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I am really interested in seeing what that 1.4 turbo can achieve. I find it really interesting how so many companies are pushing out small displacement turbo charged engines; it was a logic that Subaru, Volvo, and Saab used to be big on throughout the 70's and 80's. With all these additional improvements to the engine technology, combined with some efficient driving techniques (Ecomodder is a great place for those discussions) , and provided people can refrain from constantly stabbing the throttle (This car looks like it will be hard not to LOL); You have to wonder what this car really would be capable of
 

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Q3 They are going to release the Dodge Dart Aero that will get "at least" 41 mpg.
AUBURN HILLS, Michigan — Chrysler said its 2013 Dodge Dart Aero will get an EPA highway fuel-economy rating of "at least" 41 mpg.

The Dart Aero goes on sale in the third quarter. Chrysler won't release pricing until closer to the on-sale date.

The rest of the Dart family should begin reaching U.S. dealers shortly, with prices starting at $16,790, including shipping. The top-of-the-line 2013 Dodge Dart R/T, which will be available in the third quarter of 2012, starts at $23,290. The R/T model is the sportiest of the bunch — until the rumored Dart SRT4 arrives, most likely in 2013.

The base Dart SE is equipped with a 160-horsepower 2.0-liter inline-4 engine linked to a six-speed manual transmission. The Dart R/T is fitted with a 184-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine mated with a six-speed manual. Six-speed automatic and dual-clutch gearboxes also will be available.

The Dart Aero will get the Fiat-based 160-hp 1.4-liter MultiAir turbo four-cylinder with a six-speed manual. The standard Dart 1.4 combo with six-speed is rated by the EPA at 27/city and 39/highway.

Inside Line says: This should put the new Dodge compact right in the thick of the mileage wars, squaring off against the Chevrolet Cruze and the Ford Focus, among others.
 

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I'm at 26.6 average right now on my second tank of gas in a 1.4T. It's slowly going up though. I can keep the "current mpg" meter right around 40 on the highway for the most part.

If I were to take a road trip and run a tank out on the highway I bet it would go over 30 real quick.

With not many gallons through the tank it changes pretty fast right now. And I probably accelerate a little faster than the EPA guys :big smile:
 

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I'm at 26.6 average right now on my second tank of gas in a 1.4T. It's slowly going up though. I can keep the "current mpg" meter right around 40 on the highway for the most part.

If I were to take a road trip and run a tank out on the highway I bet it would go over 30 real quick.

With not many gallons through the tank it changes pretty fast right now. And I probably accelerate a little faster than the EPA guys :big smile:
I'm at 25.2, and it goes anywhere from 25-28. Just depends on how traffic is in the city... And as well as my type of driving.. Haha
I'll be going on a 3,000 mile road trip shortly, so I'll be curious what I get then.
I'll keep this updated on what I get, I have an app on my phone that I use for mpgs. Average is 28 on two fill ups, a lot of city driving.
 

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If that seems low its largely due to lots of city driving on the weekends. And a fair bit of time spent idling playing with all the nifty bits, and there are a lot of nifty bits on the Dart.
 

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Mines at around 27. We live in the country and it's 7.5 miles to the closes town of 2500 people. I live in Mid Missouri alone the Missouri River and all the the roads are hilly. Lots of up and down type driving. The Kia Soul that I traded in on the Dart Rallye averaged 30 and the chevy cobalt before that was over 30 with an automatic in it. Maybe it'll get better after the engine gets broke in.
 

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Yea, I'm not really worried at the moment. I'm sure it will get better once it's broken in. All I know it's better than the 15 mpg in my truck.
 

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Mines at around 27. We live in the country and it's 7.5 miles to the closes town of 2500 people. I live in Mid Missouri alone the Missouri River and all the the roads are hilly. Lots of up and down type driving. The Kia Soul that I traded in on the Dart Rallye averaged 30 and the chevy cobalt before that was over 30 with an automatic in it. Maybe it'll get better after the engine gets broke in.
I think it takes time for your "average" to change. After like a week of driving you should have a good idea of where you will be. IMO the Dart should be at 34 highway pretty easily.
 

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Just a tip for everyone- You have to press the reset button a couple of times for it to totally reset. So in other words: Reset it, wait for it to display a new number and start raising, reset it, etc. I got 41 on the highway. I will be driving across Missouri this weekend so I will be able to get some better numbers and do some tests to see the best speed. My city average isn't that great right now because I'm trying to burn out the crappy QT gas that the dealership put in it when I bought it. BP 93 ftw.
 

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Drove just a quarter tank out on the highways yesterday and I'm up to 29.3. It changes so fast with only 400 miles on it. And I put premium in instead of mid grade. It feels like it runs better on "the good stuff", go figure that lol.
 

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Drove just a quarter tank out on the highways yesterday and I'm up to 29.3. It changes so fast with only 400 miles on it. And I put premium in instead of mid grade. It feels like it runs better on "the good stuff", go figure that lol.
I was gonna ask if you drove with the premium. I believe that's what i'm gonna stick with. The benefits still seem to outway the cost. Let us know if the mpg rises more (fingers crossed)
 

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IS ANYBODY hand calculating their mileage or just relying on the computer.
That display is not accurate,close but not exact
 
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