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tgssa9
03-18-2015, 09:59 AM
I get 46 - 52 mpg average in my 5 speed manual 2013 fiat 500 pop. Very pleased!

Fiat500USA
03-18-2015, 10:15 AM
That's fantastic! Any hints on what you do to get those results? I do miss my Prima and the ability to get those high numbers.

Robert Nixon
03-18-2015, 01:00 PM
Is that all downhill? Seriously I don't know how it's possible.

Tweak
03-18-2015, 01:10 PM
I drive an Abarth, fuel mileage doesn't matter as long as I'm having fun which is anytime I am behind the wheel. :D

Nice mpgs you're pulling though, bit higher than many speak of getting. Enjoy the forum!

gfurneri
03-18-2015, 02:59 PM
That is great MPG.... I also have an Abarth and avg 28mpg sometimes a little more depends on traffic, and how heavy my foot is that day...

aelfwyne
03-18-2015, 02:59 PM
I get 46 - 52 mpg average in my 5 speed manual 2013 fiat 500 pop. Very pleased!


Is that all downhill? Seriously I don't know how it's possible.

Fuel economy is VERY sensitive on smaller vehicles to driving conditions.

With Crown Vic Police I drove prior to the Fiat, it got 16mpg city, 18mpg combined, 20mpg highway. All day long. You could eke out a little more on the highway, but as soon as you came to a stoplight or neighborhood, your combined would drop down to that 18mpg. Same thing with every big car I ever had - it pretty much got what it got.

Small cars, OTOH, have the capability of much better mileage. It seems to be much more variable and dependent on driving style, though.

With my Sport, I can see 45mpg over brief periods of time under certain conditions. That is, I shift like grandma in urban areas, don't idle too much, etc, and I can pull 40mpg+ in city driving. Going down a quiet back road at 45-55 mph, I can easily get 50mpg average.

In the real word, though, that's NOT what I have to drive every day. Every day I'm either stuck in traffic idling or blasting down the freeway at 75-80mph. Amazingly, I can see almost a 5mpg drop JUST going from 65 to 70 mph. Since 65mph would get me run over on my 80 mile I-10 commute, my mileage basically always sucks.

Click on the Fuelly profile in my SIG to see what I mean. It bounces all over the place depending on what driving I'm doing. I've seen as low as 28.6mpg on a single tank, and as high as 39.1 on a tank. Comes in at an average over 17,500 tracked miles of 33.7mpg - which is actually on target for the combined mileage estimate. So, while I'm a bit disappointed that the 40mpg highway is so difficult to achieve in I-10 land, I can't complain too much.

BBear
03-18-2015, 03:54 PM
Fuel economy is VERY sensitive on smaller vehicles to driving conditions.

True that!!

I went around the country few times with my Coachmen 29', and it got 8.1 mpg on the city, 8.3 mpg combined and 8.5 mpg on the highway! I tried all sorts of driving style, crazy driving, slow driving, granny driving, F1 driving, and nothing could change these numbers.

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panther76
03-18-2015, 08:54 PM
yes, 50 mpg is very doable if you are primarily cruising 45-55 mph. the lifetime average (actual miles divided by gallons used ended up at 43.1). this was over 45,000 miles. however, most of those miles were accumulated on a light suburban/rural road commute, which was pretty ideal for the 500. if I took any interstate trips and cruised a lot at 65+ mph, 45+ mpg's just wasn't possible...too much aerodynamic resistance to overcome.

some people will claim things like 35 mpg city....its excessively likely that their definition of "city" is different than people dealing with stoplight to stoplight city driving or gridlock morning and evening commutes when you have to spend a fair amount of time getting 0 mpg's.

GileraWarren
03-18-2015, 09:51 PM
I drive an Abarth, fuel mileage doesn't matter as long as I'm having fun which is anytime I am behind the wheel. :D

Nice mpgs you're pulling though, bit higher than many speak of getting. Enjoy the forum!

