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Old 08-24-2011, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Earth
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I think I've averaged 20 mpg combined from my V6 that makes over 360 hp. Mainly because I can't keep my foot out of the pedal.

It was one of these V6's.....

http://www.campbellautomotive.com/mod/userpage/images/IM003209sm.JPG (broken link)
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:09 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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18-20mpg in my 8,000# 1993 Dodge Cummins w350 (dually flatbed 4x4) (I often tow my dozer, only 12 mpg @ 28,800#)

18-20mpg in Vr6 VW Rialta motorhome 7,000#
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:32 PM
 
Location: USA
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About 23 on an old, gutless 2.8L audi.
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Deer Creek/Edmond, OKla
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23mpg from my 4.0 liter Inline 6 with 5 speed manual in my 1993 Jeep Cherokee 4x4.
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Old 08-25-2011, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Eastern Missouri
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Hi,
I've been trying to get the most MPG from my 09 acura TL.......just curious to see how far i can stretch the MPG.
So far, believe it nor not, i'm at 27.5 miles per gallon which i think is pretty good considering most of my driving is city driving.

Anyway, i was curious about the best mpg other people have gotten from their 6 cyl vehicles (about 285 hp)

You do not get any better fuel mpg than my 300+hp V8? (just chassis dyno'ed 348rwhp) I just checked my car and avg. of 28 mpg. And yes, I put rubberized protective coatings on the road from stop lights .
Honestly, I think people have been misled on the whole mpg thing and engine sizes and cylinders. What it should be based on is how effiecient is the car. And I know plenty of mid sized cars (altho some mistakenly call them big cars in comparision to the sub compacts that are mislabeled mid size today) that will get high 20's mpg.
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Old 08-25-2011, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Eastern Missouri
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I think I've averaged 20 mpg combined from my V6 that makes over 360 hp. Mainly because I can't keep my foot out of the pedal.

It was one of these V6's.....
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Old 08-29-2011, 10:00 AM
 
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About 24 mpg city (really more like suburban) and 30 mpg highway in our family 2001 BMW 525i 5-speed. Amazing car!
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Southwest Pa
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The '94 Chrysler sedan does well, local driving gets me around 21 and highway driving surprises me with around 33. The '93 minivan gives about the same. Both have the 3.0 engine.
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Colorado Plateau
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We have a 1996 Toyota Tacoma 4wd, 5 sp, extra cab with a topper, 140k on it. Around town it gets 18 mpg. On the highway it gets 24. It recently got 22mpg on the highway loaded with camping gear, a/c on, and two bikes on the rooftop Yakima rack. Not too bad for a 15 yo truck. Nice truck.
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:45 PM
 
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Just this weekend I got 32.3mpg on a G6 with the 3.5. Both highway cruising and sitting in traffic for a few accidents. I couldn't believe it. The best I could ever get out of my wife's Aura (same powertrain, different tune) is 25mpg in similar conditions.
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