2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Long-Term Road Test


2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet: Road Trip to New York, Fuel Economy Report

April 17, 2013

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

So our long-term 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet made it from L.A. to New York. But that was only the first half of the road trip. I've turned the keys over to Mike Magrath for a second half. He's not taking the same route, of course. And he'll probably put the top down no matter how cold it is.

It goes without saying that we're competing on fuel economy. It's not just about logging the highest overall average mpg, either. It's about who gets the best mpg on a single tank, worst mpg on a single tank, and the most miles on a single tank. There's also the matter of who spends the most money on premium fuel.

Check my totals after the jump. These are the numbers Magrath has to beat.

This is a chart of all my fuel stops during the 3,014-mile journey to Midtown Manhattan. I've totaled up the miles, gallons, money and mpg at the bottom.

Odometer
Trip
Octane
Gallons
Total Price
MPG
Location
3,770
300.4
91
12.73
$60.85
23.6
Baker, CA
4,170
380.7
91
14.62
$52.62
26.0
Richfield, UT
4,576
424.4
91
15.19
$59.83
27.9
Salida, CO
5,066
490.4
91
16.44
$64.27
29.8
Russell, KS
5,537
471.2
93
16.99
$66.41
27.7
Wentzville, MO
6,032
494.3
93
17.01
$66.50
29.1
Columbus, OH
6,508
476.2
92
15.28
$59.61
31.1
Allentown, PA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Totals*
3,014
108.26
$430.09
28.1

*I only drove 184 miles of the 300.4-mile tank I logged in Baker, CA. This is because I neglected to refuel before I hit the road in L.A.

Worst Fill MPG (NY road trip): 23.6 mpg
Best Fill MPG (NY road trip): 31.1 mpg
Best Range (NY road trip): 494.3 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

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Erin Riches, Deputy Editor @ 6,600 miles

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$210 per month*
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