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Took my EX on its first trip. The display has 3 milage displays. 1) is gas mileage from day one, 2) is gas milage from last fill up and 3) is gas milage on this trip. I started the trip at 60 miles and returned at 350. My day one milage is 21.6, my last fill up is 27.4 and my trip is 29.5. The trip was 140 of interstate 75-80 mph and 140 miles of 2 lane 60-65. Maybe 10 miles of 2 small towns stop and go. All in “normal” mode and a/c was off for about 1/2 of the trip. I am impressed. My 2019 Sienna never got better than 26-27 mpg. Two things I noticed that I have not seen in a long time. The new engine got better as the miles increase. Just the ease if reving and performance. It broke in. Second the ride was much smoother as the miles picked up. It was like the suspension needed breaking in. These are things I use to notice in cars a bought years ago.
 

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How is the MPG when you drive very little like 10-20 miles a day and with school pick up and drop off. I have a Nissan Murano now so I think there shouldn't be a big difference in the MPG
Probably under 20 if you're driving around town. Too much time sitting at intersections and accelerating between them - kills your MPG.
 

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Probably under 20 if you're driving around town. Too much time sitting at intersections and accelerating between them - kills your MPG.
I also primarily use the car for getting kids to school and work and average 12-14 mpg. Granted, it's been a hot one in KC and we have the AC on most of the time, but does that seem a little too low? For the record, I'm using 89 or 91 octane gas. I'm wondering if I need to take it to the dealership.
 

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I also primarily use the car for getting kids to school and work and average 12-14 mpg. Granted, it's been a hot one in KC and we have the AC on most of the time, but does that seem a little too low? For the record, I'm using 89 or 91 octane gas. I'm wondering if I need to take it to the dealership.
It's on the lower side but if you have more stop than go traffic, perfectly reasonable. Those car lines for dropping the kiddos off can be brutal on MPG.
 

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It's on the lower side but if you have more stop than go traffic, perfectly reasonable. Those car lines for dropping the kiddos off can be brutal on MPG.
Also, short drives, starting the car many times a day lowers your MPG. I have been getting low 20s in the summer with one drive a day in town. Now with 3 kids in different after school activities which translate to many short city drives MPG is 16-18. I also drive faster and accelerate more because now I have more places to be at in a given time...
 

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Recent road trip. 1000 miles. In traffic it was 28 mpg. No traffic (90%) over 32 mpg. In daily driving on local roads with lights/stops all under 40mph I average 22 mpg. Most of my miles are highway miles and that's where I see clearly over 30 mpg. If the Sienna is 36 mpg and a V6 Carnival is 32 mpg, I don't see any advantage of the hybrid unless you are driving huge miles in a city.
 

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Recent road trip. 1000 miles. In traffic it was 28 mpg. No traffic (90%) over 32 mpg. In daily driving on local roads with lights/stops all under 40mph I average 22 mpg. Most of my miles are highway miles and that's where I see clearly over 30 mpg. If the Sienna is 36 mpg and a V6 Carnival is 32 mpg, I don't see any advantage of the hybrid unless you are driving huge miles in a city.
I would have preferred a hybrid Sienna to the standard Carnival, However, the relative scarcity of new Siennas and the common huge dealer markups for them pushed me to buy a new Carnival. I may have saved $5000 in the purchase price since I got the Carnival at about MSRP vs. the usual Sienna markup, not to mention I was able to find a Carnival on the lot at a local dealer vs. nothing locally available in a Sienna. Even at $4/gal, you can buy a lot of gas for $5000.
 

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Recent road trip. 1000 miles. In traffic it was 28 mpg. No traffic (90%) over 32 mpg. In daily driving on local roads with lights/stops all under 40mph I average 22 mpg. Most of my miles are highway miles and that's where I see clearly over 30 mpg. If the Sienna is 36 mpg and a V6 Carnival is 32 mpg, I don't see any advantage of the hybrid unless you are driving huge miles in a city.
You’ve got to be driving about 55 miles an hour on flat roads if you’re getting 30+!
 

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Interesting tidbits. With the factory tires (Goodyear Assurance Finesse) we actually saw 28-30 mpg on some 4 hour road trips at 70 - 80 mph. That was in the fall. For winter, I got new tires since the Finesse tires have horiible ratings in the snow. Went with the Continental Cross Contact LX25 tires. In the winter on similar trips getting more like 26. Interested to see what happens in the spring as we know winter and dead of summer (very hot and very cold) temps will drop gas mileage.
 

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Interesting tidbits. With the factory tires (Goodyear Assurance Finesse) we actually saw 28-30 mpg on some 4 hour road trips at 70 - 80 mph. That was in the fall. For winter, I got new tires since the Finesse tires have horiible ratings in the snow. Went with the Continental Cross Contact LX25 tires. In the winter on similar trips getting more like 26. Interested to see what happens in the spring as we know winter and dead of summer (very hot and very cold) temps will drop gas mileage.
You got rid of the Goodyears altogether? Would have been a good chance to get yourself dedicated winter tires, which are so nice to have in the bad weather. I got Continental VikingContacts on 17" wheels for the winter and have the Goodyears/stock wheels for the other 8-9 months of the year
 
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