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Vehicle purchase ( possible eco diesel)

Speeddmn

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Id look toward a Rav4 or 4Runner. If you want a pickup and mpg. Maybe the smaller 4 cylinders offered by GM and Ford. Grand Cherokee should net in the 20’s for mpg. Issue with all the new vehicles with good mileage is once you add heavy tires to replace the 1/2 ply stockers you will loose some efficiency with added weight.
 

SharkDog

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Jan 7, 2019
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Denver
The 4runner is not going to mileage in the 20s.
If it just if for a dirt road any of the cars with a little clearance should do. Rav, subaru, sienna with awd, maverik/bronco/escape...
 

Shifty05

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Apr 3, 2021
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San Diego ,CA
My dad picked up the base model tradesman 2019 eco diesel in 4wd long bed with the higher gearing
20 to 25 around town
He put a 4in lift I believe and 33in falkens
Pushes 30 on long trips if you keep it under 80
Towing anything is like 15
No problems so farm
Very simple truck
 

Cazador7

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Jan 22, 2023
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Is the goal just to get better gas mileage to save money in the end? When you factor in the second vehicle purchase with cost of purchase, insurance, registration, maintenance, you never come out ahead buying a second vehicle to save on gas. It's always cheaper to keep what you have and drive the one vehicle. Maintain it well. If you don't need a truck then by all means find something more economical. If you just need a second vehicle for the spouse I would vote new Subaru Crosstrek 6 speed base model. I owned one, 30+mpg, very reliable, easy to maintain, great in the snow, better than a truck or jeep in the snow if I'm honest.
 
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