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Long-Term Chrysler Pacifica Fuel-Economy Update: The First 3,400 Miles

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CARS.COM — We bought our long-term 2017 Chrysler Pacifica — our Best of 2017 winner — in December and have put more than 3,000 miles on its odometer in the ensuing four months. Early mileage reports so far are disappointing: The minivan is averaging almost 3 mpg below its 22-mpg combined EPA rating. The Pacifica only exceeded that rating once in our fill-ups, with a recorded high trip of 23.4 mpg. 

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We’ve taken few long-distance trips in the Pacifica so far, and most of our driving has been in and around Chicago. Given that, we are actually beating the EPA’s city driving rating of 18 mpg on average; multiple individual trips turned in fuel economy below that average, however, which is not great, Bob! We’ve spent a total of $446.41 on gas so far at an average cost of $2.52 per gallon.

As the weather warms up and vacations are planned, stay tuned for more updates.

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