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Old 02-21-2013, 02:18 PM   #41
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That quite amusing "Ice-Breaker" because that is the one of the examples I was thinking about with my comments, the Equinox/Torrent models get no where near there advertised mileages. It just seems to be all over the place. I know one of the car manufactures lost a law suit in the states over this very issue not that long ago
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:46 PM   #42
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Here is a site that reports "real world" gas mileage for a range of vehicles. Don't know how good it is, but does give you another point of view other than manufacturer claims. Real-World Gas Mileage
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:46 PM   #43
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While not enough tug for a 19, my 2010 RAV4 V6 with tow package averages 21-22 solo around town, 25 solo on the interstates, and 15 towing at 55-57MPH with my 3010 lb 17B.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:48 PM   #44
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Just 2 cents worth.. We actually towed our 19ft Bambi from CA to Fla with our Highlander and sometime I was white knuckling down steep grades.. We then bought the F150 short bed.. 5.4L engine w/tow haul built in.. It was rock solid and actually got better gas mileage than the Highlander.. but we sold the Bambi and went to the dark side again and got a 24ft Itasca.. so the truck basically just stayed parked.. we had to force ourselves to drive it..

So the moral of the story is.. Who the heck knows what's around the corner next in life.. get the vehicle the vehicle that will get you there the safest with little worry..

BTW - we sold the truck too... lol
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:05 PM   #45
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The Liberty gets 8.7 K per L avg. ..... towing the Escape 15 it's down to 6.9 K per L avg. ...
Or, in terms that other people use and so are more useful for comparison:
11.5 L/100km and
14.5 L/100km (towing)
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:10 PM   #46
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What about the V6 Subaru Outback 3.6?
Subaru uses horizontally opposed (also called "boxer" or "flat") engines - no vee designs - so it's an H6, rather than a V6. The difference isn't important, but it could cause some confusion to ask anyone about a "V6 Outback" and searches using that term will miss information about the vehicle.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:40 PM   #47
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Subaru uses horizontally opposed (also called "boxer" or "flat") engines - no vee designs - so it's an H6, rather than a V6. The difference isn't important, but it could cause some confusion to ask anyone about a "V6 Outback" and searches using that term will miss information about the vehicle.
Forgot about Subaru's and the flat 6 -- very good point!
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:06 AM   #49
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A good website to view real world gas mileage is Fuelly | Share and Compare Your MPG

Browse for a vehicle and you can see a simple bar graph of what hundreds of drivers are reporting.
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2014 Jeep Cherokee Diesel Pricing Announced
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