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« on: April 15, 2018, 03 :28:40 PM »

Gas prices are starting to creep up again and it got me to checking fuel mileage on our vehicles . My 2002 4X4 ext cab ford will get 17 on the highway if you drive it right . My wife had a 2005 impala that got 26 and we just replaced it with a 2015 impala that got 36  plus over the weekend . The Lil car really impressed me runs pretty quick and gets a awesome fuel millage , my son bought a new 2018 Impala Monday and he gets 29 plus mostly city so I figure it will do a lot better on the highway . sure hope gas prices don't jump back to 4 bucks a gallon if it does I may have to drive a car most of the time .
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2018, 06 :44:30 PM »

My 2017 GMC Sierra 4x4 gets 23 mpg on the highway.  My wife has a 2015 Kia Optima and it gets between 38 and 41 mpg on the highway.  First care we ever owned that got better than the window sticker shows.
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 05 :45:48 AM »

My 97 Tacoma 4x4 gets 19mpg, and less than 2,000 miles on the odometer in a year. Ins. is less than $187.00 for 6mo.s! Only time I leave the farm anymore is to make my appt.s @ V.A. in L.R.! That's what it's like to be a retired disa. vet. with your Pension and SS. going direct deposit, and direct draw to pay the bills. Everything I have is for sale! Hammer Punch
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 08 :44:36 AM »

Wife has a Nissan Rouge, 2015, it gets 30-35 on the road, has lots of room and more electronics in it than the space shuttle.

My 2016 Ford F150, crew cab, 4x4, aluminum body, gets 22 -24 on the road depending on how I drive it. 16-18 short tripping around home. I had a 2012 just like it, but steel body, same motor and rear end. It got about the same mileage empty, but put a trailer behind them and the 2016 beats it pretty bad. I make the 1000 mile drive up to northern Minnesota every summer. Made 2 trips in the 2012, have made 2 in the 2016. All on the same roads, pulling the same 22ft Stratos bass boat with a 200hp Evinrude on a double axle trailer and both the truck and boat loaded with gear. The 2012 would get 11-12 mpg, the 2016 will get 16. I made 3 trips to Colorado pulling a 14 foot singe axle trailer with a side x side and all the gear you could pile on it with the 2012, made one trip with the same trailer and load out there with the 2016. Same outcome, the 2016 beat the 2012 on mileage. That side x side catches lots of air and I get less mileage pulling it than I do pulling the boat that will weigh two or three times as much, but the boat is pulled with a cover and is lower, wind resistance  makes a lot of difference.
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