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post #11 of 118 Old 07-14-2014, 12:34 PM
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I just got mine and I have averaged 20.6 mpg with the 2.3. Only have 400 miles on it so the engine has not broken in yet.
I'm curious what octane are you using? Also, what type of driving (flat highway on cruise control or spirited driving around a hilly city with sport engaged)? The 2.0 I test drove showed 18MPG, but I imagine it was parked with the engine running a lot and had < 200 miles on it, so that's not going to be a good indicator at all.

I agree that with modern cars you will not see major differences in MPG for break in periods due to tighter tolerances in manufacturing processes. Maybe you'll see a small difference after 1500 miles just due to less friction in the engine parts, but I don't think it will be all that apparent. Most dealer service departments love using that excuse because it gets you off their back for awhile until you eventually learn to accept it, or change your driving style to coax a few more MPG out of it.

The MKC manual states either blend / full synthetic oil should be used. I wonder what has been put in at the factory? Assuming the blend was used since it's cheaper, but going forward I'll be using a full synthetic which may also help a little.
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without pics I don't believe any poster really has one
thats a bit cynical mate, quite the long con if indeed true
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I'm getting 24 mpg using 87 Octane with 10% Ethanol. 2.0 AWD
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I'm getting 24-25 on my 2.0. I've got almost 800 miles on it.
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I have yet to own a car that gets different mileage depending on age. FWIW, modern vehicles are don't have a 'break-in' and haven't for a long time.

What type of driving for 20.6 MPG (which is awful unless mostly stop and go city).
It is a 70 suburb 30 highway mix. Right now I am mostly city and it looks like 17/18.
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I am AWD 2.3 L setup. I was getting 28 with my Mazda 3 2.3 L with a roof bike rack. I am driving the same way I always have. Did not like sport mode. I keep it in normal mode. I was using a android driving program called DASH it uses a plug in sensor via Bluetooth and it said I was getting 95/96 ratings out of 100 as to overall driving efficiency. I run 87 octane. The vehicle was transferred (driven) from Columbus to Detroit and the mileage read 20 average when I got it. After a few miles I reset it.
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I am AWD 2.3 L setup. I was getting 28 with my Mazda 3 2.3 L with a roof bike rack. I am driving the same way I always have. Did not like sport mode. I keep it in normal mode. I was using a android driving program called DASH it uses a plug in sensor via Bluetooth and it said I was getting 95/96 ratings out of 100 as to overall driving efficiency. I run 87 octane. The vehicle was transferred (driven) from Columbus to Detroit and the mileage read 20 average when I got it. After a few miles I reset it.
Keep in mind however that there are several key differences between the MKC and the MAzda. For one the Mazda 3 is a sub 3,000 lb car vs your MKC's 3,963 lbs. were talking a difference of 1,000 lbs from the same size engine, there is going to be a significant increase in stress and work required from the engine to get you moving. Coupled with the parasitic loss from the AWD system and that's how you get 17 MPG....
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The Product Trainer's "pre-production" 2.3 AWD MKC with 11,500 miles on it shows lifetime MPG of 23.6. Lots of highway miles but also fair amount of "city" driving. (Don't know, but guess he uses regular gas)
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