Originally Posted by mattie_b
At first I assumed it must be an export, but then the "Denver to Albuquerque" threw me off.
One of the instructors at the "Chrysler Academy" in Atlanta yesterday said that he's been getting around 21mpg with his CRD while pulling his boat roughly 200 miles. No one was able to ask him how big the boat was or anything, but if true, that's hella good news for me, as I'll be pulling a 23' travel trailer weighing right about 6000lbs. Anything near 20 will be a nice reprieve I'm getting now.
Based on my experience pulling a "caravan" here in Australia with my 2012 CRD a figure of US 21mpg could be achievable towing a reasonable boat on any one day depending on conditions and speed.
Towing my van that weighs around 4800lbs and over a number of trips totalling 12,500 miles in the past 12 months of ownership, I've averaged almost right on 14l/100km or 16.8 USmpg. This accounts for all sorts of conditions, speeds and wind direction.
On highways around 60mph with no headwind I would expect around 19USmpg, maybe a little better, but overall that figure won't be sustainable.
It is a great vehicle to tow with.