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help me read the evic correctly

Just got done reading the 2012 owner's manual and user guide and could not find the answer to my question. My question is with respect to the average fuel economy display on the EVIC.

See the attached picture for more info on my question. In this case, the AVG is 28.3. But the sliding arrow on the fuel economy gauge is clearly above 30. So, does the sliding arrow indicate something other than average fuel economy? What am I missing here?

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Old 12-02-2012, 05:56 PM
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Re: help me read the evic correctly

The sliding arrow you describe is mentioned in the owners manual as follows:

This feature allows you to monitor when you are driving
in a fuel efficient manner, and it can be used to modify
driving habits in order to increase fuel economy.

That's some pretty good AVG MPG you're getting.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:45 PM
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Re: help me read the evic correctly

You might want to have that checked. These vehicles don't get a 28 mpg average unless the wheels are off the ground.
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Re: help me read the evic correctly

Thanks for the quick replies. I reset the fuel economy a mile or two before this picture was taken and was coasting a lot of the time.. So no, I don't normally get this kind of gas mileage. It's a V6 and the average usually reads around 19 or 20 mpg.

So to be clear, the position of the sliding arrow does not correlate to an average MPG value? If it slides to the left, then it's telling you that it thinks you can improve? I have been using the "ECO" display to determine where I can improve my pedal control.
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Re: help me read the evic correctly

Aftger a recent fill up and a 10 mile trip that was relatively flat with a couple of downhills I did even better. Of course when I got back to normal driving the mileage dropped back down to 22mpg. lol
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Re: help me read the evic correctly

The sliding needle is an "instantaneous" indicator of fuel consumption that second. It will show over 30 going downhill coasting and 12 going uphill with your foot in it while the AVG will maybe go from 20 down to 19.5 during that same excercise. The needle definitely does not correlate to the Average MPG. If you watch the needle and try to drive so as to keep it as high as possible you can improve your AVG but it will be a whimpy ride.
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Re: help me read the evic correctly

Weird...thats not how mine works. The arrow will show the same as my Average MPG in the EVIC but the bar meter thing below the arrow will fill up depending on real-time consumption.
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Re: help me read the evic correctly

And I'm pretty sure that it show 10 and 20 MPG on my bar not 15 and 30 like above. Could be a HEMI / V6 thing though.
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Re: help me read the evic correctly

i wish i got 28 i have the hemi and get 11mpg
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Re: help me read the evic correctly

I hate how I only get about 10 mpg's on my college campus, but its worth it to have the HEMI. I would like to get 15 mpg, but I have a heavy foot lol. To answer your question about reading the evic the people above me gave you the right answer.
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Re: help me read the evic correctly

I wish my Jeep never had this average MPG feature. It's like having a videogame embedded in the dash. Everytime I get into my Jeep, I find myself compelled to try and keep the sliding bar as high as possible in an effort to beat my last trip's MPG! lol
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Re: help me read the evic correctly

Mine said 90 mpg the other day. Then it dropped to 10, lol.
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