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Steptronic transmissions - upshift to highest gear possible

At 35 mph, my automatic transmission is at 5th gear and 1800 rpm and the live consumption gauge reads 30 MPG. If there is a long stretch of road ahead, sometimes I switch to manual mode and upshift to 6th gear, making it sit at 1200 rpm and the gauge reads 35 MPG. You can do something similar, just have to play around with it.

posted by cuts_off_prius on June 18, 2016

this tip works for 75% of voting Fuelly members.

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