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2017 Chrysler Pacifica: Fuel Economy is Below EPA Average in its First Month

Cameron Rogers, Associate Editor on August 29, 2016

2017 Chrysler Pacifica

Our 2017 Chrysler Pacifica had a very busy first month, racking up nearly 2,000 miles on the odometer last month alone. It was checked out nearly every night of the month, but despite its packed schedule, we didn't get any fills that came close to the Pacifica's EPA Highway rating.

Our editors drove it primarily around town, picking up kids, groceries, and in my case, baseboards and door moulding.

Travis took it to Sequoia National Park, but the minivan was loaded with passengers and camping gear, with the A/C on full blast to combat the 110-degree exterior temperature. His best fill during the trip was 23.7 mpg, about 4 mpg less than the EPA rating.

As it stands, we have averaged a hair under 20 mpg, splitting the Combined and City rating. Our average will undoubtedly creep up as we use it for road-trip duty.

Worst Fill MPG: 17.0 mpg
Best Fill MPG: 23.7 mpg
Average Lifetime MPG: 19.8 mpg (5.1 gallons/100 miles)
EPA MPG Rating: 22 Combined (18 City/28 Highway)
Best Range: 372.6 miles
Current Odometer: 1,944 miles

Cameron Rogers, Associate Editor @ 1,944 miles

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