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Old 04-29-2008, 12:32 PM   #21 (permalink)
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The above link also includes a link to a SAE study of a full size SUV and a full size sedan comparing windows down vs. windows up+A/C on a range of speeds: 50, 80 & 110 km/h.

In the on-road test, they noted that (a) windows down can have a measurable effect on fuel consumption, and (b) the MPG hit was higher for both vehicles at the 3 speeds tested when the A/C was run with windows up, vs. A/C off and windows down.

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