It's saturday and I'm bored. I'm downstairs doing laundry looking at my golf clubs with love in my eyes. So what the heck, I'm going for a drive out to my most frequented golf course so see how much snow is left.
I did that same drive 20+ times with my 06 G5 GT last summer. It's a 20 minute drive with sections of 60kmh, 70kmh and 80kmh. No stops. Using cruise control in my G5, I could match the EPA highway rating on a round trip.
So I get the SS up to 65 and set the cruise. The DIC starts out at about 33mpg and starts climbing upward. By the time I reach the golf course, it's 38 mpg. I turn around and head back and by the time I hit the city limits again, it's reading 40.1 mpg.
WTF? The car has 400 miles and isn't broken in yet. Could the DIC be that far off? I start thinking about it a bit and trying to reason how it could be right. The 2.0 and 2.2 both have variable valve timing. The 2.0 has direct injection as well.
Is it possible that the 2.0 could be almost as efficient as the 2.2 provided you keep your foot out of the boost?