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Old 12-09-2019, 03:47 PM   #1
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Default Poor mileage on CT 2014 .

Hi everyone , I just got a 2014 CT , 3.5L V6 and I tested for a few days and calculating the mpg on it... and for my suprise it did 11.4 mpg in city😲.
Is it normal ?
I think it is way too much gasoline.
According to what I wrote on forums and all around the internet it suppose to do like 19 mpg in city.
I have to confess that my right foot was a bit heavier than normal when testing it 😂 ( due to the excitment of having such a powerfull car).
So couple of times I accelerate to full to have some goosebumps 😂

Any comments would be appreciated.
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Old 12-09-2019, 04:16 PM   #2
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My milage in the city can be anywhere from 23 to 5 mpg depending on lights and trains . But my average is 18-20mpg. about 80% city. which is 3mpg less than the 4 cylinder camry that i used to drive the same rout. That is to say, there are too many factors to consider in the real world (hills, lights, driving style) to compare mpgs.
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Old 12-09-2019, 07:43 PM   #3
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My milage in the city can be anywhere from 23 to 5 mpg depending on lights and trains <img src="https://www.crosstourownersclub.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />. But my average is 18-20mpg. about 80% city. which is 3mpg less than the 4 cylinder camry that i used to drive the same rout. That is to say, there are too many factors to consider in the real world (hills, lights, driving style) to compare mpgs.
Thanks a lot for your reply .
I'll have to drive it slowly with less than 2000rpm ( on eco mode always ) to see if have any improvement on fuel economy.
Thanks again &#x1f44d;
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Old 12-12-2019, 10:43 PM   #4
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2014 poor mileage. I have found that if you coast to stops and not put your foot into it you gas mileage is doable. I get 33 mpg when I go to my cabin as long as I keep it under 80. Around town I anticipate the traffic and lights so the 6 cyllinder it doesn't kick in.
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Old 12-12-2019, 11:22 PM   #5
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Hi Kenzi. I have a similarly equipped 2014 CT. When my wife drives, she gets 14 to 16 mpg. When I drive my beloved CT, I get 21/22 mpg city and 27/28 highway. I coast too up coming traffic lights and stop signs, and I am very gentle with the throttle. I love my CT, but hate buying gas. So take it easy on the gas and watch sudden stops.
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Old 12-13-2019, 09:15 AM   #6
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There is a screen that gives you instantaneous readouts. On your steering wheel, top left, there is a small triangular button that scrolls through the screens. I like the #2 fuel readout. Some of the figures may be slightly optimistic, but you can see the difference from 5 miles of shopping the malls vs hitting the road.
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Old 12-13-2019, 09:39 AM   #7
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Default Seems way off, like 1/2

Hi Kenzi. Your mileage seems way off, so not sure what's going on. If your car is running well, check your math or use the system calculation. I think you know that eco mode isn't a thing you turn on or off, but automatic. Unlike a lot of folks here, I didn't disable mine and it works fine.

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Old 12-13-2019, 09:44 PM   #8
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Hi Doug, I am less than a month with my 14 crosstour as well (love it by the way) but I honestly feel like I got better mileage on my 01 Solara. I am going make sure I take the advice of the other drivers but I didnt think I had a heavy foot.
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Old 12-14-2019, 10:39 AM   #9
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I live in Nova Scotia and use KM/liter instead of mpg.

I often find that after city driving the mileage is poor 9.5 - 9.8 liter/100 km until I take the CT out on the highway on a long trip.

It may start @ 9.5 liter/100km (24.7 mpg) and by the end of a 5-6 hour trip the fuel consumption will be 8.4 liter/100 km.

This summer I went 4000 km to Winnipeg and often averaged 8.3 driving on cruise at ~118 km/hr. The best I've done is 7.9 liter/100km (29.7 mpg) travelling through Northern, Ontario where the speed limit is 90 km/hr.

Since you just purchased the car take it on an extended run and then then check the mileage. Maybe the previous owner babied the car.

