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Well my wife and I finally got our new Ascent and so far we absolutely love it. Getting 19.5 average mpg in town driving. I must admit it takes a little getting used to the four cylinder engine and CVT transmission. Nothing wrong with it, its just different from our old six cylinder jeep and my V8 GMC. I do notice that at startup the engine idles around 1500 rpm for what seems to be an eternity. Does anybody know if this is normal? I usually wait until it drops below 800 rpm before shifting into gear. I'm hoping the engine just needs to break in or learn our normal driving habits. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

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Well my wife and I finally got our new Ascent and so far we absolutely love it. Getting 19.5 average mpg in town driving. I must admit it takes a little getting used to the four cylinder engine and CVT transmission. Nothing wrong with it, its just different from our old six cylinder jeep and my V8 GMC. I do notice that at startup the engine idles around 1500 rpm for what seems to be an eternity. Does anybody know if this is normal? I usually wait until it drops below 800 rpm before shifting into gear. I'm hoping the engine just needs to break in or learn our normal driving habits. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
shift ...gear, yeah not so much. The gears are a figment of your imagination. No gears on a CVT.
 

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Well my wife and I finally got our new Ascent and so far we absolutely love it. Getting 19.5 average mpg in town driving. I must admit it takes a little getting used to the four cylinder engine and CVT transmission. Nothing wrong with it, its just different from our old six cylinder jeep and my V8 GMC. I do notice that at startup the engine idles around 1500 rpm for what seems to be an eternity. Does anybody know if this is normal? I usually wait until it drops below 800 rpm before shifting into gear. I'm hoping the engine just needs to break in or learn our normal driving habits. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
It's warming up the emissions system and drivetrain. That's normal.
 
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