2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Long-Term Road Test


2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet: Road Trip to L.A., Fuel Economy Report

April 30, 2013

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

To be fair, I didn't know we were competing on fuel economy until I read Erin's post after I'd gotten home. I didn't know I was supposed to be trying for fuel economy.

I just knew this was a Porsche and that, after the first day's error, my radar detector was working very well.

This is a chart of all the fuel stops during my 3,594.6-mile journey from Manhattan to Maine to Los Angeles.

Odometer
Trip
Octane
Gallons
Total Price
MPG
Location
6,916
408.4
93
15.719
$66.00
26.0
Newburyport, MA
7,289
372.2
93
14.029
$59.89
26.5
New York
7,777
487.9
93
15.981
$62.63
30.5
Amherst, Oh
8,266
489.2
91
16.825
$68.07
29.1
Walcott, IA
8,688
422.1
89
15.408
$53.91
27.4
Aurora, NE
9,117
429.8
91
14.667
$56.89
29.3
Wheat Ridge, Co
9,590
473.2
91
15.092
$57.79
31.4
Utah
10,102
511.8
91
16.872
$72.53
30.3
California
Totals*
3,594.6
124.60
$497.71
28.9

Oh look. I won! My accidental 28.9 average bests Erin's 28.1and my 511-mile tank bests her 494.3 mile trek. I even took best tank MPG with 31.4 compared with her 31.1. Sucker.

Worst Fill MPG (CA road trip): 26.0 mpg
Best Fill MPG (CA road trip): 31.4 mpg
Best Range (CA road trip): 511.8 miles
EPA MPG Rating: 20 city/28 highway/23 combined mpg

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Mike Magrath, Features Editor @ 10,102 miles

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