You need not worry. With your commute, 21 mpg is about what you can expect. Check your average miles per hour; bet it's low...like around 20mph or so. My average mph is around 40 and my commute is about 58 miles round-trip (when I drive it to work). I have a commute car (1997 Honda Accord) to save putting miles on the XV so I've been driving a lot of city-type driving and getting only 24-25mpg. When I take my two week road-trip in May, I expect to average over 30 mpg.After reading through most of the MPG posts, I am getting a little concerned. I have had my Crosstrek for almost 2 weeks (got it used at 47K) and after my first fill-up I was getting close to 21 MPG. I drive mainly city to and from work (5-6 miles each way). I try not to have a led foot, but sometimes I do let the engine rev up off the line.
I did have an Engine tune-up over the weekend, but I do not know how much that would effect MPG.
My main question is do you think there is anything I can be doing to help improve my MPG? Or should I wait to freak out till I have more data and fill-ups?
We have about 25,000 on our 2013 XV that we bought new. It's the wife's dd and gets 27-28 in mostly rush hour type traffic. I noticed early on that the trip computer was nearly always 2 mpg higher than actual. Love it otherwise.Had 300 miles on our Crosstrek when it was delivered and we put about 140 miles on it around town (getting about 26 mpg). Then we drove to Colorado and back, putting on about 2000 miles. During the road trip we got 29-33 mpg, dealing with wind and snow, driving 84, 79 or 74 mph. Very happy with mileage, comfortable and quiet ride, power to pass, sound system quality and road well in snow and sleet. Couldn't be happier!!! Only minus was that the MPG that shows up on the readout is 2 mpg higher than actual when you gas up and do the math, but not a bad thing.
This is very much consistent with my findings in comparison to the multi-function display's average MPG readout and calculated (actual) MPG by dividing trip miles to gallons of fuel filled up.We have about 25,000 on our 2013 XV that we bought new. It's the wife's dd and gets 27-28 in mostly rush hour type traffic. I noticed early on that the trip computer was nearly always 2 mpg higher than actual. Love it otherwise.