Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: What does the AVG MPG feature in the message center mean?

asked by on

What does the AVG MPG feature in the message center mean?

A: Ever wonder just how good your car’s fuel e...

Ever wonder just how good your car’s fuel economy is? Have you tried to measure it using math on your own? If so, you’ve likely found that your results don’t match up with how much gas your car burns on a regular basis. Not to worry – your car’s message center can give you information about your average miles per gallon. Just press the Info button and cycle through the options until you see AVG MPG.

The number displayed is the average fuel consumed per mile driven. Note that this is not 100% accurate, and it is an average, not an instant reading of current fuel economy. To reset the average:

  1. Turn on the speed control system.
  2. Reach the speed you want to travel.
  3. Press the Reset button to zero out the AVG MPG reading.
  4. Drive for at least five miles with the speed control on.

The new reading will be the average fuel economy for your car.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How do I turn on the Sirius XM?

To turn on the Sirius XM system, press the Sirius button. Keep pressing this button to switch between SAT1, SAT2, and SAT3.

Q: What is the outside air temperature?

The outside air temperature is feature on the information display that tells you what the temperature outside of the vehicle is. If this temperature is flashing, that is a warning that it is very cold out, and you should adjust...

Q: How Much Does Using the AC Affect Fuel Economy

There are several variables that will influence the answer to that. It depends on your vehicle, how you drive, where you drive, and how hot it is outside. But there are some things that are certain: operating an A/C system...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...