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Mazda MPV, Nissan Quest, Kia Sedona, Chrysler Town and Country, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, Van
#948 of 1887 MSRP Window Sticker
Apr 21, 2005 (4:54 pm)
Had a little free time this afternoon. So for fun I pulled out the window sticker from our 2004 Mazda MPV.I really hadn't noticed this before or read about it here, so this may be of interest. EPA on the MPV is 18 mpg city and 25 highway. Then the disclaimer. "Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions. driving habits and vehicles condition. Results reported to EPA indicate that the majority of vehicles with these estimates will achieve between 15 and 21 in the city, and between 21 and 29 mpg on the highway."
So, I have to ask myself....results reported to EPA from who? Other testing organizations, fleet managers, the average Joe calling in on their cellphone.
And basically they seem to be protecting themselves even if this vehicle averaged 6mpg city and 8 hwy. So, doesn't seem to be much recourse for Ody owners or anyone else with low mpg compared to what EPA indicates.
#949 of 1887 2005 Chrysler T&C Touring 3.8L
Apr 21, 2005 (5:40 pm)
I now have 2000 miles on my '05 Chrysler T&C, and the gas mileage remains steady at 19.0 mpg in mostly city driving. It's no different now than on my very first fillup. This is mostly with just me in the van and in warmer Florida. To get the best mileage, I always never exceed the speed limit, and I look way ahead to the stop lights and always take my foot off the gas if I know the light's going to stay red. The goal is to use the brakes as little as possible. I haven't tested it on a trip yet.
#950 of 1887 Re: 2005 Chrysler T&C Touring 3.8L [mapper1]
Apr 22, 2005 (11:52 am)
mapper1, I have a 2005 DGC with about the same mileage on it. I drive about the same as you do and live in a warm climate of Arizona. I haven't got the steady mileage as you have. I posted what I got some time back. But the best I have got so far in about 80% hiway, 20% city, is a little over 21mpg. Most of the time, it's between 17-19 mpg using a hand computer, not the one in the van. I really am waiting to get a tankfull on the open road and see what I can do.
Apr 22, 2005 (12:45 pm)
I now have 3500 miles on here and getting 22 mpg according to overhead display. Driving is 50/50 mix. Happy so far.
#952 of 1887 Latest trip.
Apr 22, 2005 (2:32 pm)
99 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport with 3.8 l engine, about 75k on the odometer.
Over the last long trip (over 2000 miles), cruising at about 80 mph, consumption about 24 mpg. One leg with 90-100 mph cruising, average about 20.5 mpg.
Regular gas, four people, AC on all the time, about 150 lbs of luggage.
I was thinking of new O2 sensors, but with this kind of economy on a six year old vehicle, I figured why bother.
#953 of 1887 Re: Poor mileage 2005 Quest [ken23]
Apr 22, 2005 (6:21 pm)
Very dissapointed with my 2005 Quest gas mileage, only 14-15 MPG city driving.I have a 2004 Maxima and I get 19-21 city. I traded in a Ford conversion because it got bad gas mileage and now I still have the same problem.
Perhaps take it to the dealer? The worst single tank we've had since breakin is about 18.5. And that was mostly city driving in Boston. So if you're averaging 20% less than our worst, there's got to be something wrong with your vehicle.
What model Quest? Driving pattern?
#954 of 1887 Re: Poor mileage 2005 Quest [ken23]
Apr 25, 2005 (6:00 am)
How many miles do you have on the Quest? My mileage improved after several thousand miles.
#955 of 1887 Re: Poor mileage 2005 Quest [garandman]
Apr 25, 2005 (2:01 pm)
I have an SE and my wife does most of the driving here in Fla. After my wife told me about the poor mileage I decided to drive it for a week to see if the mileage would change and it turned out to be the same MPG.I know the dealers answer would be that their is nothing they can do about it .I guess maybe I just got stuck with another gas hog.
#956 of 1887 Re: Poor mileage 2005 Quest [dtownfb]
Apr 25, 2005 (2:04 pm)
What were you getting in the beginning and what are you getting now for gas mileage. I have 1200 miles on mine and the mileage is staying the same.
#957 of 1887 Re: Poor mileage 2005 Quest [ken23]
Apr 26, 2005 (7:47 am)
I wouldn't get too upset. Your engine is still pretty new. If you are concerned, get a notebook and keep track of mileage for each gas tank. Very easy to do and you can see how your minivan responds to weather change, traffic, speed, etc.
Like I said it took to around 8,000 miles for me to see an improvement in gas mileage.