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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. :grin2:
 

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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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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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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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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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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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Day 2 of my LX and drove 80 mile "gently with brief periods of wide open throttle" like the book says and got 31.4 mpg. Flat, 55 mph, pretty much perfect for good mileage but the dozen or so wot periods did lower it a bit. I am super impressed, I'm coming from an f-150'anf a focus st and I had to pull a lot of tricks to get the epa estimates in those vehicles.
 

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I can get 29-32 MPG if I pay attention to "hyper-miling" techniques.
I try to use the brake as little as possible. I mostly control my highway speed using ACC and manipulating the various buttons on the steering wheel.

Example... if I am on a flat straight-away and I see my MPG is only around 26-27 on the display, I find that a quick "tap" on the CANCEL button (watch the MPGs go up to about 70-80 MPG) and then tap RESUME... it appears that the computer will choose a higher gear coming back online and I can usually get the same span of road back up to about 30-40 MPG at that speed.

If I see brake-lights ahead, I tap CANCEL and let it coast on its own until I can see that I will not NEED to slow down, then tap RESUME.

I shut the van off at traffic lights that I KNOW are long and that I'm stuck at.

I can set the ACC to it's "nearest distance" behind a bus, truck or large box-van on my commute and I see the MPGs rise from being within the wake of said vehicle... yet it's not too-close to be unsafe.

Etc. etc. etc.

All these things together, I can actually get a *COMBINED* 2-3 day MPG reading of about 31-MPG.
 

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I shut the van off at traffic lights that I KNOW are long and that I'm stuck at..
I bet the 2018 model will add automatic stop/start to bump the mileage rating up a bit. I've seen a couple articles mention that it will be added to the 2017 "mid cycle", but if that were the case, I would think we'd see it listed as "late availability" like several other things were. I think it's more likely they're just doing the same thing they did with the Jeep Cherokee, and waiting until the 2nd model year to add it.
 

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I've seen a couple articles mention that it will be added to the 2017 "mid cycle"
My take on that information is not that it will be ADDED to the gas-version... but a feature of the HYBRID which is a mid-cycle release for the 2017 model year. (but I might be wrong)

I would be shocked if the Hybrid model did not do the "shutoff during stop" when in gas mode.
 

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My take on that information is not that it will be ADDED to the gas-version... but a feature of the HYBRID which is a mid-cycle release for the 2017 model year. (but I might be wrong)

I would be shocked if the Hybrid model did not do the "shutoff during stop" when in gas mode.
I agree that it's likely the Hybrid will have it. But I also think they'll add it to the non-hybrid for 2018. It's not an uncommon feature with the Pentastar engine.
 

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I did not know that.
Yep, it's exactly what they did with the Jeep Cherokee. It was an all-new model for 2014 without stop/start. Then they added it to the 2015 model year (and it obviously remains for 2016 and 2017 as well). I have a 2014 Cherokee, so I don't have stop/start. And after talking with friends that have it, I'm glad I don't. I'm also happy to get a Pacifica before it's added. Wouldn't be a big deal if you could disable it and it would stay disabled, but the "feature" turns itself back on every time you restart the car.
 

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I bet the 2018 model will add automatic stop/start to bump the mileage rating up a bit. I've seen a couple articles mention that it will be added to the 2017 "mid cycle", but if that were the case, I would think we'd see it listed as "late availability" like several other things were. I think it's more likely they're just doing the same thing they did with the Jeep Cherokee, and waiting until the 2nd model year to add it.
We had that on our 2015 Cherokee and it drove us crazy. I have a friend with a Cherokee and he says the same thing. You can disable it until you turn off the engine, then you need to disable it again each time you restart, or live with not knowing if it'll restart when you press the accelerator. I'd trade the .05 mpg savings (just a guess) for the peace of mind not having to deal with this feature.
 

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Gas mileage driving in town

Hello All,
I purchased a Limited and have close to 900 miles on it. My wife uses it primarily to pick up and drop kids from school and for other activities i.e. 95% of driving is in the city.

We have been getting approx 15.5 mpg so far and wanted to check in with all of you to see what mileage you have been getting driving in town. I had filled a survey with Chrysler complaining about the low gas mileage and someone from MOPAR called me told me that gas mileage will increase after I put in approx 2000 miles on the van. Not sure if I agree.

Would love to get some thoughts on this.
 

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Been getting around 17 around town. Was expecting higher but hopefully it will after broken in. We took it on our first road trip about 250 each way. We got 24.8 mpg. That's with 5 people and trunk fully loaded. Also loaded the 2 stow and go bins. Had AC running full blast as well.
 
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