My usual response to people who look at my Abarth and say " I'll be that gets great gas mileage" I say notif I drive it right it doesn't. Although down here in St Augustine I do get 32~33 in urban driving. Of course the roads are so straight and flat (read boring). Up in PA I get 28~30 which I'm quite happy with considering my driving style.

jwgrigio
03-18-2015, 10:15 PM
Damn, Y'all aren't driving hard enough. I'm averaging just under 20 mpg but that consists of stop and go and fast as "safely" possible in the twisty mountain roads. However, when I was living in Florida I averaged more than 30mpg for the previously mentioned reasons.

Tweak
03-18-2015, 11:30 PM
That is great MPG.... I also have an Abarth and avg 28mpg sometimes a little more depends on traffic, and how heavy my foot is that day...

I guess I should have added this to my response above since this is accurate for me as well.


My usual response to people who look at my Abarth and say " I'll be that gets great gas mileage" I say notif I drive it right it doesn't. Although down here in St Augustine I do get 32~33 in urban driving. Of course the roads are so straight and flat (read boring). Up in PA I get 28~30 which I'm quite happy with considering my driving style.

I say the same! :D

Dancy13
03-19-2015, 08:40 AM
I get 26-28 when I drive real hard in Vegas. 29-31 when I just play a little. I keep intending to baby a tank just to see how high the numbers will go but then I start her up and hear the exhaust and completely forget. Haha.

GileraWarren
03-19-2015, 02:52 PM
I keep intending to baby a tank just to see how high the numbers will go.

Don't bother. It's highly overrated:naughty:

Fiat500USA
03-19-2015, 03:30 PM
I'm averaging 34 mpg which I think is great gas mileage in my Abarth considering I rarely go on the highway and I have a rural commute with a bunch of stops and hills.


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Doohickie
03-19-2015, 03:57 PM
Tank by tank I get about 33-40 in my Sport 5 speed depending on how I drive, how much highway, etc. If I take the long way to work my mileage improves because it's more freeway and fewer lights, but it's longer both in distance and time so why bother?

I've had the car 14 months now and it took me the better part of a year to get used to driving a stick again (it'd been about 10 years since I drove a stick, and the feel of the 500 is decidedly different than my old Ford Aspire; the Fiat clutch is much tighter/narrower engagement range).

I agree that driving a constant 40-55 mph yields the best mileage. If I fill up by my house I'll be at 50-60 mpg by the time I get to the freeway a couple miles away if I hit all the lights right.

Robert Nixon
03-19-2015, 04:19 PM
My Abarth topped out at about 39mpg for a tank, and the only way to do better would be like you say, nothing but 45ish mph all the way without stop signs or lights. Even then I don't think the Abarth is going to do 50mpg since it's highway rated at 34 or so. For a standard FIAT to do 50 is still very difficult.

Tweak
03-19-2015, 08:42 PM
My Abarth topped out at about 39mpg for a tank, and the only way to do better would be like you say, nothing but 45ish mph all the way without stop signs or lights. Even then I don't think the Abarth is going to do 50mpg since it's highway rated at 34 or so. For a standard FIAT to do 50 is still very difficult.

Coming home to NC from VA I managed my all time high of 40MPG but that was almost all highway driving and speeds constantly at 60-70ish (varied at times and some times exceeded 70MPH if I'm being honest).

Fabio13
03-20-2015, 03:12 AM
42.2mpg on my Automatic 13 Sport. That's at 45-50mph.

Brush87
05-15-2015, 03:02 AM
LMAO! im with you on that one

Brush87
05-15-2015, 03:05 AM
Is that all downhill? Seriously I don't know how it's possible.

