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JL in NY 13

Mileage Decrease In Winter?

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Hi, apologies if this topic was already posted as I didn't see it on a search, I have an 06 IS 250 and have noticed a considerable drop of MPG for this past winter. My previous MPG was ~25.5 and have now been driving at ~21 MPG per round of fueling.

There are now 62k miles, but have brand new tires and keep up the 5k maintenance like clockworks. Has anyone noticed an MPG reduction reduction during the winter months, especially in a cold weather climate like New York?

Any input would be appreciated.



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I usually get about 1-2 mpg less in the winter (i.e. 23-24 instead of 24-25) - but my commute is fairly long (25 miles) - if you do a lot of short trips, I'd expect the decrease to be more severe.

New tires will usually decrease your mileage a bit (the tires are bigger and stickier at first) but again, not more than 1-2 mpg.

So all in all, I'd say it's possible depending on the circumstances...

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