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We have had our PacHy for four days, and I have concerns about the range and mileage we are seeing. I will try to post a longer description tonight, but the gist of it is, the van is reporting a hybrid (gas) range of only 391 miles on a full tank. That is far below the advertised 533. My wife took a road trip this weekend, and the van reported averaging only 26.2 MPG over about 550 miles. But even that MPG would yield a range of 430 hybrid miles (16.5 gallon tank capacity * 26.2). Beyond that, when she got to work this morning, it showed that she had driven 12 hybrid miles, but the hybrid range had dropped 29 miles (391 down to 362). The only firm conclusion I can draw is that the on-board mileage and range calculations are not accurate. My concern is that the gas mileage may not be anything close to the 32 MPG advertised. I did not make my wife write down the number of gallons she put in the tank on her trip, so I have not done a manual calculation yet, but I will try to do that tonight. If anyone else can post their experiences/observations, that would be really helpful. Also, I originally started a similar thread (titled "Hybrid Range") in the PacHy General forum, but another member alerted me that it should be here - I'm hoping I can get some feedback from other owners so I can understand if it's me, my PacHy, all PacHys, or just the on-board calculations.