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Mazda MPV, Nissan Quest, Kia Sedona, Chrysler Town and Country, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, Van
#1519 of 1887 99 nissan quest gle gas mileage
May 03, 2006 (5:36 am)
Hello. Just bought an older Quest (1999 GLE). Wondering if anyone who has one, or had one could remember the gas mileage they were getting (or distance per tank)? We had a 1995 Villager and the Quest seems to use more fuel, and I was wondering if what I am getting is normal or if there is a problem. I average around 290 miles on a tank of gas with 90% in town driving (or around 14.5 mpg). Thanks
#1520 of 1887 Re: MPG on Ody and Sienna [dsrtrat2]
May 03, 2006 (5:46 am)
What year was your son's first Sienna XLE?
Remember that the 2004 and later Sienna is a MUCH bigger, heavier vehicle than the first Siennas.
My 2006 Sienna LE has an overall average of 27.4 MPG for the first 2600 miles...with as low as 24.0 MPG with one tank and as high as 36.0 MPG during a test drive to determine the potential mileage under ideal conditions. (All mileage data is using miles driven divided by fuel needed to refill. The trip computer calculates a slightly higher number than manual calculation).
What years were your previous Odysseys? How did the average mileage compare with the different years of your Odysseys?
There is NO reliable means to compare mileage of any vehicles driven by consumers.
My 2002 T&C LX got between 25.0 and 28.2 MPG average on each of 10 different 1400 mile round trips while my son got between 20 and 24 MPG on long trips with his 2001 Ody EX. The driving patterns vary too much between individuals. I am reasonably confident my son's Odyssey would get much better gas mileage if I drove it than the mileage my son has reported. One person may commute 40 miles on open freeways while another may commute 10 miles with stop and go driving the entired distance. The time of day also has a great effect on mileage.
May 03, 2006 (8:01 am)
I used to have a '99 SE. We got about 15ish around town (real short hop driving, very hard on mileage), and 22-24 on trips, depending on how much was highway vs. local roads.
#1522 of 1887 I believe 36 MPG IS possible[hansienna]
May 03, 2006 (2:30 pm)
THANKS for your confirmation that a 2006 Sienna WILL GET 36 MPG at 55 MPH.
I dont doubt ya for a minute, hansienna. I did a similar controlled test with my father's 2005 Accord (rated at 34MPG HWY). I achieved 39.96 MPG at 75 MPH with no A/C or any drag from windows/open sunroof. Traffic was light and we didn't stop for the entire 243 miles of interstate we drove. I've never been able to repeat those numbers (b/c I need A/C on now and traffic's never been so good) but still average in the 35-36 MPG range, so 36 MPG is definitely in the realm of possibility for you (Shoot; even some V-6 Accord 6-speed owners are getting upper 30s when "hypermiled" as you did. It's not that difficult if you stay regimented.
#1523 of 1887 Re: I believe 36 MPG IS possible [thegraduate]
May 03, 2006 (4:12 pm)
Your Accord could probably get 45-50 MPG if driven at 55 MPH instead of your test at 75 MPH.
However, the fuel savings is NOT worth the waste of time nor the anger caused in other drivers.
Speeds of 75-80 MPH drastically reduce fuel economy.
#1524 of 1887 Re: I believe 36 MPG IS possible [hansienna]
May 03, 2006 (5:54 pm)
Correct you are, on all accounts. You are right also, because driving at 55 would take me an extra hour to get to the beach, something I'll pay a little extra cash (less mileage) for.
#1525 of 1887 2004 Nissan Quest SE
May 05, 2006 (7:34 am)
I think I posted back last summer, but, will again...
July 4th 2005, trip from Virginia to Orlando, Florida, we averaged, the entire trip, 29.8 MPG. That's mostly 70MPH interstate with 6 passengers, luggage, both AC's, DVD.
Normally we get an average, around town, 19.9 MPG.
#1526 of 1887 2006 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8
May 06, 2006 (4:20 pm)
Just bought this vehicle. Trip from Chicago to Orlando, Fl. Started out with 100 miles on odometer. 4 plump adults, a/c running front and back, full of luggage, averaged 25 mpg going 70-75 mph with computer and our independent calculations. Are we happy!!! Car was great, had plenty of pep, rode like a dream.
#1527 of 1887 First tank fill up
May 08, 2006 (10:12 pm)
343 miles, 17.78 gallons. Came out to 19.29 m/g at about 80% freeway. I hope it gets better as it breaks in.
May 09, 2006 (11:55 am)
What kind of vehicle is it?