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JSTFLKIT
12-29-2016, 12:25 PM
I just read this post and was a little shocked -
http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/showthread.php?26991-2015-Abarth-Automatic-Quest-for-better-MPG-cause-this-is-bad&highlight=automatic+mileage

So here are some facts concerning my driving.
I use 92 - 93 octane gas... usually 93.
I drive in Sport mode 100% of the time.
I DO NOT drive conservatively although I don't beat on her... hit the rev limiter a few times since I've owned it but I don't make it a habit.
My driving is split between highway and city driving for a 72 mile per day trip to and from work with a 50 - 60 mph speed limit highway and a 25 - 30 mph speedlimit city.
No traffic to work but a heck of a lot of traffic coming home.
Blizzak snow tires on stock 17" wheels front and back.

Take a look at these numbers:
This is 1 months worth of driving logged with a clear run to work but guaranteed traffic coming home... at times bumper to bumper.

http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=24850&stc=1

This was after I reset the trip meet this morning for my 30 mile drive with no traffic.

http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=24851&stc=1

Tire pressure after she's been heatin up on the highway
http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=24852&stc=1

Some meaty gritty Blizzak snow tires (205/40r 17) which are awesome by the way and I highly suggest them. They grip the road like glue with just a minimal amount of noise considering... It's a snow tire!
http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=24853&stc=1

http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=24854&stc=1

Go figure

Fiat500USA
12-29-2016, 12:59 PM
Fuel economy is really dependent on how you drive as well as where you drive. Just like some people can outperform others on a race track, some drivers can just get better gas mileage out of a car. It is a skill that can be learned and it can actually be enjoyable. For myself, it makes my boring commute more interesting as I try to keep my mileage up. You don't have to drive turd slow, either. I keep around the speed limit or even a little more and don't mind squealing the tires or hitting full boost now and then.

http://badges.fuelly.com/images/sig-us/327661.png (http://www.fuelly.com/car/abarth/500/2012/fiat500usa/327661)

Lento13
12-30-2016, 04:08 PM
The Abarth Auto does good for bumper to bumper traffic IMO. By the way, I made the thread that my car did 17mpg. I noticed i'm averaging 21mpg but what I noticed that's killing my MPG with this car and like any car is really stoplights on my way to work.

JSTFLKIT
01-03-2017, 05:34 PM
The Abarth Auto does good for bumper to bumper traffic IMO. By the way, I made the thread that my car did 17mpg. I noticed i'm averaging 21mpg but what I noticed that's killing my MPG with this car and like any car is really stoplights on my way to work.
There's a service station near me that I occasionally have to do a fill up and the highest octane they have is 92. I noticed that I don't get as great gas mileage with the 92 as much as when I put 93 in her.
Plus my bumper to bumper traffic is approximately 20% of my ride, another 30% normal city driving under 35 mph with an occasional stop light and then around 50% highway driving 50 - 65 mph.
I've had a few cars in the past with tunes on them and have always deemed better gas mileage with a higher octane like 93 in comparison to say a 91 which would be the lowest to use for a performance tune. I think it may be a combination of things that are shedding some mpg's for you but if you aren't putting the highest octane in I would try that for week. I've noticed the few bucks I spend up front for a higher octane winds up being a wash because I could stretch my tank of gas to maybe another half trip or more to work.

I'm just surprised my gas mileage is so good with these snow tires on it. I was expecting the worst when I first put them on

Fiat500USA
01-03-2017, 07:50 PM
One thing to keep in mind in my experience, and going by what others have posted on the forum over the years, is that the gas mileage typically goes up as the car gets some mileage on it.

Klasse Act
01-03-2017, 08:46 PM
I would like to add that modding the car doesn't hurt mileage either, check out BACKFIRE on www.fuely.com that's me and you can see almost 3 years worth of date and I had the piggy back and SRI added around 3400 miles.