Hello All! I just purchased my first VX and drove it home 185 miles yesterday! I got 62 MPG. I was stunned and didn't expect it to be nearly that high! That was on crappy tires, all different makes and through a long stretch of redlights! That brings me to my questions. I have 13" steel wheels. 1- Can I get as good of fuel economy from 13" wheels? 2-If I change my wheel size what is the optimum size wheel and tire to go with? 3-What does everyone think about Low Rolling Resistance tires? 4- If I can find the stock vx aluminum alloy wheels are they as fuel efficient as anything else? Any info is greatly appreciated!
The stock VX wheels are special lightweight wheels. Reducing the weight of the wheel enhances economy. LRR tires are also a must if you're looking to maximize economy. I hear good reviews out there for the Michelin Defender series of LRR tires, but I do not know if they are available in a size to fit the VX. I have a set of Michelin Latitude Tour LRR tires on my Escape Hybrid and love them.