Originally Posted by Overland Express
Yeah was wondering that also. I can barely break 20 mpg. on my 4x4. I bet he has a 4x2.
On a couple of recent 200+ mile trips in my 4x4 JGC Limited V6, I was averaging 24MPG between highway and in town, running around 75 on a hilly interstate (lots of hills around here) and lots of stop and go in town.
Normally, in town, I average 14-16 in stop and go traffic, though traffic jams tend to drop that down to 11-12.
Rural highways seem to average 25-28.
This is with less than 1000 miles on the ticker.
I will say, though, once I get to a stable speed where I'm not going to be up and down more than a few mph, I lock it manually into whatever the optimal gear is so it won't downshift when I don't really need it to. The automatic seems to think I need 4000RPM every time I press on the gas pedal, even in Eco mode (which I suspect does nothing eco at all).