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Unread 03-01-2008, 10:11 AM   #1
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16 m.p.g. in my Compass

I switched the dashboard computer to "US" from "metric" last night on my 08 Compass. The only thing I understand in metric is Celcius.

I know the Compass is rated at 29 mpg in the city with some people saying they get around 23 mpg, but 16 mpg?

The car only had 7 km on it when we bought it. Is there a break in period or is this due to driving style?

Still love the Jeep and I'm glad we bought it. I'm was just surprised to see 16 mpg.

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Unread 03-01-2008, 10:31 AM   #2
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My understanding is that it will get better as the car gets through it's break in period - but still 16 mpg? might be your driving style. I just got mine last week and I'm getting about 22mpg.
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Unread 03-01-2008, 11:06 AM   #3
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Give it between 500 and 1500 miles so that your driving style adjusts to the characteristics of the little 4 banger w/CVT. The cold weather plays a big part with mine although I've never hit as low as 16mpg. Right now with the low temps and 29" tires I've been getting about 20 mpg. If you don't see an improvement within the next 2 tanks I'd have the dealer check in to it.
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Unread 03-01-2008, 03:07 PM   #4
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when we do constant short drives we avg about 17mpg. how long is ur daily drive?
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Unread 03-01-2008, 04:27 PM   #5
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I am gonna check my milage with this tank of gas. I got about 280 miles out of the first tank an avg of 23.3 mpg. Not the best considering most of it was freeway miles, but there was some stop and go traffic. Oh how I wish it had a bigger tank. Which is a couple questions ...

1. Is it possible to have a bigger tank installed?
2. K&N Cold Air Intake - Will it help with the MPG??
3. Exhaust? Don't want it to sound like (BUTT) or ricey.

I wonder if the last 2 combined could improve MPG???
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Unread 03-01-2008, 04:32 PM   #6
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last two combined will help mpg.

you must have one heck of a heavy foot to be getting 16mpg though.
i averaged 19.9 mpg in the WJ last week during an hour long test drive... and that included mountain roads and some 4x4 stuff.
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Unread 03-01-2008, 05:28 PM   #7
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Oh how I wish it had a bigger tank.
I think all of us would like that. Nobody makes a bigger tank yet, maybe something I'll look in to, but it sure feels good only taking $30 - $35 to fill up!

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1. Is it possible to have a bigger tank installed?
2. K&N Cold Air Intake - Will it help with the MPG??
3. Exhaust? Don't want it to sound like (BUTT) or ricey.


last two combined will help mpg.

you must have one heck of a heavy foot to be getting 16mpg though.
i averaged 19.9 mpg in the WJ last week during an hour long test drive... and that included mountain roads and some 4x4 stuff.
Temp Winnipeg 28 vs Albuquerque 70
short trips vs long trips
getting used to the CVT characteristics.

They can add up.
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I switched the dashboard computer to "US" from "metric" last night on my 08 Compass. The only thing I understand in metric is Celcius.

I know the Compass is rated at 29 mpg in the city with some people saying they get around 23 mpg, but 16 mpg?

The car only had 7 km on it when we bought it. Is there a break in period or is this due to driving style?

Still love the Jeep and I'm glad we bought it. I'm was just surprised to see 16 mpg.
so if it's in 'metric' mode, is that 16 KILOMETERS PER LITRE or 16 MILES PER GALLON?

food for thought.......
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Unread 03-02-2008, 12:12 AM   #9
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so if it's in 'metric' mode, is that 16 KILOMETERS PER LITRE or 16 MILES PER GALLON?

food for thought.......
16 mpg. I switched to "US" just to check.
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Unread 03-02-2008, 12:41 AM   #10
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Temp Winnipeg 28 vs Albuquerque 70
short trips vs long trips
getting used to the CVT characteristics.
Actually, during my test drive wednesday, I was in taos, 35 degrees, and snow on the ground.

but my point being, he should see much better numbers then that.
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Actually, during my test drive wednesday, I was in taos, 35 degrees, and snow on the ground.

but my point being, he should see much better numbers then that.
Lucky you to only have to play in the snow when you want too. I really am jealous, but it's not the snow, it's the cold ! I also agree that it should be better and hopefully it was only a monitoring and calculations error.

BTW: 16 liters/100 km = 14.7009115 miles/gallon(US), that's even worse!
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It's the 2.4 L engine. Would that make a difference?
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It's the 2.4 L engine. Would that make a difference?

That's what just about all of us have. The 2.0 is kinda rare.
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16 mpg. I switched to "US" just to check.


Do you reset the computer every time you drive?
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I switched the dashboard computer to "US" from "metric" last night on my 08 Compass. The only thing I understand in metric is Celcius.

I know the Compass is rated at 29 mpg in the city with some people saying they get around 23 mpg, but 16 mpg?

The car only had 7 km on it when we bought it. Is there a break in period or is this due to driving style?

Still love the Jeep and I'm glad we bought it. I'm was just surprised to see 16 mpg.
I got around 17mpg last time i filled up. Keep in mind that my longest drive of the day was to school which is a stones throw away.
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