2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sport Ti AWD
500 miles seems within reach. Has anyone achieved it? Gone farther?
OK, also not a Giulia: 630 miles in my Dodge truck (no tail wind and not babying it), 34 gallon tank that took 34 gallons to fill. The truck gets roughly 20MPG under 'best' no-tailwind conditions if I compensate for the 4.5% oversize tires (245 70R19.5). I got 24MPG once at 67MPH with a tailwind.Yup. I've done 500 miles without refueling. Oh, did you mean in Giulia? My truck has storage for 53 gallons (US gallon) of fuel. I have a 500 mile cruising range, 600 with a tailwind. At 10 mpg, I'm accepting donations.
In a Giulia? Hmm. We'll be doing a 6,000 mile road trip this summer. I'm sure we'll find out then. 400 miles should be doable. 500 might be a stretch though.
Odometer reset does reset the MPG as well....I use A for montly for corporate reimbursement and B for between fillups....it averages arond 24 with my mix of driving in metro area with city, smooth parkways and twisty backroadsI'll be curious to see how the fuel economy compares with what the display is showing.
Am I correct that the MPG resets along with the trip odometer?
Better take a wifi hotspot, too, so you can make that final post :wink2:sure, kanundrum, i might just head off into the Simpson Desert and keep driving till i run out of fuel just so i can make my last post before i die of thirst, or get killed by Mad Max desert people
better take an extra battery
no chance of getting lost, i just passed a lovely lady selling squirrels, and she gave me directionsI'm reminded of when James Bond said "I was just out walking my rat and seemed to have lost my way" in Diamonds are Forever.
Keep an eye out for Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd.
Is that US or Imperial Gallons? I see 20C on your display, so maybe you have adjusted the units? 40MPG Imperial is about 32MPG US.2.0T does get great mileage at sustained speed....I recently got over 40MPG with just a smooth driving at average 70mph, no hypermiling, no effort really....
That's a good question. My observations so far, is that the Giulia will up-shift a lot sooner than I would, and stay in as high a gear for as long as it possibly can. That, is a-typical automatic transmission logic.I am curious whether putting the selector in 'A' makes the transmission more likely to stay in 8th gear.
It's not All Weather, but instead Advanced Efficiency (AKA ECO). While I agree the driver plays a dominant role, I sometimes wonder whether adaptive cruise control hurts fuel economy because it can accelerate fairly hard when an obstacle (AKA slower vehicle) is removed. In non-adaptive mode I typically use the Set + and Set - buttons on the steering wheel to adjust incrementally to the speed of traffic around me.That's a good question. My observations so far, is that the Giulia will up-shift a lot sooner than I would, and stay in as high a gear for as long as it possibly can. That, is a-typical automatic transmission logic.
Now, there is a different logic pattern between Dynamic and Natural modes (while in auto). D will stay in a lower gear longer and will downshift sooner, most notably during deceleration. It actually provides some minimal compression braking.
I haven't played with All Weather mode much, I find it too slushy, even for a big saloon. A mode is there for the purpose of controlling wheel spin and other types of car control during bad weather such as rain, snow & ice. That said, locking up the torque converter would not help with traction control. So, without any real facts or experimentation, I'd have to say 'no' to the question. I suspect that D mode would keep the torque converter locked the most.
As far as what mode will get the best fuel consumption, most of that has to do with the driver, not the mode. Mood vs mode. LOL I would guess at Dynamic Manual to ultimately have the best possibly fuel efficiency. But the driver has to want to try to get good fuel efficiency.