Fuel Economy Update for February - 2015 Porsche Macan S Long-Term Road Test

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2015 Porsche Macan: Fuel Economy Update for February

March 4, 2015

2015 Porsche Macan

Our 2015 Porsche Macan S's fuel economy nudged ever so slightly up in February and we (or rather, I) managed to set a new mpg tank record. Unfortunately, neither is especially impressive.

Over the course of about 1,600 miles, the Macan went from 16.8 mpg to 17 mpg. That's against an EPA-estimated figure of 19 mpg combined. My new record stands at 21.4 mpg, set between Jacumba Hot Springs, Calif., on Interstate 8 (pictured) and Goodyear, Ariz. With flatter terrain and slower speeds one could in theory eek out the EPA-estimated 23 mpg highway. We'll see if anyone can get it done in the next four months.

Also, note its mediocre range. Our best is still 368.8 miles and that was with its 19.8-gallon tank running on fumes.

Worst Fill MPG: 11.2 mpg
Best Fill MPG: 21.4 mpg
Average Lifetime MPG: 17.0 mpg
EPA MPG Rating: 19 Combined (17 City/23 Highway)
Best Range: 368.8 miles
Current Odometer: 14,230 miles

James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 14,230 miles


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