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#536 of 1887 Kia Sedona fuel economy/review
Jul 13, 2004 (2:18 pm)
Bought a 2003 Sedona 11/01/03. Now has 8,500 miles. 12/20mpg (City/Hwy). Not very happy about the fuel economy, since most driving is city. Great vehicle otherwise, so far. Power is more than adequate; pulled the Grapevine with 2 adults, 3 teenagers, and luggage for a ten day road trip. No Sweat!
Would like better mileage, and 4-wheel disc; otherwise "thumbs up".
Bought with extended warranty (10 year/100,000 mile), zero deductible, came with nearly all options standard. Chose no leather or sunroof. Best price on any comparably equipped van.
My wife hasn't complained once about the vehicle.
#537 of 1887 '04 Mazda MPV ES
Jul 16, 2004 (12:45 pm)
Most recent fillup:
271 miles / 11.9 gallons = 22.8 mpg Sams Club 87 octane fuel.
All suburban driving, usually with both A/Cs full bore on, no cargo, two pax. Tire pressures at 40 psi, 14% over recommended (35psi). 5500 miles on odometer, this is consistent with 22 mpg 'round town average since new. On one 2000 mile vacation trip, loaded with pax & cargo, all highway saw 27 to 29 mpg without CC on.
I am pleasantly surprised with these fuel econ numbers and I suspect a combination of driving style, hot Phoenix temps & smooth, level streets. And I'm sure the stiff tires help! :>)
#538 of 1887 2001 Chrysler T&C - 3.8L six
Jul 19, 2004 (12:01 pm)
Now have 64,000 miles on this van. Mixed driving around town is typically 19.5 mpg. Highway driving at 65-70 mph averages anywhere from 24.5 to 27 mpg. This is all interstate and highway mileage It amazes me since Camry and Accord sedans don't do any better and they have much reduced wind resistance.
Long distance driving takes me through many states and I have become convinced that the state mandated formulae definitely effect mileage. The best was a month ago when I filled up in Winslow, AZ and got 29 mpg. However I would never get that when filling up in Phoenix area. Always get better than average when I fill up in New Mexico.
Must add that I am not a jack rabbit starter, don't feel its necessary to drag race at every light and I ease on the brakes when stopping rather than slamming them at the last minute. I believe smooth transitions are what make for great mileage.
Jul 19, 2004 (1:18 pm)
That mileage is quite good for that vehicle, but at those speeds Camry and Accord Sedans with 4 cylinder engines get in the high 30's and the V-6's in the low 30's. Who is only getting 27 in highway driving with one?
#540 of 1887 Mileage difference tween '99 and '04
Jul 22, 2004 (5:20 pm)
I have a '99 EX and an '04 EX-Navi. Mileage is very different.
'99 EX - about 19-21 city and 24-28 highway.
'04 EX-Navi - sucks in city at about 15-17 but stil lgets tween 25-28 highway.
I think it is due to the larger engine with more horsepower. One thing I find stupid on the '04 is that that low on fuel light comes on with 5....yess I said 5 gallons of gas in the take. Now accoridng to Honda an deveryone else it still has a 20 gallon gas tank so that means it comes on with a 1/4 tank of gas and another 75 miles AT LEAST in the worst case scenario. I'm starting to tink Honda did tis because they know with the bigger engine it sucks the gas in the city.
#541 of 1887 97 Dodge Caravan
Jul 25, 2004 (9:00 pm)
Short wheelbase Sport model,3.3L, 4 spd auto, 21,000 miles, calculated at pump when filling up.
Mixed city/highway 17-20,
When towing 2000 lb boat average 20-22 mostly highway.
Best extended highway ave 65mph AC 50% 5 people & lots of luggage = 28.6 mpg (very intentional driving).
I have not had the opportunity to do extended trip with 1-2 people, but believe I could crack 30 mpg with very careful driving & favorable weather & road conditions.
#542 of 1887 01 Dodge GC EX 3.8L V6
Jul 27, 2004 (8:09 am)
Took the family to visit my brother in Fort Wayn, IN. (We live in Chicago, IL). It was me, my wife and our four kids. I was able to get 24 mpg with about 90% highway cruising at 70 mph most of the time.
#543 of 1887 '04 Sienna LE Mileage
Jul 29, 2004 (9:43 am)
Went on a 450 mile weekend trip. 95% freeway at 65-70 mph. Two way calculated average was 27 mpg.
#544 of 1887 04 Sienna XLE, 9000 miles, FWD
Jul 29, 2004 (10:09 am)
Gives consistently between 26.5 to 27.5. Highway mileage about 95%. I use 93 octane fuel only (Mostly from Costco). Recent trip from Memphis to Charleston, SC, with six people and fully loaded with luggage gave about 27.2 at 75-80 mph and with AC working all the time.
I am really happy with the mileage
#545 of 1887 2004 Nissan Quest S mileage
Jul 31, 2004 (3:42 pm)
Highway mileage is pretty good, a trip from Illinois to Baltimore and back led to 26-27 MPG in all highway driving. However city mileage has never been great, averages 15-16 MPG in small city driving, and the van is now at about 9,000 miles overall.