LMAO! I'm with Robert on this one

jjc1957
05-15-2015, 08:55 AM
2014


Total Fuel-ups

10

Avg Miles/Fuel-Up

284.1

Avg Price/Gallons

$3.00


Total Miles Tracked

2,841

Total Gallons Fueled

86.36

Avg Price/Fuel-up

$25.95


Total Spent

$259.54

Avg Price/Mile

$0.09

Avg MPG

32.9


2015


Total Fuel-ups

7

Avg Miles/Fuel-Up

239.0

Avg Price/Gallons

$2.45


Total Miles Tracked

1,673

Total Gallons Fueled

51.66

Avg Price/Fuel-up

$17.97


Total Spent

$125.79

Avg Price/Mile

$0.08

Avg MPG

32.4
Stopped tracking have info needed

Andree
05-15-2015, 09:59 AM
What a great thread! Shows the range of mpg possible. Where you are will determine much of the mpg.

I have a long drive coming up. And I'm expecting to hit 45 mpg again, on a straight, flat Interstate over several hundred miles. Turning on cruise control.

Tweak, your all time high of 40 mpg could have been higher, if you'd stuck to under 65.

It's very hard to get on the Abarth over a long stretch of hundreds of miles. I mean, you could slow down and speed up and slow down and speed up. But those long stretches are not made for the Abarth talents and handling, they're made to maximize mpg and ease of getting from point A to point B. For everyone, including the big rigs.

And anyone who had to commute over those long, straight Interstates would get the amazing commute mpg. Even in the Abarth.

IggyAZ
05-15-2015, 12:58 PM
I get 46 - 52 mpg average in my 5 speed manual 2013 fiat 500 pop. Very pleased!


Come on get real. You must have driven 500 miles down hill with a 60 mph tail wind. LOL
The best my Pop got was 44 mpg (5 speed manual) which was a week in Yellowstone National park and the speed limit was 45 mph.
Few hills and very little wind.

tknospdr
05-15-2015, 01:06 PM
2013 Turbo: I check milage on every fill up. It's always 28.5 to 31 MPG average.
Last few fill ups have been with ethanol free gas and I'm getting 32 to 33 MPG average since the switch.
And I always... always... drive it like I stole it. :)

Trunkout
05-15-2015, 01:18 PM
2013 Abarth Manual.
28.2 MPG average.
Man... I do kinda miss getting 45 MPG in my Yaris.
I wouldn't trade my Abarth for almost ANY car.

Tweak
05-15-2015, 03:32 PM
Tweak, your all time high of 40 mpg could have been higher, if you'd stuck to under 65.

If you knew me you'd know that wouldn't happen...lol. Plus the 70MPH speed limit and sort of downhill drive (VA to NC) helped those numbers.

Shawnb
05-15-2015, 03:40 PM
I cannot get past the 27-28 mark in my stock manual Abarth, not complaining though!

rustbucket
05-15-2015, 10:44 PM
I'll throw a plug in for fuelly.com ... it's a great way to keep tabs on mpg and spotting trends- the big picture. I calculate mpg almost every Friday after I fill up but have lost receipts from previous fillups. I started using fuelly.com 7 fill ups ago ... no more worrying about hanging on to receipts and calculations- the website makes it easy. Over seven fill ups I've averaged 37.2 mpg with a best of 39.3 with my '13 500 Sport (manual). I've noticed since switching back to 92 octane from 87 octane fuel economy has jumped almost 2 mpg.

Indelibility
05-21-2015, 08:25 PM
Not too shabby I suppose.

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emmagloor
04-03-2016, 06:36 AM
Give your car a good service, change gear at as low revs as possible, antisipate the traffic ahead drive 5mph below the speed limit(not near me because i will get pissed off) personaly im not bothered about saving fuel.

Grape Ape
04-04-2016, 03:07 PM
2013 500 Pop 5 speed. Dash claims 47-48, but actual is about 46.

