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

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Hi my car wont start I read it could be the starter or a wiring loose or could be the battery

Without further starter circuit tests to see if the complete circuit is operational and the theft system is not activated. The theft system will not let the starter relay operate if the key is not disabling the PATS system. Have...

Q: What tips should be followed when driving with a trailer?

If you intend to drive while towing a trailer, you need to observe several important tips. It’s very different from driving without a trailer attached, and not following safety requirements can put you, your passengers and other people on the...

Q: Bad gas mileage, high idling

Idle speed for your vehicle should be between 725 and 750 RPM. So, it is idling high. Common causes for this include vacuum leaks and a faulty idle air control (IAC) valve. Either of these issues could also affect fuel...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.