Amazing MPG numbers
My wife and I did a little traveling today. Late in the afternoon, I filled up in a small town in North Texas, and headed south back home. I drove across the central part of Texas on roads that were 65 mph to 70 mph. I usually push it a bit, but we were in no hurry so I stayed at the speed limit. Most of the trip was at 70 mph on smaller highways with not much traffic. I used the cruise control pretty much the entire way.
I realize that was a good recipe for good mileage, but wasn't prepared for the result. In the first 150 miles of the trip, my MPG was 34.1. I then hit about a 80 mile section that was 75 mph, so I bumped it up and fully expected a significant drop in the mileage. Although it did drop, I ended up at 32.5 mpg for the trip home. I figured it might be MPG readout error, but I backed it up by doing a mileage check manually through fuel consumption and supported those numbers. My "miles until empty" gauge showed over 525 miles left on the tank when I filled it up again once I got home.
My truck is, currently, stock except for a K&N air filter. It is smooth, quiet, has plenty of power to get up and run if it needs to, and still gets that kind of mileage. Amazing.
Last edited by wreedsvt; 07-14-2019 at 10:45 PM.