I have a forty-five minute commute to work, climbing 1500 ft. in elevation. Sure, I'm not trying to haul up Mt. Everest, but I'm looking for some driving tips on how to maximize my mileage on the way up. Coming down, I get about 52 MPG, but going up it's about 38 MPG. I also love the fact that I'm complaining about 38 MPG knowing my minivan or my Outback couldn't possibly get that on the climb.