Originally Posted by crabman
Unless it's changed Chrysler gives the average of the last 300 miles. Yes on every vehicle, it's something us Cummins guys complained about because you can't even get the average of one tank.
Have you tried resetting the average in the evic when you fill up? I do it every time I fill up, along with the Trip A odometer.. I like to track actual mileage vs. the evic's projected mileage. Well not really, it's just something I can't stop myself from doing. I've found that when you reset the mpg average the projected miles to empty jumps up a bit.. If you don't, it goes off old averages.
For example, I get about 12.5 and MAYBE 350 miles to a tank if I take it easy. When I fill up the evic typically shows 370ish miles to empty, and when I go into the averages it reads whatever it was based off old driving habits. But if I reset the average after I fill up, when I start the truck it reads like 420ish miles to empty, and when I start driving, if I jump right on the freeway it'll read almost a whopping 16mpg!!!
Obviously as I drive it changes and goes back down.
Point is, you can get a fresh reading on each tank as your engines break in.. Unfortunately my truck is well broken in (60k miles), so 13ish is about all I'll ever see.
But if you all are starting at the projected mpg, then I wouldn't be surprised to hear 34-35 next summer for some.
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