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Old 09-20-2009, 07:49 PM
jaldeborgh jaldeborgh is offline
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Our 07 get about 18 in suburban driving and maybe 23 to 24 on the highway. Our 04 with the 2.5 gets slightly less maybe 1 mpg for each the around town and highway driving. I can only assume the 2.5 has to work harder to provide the roughly the same performance. A few weeks ago I did a 1000 mile trip from Boston the PA to look a colleges with my daughter in her 04 and we averaged about 21.9 mpg for the trip. Not to bad as we did a fair amount of driving at 75 to 80 mph. We also found more than our fair share of traffic jams.

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Old 09-20-2009, 09:13 PM
YBBB YBBB is offline
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04 3.0I, Tire pressure 37PSI for all 4 wheels, 18.5 local, 24 freeway, 21.5 combined.
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:20 PM
flybius flybius is offline
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I have a 2007 and can squeeze ~23 mpg combined (but the driving is not much fun!)

I think 18-19 mpg combined is a reasonable expectation...
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Old 09-22-2009, 11:51 PM
eXhilarat3d eXhilarat3d is offline
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Mostly highway. I'd say about 80/20. Computer reads 19.2 MPG and I calculated 19 MPG. I wouldn't say my driving is conservative at all, but I don't floor it much unless I'm merging freeways or overtaking very agressively (maybe every 2 days).
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