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I recently purchased a 2007 Element EX, 4WD with MT. I love it!!! But I seem to be getting bad gas mileage around town. My last tank, 50 litres or 13 gallons, gave me 350 km or 217 miles for a MPG of 16.5. This was mainly city with some hwy and I dont burn around town - gentle driving. The car has 40,000 km or 25k miles. I do have winter tires on but there hasnt been any snow... Is this normal?

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It depends on where you live and how you drive. I take it you live in Canada. I get around 17 to 19 around town but get up to 25 goin to work. Its worse in the winter and yes I get worse milage when I put on my winter tires but they are studded.
 

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Hi folks.

I recently purchased a 2007 Element EX, 4WD with MT. I love it!!! But I seem to be getting bad gas mileage around town. My last tank, 50 litres or 13 gallons, gave me 350 km or 217 miles for a MPG of 16.5. This was mainly city with some hwy and I dont burn around town - gentle driving. The car has 40,000 km or 25k miles. I do have winter tires on but there hasnt been any snow... Is this normal?

Thanks,

s

Thats about what i get with my 2006 at this time of year.
 

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Hi prosimedia, I've had a 2006 EX-P 4WD with AT for just under a year and have averaged about 16 mpg (US) city and 22 mpg hwy. My highest mileage tankfull averaged 23.5 mpg in pure highway driving.

My E has about 28k miles on the odometer, and I'm just running the stock all season tires.

I love my Element but the gas mileage was definitely a disappointment -- I had expected 20-25% better.
 

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Hi prosimedia, I've had a 2006 EX-P 4WD with AT for just under a year and have averaged about 16 mpg (US) city and 22 mpg hwy. My highest mileage tankfull averaged 23.5 mpg in pure highway driving.

My E has about 28k miles on the odometer, and I'm just running the stock all season tires.

I love my Element but the gas mileage was definitely a disappointment -- I had expected 20-25% better.
I'm about where you are. I haven't done all highway yet (2 months of ownership) but my city mileage is not impressive. I had a tank of hwy/cty mixed at about 21.25 mpg. 16-17 city is about as good as I'm going to get. Did yours do better in summer?
 

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Sounds in line with my mileage as well. Mine is an '06 MT with 90k miles - but I eek out about 200 miles on 12ish gallons of gas - mostly all city. I think the Element's just don't get great city mileage. For what it's worth - I also warm it up for a good 15 minutes every morning and spend probably another 10 idling in the Dunkin Donuts drivethru lol

I'm planning on putting about 200 miles HWY on it this upcomign weekend, I'll let you all know how that goes!

Personally, the gas mileage issue would be a bit easier to accept if it had a bigger tank. I hate filling up in the freezing cold every 200 miles hahaha :)

I still love my Element! :)
 

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I had a manual 2003 that got over 20 in the city/highway mixed like now. Just got a new 2010, the mileage seems to be about 15mpg:? and i am driving so slow with my take offs at lights that i get dirty looks....couldn't drive more conservatively. Mostly city but to work every day on the highway so maybe 60 or 70% city---30% or plus highway.

My 2003 was a manual and that may be it, this is an auto, i don't think they make manuals anymore.
 

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I think they made 2 different engines for the E. One that gets decent fuel mileage and one that doesn't. Some got 'em some didn't.

That's my conspiracy theory anyway :roll:
 
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