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post #1 of 102 (permalink) Old 06-24-2016, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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MPG - What MPG are you seeing?

Got a Limited last week with Advanced Tech package. Here is what I'm seeing for real world MPG.

325 total miles, Mixed City, Expressway (75mph) and country (55mph) roads = Ave MPG=24.2 which is better than the 22 MPG combined number advertised! An it's not even broken in yet.

The "sweet spot" seems to be 50-55mph on side roads where I've seen 31.5 MPG Average on 15 mile short trips.

Even on Expressways going 75mph the instant MPG shows 28-32 MPG consistently. Coming from a Ford Flex Ecoboost where the mileage suffered immensely when speeds exceeded 65mph I'm happy seeing the Pacifica still returning average highway MPG of 28.

Would like to hear what others are getting for MPG.
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post #2 of 102 (permalink) Old 06-24-2016, 10:31 AM
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We've had our Limited for 2 weeks and with mostly city driving am averaging about 20 mpg.
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My "mostly highway" commute shows an average between 29-33 MPG depending on congestion. I find that the 35 Mph - 45 Mph backroads yield a FANTASTIC MPG if I let the Adaptive Cruise Control do all the throttling. That 9-speed transmission is EXTREMELY efficient if you have a very light-touch... hence letting the computer do it.
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Went up to visit my boy last week and in 3 tankfuls of gas one I got 23.4 miles per gallon in mostly short drives and around town.another tank going up to his home I got 32 and on the last tank coming home I got 29.1. Very happy with the gas mileage.Didnt have any problems and put on about 1200 miles.love my van.
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post #5 of 102 (permalink) Old 08-06-2016, 09:26 PM
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Those are some good numbers for gas mileage. Was your drive relatively flat or hilly?
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It was very hilly on the lower one plus it was some in town driving the other ones were probably 25 percent hills 75 percent fairly flat.Speeds ranged from 55 to 75 miles per hour.
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post #7 of 102 (permalink) Old 08-07-2016, 08:33 AM
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That's good news on the gas mileage. I have not purchased a Pacifica yet, but plan to do so in the next 12 months, likely waiting for the 2018 model. I do drive a 2011 Dodge Durango with the Pentastar V6 engine, but an entirely different transmission (a 5 speed vs your 9 speed) than the Pacifica. Even though not the same vehicle, I do get respectable mileage on the Durango. The other day when returning from Michigan, I was seeing 26 MPG on the computer with two bikes on my hitch mounted bike rack. The conditions were mostly ideal. Now, if I drive into a stiff headwind, that will drop to 22 or 23 MPG. I have read where Chrysler is either thinking about or has it in their plans to offer a cylinder deactivation feature for the Pacifica, further increasing gas mileage performance on the highway. The point I am making here is this V6 engine is a solid performer and gets good gas mileage from my experience and from what I see others report. Chrysler has made over 5 million of these V6 engines since they went into production in 2011. By the way, I have 86,000 trouble free miles on my vehicle and intend to keep it for the next several years.
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I thought I read a review that the engine in the Pacifica is a new version? Transmission, too?
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post #9 of 102 (permalink) Old 08-07-2016, 10:49 PM
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Just got back from Orlando trip. I got 27.9 MPG on the way there and 29.6 MPG on the way home. (75-80 MPH highway) In town I got about 22.5 MPG. I was very happy with the mileage.
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post #10 of 102 (permalink) Old 08-08-2016, 04:45 AM
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I thought I read a review that the engine in the Pacifica is a new version? Transmission, too?
Yes and no.

The engine is tweaked and the tranny is the same 9 speed as the one in the Cherokees, but are more refined and polished off. Sounds like FCA has succeeded in refining this tranny. Probably a combo of the engine and tranny revised that fixed the 9 speed.
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