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Chrysler Pacifica, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Wagon
#82 of 122 Re: REAL MPG [b25nut]
Aug 29, 2006 (5:31 am)
sounds low to me on a FWD. We get 18 combined with our AWD model.
by the way, as a general update for the board. We've now been averaging around 19 mpg. We've had a high of 20 and a low of about 17 since we've owned our Pac.
#83 of 122 mine sucks.
Aug 30, 2006 (5:05 am)
I do mostly "city" driving, and I am getting around 15. I have 800 miles on my touring FWD version. I did go on the hwy once after just filling up and on that trip got around 22.
#84 of 122 19.3mpg on interstate
Sep 04, 2006 (10:52 am)
Drove through 2 tanks of gas this weekend and drove 95% on interstate. 19.3mpg was the best I could get. I'm used to a 33mpg Hyundai so this is gonna hurt. My wife is driving the Pacifica for work and they give her .41/mile. Doesn't leave a lot for tires and etc.
Love driving this car though.
#85 of 122 Re: mine sucks. [sandyl]
Nov 01, 2006 (6:06 pm)
No, yours doesn't suck at all, because it's too new. City driving is not relevant, because the stop&go percentage is different for each of us.
If you got 22mpg on the highway (like we used to get too, when our FWD was brand new), you will get 25mpg in the future for sure. Just keep driving !
#86 of 122 Re: mine sucks. [sandyl]
Nov 02, 2006 (2:35 am)
I average 18 in city driving..16 as a low and 20 as a highl..I'm talking 7 traffic lights. and and six stop signs in a 2 mile stretch on a daily basis...on the highway I have gotten up to 27 a few times but that was shortlived. If my husband drives he'll average 14. I have definitly changed my style of driving since buying my pac 2 months ago.He tries to drive it like he's in his crossfire.
#87 of 122 Anyone have the 3.8 210hp "base" engine?
Nov 14, 2006 (8:46 am)
Anyone seeing better MPG with the "base" engine?
#88 of 122 2006 Chrylser Pacifica Touring AWD, U Package
Nov 19, 2006 (7:41 pm)
On 11/9/06, after I nearly emptied out the gas that came with the car from the dealer w/ 150+ miles on it, I filled it up with 93 octane fuel to see what would happen even though 89 is what's recommended.
I've gotten to 100 miles at half tank whch is about 8.6/mpg. All city driving. Specfically commuting from the Bronx to Manhattan. A far cry from Chrysler's stated 17/mpg!
I thought I would get better gas mileage from the Pacifica than my 1997 Mercury Sable wagon with 187,000 miles on it but it's about the same.
On 11/18/06 I filled up with 89 octane. Let's see what happens in a week or so.
#89 of 122 Re: 2006 Chrylser Pacifica Touring AWD, U Package [nadouble]
Nov 26, 2006 (2:05 pm)
We have a 2005 base AWD. Started out with about 18.5 combination city/hwy. We now have 11,000 miles on it and the mileage just keeps improving. We now avg 20 city/hwy and have gotten a high of 23.5 on a trip with cruise set at 70 mph. We always use the 89 octane per the owners manual.
#90 of 122 Re: 2006 Chrylser Pacifica Touring AWD, U Package [nadouble]
Nov 26, 2006 (9:02 pm)
You've found the same thing I did with my 2004. Don't use more than 89 octane in the 3.5L or you risk absurd MPG numbers.
If you wait about 8,000-10,000mi and use 89, your MPG numbers will markedly improve.
#91 of 122 MPG on '07 Touring FWD?
Jan 09, 2007 (1:30 pm)
Can anyone provide real-world numbers for the 2007 Touring FWD? We are considering taking the plunge. Want to know what to expect once it's ours.
New_2_Board from IL