I'm not a lead foot but not a hyper miler either! I drive with the traffic and have not had a ticket in 30 years and don't plan on getting one but, I won't sit in the right lane and block traffic. I think that's dangerous. I live and drive in the Chicago-land area so the only time I even look at the posted speed limit or my speedometer is on the rare occasion that I am alone on the road.
I would gladly give up MPG's for not having to stop for gas every three to four days. It's a pain in the arse and uses up time that I do not have. Once a week would be nice...
@ Brassmonkey: Thanks for the update. I started this thread to see what other people are getting in terms of MPG. Not to rant or brag, just to see what everyone else is getting. I was thinking about stopping my posts because no one cared to share, so thanks!
@NHPATRIOT: I include the hours because the EVIC includes them. I have no idea why the hours matter, it's just that since I have them... I include them.
On a side note that may not be for this thread, is the EVIC display supposed to show the nav system directions when you are using the nav?
Going 60 MPH is not blocking traffic even when the posted limit is 70 MPH. Remember, the posted speed is the MAXIMUM not the starting point. I am not advocating 30 MPH on a 70 MPH highway but 60 MPH is fine. Screw others if they think otherwise. They don't pay for your gas.
60MPH is a reasonable speed to travel on any highway in the US( unless posted lower than that ). You are choosing to go faster and as a result your MPG suffers. Slow down and see what it gets. Also, if you seldom look at the speed you are traveling, but rather just keep up with traffic, I will bet at times you are hitting 75-80+ MPH without realizing it and your MPG is really going to suffer. Haven't you said that about 50% of your driving is city? If so and it is like driving in downtown Chicago or other big cities that means traffic and a lot of stop and go which KILLS MPG.
Your average MPG is right there with the EPA rating for mixed driving so I don't really see what has you so upset? You do 50/50 and you get what the vehicle is rated for as an average? I don't see the issue? You are not going to see the highway MPG rating if 50% of your driving is in the city. To get the highway #'s you need to do mostly highway( minimum 85%+ ).
It takes a concentrated effort on your part to get the best MPG possible from your vehicle. ANY vehicle actually. I am not talking hypermiling which is overkill and dangerous. I simply mean driving conservatively and making an effort to accelerate easily, keep to 60 MPH highway, keep up with maintenance and tire PSI, not load your vehicle down with a ton of crap, etc... If you are not willing to do that and at least try some of the things we have suggested then we can't help you.
As to Nav in the EVIC display. I "think" that only works in the 7" color display in the Limited and TH models. I don't believe it works on the smaller B&W display in the Latitude which I think is what you have.