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Drafting Saves Fuel! But be careful...

I took a 1,300 km trip from Calgary AB to Winnipeg MB and did a test on my 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan. On the first leg, I set the cruise to 115 km/h and no drafting behind anyone. Halfway through, I filled up and achieved 8.0 l/100km(29.4mpg). After filling up, I was lucky enough to find a fully loaded semi doing exactly 115 as well. I stayed behind him all the way until Winnipeg staying back around 15-20 feet(too close in my opinion but it was for a purpose :) ). I filled up and achieved a whopping 6.7 l/100km(35mpg).

posted by buyingconstant7 on September 10, 2015

this tip works for 45% of voting Fuelly members.

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