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Took delivery of my Discovery Sport one week ago. Love it! However... I've been averaging, according to both my own accounting and the onboard computer's data, twelve miles per gallon. And I've been driving it in "Economy" mode! Yikes. Anyone else experiencing this? Something is definitely amiss.
 

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Yikes. Do you think it has anything to do with how you drive? That just seems pretty far off from what it should be. Or perhaps you live in San Fran and are driving up and down hills everyday?

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How many miles do you have on it already?

I know with some vehicles you have to pass the "break-in" mileage mark before seeing mileage where it should be.
 

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Hi,

I took delivery of our 2015 Discovery Sport HSE Lux last week and also noticed that the mileage seemed too low. There's a Land Rover active driveline video on youtube that explains how the system works beginning with the 2014 Evoque. It's supposed to be the same system on the Disco Sport. Traveling above 20mph on smooth highway, the system reverts to 2 wheel drive and the 4X4i scree shows 2 wheel drive engaged.

I've noticed when driving on smooth highways over 20 mph, my screen shows power to all 4 wheels and never reverts to 2 wheel drive. I will ask dealer.

Just a thought.

Gary
 

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So it might be more of a pattern instead of a one off problem?
That's quite possible, especially with the response we've been getting here, plus who knows who else is experiencing this that isn't already reporting about it online.
 

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So in my case, I have some new info and found additional data screens. In eco mode, advanced trip option shows current trip miles per gallon, best and last 3 trips. We've been averaging 22 mpg.

What was confusing was the miles to empty number appears to be a worst case scenario. This am I left for the dealer with 54 miles to empty, drove round trip 20 miles and got home with 47 miles to empty. I feel better because after the last fill up, the miles to empty was 298...for an 18 gallon tank that seemed off.
 

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If it is like other cars, the distance to empty is calculated based on the average MPG for the last 40 miles of driving. If it was a lot of stop and go, the number will be way down.


22mpg is getting much closer to what it should be. Actually quite good for mixed driving based on 20/26 that they state on the sticker. Thanks for posting your findings guys. I'm excited to hear more about real miles from owners to see what they think.


Rob
 

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me too. I've been driving mine since April and I feel like I have to pump every week. definitely more than my other cars (bimmer and lexus) in the past.
 

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me too. I've been driving mine since April and I feel like I have to pump every week. definitely more than my other cars (bimmer and lexus) in the past.
How many miles/km's do you have on yours by now? Although any positive change won't make a real difference in how often you fill gas... i'm just curious.

It could get slightly better over time.
 

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How many miles/km's do you have on yours by now? Although any positive change won't make a real difference in how often you fill gas... i'm just curious.

It could get slightly better over time.

l little shy away from 1000 miles. 993 reads on my Remote in control. I have been filling up full tank almost every week since I got the car. I work 5 days a week and my commute is about 20 miles a day. plus weekend drives. I do though, turn the auto on and off switch off when I drive. I find it annoying since I have my climate control on all times and it shuts the AC off when I come to a complete stop.
 

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DS 4TD 4WD 5 HSE 5 seater delivered 14 April 2015 now driven 5250 km

Average at toll roads with 120 km / hour eco on and start /stop activated 42 miles a gallon diesel
Mixed highway / town / smaller roads eco on and start and stop activated 38 miles a gallon diesel

Fuel tank full influences the fuel gauge after about 75 - 100 km to go visible down
 

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We've been getting excellent mpgs 23-24 mixed but mostly city driving ... So ya, something is wrong.
glad to hear your getting good results with mixed driving.


Rob
Yep, right now I'm half way through a tank. Been doing all city driving. Average speed so far is only 25MPH and all the AC is running
. I'm sitting right at 22 MPG. Once we get on the hwy this weekend that will rise.

I'm more than satisfied with it so far.

This is with start/stop always on.

The only thing I do that some may do differently is that I run 100% real gas. No Ethanol. Real gas always nets me better mpg in all my vehicles than Ethanol and I can personally justify the extra expense. Some folks can't justify it, while other folks just don't care.
 

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In Boston too, mine is getting around 18/19 around with heavy foot, 24/26 on highway .. So combining around 22, with 1650 miles, since May 6th. The tank size is a bit small causing more trips
 

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We just completed a long trip, 2,000 miles. On the last leg, mostly freeway, we got 26 and for the rest it looked to be around 22 or so. Pretty close to advertized.
 

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Yep, right now I'm half way through a tank. Been doing all city driving. Average speed so far is only 25MPH and all the AC is running
. I'm sitting right at 22 MPG. Once we get on the hwy this weekend that will rise.

I'm more than satisfied with it so far.

This is with start/stop always on.

The only thing I do that some may do differently is that I run 100% real gas. No Ethanol. Real gas always nets me better mpg in all my vehicles than Ethanol and I can personally justify the extra expense. Some folks can't justify it, while other folks just don't care.
Just to follow up on this. That tank lasted until last Tuesday. We did a little highway driving over the 4rth of July weekend and it ended up at 23.7mpg for that tank of fuel.

Still more than satisfactory for me.
 

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I've only driven mine about 400 miles. On the dash, it's showing about 19 mpg. However, when I checked Eco data for various trips, I was up to 27 on one trip and averaging in the mid-20s. I hope it's accurate!
 
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