The CT is a great car.
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Old 12-26-2019, 01:26 AM   #10
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This may sound odd but I get better city gas mileage than most folks because I drive a bit faster than the average driver, especially in corners. While passengers may at first find it uncomfortable, breaking in a straight line to your cornering speed, minimizing your braking to a fast cornering speed will take you through the corner with only a small need for throttle to get back up to speed. Of course, you must also do this safely.
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Old 01-03-2020, 09:43 AM   #11
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Hello everyone and happy new year.
I have tried my CT on an extended long trip and it made 28.3 mpg.
On city it makes half of it using the throttle gently.
I just had to get used to the fact this car was made for luxury , comfortable feeling and lots of power instead of fuel economy.

Have to get the idea into my brain that it is a gas swallower car &#x1f602;

Or I was thinking in installing a gas LP system on my CT.
The price of glp is ridiculously cheap . ( here in my country COSTA RICA )
Normal premium gasoline cost $4.5 gallon.
The GLP cost $1.5 gallon .

That will make a full gas tank cost from $76 of gasoline to $29 of GLP.

The real and technical question I have is :

Will the LP gas system affect the CT engine overall ?
What pros and cons will I have if I install this system?
How many HP will it loose after installation?

What you guys think ?

Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 01-13-2020, 02:13 PM   #12
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Kenzi,
You also have to consider that LP is not as energy rich as gas ( less mpg for LP) plus the cost of conversion. These guys seem to have done the math:

https://www.sustainablebusinesstoolk...trol-vehicles/
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Old 01-17-2020, 11:36 AM   #13
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Hi. I have a 2010 CT V6 4WD and love it! We bought it in 2016 pre-owned with very low miles and the original Michelin tires. The tires were 6 years old and Michelins harden over time and they were noisy. I put Uniroyal Tiger Paws on (less expensive and I had used them in the past) and the quietness was amazing and the handling improved. They do wear quicker than Michelins, and they are lousy in snow. So last year I put Goodyear Ultra Grip tires on for the winter months and I have to say these are the best tires I have ever used on a vehicle. The handling is again improved and the braking in snow or wet winter roads is very noticeably better than any tire. As for mileage we consistently get 17 to 19 mpg around town and 28 to 30 mpg on road trips. The reason I mentioned tires is they make a difference on the mileage. The winter tires lowered the mileage about 2 mpg on average, but the performance improvement was well worth it. Maintaining the proper psi across all 4 tires is important for mileage as the computer on the car changes performance if their is a noticeable difference in the psi - the psi affects the diameter of the tire. Also - I'm not sure what "normal premium" fuel is. My car runs best and gets best mileage with regular low octane gas. Premium lowers the mileage and makes no difference in performance.
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Hi. I have a 2010 CT V6 4WD and love it! We bought it in 2016 pre-owned with very low miles and the original Michelin tires. The tires were 6 years old and Michelins harden over time and they were noisy. I put Uniroyal Tiger Paws on (less expensive and I had used them in the past) and the quietness was amazing and the handling improved. They do wear quicker than Michelins, and they are lousy in snow. So last year I put Goodyear Ultra Grip tires on for the winter months and I have to say these are the best tires I have ever used on a vehicle. The handling is again improved and the braking in snow or wet winter roads is very noticeably better than any tire. As for mileage we consistently get 17 to 19 mpg around town and 28 to 30 mpg on road trips. The reason I mentioned tires is they make a difference on the mileage. The winter tires lowered the mileage about 2 mpg on average, but the performance improvement was well worth it. Maintaining the proper psi across all 4 tires is important for mileage as the computer on the car changes performance if their is a noticeable difference in the psi - the psi affects the diameter of the tire. Also - I'm not sure what "normal premium" fuel is. My car runs best and gets best mileage with regular low octane gas. Premium lowers the mileage and makes no difference in performance.
What would be the best psi for this CT ?
I have it with 34 psi on the 4 tires.
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