Our Figures will vary depending on the overall age and condition of your vehicle as well as the drivers driving style and driving conditions.
• Your driving style and behaviour
• Vehicle acceleration (best to have steady acceleration to prevent tire slippage)
• Braking and driving speed
• Overall age and condition of your vehicle
• Temperature (affects the time to warm up and maintain the vehicle to operating temperature
• Weather (ie. snowing, raining, etc)
• Traffic
• Road conditions (ie paved roads, unpaved roads, off-roading, etc)
• Drive systems (ie 4 cylinder engine, V6 engines, automatic or manual, 4-speed transmission, 5-speed transmission, cvt, etc)
• Powered accessories (ie. air conditioning, radio, dvd players etc)
• New Vehicles should have some mileage accumulations (“break-in”) before fuel consumption is measured for judgement
• Cold Weather (ie. Canadian winter) conditions will always have a negative impact on fuel economy. Fuel consumption judgements should be made during warmer seasons (ie. 20 degrees Celsius)
• Proper tires and tire inflation can impact fuel consumption (under inflation and imporper tires equals more friction)
• Typically, modern on-board diagnostics should trip a diagnostic trouble code (Check Engine light on) for any engine management issues that may impact fuel consumption
• Fuel quality may impact fuel consumption
• Cargo load and trailer towing will impact fuel consumption