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Re: Pleasantly surprized 3.6L mileage

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Tire pressure can make quite a difference in rolling resistance.
Yes it can but even with the perfect tire pressure to achieve high MPG numbers I still think I will get at least 1 less mpg compared to when I had the Forteras. Silent Armors are heavier and well just an A/T tire.
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I have logged every fill up since I bought my 2012 Overland V6 4x4 new in march. The other day I took all my fillups and calculated my overall economy since I purchased it and im at 18.6mpg. My best tank was 19.6mpg and worst was in the 17's. Thats with very little highway use maybe 5% of my driving. I have 5,000 miles on it and do strictly far suburban driving. Overall not bad considering thats with no highway use. Another way to look at it is I also calculate my wifes 2004 Honda Accord V6 mileage and she gets around 22. So a 5000lb loaded Overland is only a few less than my wifes Honda Accord :-) sounds good to me!!
I wonder how much heavier a loaded Overland is compared to a Laredo with just QT1?
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My wife gets better mpg when she drives my GC. I noticed this on long trips... maybe I rev too much.
How one drives does make a difference...things are reversed in this house. I get much better fuel economy in both my spouse's Outback as well as my Summit than she does driving either. She accelerates harder and coasts less than I do. Same was true with the Highlander Hybrid I drove previously as well as her Prius.
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Re: Pleasantly surprized 3.6L mileage

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I've got a Hemi and I average 18 - 19 MPG in 50/50 mixed city/highway. I've had as high as 26.4 MPG on a single highway trip. I can get over 500 mile per tank on long highway trips. I'm completely pleased! I'm also very happy with my decision to buy a Hemi!

What I want to know is how freaking hard do you have to drive a v6 to only get 14 MPG in mixed city/highway driving?

How are you getting these numbers? By actual calculations or by using the EVIC readout? Those are very nice numbers! Unfortunately I have never done a full highway trip so im not able to see what my Overland V6 can do strictly highway. Like I said with zero highway im getting 18-19 in my V6. I wish the dealership would let me borrow one of their Hemi Overlands for a week so I can compare directly with my Overland V6 on my save driving routes. The EVIC has shown to be off as much as 2mpg compared to doing actual calculations.
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Re: Pleasantly surprized 3.6L mileage

Must be a special hemi!!. I do nearly all interstate driving with my V6 and have a running average of 23 mpg and a high of 25.5 on one trip. These are all hand calcs, the Evic is always 1 to 3 mpg's off with a running average of 1.8 mpgs off.
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Re: Pleasantly surprized 3.6L mileage

You guys are getting crazy numbers...i have almost 10k miles and get between 16-17.5 mpg on average in my V6. Thats with 50/50 driving....how are doing it??? And those are hand calculations, not EVIC.
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Re: Pleasantly surprized 3.6L mileage

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How are you getting these numbers? By actual calculations or by using the EVIC readout? Those are very nice numbers! Unfortunately I have never done a full highway trip so im not able to see what my Overland V6 can do strictly highway. Like I said with zero highway im getting 18-19 in my V6. I wish the dealership would let me borrow one of their Hemi Overlands for a week so I can compare directly with my Overland V6 on my save driving routes. The EVIC has shown to be off as much as 2mpg compared to doing actual calculations.
Those are EVIC numbers but in my experience calculating my miege the EVIC is pretty accurate.

I live in a flat area. Remember on the freeway on flat ground I'm only running on 4 cylinders while you are running on 6. If I lived in a hilly area or an area with more traffic my mileage would be significantly worse than the v6. But as long as I can cruise at light throttle I get really good mileage due to MDS.

With that being said the v6 will do significantly better in short trip city driving and with people with a heavier foot. I do little to none short trip trip driving. I also drive pretty easy most of the time.
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Re: Pleasantly surprized 3.6L mileage

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You guys are getting crazy numbers...i have almost 10k miles and get between 16-17.5 mpg on average in my V6. Thats with 50/50 driving....how are doing it??? And those are hand calculations, not EVIC.
Accelerate smoothly (I did not say slowly), maintain a steady speed and coast to turns and stops as much as you reasonably can. Remember when you use the brake you lose energy that you can never get back.
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Maintain a steady speed
This is a big part of achieving good MPG numbers. Whenever I'm on flat highways I always set my cruise. People that constantly go from 70 to 80 back to 70 burn a lot of extra fuel in the process.
Oh and some more advice take the corners faster then you won't have to speed back up again as much and it's more fun
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Re: Pleasantly surprized 3.6L mileage

I'm only getting 18.2 MPG according to my EVIC with 1760 miles on the odometer. This is with a mix of highway and city. Will my MPG continue to improve over time?
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Will my MPG continue to improve over time?
Considering you're odo is only at 1,760 miles, yes you're gas mileage should go up. At this point your engine is still breaking in.
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