Join Date: May 2017
Location: Sarfampton, darn sarf, where you get your feet wet.
Hey, welcome fishyweb, and do complete your profile and the member map so we have an idea where you are.
I have a Premium SE Hybrid, rarely use economy driving and I still get about 60 mpg driving all over the UK. MPG also falls with increasing miles (both bluecar1 and I are still seeing improvements after 10,000 miles) so don't judge the first tankful or two. For a proper average I switched the gauge to report cumulative mileage rather than the default per-tank as that provides the better indicator of mpg as the accumulated mileage climbs.
With a bit more `foot frugality` I'm sure you can get upwards of 70 mpg, but the 83 mpg so beloved of the sales literature is with hypermiling, being sensitive to lambs and bunnies, windows closed, a/c off and keeping the boot empty except for beansprouts and Tofu...
You can find lots of good driving tips across the forum but once you've taken delivery, any queries, just ask - there's quite a cadre of UK drivers on here.
2017 Premium SE with 15" wheels