Last post on Mar 23, 2013 at 10:55 PM
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Mazda MPV, Nissan Quest, Kia Sedona, Chrysler Town and Country, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, Van
#1878 of 1887 Re: 2009 Toyota Sienna XLE [ateixeira]
Mar 30, 2011 (8:37 am)
You can always turn off the ignition at a long traffic light.
heh...I had a flash-forward of what my wife would say..."You're doing what?!"
But that is what some vehicles do (especially in Europe)...not sure how the AC cutting off would be handled in the summer heat of TX.
I 'can' beat the EPA for highway...but I have to keep it at the speed limit. My mpg really suffers every few mph I go over the limit; huge frontal area...roof rack...running boards...tones of junk in the back we don't need -- all come into play a little.
#1879 of 1887 Re: 2009 Toyota Sienna XLE [ivan_99]
Mar 30, 2011 (9:38 am)
Yup, my wife likes to take cases of drinks from one place to another, I try to tell her it costs us more in gas vs. what we paid for the drinks in the first place. Liquids are heavy.
Beer is exempt, of course.
#1880 of 1887 2006 Grand Caravan 3.3L
Feb 27, 2012 (11:49 am)
Recent trip to East Coast got overall 23.17 MPG. Best was 27.56 on way home. Worst was 20.95 which had about 1/3 of tank used in stop and go suburban driving.
#1881 of 1887 Got 27.6 mpg on 2012 Odyssey for first 87 miles drive
Mar 02, 2012 (10:27 pm)
#1882 of 1887 2007 Chev Uplander
Mar 03, 2012 (8:09 pm)
I live in northern Ontario and make 2 to 3 trips per year to the southern U.S. Average 23 to 24 MPG on these trips, travelling at 70 to 75 MPH. Local winter driving with snow tires, average is 17 to 18 MPG. Best gas mileage was a trip to Duluth, MN; averaged 25.5 MPG. Engine is 3900 V6 with 240 HP and 4 speed automatic.
Mar 05, 2012 (12:29 am)
Just finished an approx 1000 mi trip in an 05 Quest SE...22 mpg average.
I've found over the years the 80ish mph kills the mileage...most of the trip was a 75mph posted limit.
#1884 of 1887 32.6 mpg on a 2012 Odyssey EX
Jan 25, 2013 (2:50 pm)
Calculated the old fashioned way (filled up, reset the odometer, then refuelled and calculated by dividing miles travelled with gallons put in) so its 314 miles / 9.62 gallons = 32.6MPG. This is 99% highway driving 65mph on i-95 between Northern VA and NC.
#1885 of 1887 Re: 32.6 mpg on a 2012 Odyssey EX [kagedude]
Jan 25, 2013 (6:04 pm)
#1886 of 1887 just updated my spreadsheets
by steve_ HOST
Mar 23, 2013 (1:28 pm)
At 182,040 miles, my '99 Quest is getting 21.58 combined mpg. Best tank last year was 26.54, worst was 19.06.
The scary number is $21,090. That's approximately what I've spent on gas over the years (assuming $2.50 a gallon gas since '99).
Steve, visiting host
#1887 of 1887 Re: just updated my spreadsheets [steve_]
Mar 23, 2013 (10:55 pm)
That's really not too bad of a price...you could have driven around the world over 7 times for only $21k...
Assuming such a perfectly round road existed...