Originally Posted by Budsky
The diesel really shines if you do a lot of towing- which I do. Loaded down with probably 800-1000 lbs in the van and towing a 3500 lb travel trailer I get 15-16MPG at 65 MPH.
The gas engines may get near the same mileage empty but drop like a rock towing....many report 10-11 towing similar loads.
Not if your comparing to a 3.5
, I had 4.900# in my van and lost very little MPG