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:unsure: It would only be a afternoon job if the bell housings and input shafts were the same. I hear that the ride in the 13' and newer are much better so that is probably not going to happen anyway.
Yeah I agree. It is nice to have. Even when I put my 1.6 into 6th on the highway, it really calms things down & mpgs jump to mid 30's. The problem is the trips in 6th aren't very far :)
 

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just recently got back from a two week vacation taking my 2016 Soul SX and kept track of the fuel economy for the adventure and one of the fill-ups consisting of a total of 630 km, came back with an average of 6.7L/100 km, was very pleased with that.
 

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just recently got back from a two week vacation taking my 2016 Soul SX and kept track of the fuel economy for the adventure and one of the fill-ups consisting of a total of 630 km, came back with an average of 6.7L/100 km, was very pleased with that.
That's good mileage conwel. If my math is right, that's about 35.1 mpg in the States :)
 

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bang-on, Google is good at the conversions or 42.2 mpg for the imperial gallon ?
The official highway rating for mine is 7.5L/100 km. My other fill-ups on the trip ranged from 7.0 - 7.6
Were you hyper miling or just driving normal? That was really good mileage!
 

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not sure how you do "hyper-miling" so just normal driving to the conditions of the roads I was traveling on. This was in central Quebec - beautiful country.
"hypermiling" is the practice of driving to achieve above average fuel mileage. ie being very light on the throttle, not pushing hard to climb hills using as much momentum as possible, drafting whenever possible, etc.

Central Quebec (along the St Lawrence valley) is mostly flat and contributes to great fuel economy as well as the 60 MPH(100KPH) speed limit. I can get nearly that milage in my Soul through there as well, even my Caravan gets 30 MPG from Trois-Riviere to Ottawa in Ontario. My peterbilt got 10MPG through there and it normally only averaged 5 - 6 when on the interstates where I could go 65-75 MPH. In my experience wind plays a huge part in driving in that area as well especially the further east you go. My favorite time of year there is when the snow geese are migrating, there are SO MANY the fields look like they are snow covered along the river.
 

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"hypermiling" is the practice of driving to achieve above average fuel mileage. ie being very light on the throttle, not pushing hard to climb hills using as much momentum as possible, drafting whenever possible, etc.

Central Quebec (along the St Lawrence valley) is mostly flat and contributes to great fuel economy as well as the 60 MPH(100KPH) speed limit. I can get nearly that milage in my Soul through there as well, even my Caravan gets 30 MPG from Trois-Riviere to Ottawa in Ontario. My peterbilt got 10MPG through there and it normally only averaged 5 - 6 when on the interstates where I could go 65-75 MPH. In my experience wind plays a huge part in driving in that area as well especially the further east you go. My favorite time of year there is when the snow geese are migrating, there are SO MANY the fields look like they are snow covered along the river.
in general I am always light on the throttle (seeing my instant fuel economy read out helps in that regard), but I would never do drafting (that is dangerous).
I did very little along the St. Lawrence, mostly further inland on both sides of the river. I only drove on the Trans-Canada when I had no choice. I went as far north as Baie-Comeau and took the ferry across the St. Lawrence to Matane (a 2.5 hr crossing).
 

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I've used a technique that I read about on the MPG forum, some years ago, called P&G (pulse and glide).
It's where you give the car just enough throttle (gas) to keep up your momentum. On a trip down to South Central FL one day, I was on two lane state roads and using the P&G technique and I got 47.x MPG for the trip. That was on my 2013 Base model, 1.6L, AT.

Most of your MPG, good or bad, us right under your right foot.

Cheers Mates,
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in general I am always light on the throttle (seeing my instant fuel economy read out helps in that regard), but I would never do drafting (that is dangerous).
I did very little along the St. Lawrence, mostly further inland on both sides of the river. I only drove on the Trans-Canada when I had no choice. I went as far north as Baie-Comeau and took the ferry across the St. Lawrence to Matane (a 2.5 hr crossing).
That is VERY impressive, some of the terrain is quite hilly. As far as drafting, you son't need to be on their bumper as even at a typical highway speed distance there is still some effect.
 

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(Increased tire pressure to 38psi and changed air cleaner to K&N system, car runs better accelerates better and I get better gas mileage than when I first bought it.)
 

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Let other people know what MPG you get, so PLEASE, post your MPG numbers achieved with your Soul crossover here.

The best way to provide the information would be to include the info regarding the engine (1.6L or 2.0L), tranny (manual or aut), MPG numbers and your drive (town, highway, mixed, etc)...thanx!!:)
I have a 2.0 L, automatic. I use to get reliably 34-36 MPG. During a winter the MPG dropped to 29MPG ( very disappointing). After doing a valve cleaning the next spring, it brought it back to 32MPG but not the 36 I was getting before. It may need another cleaning but this gets expensive even when doing it yourself.
I think they should redesign the engine.
 

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I have a 2.0 L, automatic. I use to get reliably 34-36 MPG. During a winter the MPG dropped to 29MPG ( very disappointing). After doing a valve cleaning the next spring, it brought it back to 32MPG but not the 36 I was getting before. It may need another cleaning but this gets expensive even when doing it yourself.
I think they should redesign the engine.
I think they did.
 

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I have a 2.0 L, automatic. I use to get reliably 34-36 MPG. During a winter the MPG dropped to 29MPG ( very disappointing). After doing a valve cleaning the next spring, it brought it back to 32MPG but not the 36 I was getting before. It may need another cleaning but this gets expensive even when doing it yourself.
I think they should redesign the engine.
in what year of Soul?
 

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12, 1.6, auto, 97k aftermarket wheels with stock sized tire.
27.5 on all highway doing 75-80 MPH, around town a measly 21.5MPG sometimes dips to the upper teens, wife don't drive aggresive nor do I but thats our average, and that's hand calculated not by the mpg display wich is off by 2-3 mpgs
 

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I was a hyper miler for years before I even knew there was a name for it. My dad taught me some of it and I picked up the rest just out of Common Sense and personal experience.
Getting my Scan Gauge II some years ago, really helped me, because I could see my MPG in real time, while I was driving.
Turning off the AC increased the mpg by 3. Drafting a big truck could increase mpg by 5 to 7. Using the Pulse & Glide technique really helped too. That's a moment to moment thing, so there's no absolute answer as to how much it can help. It all depends on the driver.

On a long Cross Country trip, I could save a lot by using all the techniques I've learned over the years.
I pity those who don't do anything but mash the gas pedal and GO. And, many of those will wind up on a forum someplace, complaining about poor gas mileage. It's not rocket science, and it's seldom the fault of the car.

Cheers mates!
FLH :cool:
 
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