I have a 2006 Kia Sedona with a 3.8L V6. The best thing to improve fuel economy (for me at least) is to drive it myself and not let my wife drive it. Holy crap she has a heavy foot. She drove it all week and averaged (on the trip computer) 13.6 MPG. I had to use the van this past weekend toting the kids around and runing some errands. In 1 day I bumped up the mileage to 15.6.
For me it was changing my driving style. Things like coasting and using the vans weight and enertia cruise along with just an idle throttle opening. Lowering my speed on the highway. Easy acceleration. Pumping up the tires also helps. Remove the crossbars on the roofrack (if equipped).
I have a 2001 Odyessy 3.5L. Around town, My mpg 20, wife mpg 17. Highway, my mpg 28, wife mpg 21.
around town i figure there isn't a whole lot you can do to get good mpg, but on the highway I keep it around 62 and keep a very light foot on the gas, accelerate downhill and coast up hill where I can. I keep the tires inflated to 45psi. that is about it.
I worked a lot on my old Van[a Ford Windstar] but could only max out at 24, and most tanks were 22mpg. Im picking up a Freestar, and going to try to top that.
They're the same thing (but newer). Ford just changed the name to start with an F
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