Thanks for the tips guys. It does help. Yeah I have been able to get better MPG performance by using the cruise control, keeping it at a speed where the rpm's are around 2k or lower, no jackrabbit starts. Those seem to work best I have noticed. It sucks when traffic gets bumper to bumper though and crushes my groove with the cruise control.
Depending on how I drive I have seen up to 18.2 MPG over a full tank with mixed driving. Looking at my driving today it is about 70 hiway/30 city. I wouldn't mind squeezing out a few more MPG's if it can be done reasonably. I am sure once I start commuting further my average should go up because I will be driving more like 80-90 hiway/10-20 city. But I will be driving further nonetheless.
I also removed the third row seating since my kids are still in car seats and boosters. With those in place no one could use the third row anyway. That had to remove at least 100 lbs from the vehicle.
I had all the maintenance performed last summer, Plugs, tune up, drivetrain fluids. That seemed to help. If anything it helped to maintain my mpg. Just had an oil change today and a state inspection and they told me my transmission cooler lines are leaking. I looked and sure enough they are. So that comes next.
Once in awhile I do put my foot in it and enjoy it and I do enjoy the commander. It is fun to drive.
Last edited by Drakenator; 01-31-2013 at 04:13 PM.