Author Topic: Hell, I'm going with 22s  (Read 85 times)

rcjordan

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Hell, I'm going with 22s
« on: December 06, 2018, 07:17:16 PM »
My 90s-early 2000s Grand Caravans got decent highway mileage -probably 21. They had 15-inch wheels.

My 2010 Grand Caravan has 16-inch wheels and gets 23mpg at 70mph. I'm impressed, given the frame size and load capacity.

Last year, I picked up a low-mileage 2015 GC with power-everything.  It has 17-inch wheels.  Six hours on the interstates averaging 75mph with a heavy-ish load and it's clocking in at 25.5mpg. I'm really impressed.

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Re: Hell, I'm going with 22s
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2018, 05:55:42 PM »
~25 mpg for a minivan is pretty good.  I am kind of wishing I had an electric vehicle for around town, I don't have the budget for it at the moment.  The bulk of my driving is sub 20 miles.

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Re: Hell, I'm going with 22s
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2018, 08:22:46 PM »
On my drive across the country this past summer my 2000 Honda Odyssey was getting close to 30 MPG. It was driving closely behind a big moving truck the whole way so the draft from that probably helped quite a bit.

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Re: Hell, I'm going with 22s
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2018, 05:22:30 AM »
My 2010 Honda Insight got 56/55 mpg when I drove to PubCon. That was 56 mpg driving from Manitoba to Las Vegas, and 55 mpg on the way home. I attribute the difference to slightly cooler temperatures on the return trip. I usually stayed under 65 mph even if the posted limit was higher.

The Insight shows the mileage you're getting as you drive and you can really see the difference in fuel efficiency at different speeds.