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09' Cube 1.8s CVT
Odometer: 750miles
30% city / 70% Highway
Computer Reading: 30.9mpg
Actual: 28.7 mpg
Highway Speed 75-85mph ( Flow of traffic )
Conditions: Flat road with 10-20mph wind gusts.
No Cruise Control or long periods at a constant RPM.
 

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Boxcar said:
09' Cube 1.8s CVT
Odometer: 750miles
30% city / 70% Highway
Computer Reading: 30.9mpg
Actual: 28.7 mpg
Highway Speed 75-85mph ( Flow of traffic )
Conditions: Flat road with 10-20mph wind gusts.
No Cruise Control or long periods at a constant RPM.
Any guesses as to what 55-65 would do to that number? If I could get consistently over 30 MPG, the Cube may be my new car.
 

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I'm betting an easy 35 at 55-60 MPH using the AutoPilot, once the motor is broken in. It IS a box, so the aerodynamics are gonna kill ya above 65 MPH. For those who have to drive in rush hour traffic and such (to keep up with traffic flow) it may not be the best high speed commuter car. Still, I think 35 is a realistic number.
 

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Boxcar said:
09' Cube 1.8s CVT
Odometer: 750miles
30% city / 70% Highway
Computer Reading: 30.9mpg
Actual: 28.7 mpg
Highway Speed 75-85mph ( Flow of traffic )
Conditions: Flat road with 10-20mph wind gusts.
No Cruise Control or long periods at a constant RPM.
Any guesses as to what 55-65 would do to that number? If I could get consistently over 30 MPG, the Cube may be my new car.
If you're a fairly conservative driver I don't see 30+ being an issue. I just keep pace with the majority of the other vehicles leaving the light or keep pace with the pack in the left lane on the highways. Nothing drives me crazier then the echo driver in the left lane holding everyone up so that's not what I'm trying to be. I'm no speed demon in my cube though. For as little horse power as the car has, 1/4 throttle is all that's required to keep up. I still haven't put the peddle to the floor. That's not what I bought the car for.

Edit: I hope that made sense. I got 28.7mpg just driving normally on a high speed highway. Not speeding around or romping on it but also not driving super conservatively. I'm sure setting the cruise at 55 on a 55mph highway would yield much better results. This highway happened to be a 75mph 2 lane with 2 options. Sit behind the truckers in the right at 60-65mph or keep up with the flow of traffic in the left lane.

For those that want to do it PLEASE be aware of those behind you. I know you're technically doing the right thing but if you could see the miles of backup from an observation point other then your own front window you'll see 2 plus miles of traffic being held up behind you and aggravated drivers swerving in and out of traffic putting me and others in harms way. Just please let them through.
 

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I've got some updating. I hit 1200 miles in my Cube on Monday night. It is all broken in now, It will be two weeks old tomorrow. During the break in, I did my best not to use the cruise control and I mostly drove localy.

Fillup #1
average speed was 39mph
263 miles on that tank
real MPG=33.2mpg
computer mpg=33.8mpg
Cube took 7.919 gallons of gas

Fillup #2
Average speed was 34mph
153.1 miles on that tank
real MPG=30.32mpg
computer mpg=31.2mpg
Cube took 5.049 gallons of gas

Fillup #3
Average speed was 34mph
222.8 miles on that tank
real MPG=29mpg
Computer mpg=30.8mpg
Cube took 7.667 gallons of gas

Fillup #4
Average speed was 30mph
231miles on that tank
Real MPG=28.09mpg
computer mpg=29.4mpg
Cube took 8.222 gallons of gas

Fillup #5
Average speed was 42mph
269.2 miles on that tank
Real MPG=29.16mpg
computer mpg=31.0mpg
Cube took 9.229 gallons of gas

The overal average of the five tanks and 1139.1 miles is = 29.954mpg
According to the MPG display, I got 31.24mpg, so, it is quite a bit off and read high every single time.

$88.13 in gas for 1139.1 miles doesn't seem to shabby to me!
 

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Thanks for the good info ewraven!!

1 mpg is not too far off though in the difference between actual and computed mpg. I have seen where other cars were really off when compared to the actual mpg like 5mpg or more. Plus you have to factor in human error and such like maybe one fill up the pump shut off early or another pump filled the fuel tank to the brim ect... Anyway mpg for our cubes looks pretty good! I have not had to fill mine up yet!!
 

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Thanks for the update. Sounds like its pretty consistent among everyone. I'm really thinking I want one now. After months of looking at Hondas, Scions and Toyotas.
 

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I'm not a fan of left lane slow pokes either (I'm a right lane speed limit or better driver). The worst part is when they won't get over even though there is a long line of PO'ed drivers behind them.
 

