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Old 07-01-2016, 03:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Right. I easily have more than 20lbs of junk, tools and additions in the car at any time. The weight is probably close to irrelevant in terms of economy, but I'd love to know just how much drag it induces.

I like using mine to keep snow off of the back window in the winter, personally.

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With a curb weight of 1,887 pounds and according to our rule of thumb, that should improve your fuel economy by 0.13%. With a combined EPA rating of 65 MPG, that works out to an additional 0.086 MPG!

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Right. I easily have more than 20lbs of junk, tools and additions in the car at any time. The weight is probably close to irrelevant in terms of economy, but I'd love to know just how much drag it induces.

I like using mine to keep snow off of the back window in the winter, personally.
I usually just brush the snow off by hand and it doesn't seem to stick on the window when the car is moving. The weight seems to be more usable for opening and closing the trunk. It is surprising how different and easy it feels compared to before when you open or close it. The only thing that i could see improving the mpg, if at all, is the wiper delete.

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