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Just back from a two week interstate trip in our CX3 (petrol, auto, awd). Good fuel figures with two adults on board and our luggage. Overall did 2822 kms and got 7.075 l/100 kms. The figures for each fill were interesting. When we left we had 1004 kms on the clock, returned reading 3826 kms.
1st Fill: 7.19 l/100kms - freeway
2nd Fill: 7.21 - freeway and suburban Melbourne
3rd Fill: 8.26 - stop/start in Ballarat and Bendigo (cold weather), some highway
4th Fill: 7.14 - open highway
5th Fill: 6.63 - dirt roads to, around, from Mungo National Park, sitting on 40 to 80 km/h
6th Fill: 6.82 - open highway
7th Fill: 6.44 - freeway
The improvement for fills 6 and 7 is interesting compared to fills 1 and 2. No difference in cruising speed, type of highway or freeway or driver. Could well be the engine freeing up.
Generally, the CX3 is a delight to drive long distances. Very comfortable (for two people - it is a small car) and heaps of power for overtaking. It handled the Australian outback quite well, being light it tended to dance over the corrugations rather than fall into them. No damage to the road tyres, although I did take an air compressor and tyre repair kit just in case!
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Just back from a two week interstate trip in our CX3 (petrol, auto, awd). Good fuel figures with two adults on board and our luggage. Overall did 2822 kms and got 7.075 l/100 kms. The figures for each fill were interesting. When we left we had 1004 kms on the clock, returned reading 3826 kms.
1st Fill: 7.19 l/100kms - freeway
2nd Fill: 7.21 - freeway and suburban Melbourne
3rd Fill: 8.26 - stop/start in Ballarat and Bendigo (cold weather), some highway
4th Fill: 7.14 - open highway
5th Fill: 6.63 - dirt roads to, around, from Mungo National Park, sitting on 40 to 80 km/h
6th Fill: 6.82 - open highway
7th Fill: 6.44 - freeway
The improvement for fills 6 and 7 is interesting compared to fills 1 and 2. No difference in cruising speed, type of highway or freeway or driver. Could well be the engine freeing up.
Generally, the CX3 is a delight to drive long distances. Very comfortable (for two people - it is a small car) and heaps of power for overtaking. It handled the Australian outback quite well, being light it tended to dance over the corrugations rather than fall into them. No damage to the road tyres, although I did take an air compressor and tyre repair kit just in case!
Hope this helps.
Thanks much for the report Pete.
Lots of good detail.

For us mpg folks that 7.07/100 overall avg is equal to 33 mpg, and that best freeway number of 6.44/100 is 36mpg.
Impressive,especially considering the awd capability.
 

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Nice mpg numbers coming from the real world. Not the best in the segment or anything, but it is great in terms of fuel economy nonetheless. A bit of variance there. Is it really dependant on how you drive, or are you not so sure what the exact reason is?
 

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Nice mpg numbers coming from the real world. Not the best in the segment or anything, but it is great in terms of fuel economy nonetheless. A bit of variance there. Is it really dependant on how you drive, or are you not so sure what the exact reason is?
Actually I think it is best in segment. What's Better? Only thing close is HRV, 27/32 with AWD

As he said mileage is improving with miles accumulated , and dependent on traffic, speed and terrain variations.

Sorry to answer for you Pete, correct me if I'm wrong.
 

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Plus MPG can only get so bad in this segment, if you're already in this segment you are steps ahead of most. Most new cars have great MPG's anyways, they have to.
 
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