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Old February 24th, 2011, 05:55 PM
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Gas Mileage - 110, FJ Cruiser, Escalade

My neighbor with the FJ cruiser has long been claiming that his FJ got way better mileage than my 110 so we tested them using an overly compicated testing method on the same trip route, same driver and least aggressive driving style possible. Without going into too much detail, the NAS 110 averaged 15.89, The FJ averaged 13.66 and the Escalade? 17.12!!!! I think tires were critical, FJ 3 inch lift and aggressive mudders, 110 was mud and snows and escalade was 1/2 worn Michelin LTX.
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Old February 24th, 2011, 06:04 PM
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So why do people buy FJs?
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Old February 24th, 2011, 06:27 PM
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So why do people buy FJs?
So when my land rovers break down, I'll have something to drive.

I get worse mpg with my FJ cruiser but I didn't get it for the gas mileage.
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get a tdi 110, 25mpg on average
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get a tdi 110, 25mpg on average
Even trade for my FJ?

Must be LHD and galv chassis. . Really could use something bigger anyways with two kids now!
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Even trade for my FJ?

Must be LHD and galv chassis. . Really could use something bigger anyways with two kids now!
I do an even trade for your 90 and the FJ
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get a tdi 110, 25mpg on average
Or get a 4BD1T, 28 on the highway (~65-70mph) and 22 around town.
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get a tdi 110, 25mpg on average
No its too ugly!
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The latest issue of Four Wheeler just had an article about this. They ran mud tires and street tires on the same truck to determine if it would make a difference . I think it was a little over 1 mpg.
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Or get a 4BD1T, 28 on the highway (~65-70mph) and 22 around town.
and some ear plugs.
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and some ear plugs.
Sorry, say again.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 12:36 PM
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For the little I drive it doesn't even matter but I'm amazed how seriously people take the mpg issue. From a cost perspective, it's all negligible with SUVs or jeeps especially when the new better mpg SUVs require premium gas.

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