ontheroad wrote: ↑Wed Nov 23, 2022 6:01 pm
Thanks for the info. How has yours held up over the years - it's a 2014? Is the electric range still good?
And how about fuel economy on long drives? That is my biggest concern because I keep reading how the Outlander uses a lot of gas once the battery runs out...but is there a way to getting decent mpg on long trips by driving it a certain way?
Mine still looks and feels like a new car, albeit with two tiny dings that I inherited.
I'm not sure how the range is holding up. I noticed when I jumped in yesterday it was showing 38 km range,
but the guess-ometer is notoriously hit and miss because it is based on your driving behaviour up to that point.
Note also that I've only just gone over 30,000 km so my car is getting very mild usage.
There are two main determinants on long range fuel consumption:
(a) speed - consumption increases very rapidly as speed increases, if you want to maximise range don't exceed 60 mph/100 kph,
(b) brakes - lots of forum members have reported that their range plummeted when their brakes started to stick in the 'on' position. If you notice a sudden change in range have the brakes inspected.
Overall, highway range has been comparable for me, to my previous tiny four cylinder car, much better than I'd expect from a soft-roading brick.