Last post on Jul 23, 2010 at 6:36 PM
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Ford Expedition, GMC Envoy, Chevrolet Suburban, Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Nissan Pathfinder, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#540 of 1080 Expedtion/Toyota Sienna/Tahoe
Aug 22, 2004 (6:28 pm)
Had a '98 2wd Ford Expedition(bigger engine) that did well to get 12 in town and 16 highway. Decided to be PC and get a 2001 Toyota minivan. Drove it 2 years and averaged 16+ in town and 20+ highway (better than the Ford but nothin' close to the 19/25 promised). Traded that for a 2wd Tahoe with the 5.3 engine. I get mid 15 city and 19+ highway.
I always check milage dividing miles by fuel purchased. . .drive conservatively in town and too fast on the highway.
#542 of 1080 What kind of gas mileage are you getting?
Aug 27, 2004 (7:12 am)
I have the 2002 XLT V6 and get about 14.5-15.5 around town and 18-20.5 on the highway at 75 MPH.
87 Octane fuel. Around town is not bad compared to my Toyota Avalon that I just sold, but highway sucks. My Avalon got 28-32 MPG on the highway.
I know they are two different "beasts". Are there any SUV's (Mid size) that gets decent mileage?
Aug 27, 2004 (7:20 am)
Maybe a 4 cylinder Highlander, though performance is probably only about adequate.
#544 of 1080 Re: Winter gas effect [suvshopper4]
Aug 27, 2004 (9:59 am)
This may anwer your question from 3-years ago...I just came across this site. The blend of gasoline will decrease milage. However, when I flew small planes we would have to due fuel economy calulations. In the colder weather you would get better performance as far as more power, shorter take off rolls, etc but the fuel economy was less. However, in the summer you would get less perfomance (power, etc) but with better fuel economy.
#545 of 1080 How about this?
Aug 28, 2004 (12:35 pm)
1978 Chevy Blazer. 400 ci small block,three speed auto, full time FWD NP 203 transfer case. 33 by 12.5 inch tires.......32 gal fuel tank.
The old girl still gets between 14 and 17 mpg. It all depends on how I drive her and the weather. I limit myself to one tank a month.
I have had many newer SUV owners cry when I tell them I get the same gas mileage they do.
I always thought the newer ones should do lots better with gas. Most modern cars sure do a better job than the old ones did.
Aug 30, 2004 (6:27 am)
I'm sure it's the extra weight from the added features and increased size. Out of curiosity, can you compare the curb weight of your truck to that for a new TrailBlazer? I bet it's a lot lighter.
#548 of 1080 2004 CR-V EX Auto MPG
Sep 07, 2004 (11:27 am)
1st tank: 19.1 (one adult and one toddler, air conditioner on about 50% of the time. mostly on 35 to 40 mile/hour street road, 30% highway. Not in the city center of 25 mile/hour road)
2nd tank: 20.38 (one adult and one toddler, no air conditioner on. mostly on 35 to 40 mile/hour street road, no highway)
3 tank: 26.01 (two adult and one toddler, no air conditioner on. all highway).
The “spec” is 22 for city and 26 for highway. Disappointed about the city mileage. The highway mileage quite matches the “spec”, that I am quite happy with. The MPG seems very sensitive to air conditioner on or off. Not sure whether the low city MPG will be improved. Now my car has 599 miless on its meter.
Sep 08, 2004 (2:11 pm)
1999 suburban with 15600 miles on new engine and K/N, whipple supercharger, about 402 horsepower...... 14 mpg around town, 17 mpg all freeway at average 75 mpg
cayenne turbo....14 mpg around town, 18 mpg freeway at 70 mph
acura TL sedan...new, 1600 miles, 19 mpg around town, 25 mpg freeway.
I'm surprised the small sedan got not so good mpg....maybe because its still new ? but it already past the breakin period....