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30 mpg is do-able. Weight is not the big factor at highway speeds - aerodynamic drag is the biggest load. The wagon has a steeper rear roofline at the hatch, resulting in some disturbed air behind the car, whereas the sedan closes the airflow back up more effectively. This will cost you approx 1 mpg at 65-70mph over a sedan.
So with that said, my LPT would pull down 31-32mpg at 70mph and the Arc would get 30-31, about 1mpg less. An Aero wagon would probably fall right in the 28-29mpg range at 70 mph actual. With decent tires at 36psi.Slow down a little and 30mpg is possible. Premium helps slightly. Quality LRR tires add 1-2 mpg also in my experience, ie. Michelin Primacy MXV4 or MXM4.
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- 05 wagon, mpg, Dan-O, Mon, 25 Jun 2012 17:24:47
- Re: 05 wagon, mpg, john b , Tue, 26 Jun 2012 23:03:55
- 30 mpg highway very reasonable, Les_H, Tue, 26 Jun 2012 06:43:27
- Re: 05 wagon, mpg, Breeze, Mon, 25 Jun 2012 20:14:17
- 30 mpg is doable, not guaranteed, AeroEd , Mon, 25 Jun 2012 19:11:32
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