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Mazda MPV, Nissan Quest, Kia Sedona, Chrysler Town and Country, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, Van
#1818 of 1887 2006 Kia Sedona MPG in Puerto Rico
May 11, 2009 (7:09 pm)
Recent trip to Ponce, PR from Trujillo Alto, PR about 90 miles each way. 1/3 mountain roads and the rest mountain highway. Lots of climbing up for miles and back down. Steep climbs, enough to put the van down to 4th gear about 90% of the climbs.
I averaged 22 MPG overall with 4 people, A/C on, and some extra gear and about 75 - 80 MPG except uphill in 4th which I averaged 65 - 70 MPH. I think that is pretty good considering the terrain. I usually get about 25 - 27 on flat terrain with a/c at 65 MPG
Not as good MPG as others out there but much better power, comfort, and features especially to the Caravan.
#1819 of 1887 Re: 2006 Kia Sedona MPG in Puerto Rico [lavrishevo]
May 15, 2009 (8:07 am)
Which model do you have? They come in LX and EX, right?
I really liked the fluorescent gauges on the Entourage Limited but I don't think the Sedona got those, right? Prices were a lot higher for Limiteds when I shopped in 07, though.
May 18, 2009 (8:11 am)
I have the Sedona LX. I did not want leather because of the climate I live in and powerdoors although nice are guaranteed to break. They never ever last. The gauges are not anything special in the Sedona but the vans drives very nice. Good power and fantastic safety, best in the industry. Don't forget you can add the nice options such as DVD and HID xenon headlight for thousands less then the dealer. This is what I did. 10.4" screen in the back hooked up to a Panasonic touchscreen in the front for less then a grand. A xenon kit cost only $160.00 Unless you really have to have the dealer options you will be better off going aftermarket. Oops that's you, you Sienna loving Toyota man... LOL. I believe the LX is also also about 200 lbs lighter then the EX.
#1821 of 1887 Re: [lavrishevo]
May 18, 2009 (10:18 am)
I'm happy with my choice, though love may be a strong word for a minivan. I prefer small cars, that's why I daily-drive a Miata.
#1822 of 1887 Road trip; 26.5 MPG
May 29, 2009 (1:41 pm)
First road trip in '08 ODY EX-L with about 500 lbs. of people and stuff. Traveled from AZ east on US 60 to NM and then up to I-40 for 250 miles to US 54 through OK, TX, Kansas to I-35 to Des Moines. Somewhat the same on way back. My GPS said I averaged 60.9 MPH on way home. Average of 7 tanks of gas was 26.5 MPG with the lowest 24.7 and the best was 28.7 on 88 octane Phillips 66 gas.
#1823 of 1887 Re: Road trip; 26.5 MPG [dsrtrat2]
Jun 04, 2009 (10:58 am)
61 mph average? The gas pedal is the one on the right.
Just jerking your chain, your reward was good mileage, so kudos.
Jul 02, 2009 (2:30 am)
I have a 1994 MPV with 173,000 miles; I recently drove it to Key West and back
to Stuart FL (about 500 miles roundtrip) I got 22.88 MPG with regular gas and that
was with the A/C on!
#1825 of 1887 Escalade with 5.3 Liter V-8 2WD
Jul 02, 2009 (2:32 am)
Our 2002 Cadillac Escalade with the small V-8 consistently gets 19 MPG
on the Interstate when driving from West Palm Beach to Charleston SC.
on Regular Gas. We will not go to a small car to get 30 MPG. It's just not
enough of a savings for the safety and comfort that we would give up.
Jul 06, 2009 (1:40 pm)
27.5 mpg in a 2006 Sienna with cruise set at 75 and a/c on.
Why drive an Escalade if you want safety. Wouldn't something with a better rollover history be more appropriate?
#1827 of 1887 2004 T&C van mpg
Jul 10, 2009 (4:22 am)
I have gotten 28 mpg on a 1500 mile highway trip.