About 75% highway, but local roads are back country roads, so very little stop and go. I'm usually doing 70 mph on the highway, I could probably do a little better if I kept it at 65 mph. I also have a lot of hills on my daily commute.

kona2000
09-05-2016, 01:26 AM
I am getting between 38-40mpg in my 2012 500 Pop manual transmission,32-36 mpg in my 2013 manual Abarth and about 28-30 mpg in my 2016 500X automatic transmission. I do have an OEM cold air intake on the 500 Pop and all three of my cars have the Go Pedal which I have on the eco (green) mode on the third setting with three green lights. I drive about 60% highway and tend to go about 70-75mph on the highway most of the time. Some hills as well. Love my Fiats!!

sreznic
11-29-2016, 06:36 AM
I recently bought a 2013 500 Sport Auto and only get about 30mpg in mixed driving. Is this normal?

Happydad4
06-01-2017, 12:23 PM
I just got mine so and coming out of a Prius C so I think I may be getting 20mpg racing it around. My numbers should improve when the novelty wears off (or I get a ticket).

Tweak
06-04-2017, 12:18 AM
I just got mine so and coming out of a Prius C so I think I may be getting 20mpg racing it around. My numbers should improve when the novelty wears off (or I get a ticket).

Most report improvement as the add some miles so maybe that'll be a factor because after 4 years the novelty hasn't worn off for me at all. :D

KellyfromVA
06-05-2017, 06:03 AM
I recently bought a 2013 500 Sport Auto and only get about 30mpg in mixed driving. Is this normal?

My wife's 2012 Sport gets about that mileage in stop and go traffic, or with frequent stop lights. Otherwise, during her 42 mile each way commute, she averages around 42 MPG.

These cars don't get the best mileage as compared with other brands, but it's usually pretty consistent. Back in February we were in Hawaii with a Hyundai Sonata rental automatic that averaged 42 MPG, which included a drive up to the Mauna Kea Visitor Center at 9,600' ASL. I was surprised the mileage I was getting out of a larger car with more horsepower.

Grey65
06-05-2017, 12:04 PM
Is that all downhill? Seriously I don't know how it's possible.

All depends on speed, traffic weather..etc..etc..

I managed to get 50.6mpg on an entire tank when I really tried to see how much I get out of a tank back in 2013 in my daughters 2012 Sport with a manual.

This is actual mpg done by dividing miles driven by amount of fuel put in the tank.

Kevin.....

Southernroadrunner
06-05-2017, 12:14 PM
All depends on speed, traffic weather..etc..etc..

I managed to get 50.6mpg on an entire tank when I really tried to see how much I get out of a tank back in 2013 in my daughters 2012 Sport with a manual.

This is actual mpg done by dividing miles driven by amount of fuel put in the tank.

Kevin.....

Don't think I have ever seen anyone post that they ever got 50+ miles to the gallon.So guess you should tell us how your driving habits got you to that really good MPG.I had a pop at one time I got 41mpg most of the time but I never saw 50 ever.I would be interested in how you got to this.

Grey65
06-05-2017, 12:21 PM
Don't think I have ever seen anyone post that they ever got 50+ miles to the gallon.So guess you should tell us how your driving habits got you to that really good MPG.I had a pop at one time I got 41mpg most of the time but I never saw 50 ever.I would be interested in how you got to this.

I have a 21 mile commute (42 total) and go to work at 5am and get off at 3:30pm... so little to no traffic. Also ever exceeded 50mph.. You have to find your cars sweet spot(speed it gets best mpg). Also... NEVER EVER stop.... time all red lights... Accelerate as if there is an egg between your foot and the gas pedal.

Heck I've gotten 33mpg on an entire tank in my 2014 Longhorn with the eco-diesel.

Best round trip (42 miles) in my 2014 Fiat 500e has been 195mpge... But that is per the screen on the dash as I can't actually put fuel in it to get a true reading...

On the other hand my 1965 Shelby Cobra has never even managed 13mpg....

Kevin.....

