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Mazda MPV, Nissan Quest, Kia Sedona, Chrysler Town and Country, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, Van
#605 of 1887 Re: Do you need a 2003 Town and Country? [craigmri]
Oct 28, 2004 (7:24 pm)
2002 T&C LX has averaged 26.1 in overall driving since I got it as a used vehicle (mainly highway).
2002 Chrysler T&C LX 3.3L V6 EPA 18 / 24
2002 Kia Sedona LX or EX 3.5L V6 EPA 15 / 20
The Chrysler is larger, quieter, smoother riding, and gas mileage MUCH better than the Kia Sedona. Yes, for many people, they do need a Town & Country instead of the overweight, small interior, gas guzzling Kia Sedona.
#606 of 1887 Re: 05 Odyssey EX Poor gas mileage [sanand5]
Nov 10, 2004 (7:10 pm)
I've had my 05 Odyssey EX for about a month and getting poor mileage as well. I've filled up twice and not even getting 15 mpg. Granted, most of this is city driving but this seems a little ridiculous. Hope it gets better.
#607 of 1887 Re: 05 Odyssey EX Poor gas mileage
Nov 10, 2004 (7:24 pm)
Dont worry! Is only 2 tanks, you will do better after break-in!
I would say that your mileage is reasonable. It takes a great amount of energy to move a 2 tons van, from no speed to higher speed. EPA rating are not realistic in stop-and-go traffic!
#608 of 1887 Re: 05 Odyssey EX Poor gas mileage [carzzz]
Nov 13, 2004 (10:33 am)
Take a round trip test drive of AT LEAST 200 miles on the interstate. Fill up the Odyssey before the test drive and then again after the test drive. A round trip of 2000 miles would provide a more accurate indication of your Odyssey fuel consumption.
Your 2005 Odyssey will deliver 26 or 27 MPG if you keep the speed under 75 MPH. If you drive about 65 MPH, you will get 29 or 30 MPG during a test drive of interstate driving only.
On the other hand, you get could as low as 9 or 10 MPG with city driving only...and have no reason for concern. Stop and go with time spent waiting at stop lights will kill gas mileage.
#610 of 1887 Re: 2004 MPV - Does mileage get better after a few tanks? [kotm14]
Nov 15, 2004 (1:40 pm)
I just (last week) bought a 2001 Nissan Quest from a dealer. The vehicle has put 47K miles and is in great shape. It also has 6years/100K Nissan Power Terrain warranty.
What is shocking now is - the gas mileage.
It just gives an average 11.5 miles per gallon. The usage is 70% highway and 30% city. I could literally see the fuel tank gauge needle moving down when I drive the van. I am deeply disappointed with this. Got an appointment with the dealer next weekend to address the problem. Did any of you had similar problems or any pointers to fix this problem. All replies are appreciated.
Nov 15, 2004 (1:51 pm)
My '99 Quest with 98,000 miles on it gets between 18 and 22 consistently, so you've got something wrong somewhere.
#612 of 1887 Re: 2004 MPV - Does mileage get better after a few tanks? [good_van]
Nov 15, 2004 (2:03 pm)
Well, since you said all replies are appreciated, I would say unless you live somewhere close to the North Pole... that is pretty poor gas mileage.Always start with the simpliest solution to solve any problem. Do you have any air in your tires? Seriously...if you are running on about 15 psi, you may not notice your tires are low...resulting in poor mpg.Clogged air filter? Leaking fuel? Got your emergency brake on? Maybe the station selling you gas is ripping you off? Hope this helps.
Nov 15, 2004 (2:18 pm)
I live in Dallas, which is not a hilly area. The first tank was filled by the dealer and the second one was filled by myself in the same gas station where I fill my Corolla. In fact, I didn't use the A/C or heaters just to check the mileage. I am pretty sure about the tire pressure. I am keeping my fingers crossed to see what the dealer has to say.
#614 of 1887 2004 Town and Country 3.8L
Nov 15, 2004 (2:46 pm)
Our T&C with under 5000 miles and with 4 passengers has been getting 28mpg highway when driving at 55mph and 25mpg when driving 70mph. Happy with the mpg and the van in general