Originally Posted by scottiza
I have a 2013 CT 200h. While I was thrilled with my original MPG averaging around 43 in the warm month, I am now experiencing something closer to 33MPG in the cold. Turning off the heater and the seat warmer don't seem to move the numbers notably.
Has anyone else experienced this? Advice?
How cold is "cold" where you live? I recently filled up the car after a ten day period when the high temperature never exceeded -19C (-2F), and the overnight temperature got as low as -37C (-35F). I got an actual (i.e., calculated) 8.6 L/100 km (27.4 mpg US). Virtually all my driving was short trips in town, so, not surprisingly, the ICE never warmed up enough to allow the car to run on the battery.
Other than the increased fuel consumption the extreme cold had no ill effects on the car.