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I agree with every point of this review, both pros and cons. My fuel economy is much better than the EPA rating too. I average 40-42. If you drive hard, use the AC often, and carry 4 or 5 passengers, then you can certainly expect sub-40 MPGs. The all-hard plastic interior does scuff very easily. The passenger side of my dash is already looking a little funky thanks to careless passengers. I too recommend test driving this car on the interstate. It's nervous at interstate speed due to the light weight, tall and narrow body, and skinny tires. Between the wind of large passing vehicles and grooves in the pavement, it's very hard to keep in a straight line. I would also add that the CVT transmission takes a lot of getting accustomed to. It's quite clunky and noisy compared to traditionally geared transmissions. I still prefer it for the type of driving I do though for its seamless transition of power for traversing hilling terrain. The complete lack of shift shock is very welcome in a little car like this.Report it
Excellent report. I have a CVT Caliber rated at 27mpg highway. I average 32mpg. Like others, I expect to get 40+(43?)mpg. Hey, hey, hey.......! With 10mpg more efficiency, I can drive further. How 'bout them apples!Report it