06 Jun '17, 3pm

The first month with a plug-in Pacifica Hybrid minivan: 155 MPG

The first month with a plug-in Pacifica Hybrid minivan: 155 MPG

Check out the two screenshots of my gas gauge above. The first was taken on May 11th, when I reported in on my first week with the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan . The second was taken today, just before I filled up the gas tank for the first time. It turns out we've driven 910 total miles, and I just had to put 5.85 gallons of gas in the tank. According to my (admittedly numerically illiterate) calculations, that makes for a pretty decent 155 MPG. Not bad for a seven seater minivan that can haul a whole bunch of stuff. Of course, plug-in hybrids are an entirely different beast to either pure electric, or regular gas or hybrid vehicles. So reporting just the gas consumption is somewhat misleading—the reason we are achieving such excellent efficiency numbers is that 779 of those 910 miles used absolutely no gas at all. According to the app that comes with the van, only 13...

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