Mercedes-Benz E-Class Real World MPG Numbers
PF_Flyer Member Posts: 9,372
edited April 2014 in Mercedes-Benz
With the price of fuel being what it is, the mileage you're getting is becoming more important. This is the place to discuss the mileage performance you're getting out in the real world.
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I now have a 2001 E320 that gives about 25 mpg in a mix of highway (40%) and rural roads (60%) on a round trip of 60 miles. On long trips, (last winter from Mass. to Georgia) it gave 28.9 mpg for the entire round trip including the usual running around in the evening trying to find decent restaurants. And this was mostly on 89 octane rather than the recommended 93. I fill with the 93 every 3rd or fourth tank. I'm very impressed and don't feel like I'm driving a big gas hog as I fly by those SUV's getting 15 mpg..
My wife has a Toyota Matrix that we bought for its fuel economy. I can only say that it was a mistake. My Benz does far better..! The Matrix struggles to do 21 around town and 26 on the highway. And this was rated as 31 hi-way. Can't wait to dump it for a real economy car.. And the Benz rides SO MUCH better !!!
Around town (3 - 5 mile trips) my wife is getting around 21mpg. On a recent trip (390 miles, 95% highway) at an average speed of 72mph with the climate control keeping the cabin a comfortable 72 degrees, we averaged 32.1 mpg.
The TC was within a couple tenths of the good old pencil and paper.
But of course as the price of gas creeps higher each passing week, the urge to get a truly economical ride gets stronger. Ah, for the bucks to get an E-class diesel...!!
I would be very concerned about owning this car in Spain, unless I had the Starmark warranty and was able to read and speak Spanish fluently...
I've been looking for a 6 passenger vehicle to replace my wife's Matrix and one that I like (but haven't driven yet) is the Mazda 5, a small minivan (microvan?). It has 3 rows of 2 seats each. I owned a Mazda a decade ago and wouldn't hesitate to take it anywhere in the world. Very reliable cars..
Also, where does this tax money go?
Also, where does this tax money go?"
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