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Hello all,


I own a 57 plate 7 seat diesel Captiva LT,



Does anyone know what mileage I should roughly be getting? around town and on a long run,



It seems really heavy,



Thanks,
 

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Is it auto or manual? The average for a manual, depending on driving style and types of journey is anywhere between 27-32 ish, autos around the 24-28 mark.
 

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I get around 400 - 420 miles on a full tank of diesel -mine is a 2010 7 seater LT manual





the most I have got on a long run is about 440ish which i think is around the 34mpg mark
 

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Hello all,
Thanks for your help on this,



It is a manual and I am getting about 370 ish to a full tank,


I am going on a long run shorthly, so will have a proper look at how much it uses,


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If its any help, i have a 61 plate LT Manual, with the new 2.2Dieselengine and gearbox and i am getting around 34mph (440miles) on a combined cycle.
 

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2010 7 seat LT Auto. Getting aprx 345 to a full tank combined. Abut 390-420 Motorway. And I drive economicaly rarely carrying more than 4 passengers.
 

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bigiainw said:
Is it auto or manual? The average for a manual, depending on driving style and types of journey is anywhere between 27-32 ish, autos around the 24-28 mark.
I agree, we get around the 25mpg mark but most of that is around town and short trips. Its not the most economical car but when you factor in the size and automatic box its not surprising really.

My C350 is more economical and thats a 3.5 V6.
 

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I get about 37mpg (7.5l/100km), but I do a lot of country/motorway driving and usually only carrying two. That is with a 2007 7 seat LT manual.
 

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CarbonBlackM5 said:
bigiainw said:
Is it auto or manual? The average for a manual, depending on driving style and types of journey is anywhere between 27-32 ish, autos around the 24-28 mark.
I agree, we get around the 25mpg mark but most of that is around town and short trips. Its not the most economical car but when you factor in the size and automatic box its not surprising really.

My C350 is more economical and thats a 3.5 V6.

I agree, it isn't bad for the size and weight, but it's certainly not brilliant either...
 

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I get avg of 30mpg little worse than I was getting last year, but I have been doing less motorway runs (saying that, they've increased again in last few months)....


One thing to note though is the specified tank capacity to what you can actually get in. Which unfortunatly, means your consumption is probably worse than you expect, if you have been basing it on a 65ltr tank, but are filling it up to the gunnel, as that is actually around the 68ltr mark (from empty). So there is 3ltrs you may not be accounting for...
 

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I do mine brim to brim, so the tank capacity doesn't matter and is based on actual consumption. Which is depressing...
 

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That's how I do mine Iain, then depending on miles driven against the no litres it took to re-fill.... As I keep a log for business, I have calculations cover MPG over 20k miles.



I only mentioned, as a mate of mine was doing the same thing, but started off thinking the tank capacity was as per the book, and made the school boy error of thinking it took the same to refill each time ... doh!!! (Mind you, I should add, he drives until the red light is on and the car is on fumes) before filling up. Have told him that isnt good for the car, as all sorts of gung gets chruned up that way (ie. when the tank is nearly empty).

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