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I'm not a fan of left lane slow pokes either (I'm a right lane speed limit or better driver). The worst part is when they won't get over even though there is a long line of PO'ed drivers behind them.
I don't understand it either. The ones swerving all over the place think they have more important places to go and the speed limit or less drivers in the left lane think they're doing the right thing so they shouldn't have to move or be pushed. That's great for them but everyone else gets stuck in their messes. A little common courtesy would go so much farther at making the roads safer and more enjoyable.

So to answer your earlier question about locking the cruise at a lower speed. 70% of this last tank was done in the city in off peak times (little to no traffic) and 30% highway driving off peak. This time I was able to lock the cruise at 65mph on the wide part of the 60. When I filled up this morning I put 9.97 gallons in and trip calculator read 310.5miles driven. That's 31.14 for my normal driving at lower speeds. Not bad at all:) I can't believe I put 1300+ miles on my car in 2weeks. All these gas saving added up to more fishing up North and way more miles driven.
 

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re-post from another section:

My cube is a 6-speed, and yeah shifting is really smooth. It feels almost like a sports shift to me.
The clutch is reeally short, so it would be easier for beginers. The reverse is a pain in the ass though, I'm getting used to it but still, ergh.

As far as MPG goes I think the rated 24/29 is bull corn! I've driven it aprox. 150 miles and it's still at 3/4 tank. it's 13 gallon so Ive prolly burned between 3-4 gallons, and A/C has been on half the time and it has mostly been Highway 55-70 MpH speed. So I think it's safe to say Im getting at least 35 MpG and prolly somewhere between that and 50 MpG.

Also you can switch(toggle) your trip meter to display fuel efficiency rate (instead) as you drive.

When I'm accellerating its in the 20s, foot lightly on the gas it averages 47MpG and coasting is 60 MpG.

LOVE the digital Fuel guage by the way I hate the old "sundial" type that usually gets flakey after a cold winter or if it gets too low at some point, I've been waiting for this in my auto for a looong time.

UPDATE! My current mileage is 225 and my fuel guage is halfway between 1/2 and 3/4 tank (10/16 "beads") A/C on most of the time, driving on the highway vast majority of the time.
 

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09' Cube 1.8s CVT
Odometer: 1350
20% city / 80% Highway
Computer Reading: 30.8mpg
Actual: 29.97 mpg
Highway Speed 65-85mph
Conditions: Lots of hill climbing with altitude and temp changes. 10-20mph wind gusts.
No Cruise Control or long periods at a constant RPM.

This will probably be the last one I post here unless I break my record of 31. I'm consistently seeing 29mpg+ w/ normal driving and I'm pretty sure the engine is broken in.
 

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I've got some updating...

Total miles on Cube: 1404 miles
True average with six tanks so far: 29.77mpg
Average speed: 35.66 miles per hour
Computer average with six tanks so far: 31.11mpg
 

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i'm loving these updates! i'm particularly interested in commando's future reports since he has the 6-speed. by the way, i agree that a 6-speed cube would be very easy for a newbie to learn on :yes: but one thing i do prefer in my current car over the cube is shifting into reverse - pushing the shifter down and into the 1st gear position is less awkward than the weird little ring :p
 

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I can tell you right now why they have done the weird little ring.

With the six speed, when downshifting from sixth gear to fifth gear, it used to be entirely too easy to go into reverse instead fifth gear. LOL=Crunch!!!

I had a six speed 2002 Sentra Spec V and did that several times on the highway.
 

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re: the 6sp + reverse, the reverse on an RSX-s is to the right of the 5-6 gate, but theres a lockout. so its possible to have 6spds without resorting to a ring / push down
 

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re: the 6sp + reverse, the reverse on an RSX-s is to the right of the 5-6 gate, but theres a lockout. so its possible to have 6spds without resorting to a ring / push down
I see. I did not realize that the reverse in the newer 6 speed shifters is up next to first gear. In my 2002 Spec V, reverse was next to sixth gear which made it so easy to go into reverse instead of sixth.

That ring doesn't make sense alright. I see that now.
 

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Just finished a 637 mile trip through out Florida. We averaged 75-85 mpg on major highways and the trip computer seemed stuck at 27.5 mpg. When I stopped for gas, I did the manual calculation and we were averaging 24 mpgs. Not bad, considering our speed.

My conclusions after 2000 miles in under 3 weeks... is the Cube is better around town. But, not by much.
 

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Just bought an SL (CVT) two days ago, and subsequently had to drive it 5 hours back home. The fact of the matter is that most vehicles now a days are designed to get about 350-400 miles for a single tank of gas (this is assuming you are driving on the highway at a relatively constant speed). As an example, I drove a MINI Cooper S before buying the cube and both could make the 5 hour trip on a single tank of gas, it just cost more to refill the tank.

If you are more concerned with the milage per gallon, I drove the trip constantly changing my speed (I'm still breaking it in) and averaged 29 mpg. Had about 1/8 a tank left when I got home. Conversely, the computer estimates I am averaging 35-40 mpg when I am delivering pizza around town.
 
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