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#73 of 82 mpg on my 2001 town &counrty
Oct 09, 2008 (7:42 pm)
Its funny If I run A no-name brand gas in the van I get 230 miles to the tank .But if I run sunoco or mobil I get about 330 to 360 whats up with that..LOL
#74 of 82 Re: mpg on my 2001 town &counrty [brad32378]
Oct 10, 2008 (2:17 am)
Sounds like the "no-name" brand of gas is actually E85 and not regular gasoline or E10. Said another way, there's absolutely NO WAY the brand of gasoline will affect the fuel economy of your van so much (but the grade will).
#75 of 82 Re: mpg on my 2001 town &counrty [brad32378]
Oct 10, 2008 (3:38 am)
Could be you are driving in different environments when using "no-name" than when using the named brands.
But the suggestion that the "no-name" is actually E85 is plausible. Is your vehicle rated for E85?
#76 of 82 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 31.7 MPG Under Ideal Conditions
Oct 09, 2010 (7:04 pm)
Most of the time when I've had my 06 DGC (SXT -3.8) on the highway, it's been loaded down for vacation, with most of the travel in hot weather, but yesterday I got a chance to travel from Indianapolis to Louisville KY under ideal conditions.
Driver and light load only, 34-35 lb in tires, K&N air filter, full synthetic oil, 65 degree F temperature (no air conditioning just vents), no significant wind, very slight downgrade over 110 miles. I was driving at night, and it was a little foggy, so I mostly kept the cruise control on 63-65 MPH even though the speed limit was 70. At that speed, the tach indicated about 1850 RPM at cruise.
Until I made a short stop, my indicator read 31.7 mpg. When I pulled into the hotel parking lot it was 31.1. Unfortunately, I didn't start with a full fuel load, so I couldn't check my actual MPG. Because it usually reads high a couple MPG, I may not have quite hit 30 real world mpg, but it was close. With about 40 miles of in-town driving in Louisville, some of which was with six passengers and the air conditioning on, and driving home with the air conditioning on in 82 degree weather, and some int-town driving in Indianapolis, my final indicated MPG for the trip was 27.3. That is approximately the same MPG that I got in a Pontiac G6 4 cylinder) under similar conditions a couple years earlier.
#77 of 82 Re: 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 31.7 MPG Under Ideal Conditions [hof]
Oct 10, 2010 (4:36 am)
Not at all surprising. I did something similar with our 1998 3.8 DGC Sport (which had ~145,000 miles on the clock at the time), only in my case I went from somewhere southwest of Port Huron, MI, through toll and custom queues at at the Port Huron/Sarnia border crossing and then again at the Niagra border crossing, and an additional 1-Hour/10-Mile crawl through a construction zone in the Hamilton Ontario area. In spite of those five stop-and-go spots, I made it all of the way to Albany, NY; a distance of 504 miles on one tank of gas. Both the OBC "Average MPG" display and my actual miles divided by gallons calculation agree on a 28.2 mpg fuel consumption rate for that trip. The thing is, prior to hitting the traffic in Hamilton, the OBC had been showing a running average in the 30-31 mpg range, and at 67-70 mph no less.
One comment about your van's setup; you list a K&N in your description, I submit to you that the K&N does absolutely nothing for fuel economy, however, K&Ns are not as efficient when it comes to cleaning the inbound air, and as such, you can expect high engine wear due to the extra silica that is typically found in the Used Oil Analysis results of K&N equipped engines.
#78 of 82 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan - 1st 2 tanks
Mar 17, 2011 (1:26 pm)
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.6L V6 6AT
average of 1st 2 tanks (50% hwy + 50% city) = 21mpg (trip computer reading)
forgot to do the manual calculation, will post that for the next 2 tanks.
#79 of 82 1,000+ Mile Road Trip in 2011 Town & Country Limited
Jun 02, 2011 (3:49 pm)
I have been unhappy with the all around mileage we have been getting in the first 4,000 miles of owning this otherwise awesome vehicle. Around town is terrible because it is a heavy vehicle.
Just completed a 500+ mile trip...there and back, so 1,000+ miles and average exactly 26MPG...mostly all highway with almost 100% cruise control averaging between 65 and 75 MPH.
#80 of 82 Re: 1,000+ Mile Road Trip in 2011 Town & Country Limited [dmsinger]
Jun 02, 2011 (4:14 pm)
You're unhappy with 26 MPG?? My 2005 T&C Limited gets 20 MPG between 65 & 75 MPH with cruise on, downhill and a wind at my back.
I'd start being happy about 26 MPG it if I were you.
#81 of 82 Re: 1,000+ Mile Road Trip in 2011 Town & Country Limited [stanoski]
Jan 15, 2012 (5:24 am)
I have noticed two things. I get better gas mileage using Shell gas, and, I get better gas mileage using higher octanes although I am not sure the math works financially. Other name brand gas may do as well, but I do know that no-name can make the car stall at times. Not sure if no name has water in it or whether it is a quality issue. I travel a LOT and hate Shells pay at the pump issues to get you to come inside, but love their gas. I have 42 gallon tank on the suburban, and it requires two fillups due to the 75-100 dollar limit most stations have. Shell requires you to come in after the first fill. I don't like leaving my card inside while pumping the remainder of the 42 gallons. Often Shell makes me come in before pumping any gas. I have had my AMEX since 1986 and pay it off monthly. Ok, I'm through ranting now.
#82 of 82 2012 V6 Grand Caravan NYC to Los Angeles Real MPG's
Sep 09, 2013 (11:58 pm)
Last month we rented a 2012 GC with 39,000 miles on it in NYC, folded all the seats into the ground and loaded it to the gills with equipment (tail pipe was almost scrapping the curb it was so weighted down) and drove it to Los Angeles, CA non-stop.
A/C was on 50% of the time.
Here are the gas mileage stats:
130 Gallons of Fuel
Total Cost of Fuel: $461.00 (Ouch!)