Just got my SGII working yesterday and wanted to get a baseline idea of the Outback's FE in various situations. Took it out for some preliminary 1 mile runs with the SGII on a flat, straight parkway near my home last night. These are single run results so they need to be taken with a huge grain of salt. Also, these are unadjusted readings so they could be substantially off, but the relative resuls are certainly still useful. Once I have more consistent, reproducible results I'll post again. Still, I think I've learned some good stuff here. Steady 25 mph: 42 mpg. Steady 40 mph: 44 mpg. Steady 45 mph: 41 mpg. Steady 50 mph: 37 mpg. Steady 55 mph: 35 mpg. Moderate P&G, 35-45 mph: 53 mpg (!) Moderate P&G, 40-50 mph: 44 mpg. Heavy P&G (strong acceleration in 5th), 40-50 mph: 35 mpg. I need to get some 30 and 35 mph runs in too, because it looks like my mpg peak is going to be somewhere in the mid to high 30s. Again these are single run results so admittedly there's quite a bit of statistical uncertainty, but I'm really struck by the results of the 35-45 P&G. Even the 40-50 P&G got the same mpg as a steady 40, while averaging 5 mph faster. Conclusion: Pulsing and Gliding looks like it can save a lot of fuel. I also tried a few acceleration runs: very light Grandma throttle to 2k rpm, moderate throttle to 2k, moderate throttle to 3k, and full throttle to the 6.5k redline. I didn't get very consistent results, but it appears that moderate throttle with shifts at 2k gives the best mpg. That's mirrors what others have said on this site, and it's pretty much what I've been doing since I started attempting hypermiling. Finally, I also experimented a bit with various throttle and gear combinations on a long hill on the way home from work last night. I've generally been doing this hill in 5th gear at about 35 mph, which the car can just barely do at about 1/3 throttle without lugging. Downshifting to 4th and maintaining the same speed increased the fuel consumption by 20-40% (again, my numbers aren't very solid yet), which doesn't surprise me. What did surprise me, though, is that if I stay in 5th and floor the throttle to push the engine into serious lugging territory, the fuel consumption only drops very slightly! I've always assumed that lugging is really bad for FE, but at least on my car it doesn't appear to cost me anything. For climbing, the optimum appears to be to be in the 1500-2000rpm range and at the point where the engine is not quite lugging. Basically what I've already been doing the last few weeks. Finally, I'm surprised by the low fuel consumption figures at idle: generally 0.2 or 0.3 gph. That's about half of what I assumed I used while idling. When I'm coasting at any speed above 30 mph, it's amazing to look at the display and see instantaneous mpg figures in the 100-250 mpg range with the engine running. So the finding here is that coasting, even with nICE-ON, has enormous benefits (hence the excellent P&G results above). FAS has some additional benefits but they appear to be incremental in my case. My calculation is that if I can FAS for 5 minutes of my 1 hour, 30 mile round trip commute all the way to work and back, that will improve my FE by about 0.5 mpg. Still worth doing, in other words. I think the big takeaways for me are: Keep doing what I've been doing in terms of acceleration, climbing and FASing. I'll probably do the above more consistently now that I've confirmed them. Coast whenever I can, including Pulsing and Gliding whenever it makes sense. I already P&G some already, but there are lots of P&G opportunities I'm not yet taking advantage of. Lots more to learn, but I can't wait to apply this stuff and shoot for 30+ mpg. Are these results consistent with what others have been seeing in their non-hybrids? Hopefully I can get my average up over 30 mpg!