get to my destination. Screw the MPGs! Unless I'm going somewhere close by. Then I'm all about them <3








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