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Why is the fuel economy for the Ralliart so poor?

 
Old Jan 3, 2012, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by AlphaKennyBody View Post
OP, to correctly find your Highway MPG.... They drive a car on a flat surface bring it up to 65-70 MPH Keep the Throttle steady and RESET to recalculate MPG. That is the correct way of doing so....
Aha! But this assumes the mileage computer is accurate. I have found that after six months of averaging gallons purchased and miles driven my RA SB has averaged 21.98mpg even though the average mpg as per the onboard computer is always about 24-25 after every 22 mile trip (that's my commute, just about the only thing I do in this car). So in my mind, the onboard computer is a bit on the generous side.
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Old Jan 4, 2012, 12:20 PM
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Aha! But this assumes the mileage computer is accurate. I have found that after six months of averaging gallons purchased and miles driven my RA SB has averaged 21.98mpg even though the average mpg as per the onboard computer is always about 24-25 after every 22 mile trip (that's my commute, just about the only thing I do in this car). So in my mind, the onboard computer is a bit on the generous side.
Doing the math myself by miles driven / amount of gas purchased gives me pretty accurate #'s on mine. Esp during steady highway driving, it's almost dead nuts on. If there's a lot of windy roads where I'm coasting a lot, etc, the most I've found was give or take a hair less than 1 mpg.
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Sorry to bring this from the dead. But the moment you realize that the Audi ECU is rigged.
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Old Oct 12, 2015, 04:23 AM
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Sorry to bring this from the dead. But the moment you realize that the Audi ECU is rigged.
That is funny but I believe they have cross checked other models and have singled out the diesels as the only offenders.
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Old Oct 12, 2015, 04:24 AM
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^ correct just the TDI
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Old Dec 20, 2015, 04:20 PM
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I didn't think it was too bad..I averaged almost 27 on the way to Vegas and around 21-23 around town
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Old Dec 21, 2015, 05:45 PM
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I average around 19-21mpg during a normal week. I keep track using the GasTracker app on my phone.
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Old Dec 22, 2015, 01:39 PM
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I drive the car and I do love it but I'm not a gear head so maybe someone can explain to me why this is. I may be comparing apples and oranges here but if you stack it up next to something like a 2010 Audi S4 you're getting about 100+ hp out of the Audi V6 while still retaining AWD. I'm having a hard time finding weight numbers for the Ralliart but I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that there isn't a 700lb weight difference between it and the Audi. However, at the end of it the EPA estimates are better for the S4. I wouldn't expect Toyota Camry hybrid fuel numbers back from the Ralliart but the numbers I'm getting seem higher than they should be. Always looking to become more educated so any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Old Dec 25, 2015, 08:05 AM
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I am averaging about 19 mpg combined. I keep it in Sport mode and shift between 2500 and 3200.
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Old Jan 3, 2016, 12:48 PM
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Yeah I manage about 400kms (250 miles) per tank. I love the car but I dislike that other cars in the price range can pull off similar power figures with much better fuel numbers.
The problem with the 2004-5-6-etc ralliart s is the single overhead cam DOHC in the evolution etc does give better gas mileage ,deducting weight will work to a point but at the same time weight deduction gives more horsepower therefor defeating the object lol better air flow will do the same but it won't make that much difference ,I to am always looking for better MPG in my ralliart it's a battle lol my advice to you is stick a turbo on it at least then you ll be happier spending money on gas coz you re gaining an extra 100 BHP -Ben 👽
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The problem with the 2004-5-6-etc ralliart s is the single overhead cam DOHC in the evolution etc does give better gas mileage ,deducting weight will work to a point but at the same time weight deduction gives more horsepower therefor defeating the object lol better air flow will do the same but it won't make that much difference ,I to am always looking for better MPG in my ralliart it's a battle lol my advice to you is stick a turbo on it at least then you ll be happier spending money on gas coz you re gaining an extra 100 BHP -Ben 👽
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Old Jan 5, 2016, 09:36 PM
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weight deduction gives more horsepower

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The best mpg I've gotten was 27mpg on a highway trip with pretty much no slowing down. If I take my little driving excursions on the weekends I get anywhere between 19mpg to 24mpg, depending on traffic and any open roads to let the car unwind.
Most days or at least work days, I get around 18 to 21mpg give or take, depending on traffic.
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That sounds right given you are at a lower elevation. 25 mpg is my best on the highway.
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