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    1. Junior Member kkress's Avatar
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      08-15-2019 09:20 AM #26
      The 20" VW setup will hurt economy, but not that much. I've ran both stock 18" and 20" Mejorado and it may be ~10% hit with our driving, not 50%.

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      08-15-2019 11:35 PM #27
      You have the OE rubber. I am suggesting lighter N spec rubber for either size wheel. An 8 pound lighter tire... each tire, is a significant reduction in the rotational mass for a wheel/tire.
      Last edited by OsirisTDI; 08-15-2019 at 11:41 PM.

    4. 08-23-2019 10:14 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by OsirisTDI View Post
      You have the OE rubber. I am suggesting lighter N spec rubber for either size wheel. An 8 pound lighter tire... each tire, is a significant reduction in the rotational mass for a wheel/tire.
      It's not OE rubber, its Nitto 421Q 20" with the oem mejoradas. The car is rated for 22/26. Windows always up, in florida so no hills and not windy. temperatures in 80s to 90s. Just did another tank hand calculated 14.4 mpg. Tire pressure at 35 psi.

      Going about 130 miles highway tomorrow. Will see how it performs. Have 2k miles on the car now, bought it new with less than 10. Very disappointing that its performing worse than the v6 in mpg and 8mpg less than sticker.

    5. 08-25-2019 07:23 PM #29
      highway driving only 73 mph average, mostly ACC, was 24mpg hand calculated. Not impressed.

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      08-25-2019 08:26 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by audifan22 View Post
      highway driving only 73 mph average, mostly ACC, was 24mpg hand calculated. Not impressed.
      That's not good. 80/highway 20/city on board computer 24.9 with the VR6. I know my actual millage will be a little less.

      https://ibb.co/7ppzQV5
      Last edited by *DesertFox*; 08-25-2019 at 08:43 PM.

    7. 08-25-2019 10:38 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by *DesertFox* View Post
      That's not good. 80/highway 20/city on board computer 24.9 with the VR6. I know my actual millage will be a little less.

      https://ibb.co/7ppzQV5

      Correct not good, very disappointing. I got the 2.0 just for the gas mileage. If I knew this would be the results i would have just gotten the v6 which sounds much better.

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      08-25-2019 11:27 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by audifan22 View Post
      highway driving only 73 mph average...
      At an average speed of 73 mph... you pay a price to push the Atlas through the air.
      Also, those Nitto’s are 6 pounds heavier each than N-spec rubber. Reducing unsprung weight by 24 pounds in your situation would be a noticed reduction in highway fuel consumption.

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      08-26-2019 05:23 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by audifan22 View Post
      highway driving only 73 mph average, mostly ACC, was 24mpg hand calculated. Not impressed.
      Most of my long distance trips result in an average of 71-72mph. That is with cruise set at 80. For you to hit 73, what was your normal speed? 25mpg for a large SUV at 80+mph is good.
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    10. 08-28-2019 08:38 AM #34
      On my second tank of gas. Averaging 22.4mpg in mixed driving. So far, I am pleased with the MPG return.

    11. 09-16-2019 02:11 PM #35
      almost 3k miles now and no improvement, last tank 70/30 city to highway, highway cruise at 70, 15.5 mpg on the tank. This isnt the V6 this is the turbo we are talking about rated at 22/26. Still can't believe this is deemed "acceptable".

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      09-16-2019 02:34 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by audifan22 View Post
      almost 3k miles now and no improvement, last tank 70/30 city to highway, highway cruise at 70, 15.5 mpg on the tank. This isnt the V6 this is the turbo we are talking about rated at 22/26. Still can't believe this is deemed "acceptable".
      Hand calc'd? Yeah, something is way off. Plenty of folks getting 30 with that motor on the highway. Can you get a ~50 mile highway cruise with cruise control on, reset the "since start" driving data, and see what that looks like?
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      09-16-2019 02:51 PM #37
      You did 70% city driving 30% highway.....What city? NYC....Philly....La......15.5 average is good. What city are you driving in? I lived in NYC and never got close to manufacture's mph. Very aggressive driving...stop and go....4 way stop signs or traffic lights on almost every corner. Now the speed limit on every street (not highways) in all of NYC is 25mph.

    14. 09-16-2019 03:14 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by KarstGeo View Post
      Hand calc'd? Yeah, something is way off. Plenty of folks getting 30 with that motor on the highway. Can you get a ~50 mile highway cruise with cruise control on, reset the "since start" driving data, and see what that looks like?
      Yes all have been hand calculated. I have a 19 SE with tech, how do I reset the since start driving date for what you're stating?

      Will probably do the 1st oil change at 5k and have them take a look then but it sure is frustrating.

    15. 09-16-2019 03:15 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by *DesertFox* View Post
      You did 70% city driving 30% highway.....What city? NYC....Philly....La......15.5 average is good. What city are you driving in? I lived in NYC and never got close to manufacture's mph. Very aggressive driving...stop and go....4 way stop signs or traffic lights on almost every corner. Now the speed limit on every street (not highways) in all of NYC is 25mph.
      Suburb of West Palm Beach, light traffic.

    16. 09-16-2019 03:27 PM #40
      Now I don't know what kind of numbers you'd be getting with the VR6, but I get 6-8 MPG during my daily commute with the VR6 Atlas, as indicated by the car itself. And I'm not driving like a maniac. On the same route, I got roughly the same numbers with a Dodge Caravan, and only got 10 MPG with an MQB Tiguan 4motion.

      It's a very short distance, in bumper to bumper traffic, with a big hill to climb at the end. So many factors can bring fuel consumption up - and the synthetic EPA numbers are just complete garbage. If you're really concerned about what you're getting, try comparing it to a similar vehicle on the same route.

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      09-16-2019 03:34 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by audifan22 View Post
      Yes all have been hand calculated. I have a 19 SE with tech, how do I reset the since start driving date for what you're stating?

      Will probably do the 1st oil change at 5k and have them take a look then but it sure is frustrating.
      It's in the menu where you can change what is shown on the dash display if you scroll down in that menu you can reset the since start and extended period driving data calcs.

      car/settings/instrument cluster - scroll down
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    18. 10-10-2019 10:03 PM #42
      Here is my 2018 Atlas 2.0T for reference. I have hauled a trailer for about 2000 miles of the total 15k there and I have recorded every fuel-up.
      http://www.fuelly.com/car/volkswagen.../bogich/848181
      Typical highway drive was with 4 or 6 people inside at about 30 mpg. Really happy with the gas milage and the car overall.

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      10-11-2019 12:04 AM #43
      I've got the V6 and I average 17 mixed driving and it's 4motion on the factory 21's I've seen 24.8 on a 30 mile drive on the freeway with no traffic. something is off with your car


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      10-21-2019 08:42 AM #44
      Took ours on it's first roughly 1200 mile round trip road trip over the weekend.
      This is what I ended up with while coming home.
      Trip was from Mississippi back to Florida, so mostly flat, hilly at best in some places.



      It is a '19 SE w/Tech and 20" wheels. Was not really loaded down with luggage either, but I was still pretty happy with that!
      Last edited by vbrad26; 10-21-2019 at 08:44 AM.

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