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Old 01-17-2015, 02:38 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Grant-53 View Post
I ran a comparison of new minivans on the market. They all seem to be 3.5L V6 with auto trans and are rated at 25-27 mpg highway. Does anyone have a 4 cyl. 5 spd van for comparison? The latest Challenger 3.6L with 7 spd automatic is rated at 30 mpg hwy. One could hope for a diesel van with a low Cd to get 40 mpg. A current model getting 25 mpg given our other successes should be capable of double that; half from aero reduction and half from driving technique.
If there was a 5speed deisel minivan I would make all efforts to replace my truck with it asap
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