Southernroadrunner
06-05-2017, 12:33 PM
That's really good 50+ mpg,congrats to you on that sir.Thanks for the driving habit info,maybe it will help some of the other folks.Don't quite think I will see that in my Abarth.

KellyfromVA
06-05-2017, 02:24 PM
I had a pop at one time I got 41mpg most of the time but I never saw 50 ever.I would be interested in how you got to this.

Maybe on the back of a tow truck?

Grey65
06-05-2017, 02:42 PM
Maybe on the back of a tow truck?

Obviously you know nothing about hypermiling.

Kevin.....

Tweak
06-08-2017, 10:55 PM
That's really good 50+ mpg,congrats to you on that sir.Thanks for the driving habit info,maybe it will help some of the other folks.Don't quite think I will see that in my Abarth.

I think your spacebar is broken :p

KellyfromVA
06-09-2017, 10:19 PM
Maybe they're practicing hypersentencestructure.

Happydad4
06-11-2017, 04:02 AM
Obviously you know nothing about hypermiling.

Kevin.....

I know about hypermiling but it's an annoying way to drive. Using hypermiling techniques, I went from 27 mpg to 33 in a 2017 500 pop. I hope to improve my mileage as it gets older. My techniques include: shifting < 2k rpm, coasting everywhere that I can, and staying under 55. But I live in Southern Ca. and have rolling hills all over the place. Additionally, we have stop lights at the tops of the many hills (which I try to drive around). I don't see how I'm ever going to get over 35 in a place like this.

chellebelle
06-16-2017, 02:26 PM
With the AC on the mileage really drops. My commute is 25 miles, pretty hilly and running 60mph with the AC on my instant read is only 22-25mpg :frown: is there something wrong with my car? I've had it a month, it's a 2015 Fiat 500 Pop with 45000 miles on it.

KellyfromVA
06-19-2017, 06:34 PM
With the AC on the mileage really drops. My commute is 25 miles, pretty hilly and running 60mph with the AC on my instant read is only 22-25mpg :frown: is there something wrong with my car? I've had it a month, it's a 2015 Fiat 500 Pop with 45000 miles on it.
That depends on how steep the hills are and how far down you push the go peddle accordingly. Air conditioning takes about 10-15 horsepower from a 100HP engine. In her weekday commute my wife travels 42 miles each way on two lane 55MPH roads. The hills are less than 2% grade, and she gets 41-42MPG with, or without the AC on. As they say though; your mileage may vary.

Fiat500USA
06-19-2017, 11:56 PM
With the AC on the mileage really drops. My commute is 25 miles, pretty hilly and running 60mph with the AC on my instant read is only 22-25mpg :frown: is there something wrong with my car? I've had it a month, it's a 2015 Fiat 500 Pop with 45000 miles on it.


Welcome to the forum. A few observations. First, the basics like has the maintenance been done on the car prior to you getting it. There isn't a lot of maintenance required on the 500 but what is listed should be documented so you know. You mentioned you have 45,000 miles on your car. Do you know if the spark plugs were changed at 30,000 miles? Plugs can make a big difference in the running of a car and if there is no proof that they were done, it's good idea to change them and start off knowing what the status is of them. The other thing is tire pressure can have a huge impact on mpgs, so check that too.

Indicated instant and avg mpgs may not be accurate, so take that with a grain of salt. The best way to check gas mileage is to fill the tank up (make sure you don't try to squeeze more gas in after the nozzle shuts off), zero the mileage, drive and then refill, preferable (if possible) at the same pump and at the same time of day and record your mileage. Divide the miles by the gallons and keep track of the results. That will yield the most accurate results. Comparing instant mpgs is extremely hard because there are too many variables like road, weather and driving conditions along with throttle position. Average is better, but you'd need to compare the readings over identical routes to really be accurate.

If your car has a manual transmission, try getting into the higher gears as quickly as reasonably possible without lugging the engine. Usually shifting at 2000 rpms under light cruise will yield best results.