1. What you are offering is BAD advice
Originally Posted by AIR_RAM
... So far I have offered some advice to increase fuel economey...
... you are NOT gaining ANY increase in MPG whatsoever. Zip, ZERO, 0.0000. You're actually wasting
gas by putting your car into neutral!!
As has already been pointed out in this thread, when coasting in gear fuel consumption is at or near ZERO as there is no fuel being injected. When coasting in neutral, the engine is idling and consuming
2. In addition to wasting fuel, you run the risk of transmission damage...
From the 2011 owners manual:
"...coasting, or driving for any other reason with the shift lever in NEUTRAL can result in severe transmission damage..."
READ the section on recreational towing to understand more about reasons to not have the transmission in neutral when the vehicle is moving.
3. I won't get into all of the UNSAFE reasons
why drivers should NEVER put their vehicle in neutral when driving, anyone who does not understood the risks should have their license revoked and invest in a bicycle.
, if you are using the EVIC to calculate your supposed fuel gain you might want to know that the calculations used are NOT based on how much fuel is actually consumed.
And you cannot simply divide your actual gallons consumed by your mileage to try and measure supposed savings from coasting. Too many variables. The only accurate way would be with instruments and trained techs. And that has already been done, with the results confirming what has been stated above.