Re: First long hiway trip MPG
You can get better, but that's not a bad average for the whole trip (if it includes some city driving). I always reset at every tank. You should be able to make 22-23 on a pure highway tank. I know what you mean. Ours makes as good as mileage as our '08 Mariner V6 4wd did with 90 less HP, and 1000 lbs less weight. That's very poor for a Patriot. Much more powerful SUVs make much better.
2011 Laredo X in White Gold: QT1, V6, Tow Package, Sunroof, Mopar Step Bars/Slush Mats, 20% Tint, Airaid Intake.