I experimented the other day after a fill up. Reset the mileage meter while up to speed and kept a constant 55 for about 10 miles. Then coasted into my small town and kept constant 35 then down to 25 for about a mile. Then slowly accelerated to 55 out the other side to my home in 2 more miles. The gague read 38 mpg when I got home. My car has 4k miles and it was about 35 degrees that day. So if u want good mileage, it can do it. Most of the time I am getting 23 with many short runs. It really is a great car. Good luck after graduation!