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Tourx fuel economy

Astrodog

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I’m seriously contemplating buying a Tourx but I’m concerned about fuel economy. I’d appreciate it if some Tourx owners would post their real world experience with fuel economy both highway and mixed driving. Thanks.
 

NewTourX

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City 23, highway 29. My combined average over the ~2500 miles I've driven it so far is around 25. This is on 91-93 octane.
 

Astrodog

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Thanks for letting me know. That's a little disappointing. I really like the car and am now hooked on wagons after buying a used 2004 Mercedes C-Class wagon but the expected fuel economy is quite a but lower than what I get with my 2014 MKZ, which is not a small car. I may have to wait for the new Audi electrics coming out later this year.
 

NewTourX

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Keep in mind that I'm not the most economical driver, either. I am sure you could squeeze another few mpg out of it with a lighter foot.
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BrianCoasters

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I've averaged 30mpg on road trips, and I tend to drive about 9-10mph over the speed limit. I get about 20mpg in city mileage, but I step on it every now and then. It's about what I expect from an engine of this performance range.
 
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Astrodog

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City MPGs, I do run a little lower than 23. But that's very short drives also, to and from a train station.

My longer highway runs, it sits around 33. Not bad for a heavy little 2.0T
That’s pretty good. Thanks for responding
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kmingis

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I've put about 5500 miles on my TourX since I bought it in May. My driving is prolly 80/20 highway/city (mainly 75-80 mph on the highway). I'm averaging 28.8 mpg. I can easily get low 30s in straight highway driving; city driving brings the average down.
 

Zeroboostbuick

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City MPGs, I do run a little lower than 23. But that's very short drives also, to and from a train station.

My longer highway runs, it sits around 33. Not bad for a heavy little 2.0T
My Sportback is about the same. But I don't baby the throttle. I get 9.8 L / 100km ( 23 mpg ) which is 90 % city driving. If I drove like most folks I would get better mileage.

I assume the TourX AWD should get around 22 in the city and closer to 30 on the highway.

I had a fairly modified 98 Regal 3800 V6 that got me 21.5 in the city and 30 on the highway. Then I had a 2002 Grand Prix 3.8 that was a little more thirsty than the Regal. I assume because it wasn't running as efficiently and had a higher final drive gear ratio. I miss that Regal.
 
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Astrodog

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I guess my expectations are a little high given that it’s AWD and the cargo capacity is very impressive. Are owners happy with it so far?
 

NormT

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Those figures from Fuelly are not promising. Thanks for posting.
Very promising when a Subaru Outback 3.6R is only getting 22-24 in a slower performer and CVT. Remember these are real world num era provided by owners.

I can see a little over 30 mpg at 65 mph in a boxy Buick Envision 2.0T that weighs 4,000 lbs. A TourX could top out at 35 mpg or more with smaller frontal profile, lighteweight, and additional 3-speeds in the transmission.
 

gobluetwo

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Given the AWD, size/weight, and power, it compares well against others in it's class. This is the price you pay primarily for the AWD, though. I assume that OP's MKZ is a 4 cylinder FWD version, while the 4 cyl AWD is rated very close to the TourX (maybe 1 mpg better) and every 6 cylinder MKZ is rated far worse than the TourX.

EPA figures:
TourX - 21 city / 29 highway / 24 combined
Outback 3.6R - 20 / 27 / 23
Volvo V90 CC - 22 / 29 / 25

Even the relatively tiny comparators don't do significantly better:
Audi Allroad - 22 / 30 / 25
VW Golf Alltrack - 22 / 30 / 25

The reality is that if you want a wagon these days, fuel economy ain't going to be great because they're trying to be like SUVs/CUVs
 

Astrodog

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Given the AWD, size/weight, and power, it compares well against others in it's class. This is the price you pay primarily for the AWD, though. I assume that OP's MKZ is a 4 cylinder FWD version, while the 4 cyl AWD is rated very close to the TourX (maybe 1 mpg better) and every 6 cylinder MKZ is rated far worse than the TourX.

EPA figures:
TourX - 21 city / 29 highway / 24 combined
Outback 3.6R - 20 / 27 / 23
Volvo V90 CC - 22 / 29 / 25

Even the relatively tiny comparators don't do significantly better:
Audi Allroad - 22 / 30 / 25
VW Golf Alltrack - 22 / 30 / 25

The reality is that if you want a wagon these days, fuel economy ain't going to be great because they're trying to be like SUVs/CUVs
You’re right on all points.
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Sparty

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I’m seriously contemplating buying a Tourx but I’m concerned about fuel economy. I’d appreciate it if some Tourx owners would post their real world experience with fuel economy both highway and mixed driving. Thanks.
I have about 3000 miles and just use regular gas. I have a history of having higher mileage than listed. That said, I am getting an overall average of 28mpg (commute is 50/50 highway/ surface streets) and
when I am out of the city and driving 2 lane country highways, I regularly see 35mpg. The car tells me I hit 39mpg once, but I’m not sure I believe that one. Going on a big road trip soon, so I plan on using that trip to confirm the higher numbers the car is giving me (I’m pretty confident about the mid-30’s based on the math in my head, but I want to Calculate it precisely).
 

BrianCoasters

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Thanks for letting me know. Are you Tourx owners happy with the car so far (fuel economy excluded)
Extremely happy. Only major flaw is auto start/stop and the fact that it can't be disabled. However, aftermarket solutions are in the works, so that'll be a non-issue soon enough. Otherwise this car has been the best bang for my buck in terms of new wagons available in the US.
 

Zeroboostbuick

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Start stop is not too bad. It's a smooth operation. If you don't want the car to shut off, just flip the gear shifter to the left into Manual / Sequential mode and once you resume driving flip it back into drive.

My start / stop also disengages when the AC in running.
 
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