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Mazda MPV, Nissan Quest, Kia Sedona, Chrysler Town and Country, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, Van
#1836 of 1887 2 more trips in our 07 Sienna LE FWD
Sep 10, 2009 (11:53 am)
To and from the beach.
Going there I had to haul paver base, 30 bags the first time (~50 lbs each), 25 the 2nd trip. Still managed ~26mpg.
Coming back we had no load and my wife drove - she averaged 28.5 mpg.
Still loving this engine.
#1837 of 1887 Re: 2006 3.3L V-6 Grand Caravan Extended Trip Mileage [badgerfan]
Sep 12, 2009 (12:19 am)
I just got back last week from a trip to Ohio, from Arizona and back. About 2100 miles one way.
I have a 2005 Dodge GC with the 3.8. We carried four people plus luggage. I averaged about 23mpg on the trip. Mountains didn't seem to bother the 3.8 one bit. Although I turned my cruise off when climbing them and coming down. I think it helped my mileage doing that.
I have gotten as high as 28.41 mpg - to 19.8mpg. I checked it with a calculator and over head computer. They were pretty close to each other.
I did get stuck several times in road construction where I had to sit and idle. Happy with what I got with the load I had on.
#1838 of 1887 1994 Town & Country Can't complain.....
Jan 16, 2010 (8:44 am)
Well, coming home from work last night my T&C went into "limp-in mode" which means it would not shift out of 2nd gear. My commute is 60 miles one way so I went by way of the secondary roads instead of the interstate for safety reasons. Found out though that when I shut the car off and restarted that the computer reset and I could shift up to the higher gears until slowing down which would cause it to go back to limp-in mode. Then further investigation revealed that if I put it in neutral coming to a stoplight or slow down, the transmission would still shift to the higher gears and so the last half of the commute I was able to do 55mph at around 2K rpm. I have 225,000+ on the old beast so I cannot complain. Waiting for a read out of the transmission code to see what the diagnoses is going to be...... I get around 23.5 mph on the highway. Now the choice will be how much to spend on this car or buy a used with less mileage....
#1839 of 1887 Re: 1994 Town & Country Can't complain..... [wataugalake]
Jan 16, 2010 (5:09 pm)
See if a cheap fix can let you milk a few more miles out of it. That van owes you nothing, though.
22.0 mpg out of my Sienna, probably for several reasons:
* bitter cold here lately
* no long trips
* mostly around town driving
That's close to my worst tank ever.
#1841 of 1887 2008 Chrysler Town and Country
May 17, 2010 (10:30 pm)
I am consistently getting 10 mpg with this van. New oil/filter and new air filter, and tires at correct inflation. I don't drive crazy because I have 3 small children in the back seat at all times!
This is awful, I feel violated!!
#1842 of 1887 Re: 2008 Chrysler Town and Country [zweedledee]
May 18, 2010 (12:51 am)
Do you also check your trip computer for average mph? In our 05 Quest we can get as low as 15mpg when our average speed is below 18ish mph.
I can get 26mpg on the highway (if i stay within the speed limits)...if you idle all day...say picking up children then you're getting 0 mpg.
Of course something could be wrong with it...but if you sit there like we do then you're not going to get good mpg...in anything.
#1843 of 1887 Re: PhilipC [philipc]
May 18, 2010 (5:48 am)
Are you kidding :=) Thats great mileage...... your pulling over an est. 7500 lbs that speed. Check out car reviews on the so called CUV and SUV cars ..
they are in the same mpg range or worse .
I completed a 2700 mile trip in my Entourage (same as Sedona) and averaged 23.3 mpg. I never got less then 20 mpg in city driving. Your mpg should improve with more miles but not with that load.
#1844 of 1887 2009 Sienna LE
May 20, 2010 (12:32 pm)
Recently completed a CA to NJ cross country trip of 3,400 miles including side trips. Averaged 27.1 mpg with A/C the last 3 days. It was 91 degrees on arrival in NJ. Still subjecting the van to the terrible roads here in NJ and have not calculated MPG. Will post on departure in 2 weeks.
#1845 of 1887 Re: 2009 Sienna LE [redpearl]
May 25, 2010 (6:12 am)
That is fantastic mileage...at what average mph is that?
I find that anything over 65mph cuts into my mileage significantly (05 Quest SE).
65mph 25ish mpg
75mph 22ish mpg
All highway of course...extra stops and idling is a killer too