I see there's a new members' forum at the top, but I already have a question so I thought I'd come straight in to the tech forums. So here comes my first question!
I have a brand spankin' new Forenza sedan, base model with a manual trans. Less than 15 miles off the lot. The sticker claims
22 city, 30 hwy. This immediately struck me as odd, as my WRX gets exactly
that many miles per gallon, and there's no reason a 235hp turbo should be making equal mileage to a 2 liter N/A motor on a lighter
, more aerodynamic car.
The WRX gets about 340 miles on a 16 gallon tank, which means at half tank (8 gallons) I'm pushing about 160~180 miles. (21.25 MPG)
The Forenza is already closing in on 200 miles and I haven't hit half tank, yet the tank is smaller! With about 6 gallons used (judging by the fuel guage) and about 180 miles on the trip-o-meter, that means I'm getting just about 30 MPG under the same driving conditions.
So is the sticker way off, is the fuel guage way off, or is my math way off? I'm further confused by the fact that (as I understand it) new cars in their break-in periods get worse mileage.