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Chrysler Pacifica, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Wagon
#92 of 121 Re: MPG on '07 Touring FWD? [new_2_board]
Jan 09, 2007 (5:11 pm)
Evening "New 2", hope the information on pricing was helpful. I'll share with you, and the board, my experience thus far with 1200 miles on my FWD Touring. Using 89 octane, I average 19.8 on my first tank (town and highway), 24.1 on my second tank (almost all highway) and roughly 19.5 thus far on my third tank (mostly in town and highway work commute). I'm NOT a "speed limit" driver on the highway but I have been driving gently when starting out (no jackrabbit starts, etc.). Frankly, I'm very pleased with the mileage thus far. That looming "16" city rating had me concerned, but nothing close so far.
#93 of 121 Re: MPG on '07 Touring FWD? [Jason5]
Jan 10, 2007 (8:11 am)
Yes, both your posts on price and MPG have been very helpful. Thanks! The Pacifica would be "mine" since I work from home and my wife drives 70 miles round trip to work 5 days/week. I'm mostly concerned with in town MPG numbers.
We have decided to wait until the auto show hits St. Louis (usually the 1st weekend in February) before making a purchase decision. I'll post more about that in the prices paid section.
New_2_Board in IL
#94 of 121 MPG ,'06, 3.5L, FWD Touring
Feb 06, 2007 (7:38 am)
Just made a long haul trip with four adults and their luggage in the car.
1950 miles. Filled up and recorded mileage each time.
Driving on Interstate highway at speed 77 mph 70% and 72 mph 30% of the distance.
Car's MPG display said 20 MPG but the actual correct value was 19.25 MPG.
I used regular fuel other than two tank fulls of mid grade that owners manual recommends. By the cars MPG display my MPG went down to 19.9 with mid grade fuel and stayed there for those two tank fulls until I filled up with regular grade fuel again.
I must say that I expected a little bit better MPG value as this represents only one MPG better than what my '04 Tahoe gets with the same driving conditions. Pacifica looks much better against wind resistance than Tahoe but seems awfully small difference in real world numbers.
#95 of 121 Re: MPG ,'06, 3.5L, FWD Touring [arrie]
Feb 06, 2007 (1:40 pm)
so you get 19 mpg in your Tahoe, which is rated at 14/18, while driving ~75 mph with 4 adults and luggage? That's pretty impressive! Chevy's are notoriously good on the highway due to extremely tall overdrive gears. Unfortunately, it is not a trait the Pac has.
#96 of 121 Re: MPG ,'06, 3.5L, FWD Touring [qbrozen]
Feb 07, 2007 (8:25 pm)
Let's do the math again. I said my Pac displayed 20 MPG but I also said that the actual value was 19.25 MPG.
19.25 MPG - 1 MPG = 18.25 MPG, which is what I usually get about with my Tahoe with the same driving conditions that I stated in my post for the Pac trip.
#97 of 121 Re: MPG ,'06, 3.5L, FWD Touring [arrie]
Feb 08, 2007 (12:14 pm)
thanks for the clarification. that's still pretty good, i think. like i said, chevy's are notorious for that. no need to get testy.
we're not thrilled with our Pac's mileage, either. Our Pilot did quite a bit better.
#98 of 121 Re: MPG ,'06, 3.5L, FWD Touring [qbrozen]
Mar 02, 2007 (7:28 pm)
'06, 3.5L, FWD Touring, 16K - only at 17.8MPG and looking for a little increase. Previous Pathfinder was similar (maybe a touch less) and I was hoping for a little more out of the Pac.
#99 of 121 07' Touring FWD..
Mar 04, 2007 (7:58 am)
Still managing to make mid 20's when ALL highway driving (last trip of 600 miles was 24.2MPG at fairly high speeds). In mixed driving to work (about 5 miles in town and 15 on highway), making about 18.8. I have never gotten close to the 16mpg city listed. Perhaps in town, in summer with AC on I'll get closer to that.
Mar 04, 2007 (9:16 am)
I have a 05 fwd touring with the T package. Bought used Carfax stated it was a rental. Checked the computer and saw average mpg was just 16 and freaked. But that was a rental and only had 15K on the clock.I now have had it for nearly two years and have 55K on it. Consitently get between 21 and 23.5 mpg. I seldom run the 89 usually 87. Found the car does not like 93 so dont waste the money. Most of my driving is freeway I have a 100 mile a day commute.With bad traffic I drop to 19 but thats rare. BTW this is in Southern(very hilly)California.
#101 of 121 Does new engine and tranny help
Mar 27, 2007 (7:12 pm)
For 2007 I see that they added 2 extra gears and a new engine. How are mpg's on this versus the 4 speed tranny and smaller engine?