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brbaritone

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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 9:07:28 AM

Long-distance cruising without refueling is all about convenience and, in many cases, saving buckets of money. Today's cars are going farther on one tank than ever before, thanks to a host of new diesel engines and other fuel-sipping features. Which ones can take you the farthest?

Subaru Impreza (522)
Toyota Prius (571)
Volkswagen Jetta TDI (609)
Ford Fusion (1.6-liter) (610)
Land Rover Range Rover (637)
Audi A6 TDI (650)
GMC Yukon XL (651)
Mazda Mazda6 i-ELOOP (656)
Honda Accord Hybrid (673)
BMW 328d (675)
Ram 2500 CNG (700-plus)
Chevrolet Cruze Clean Diesel (717)
Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel (730)
Volkswagen Passat TDI (795)

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lesndave
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 11:48:31 PM

Gotta figure in size of tank too.
600 miles per tank doesn't mean much, if its a 50 gallon tank.
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Robert44
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 11:26:13 PM

I have gasoline Honda Accord 6 cylinders. I can go about 400 miles on full tank.
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:49:42 PM

I could use one of those.
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ss70
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:09:35 AM

US loves long rangers ...
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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:23:59 AM

Thats what I need.
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SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 11:41:37 PM

I'm seriously considering the lease of a VW Passat where I would end paying nothing for the lease payment with the fuel savings factored in.
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lin95688
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 11:12:37 PM

i would like to see real world driving range not this EPA estimate.
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alterman156
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 10:53:30 PM

Thje regular Honda Accord can go quite far on a tank of fuel.
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millerin
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 8:06:33 PM

VW rules!
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ProfDude
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 5:03:40 PM

What about the E-class diesel sedan? 32 mpg and a 21 gallon tank

At least that is what my 2008 does/has for mileage. I have gotten more than 700 miles on more than one occasion.

Also, no 2014 Mazda diesel?

Maybe not all of the 2014 models are rated yet.
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schvanda63
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 4:42:53 PM

My 97 Suburban diesel can go 900 plus miles. It only gets 23mpg at 65mph, but with a 42 gallon tank, you do the math.
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YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 2:57:09 PM

The Range Rover is a surprise. Oh, it has 27 gallon tank.
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bar1035
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 2:00:07 PM

I could match that before that piece of you know what drunk driver hit me.
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MusicalMan7
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 1:55:57 PM

I gotta get a car with better gas mileage.
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blindmanTX
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 1:13:38 PM

795 miles for the Passat TDI... me likes
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orphancarguyPE
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 12:37:42 PM

I will agree about diesels--my 2003 Jetta wagon TDI has broken the 800 miles per tank many times--and that tank holds about 15.5 US gallons. Officially, its 14.5 US gallons but you can squeeze a bit more in. Its lifetime average is now 48.3 US miles per gallon, doing everything.

My Prius C hybrid has a tiny tiny tank...about 9.5 US gallons is it. BUT, its lifetime average is 57.0 US mpg and still climbing, so I can get easily 500 miles out of a tank, and I have gotten over 600 with my highest tank so far averaging at 68.2 US mpg.

But, this is silly. Miles per tank indeed. I'd like to meet the person that can go over 500 miles without stopping to take a break! LOL! Miles per gallon or better yet...CENTS PER MILE
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Nikontraveler
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 12:12:06 PM

Note the mileage for Diesel power. Diesel is the future.
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TucsonC
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 11:49:50 AM

My 2004 Honda Civic Hybrid routinely goes 550 mile between fill ups and averages 45 MPG.
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Discovery02
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 11:45:26 AM

I agree... I'd like to see a comparison of these cars showing their gas tank sizes and mpg ratings. That would provide a better set of comparison data.
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Paddy60
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 11:32:01 AM

Size of the tank has to have something to do with it.
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gbs1
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 11:19:21 AM

My Silverado 2500 diesel easily goes over 600 miles on a tank and will go over 700 miles of highway driving on a tank.
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 10:59:18 AM

And the Ram CNG needs that range just to get the next fill-up on a trip...
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 10:52:57 AM

Gee.. years ago... a Metro would have made the list..... at about 580 miles... with a little over a 10 gallon tank



[Edited by: Gnusman53 at 10/12/2013 10:56:05 AM EST]
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fuel2use
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 10:39:21 AM

Bathroom break.
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madison8359
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 10:33:03 AM

My BMW X5 diesel goes over 700 miles on a tank highway, better than 35 mpg.

Hard to sit that long more than 6 hours on a long drive.

Still the vehicle is very comfortable.



[Edited by: madison8359 at 10/12/2013 10:35:48 AM EST]
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Skunk63
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 10:28:57 AM

VW takes the prize.
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JoeKR
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 10:20:37 AM

On the negative side, you can drive for 12 or 13 hours without stopping - there will be a lot more sleepy drivers on the road!
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daytonabiker
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 10:13:54 AM

never even heard of a Ram 2500 CNG (700-plus)
and wher do you get he fuel in another state?
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AVKZ
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 10:12:27 AM

Nice.
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jjjleblanc
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 10:09:32 AM

Good to know.
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Eagle3236
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 10:01:33 AM

We need to mre diesel cars!
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 10:00:19 AM

what no tesla ????????????????
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screwoilco
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 9:59:26 AM

now if only they would work using water!
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highdesertman
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 9:59:11 AM

I love the idea of being able to drive all day on a road trip without having to stop and hunt for a gas station. That's why I'm going to look into a diesel the next time I buy a new car.
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Buck_on_Bass
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 9:43:34 AM

With a 400 mile demonstrated range, I go 10 days to two weeks between fill ups in normal driving.
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NilesBishop
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 9:40:54 AM

If they could make the Toyota Prius a convertible. I'm there!
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Radar1992
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 9:37:59 AM

Range is one thing...but getting 600 miles on a tank full when your tank is 30 gallons...is still only 20 mpg....

I assume this is highway driving and based off of manufacturers mileage estimates...

What do they get in the city and what is the actual mileage?
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 9:21:23 AM

Diesel is the way to go
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naspa
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 9:14:05 AM

My car will show 570 on a full tank on highway. Realistically it only goes 460 on highway only. So those numbers above are just speculation made on mathematical calculations.
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brbaritone
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 9:07:54 AM

The introduction concludes:

We've compiled the vehicles that could reach at least 500 miles on one tank and estimated their theoretical range using manufacturer-stated fuel-tank capacities and the highest highway mileage numbers cited by the Environmental Protection Agency for a given model. How far can you go? Let's take a look. Even if you can't go the distance without a break, these cars will.
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