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Old 01-05-2021, 10:56 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I'm surprised a Buick Regal Tour X hasn't been mentioned. Official rating is only 29hwy, but just about every GM I've ever encountered could easily best its official rating.

And unlike some mentioned here, the Tour X is actually fairly large.


I know the Nissan Rogue is actually pretty frugal, too. A rental I had a few years back was showing me 40mpg (instrument panel) after an easy jaunt down a California freeway and back.

That is probably the biggest compact SUV, too.

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Old 01-16-2021, 09:03 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Yep! Same question, Same cars,

I also have a 07 Sienna and a 02 E350. we travel long distances and take everything except the kitchen sink... yet! we found away to help our fuel economy and haul lots of stuff, introducing 1 wheel trailer with Kammback Profile. you can check out my other Post for fuel ecomony gains. Needless to say there are some drawbacks. My trailer is heavy weighing in at 500 Lbs empty and that encourages oversteer. If we traveled lighter we'd save fuel as well, but we usually stay a Month and we are Maxed out for weight and space(air Bags are deployed to keep the backend out of the weeds)
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My thoughts would be a 2.8L diesel Chevy/GMC if you want newer, or I've heard a few claim the got lower 30's in the supercharged Toyota Previas.
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My thoughts would be a 2.8L diesel Chevy/GMC if you want newer
Taking it to 35 MPG in an American full-size van would be quite challenging, but it's my favorite engine in its class.
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Recent developments reported in the Aerodynamics subforum suggest flaps canted inward 15 degrees can net a 10% improvement. Then they argue about whether that's 5% in gas mileage.

That's only ~1.5mpg on 30.
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I'm surprised a Buick Regal Tour X hasn't been mentioned. Official rating is only 29hwy, but just about every GM I've ever encountered could easily best its official rating.

And unlike some mentioned here, the Tour X is actually fairly large.


I know the Nissan Rogue is actually pretty frugal, too. A rental I had a few years back was showing me 40mpg (instrument panel) after an easy jaunt down a California freeway and back.

That is probably the biggest compact SUV, too.
I like the body shape of the Tour X.

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