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There is someone in Portland, Oregon with a 250 matic GLA averaging 26.1 mpg. What are others seeing?
 

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I really miss my CLA's MPG. I have gotten around 25-26 MPG over the first 1000 miles. I was averaging 30 MPG on my CLA.

not bad at all
how did you like the CLA? about 50 percent of the folks i questioned said they weren't impressed with it
 

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not bad at all
how did you like the CLA? about 50 percent of the folks i questioned said they weren't impressed with it
I liked it just fine. It's just that I came into some money and I saw a GLA250 Edition 1 and fell in love. It had all the features my CLA didn't.
 

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Hey thank you for posting on Fuelly. The CLA numbers on there are what made me go ahead and order a GLA. Mine is supposed to be in tomorrow. I noticed on Fuelly you do not list the percent of driving city vs. highway. I lived in Corvallis and commuted to Eugene for a couple of years in the 80's. I am hoping for 30 mpg on my mostly 2 lane state highway commute. In my test drive I saw the mpg indicator go up to 47 briefly. What kind of roads do you drive?
 

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Good job with doing research before buying, too bad most people i come across find out about fuelly after they have bought their vehicles :D
 

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Hey thank you for posting on Fuelly. The CLA numbers on there are what made me go ahead and order a GLA. Mine is supposed to be in tomorrow. I noticed on Fuelly you do not list the percent of driving city vs. highway. I lived in Corvallis and commuted to Eugene for a couple of years in the 80's. I am hoping for 30 mpg on my mostly 2 lane state highway commute. In my test drive I saw the mpg indicator go up to 47 briefly. What kind of roads do you drive?
The commute in the GLA is ~8 miles on 35mph highway with 200ft elevation change, then another 8 miles on interstate. We're pretty happy with the mpg... much better than the 15mpg Touareg in the garage.

I try to do city v. highway on the Touareg's Fuelly, but it gets to be too much thinking sometimes, so I've opted out of it on the GLA. So sorry.
 

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I went with the GLA because of it's 0-60 time and MPG. I am used to my G35 dismissing all cars in my path. But 12 years of Premium and 20 mpg was enough. So a bit slower but a lot more MPG plus, roof rack, fold down seats, four wheel drive and maybe tow in the future. = GLA. I shopped the MKC, Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, Subaru Outback, Audi and BMW. None of them had the right combination for me. If I lived in the city I wouldn't car that much about MPG. I put 20,000 miles a year on a car and have held on to the last two for 10 and 12 years.
 

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I have a 500 foot elevation drop into town on 7 miles of two lane highway, 8 miles of four lane highway and then 16 blocks of city. Sounds like our commutes are similar. I am telling myself I am going to hyper-mile it at least on some days.
 

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I have a 500 foot elevation drop into town on 7 miles of two lane highway, 8 miles of four lane highway and then 16 blocks of city. Sounds like our commutes are similar. I am telling myself I am going to hyper-mile it at least on some days.
Do you live atop a mountain?
 

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I don't live on a mountain but I do live a mile away from the highest point in my county. I live in the Flint Hills of Kansas.

So I picked up my car Friday and spent the first 30 minutes sitting in parking lot and driving back and forth trying to find my nephews house, learning where the defog switches are and the turn signals. By the way it was pitch dark and foggy by the time I left the Dealer.

Then I got on 4 lane Interstate figured out how to set cruise and change speeds with it. That took some trial and error but now that I know how to use it I love the accuracy and the blip up 1 mph or five perfect. My MPG looked bad around 24. The interstate came to a complete stop and we finally where re-routed around an accident. There was a lot of traffic coming out of Wichita on Friday early evening so it was hard to maintain an even speed. Once clear of that I had the cruise set on 81 for the rest of the way home.

Went to town Saturday with the wife and ran errands and filled the GLA up with floor tile and headed home. Figured my MPG are a lost cause on this first tank decided to try sport mode on a pass. Holy S.... My G35 was fast but when that turbo kicked in my wife and both went wow at the same time when we got pushed back into the seats. I have not tried the paddle shifter yet. My guess is I will learn how to make this thing scoot even faster with time once the engine is broke in.
 

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My car is on Fuelly now. Just used up my second tank of gas. 349.3 miles 13.4 gallons = 26 mpg. I have been driving like an old lady too. I did see 35.6 mpg on a 15 mile trip to town which is mostly downhill going 61 and 70 mph. There was about 5 minutes of spirited driving on a twisty road last night. But the digital read out when I was looking at it did not seem to be below 26 mpg. I was also suprised some of the corners I would be taking at 70 mph in my G35 I was hitting at 75 mph in the GLA. :)
 

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I averaged 30.5 mpg from Key West to Indianapolis with cruise set at 77 MPH.
 
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