2.0 TSi fuel consumption - pleasantly surprised

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SinglePointSafety
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2.0 TSi fuel consumption - pleasantly surprised

Post by SinglePointSafety » Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:12 pm

Previous car was a Golf Alltrack with 190 PS diesel auto. Now had my 2.0 TSi petrol Edition long enough, and have done exactly the same journeys, so that I can compare fuel consumption figures with meaningful accuracy, using GPS to adjust for speedo/odometer error.

If the Golf achieved ~60 mpg, the Kodiaq achieves ~47 mpg, and the other corresponding figures are Golf 55 mpg/Kodiaq 44 mpg, Golf 50 mpg/Kodiaq 41 mpg, give or take.

Having read some very negative reviews of the Kodiaq petrol mpg, I've been very, very pleasantly surprised by these figures. Also very pleased with the car's performance: my journeys often involve a very short slip road onto a dual-carriageway main road, and prod that right pedal, yep, no problem.
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Plodd
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Re: 2.0 TSi fuel consumption - pleasantly surprised

Post by Plodd » Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:31 pm

I dream of 47mpg in my 190 diesel. My 150 used to do high 60s.
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Re: 2.0 TSi fuel consumption - pleasantly surprised

Post by old man » Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:50 pm

my journeys often involve a very short slip road onto a dual-carriageway main road, and prod that right pedal, yep, no problem
How do you drive the rest of the time ? I've never seen above the low 30s in mine. You don't say whether yours is manual or auto ??

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Re: 2.0 TSi fuel consumption - pleasantly surprised

Post by SinglePointSafety » Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:27 pm

old man: my 2.0 TSi is 4WD DSG (don't think you can get a manual and/or 2WD with this engine in a Kodiaq).

To answer your Q: rest of the time, I drive with observation, anticipation and mechanical sympathy, and mpg figures are hugely dependent on what type of roads you use and at what speed you drive (and I cycle or walk to work).

But that wasn't the point of the post, it's the comparison between this car and previous diesel, and I expected a much bigger difference given what others seem to be achieving mpg-wise and the scare stories of sub-30 mpg figures even in restrained driving.
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Re: 2.0 TSi fuel consumption - pleasantly surprised

Post by SinglePointSafety » Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:18 am

How to get > 55 mpg from a 2.0 TSi 4x4 DSG without really trying.....

Returning home, having parked a mile or two from the motorway. Join motorway - it's very, very busy, all 3 lanes moving steadily at 45-50 mph. Traffic density eases just as we enter roadworks stretch with 50 mph limit, which everybody is obeying (apart from a few random Audi and BMW drivers weaving from lane to lane to 'get ahead'). Leave motorway, onto A-road, but.... but...tractor ahead with an enormous trailer loaded with straw/hay bales. It's going at 25-30 mph and there's enough traffic such that overtaking isn't an option. Remain in the 'tractor queue' until I reach my home town - when I'm a 30 mph limit, not much traffic, arrive home, mpg readout is 57 mpg. :shock:

Based on several brim-to-brim refuels and GPS mileage to check car's computer isn't lying too much, 57 mpg is pretty accurate. Nominal 1.5 hour journey took just over 2 hours.....
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Re: 2.0 TSi fuel consumption - pleasantly surprised

Post by Underscore » Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:23 pm

FWIW, our Kodiaq is mainly used for shortish journeys (from a few miles up to 20 miles) and we have a long term average over the 12,000 miles since new of about 28 mpg. However, when have a long run to visit family (remember when that used to happen?) with the ACC set to slightly above 70 on the motorways, we often see high 30s average for the journey and even, if we are wind assisted in one direction, just nudge into the 40s.

We didn't expect it to be particularly efficient and this is about what we were expecting but anyone expecting to get the official figures might be in for a bit of a shock!
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