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2017 Mercedes GLE350 4matic MPG is LOW

newguestnewguest Posts: 13
edited March 2017 in Mercedes-Benz
The MPG is very low for GLE350 2017 model. It is around 12.5 MPG/City . Is this expected ? It generally says MPG for city is 17 MPG

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Everywhere, USAPosts: 127,810
    newguest said:

    The MPG is very low for GLE350 2017 model. It is around 12.5 MPG/City . Is this expected ? It generally says MPG for city is 17 MPG

    How long have you had it, and how many miles?

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  • ray80ray80 Posts: 1,655
    Also are you in an area with winter fuel?
  • newguestnewguest Posts: 13
    I have it for 2 months and it's around 800 miles now. I am in Oregon.. not sure if they use Winter fuel..
  • newguestnewguest Posts: 13
    kyfdx said:

    newguest said:

    The MPG is very low for GLE350 2017 model. It is around 12.5 MPG/City . Is this expected ? It generally says MPG for city is 17 MPG

    How long have you had it, and how many miles?
    I have it for 2 months and it's around 800 miles now. I am in Oregon.. not sure if they use Winter fuel and how it affects..
  • newguestnewguest Posts: 13
    ray80 said:

    Also are you in an area with winter fuel?

    I have it for 2 months and it's around 800 miles now. I am in Oregon.. not sure if they use Winter fuel and how it affects..
  • kyfdxkyfdx Everywhere, USAPosts: 127,810
    newguest said:

    kyfdx said:

    newguest said:

    The MPG is very low for GLE350 2017 model. It is around 12.5 MPG/City . Is this expected ? It generally says MPG for city is 17 MPG

    How long have you had it, and how many miles?
    I have it for 2 months and it's around 800 miles now. I am in Oregon.. not sure if they use Winter fuel and how it affects..
    Are you calculating it by hand?

    To get a true reading, fill up the tank, and reset the trip odometer to zero.
    Use up that tank, and on next fill up, take the mileage from the trip odometer, and divide by the number of gallons it took to fill up.

    With a new car, this basically takes two full tanks to get an appropriate reading.

    I'll note that if you are only driving 400 miles per month, that's probably a lot more stop/go and more rigorous driving than the city loop they use for the EPA ratings.

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    Edmunds Moderator

  • newguestnewguest Posts: 13
    kyfdx said:

    newguest said:

    kyfdx said:

    newguest said:

    The MPG is very low for GLE350 2017 model. It is around 12.5 MPG/City . Is this expected ? It generally says MPG for city is 17 MPG

    How long have you had it, and how many miles?
    I have it for 2 months and it's around 800 miles now. I am in Oregon.. not sure if they use Winter fuel and how it affects..
    Are you calculating it by hand?

    To get a true reading, fill up the tank, and reset the trip odometer to zero.
    Use up that tank, and on next fill up, take the mileage from the trip odometer, and divide by the number of gallons it took to fill up.

    With a new car, this basically takes two full tanks to get an appropriate reading.

    I'll note that if you are only driving 400 miles per month, that's probably a lot more stop/go and more rigorous driving than the city loop they use for the EPA ratings.

    Thanks for the reply. Yes, I followed the same process you mentioned above to calculate. And also the "Reset Submenu" shows the same figure of 12.5 mpg..
  • kyfdxkyfdx Everywhere, USAPosts: 127,810
    newguest said:

    kyfdx said:

    newguest said:

    kyfdx said:

    newguest said:

    The MPG is very low for GLE350 2017 model. It is around 12.5 MPG/City . Is this expected ? It generally says MPG for city is 17 MPG

    How long have you had it, and how many miles?
    I have it for 2 months and it's around 800 miles now. I am in Oregon.. not sure if they use Winter fuel and how it affects..
    Are you calculating it by hand?

    To get a true reading, fill up the tank, and reset the trip odometer to zero.
    Use up that tank, and on next fill up, take the mileage from the trip odometer, and divide by the number of gallons it took to fill up.

    With a new car, this basically takes two full tanks to get an appropriate reading.

    I'll note that if you are only driving 400 miles per month, that's probably a lot more stop/go and more rigorous driving than the city loop they use for the EPA ratings.

    Thanks for the reply. Yes, I followed the same process you mentioned above to calculate. And also the "Reset Submenu" shows the same figure of 12.5 mpg..
    See how it does, once you get a little bit longer trips in. It's three miles round-trip to the gym. If I don't go anywhere else, my car averages about 14 mpg, and it's rated 20 mpg city.

    Did you get a good deal? Be sure to come back and share!

    Edmunds Moderator

  • ray80ray80 Posts: 1,655
    I usually wait 3 or 4 thousand miles on a new vehicle to get a better idea on how its going to do MPG wise, little break in time.
  • newguestnewguest Posts: 13
    kyfdx said:

    newguest said:

    kyfdx said:

    newguest said:

    kyfdx said:

    newguest said:

    The MPG is very low for GLE350 2017 model. It is around 12.5 MPG/City . Is this expected ? It generally says MPG for city is 17 MPG

    How long have you had it, and how many miles?
    I have it for 2 months and it's around 800 miles now. I am in Oregon.. not sure if they use Winter fuel and how it affects..
    Are you calculating it by hand?

    To get a true reading, fill up the tank, and reset the trip odometer to zero.
    Use up that tank, and on next fill up, take the mileage from the trip odometer, and divide by the number of gallons it took to fill up.

    With a new car, this basically takes two full tanks to get an appropriate reading.

    I'll note that if you are only driving 400 miles per month, that's probably a lot more stop/go and more rigorous driving than the city loop they use for the EPA ratings.

    Thanks for the reply. Yes, I followed the same process you mentioned above to calculate. And also the "Reset Submenu" shows the same figure of 12.5 mpg..
    See how it does, once you get a little bit longer trips in. It's three miles round-trip to the gym. If I don't go anywhere else, my car averages about 14 mpg, and it's rated 20 mpg city.
    kyfdx said:

    newguest said:

    kyfdx said:

    newguest said:

    kyfdx said:

    newguest said:

    The MPG is very low for GLE350 2017 model. It is around 12.5 MPG/City . Is this expected ? It generally says MPG for city is 17 MPG

    How long have you had it, and how many miles?
    I have it for 2 months and it's around 800 miles now. I am in Oregon.. not sure if they use Winter fuel and how it affects..
    Are you calculating it by hand?

    To get a true reading, fill up the tank, and reset the trip odometer to zero.
    Use up that tank, and on next fill up, take the mileage from the trip odometer, and divide by the number of gallons it took to fill up.

    With a new car, this basically takes two full tanks to get an appropriate reading.

    I'll note that if you are only driving 400 miles per month, that's probably a lot more stop/go and more rigorous driving than the city loop they use for the EPA ratings.

    Thanks for the reply. Yes, I followed the same process you mentioned above to calculate. And also the "Reset Submenu" shows the same figure of 12.5 mpg..
    See how it does, once you get a little bit longer trips in. It's three miles round-trip to the gym. If I don't go anywhere else, my car averages about 14 mpg, and it's rated 20 mpg city.
    Thank you..
  • newguestnewguest Posts: 13
    ray80 said:

    I usually wait 3 or 4 thousand miles on a new vehicle to get a better idea on how its going to do MPG wise, little break in time.

    Sure Thank you..
  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Posts: 5,087
    800 miles in two months. "City" driving expects an average amount of time idling and moving at lower speeds versus some time at speed. If your usage has you stopped and idling more than the average then your mileage will be lower than the estimate.
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