2013 Dodge Dart: Fuel Economy Update for December
January 07, 2014
We added about 2,100 miles to our 2013 Dodge Dart before the year's end. We were looking to add about another 300 to push the odometer past 20,000 miles, but our time with the Dart came to a sad, abrupt end (more on that in a follow-up post).
We averaged 30.4 mpg for the month, aided by some long-distance miles to Reno, Nevada, as a pick-up/chase vehicle for our recent CL65 purchase, as well as a one-way trip to San Francisco. That's 1 full MPG better than we averaged last month, but still just short of the EPA combined average estimate of 31 mpg.
Our average lifetime MPG also slipped one-tenth this month, down to 27.7 mpg.
Worst Fill MPG: 16.8
Best Fill MPG: 36.6
Average Lifetime MPG: 27.7
EPA MPG Rating: 31 combined (27 City/37 Highway)
Best Range: 506 miles
Current Odometer: 19,683 miles
Dan Frio, Automotive Editor @ 19,683 miles