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Old 07-05-2020, 08:28 AM   #1
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why are freightliner mpg reports wildly different

Hi folks,

We're considering the purchase of a 2015 Freightliner 3500 4WD, so I came here to see what kind of MPG it might get. The results I'm seeing are anywhere from 5 MPG to 23 MPG. Any thoughts on why people's results are so varied?
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Old 07-05-2020, 11:26 AM   #2
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Welcome. Some of the information supplied by Fuelly members is dross and skew the results. Look for figures that are from a number of top-ups (the more the better) and disregard those that are at the extremes of the range.
With a van, there is also the load it carries. Some vans are fully laden all the time (My son-in-law's is a mobile workshop, so is always fully laden).
With AWD a vehicle may be used off-road most of the time such as in a quarry or mine environment. All these have a huge effect on mpg.
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Have you also looked at the Mercedes listings? I believe they are basically identical other than trim pieces.
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