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Cool 2009 Borrego gas mileage V-6

I wanted to see how everyone else is doing with their Borrego for gas mileage.
Yah I know I am probably the only one out there with the K&N filter I also added the Tornado to the Air intake tube which fit perfectly, which I took from my 2007 2.7 liter V6 Hyundai Santa Fe in case anyone wants to order a tornado for your Borrego the same tube diameter as my Santa Fe I had.

I saw a posting saiying you have to get about 20,000 miles before you get any good gas mileage. For the miles I have on my Borrego I wonder if I am doing better or just average despite my attempt to accessorize with K&N and Tornado. I am doing city and highway combined. One thing for sure is that the engine feels like I am getting alot of torque and horsepower... but wait that probably is a big step for me to go from 2.7 to a 3.8.....I thought I would put it out there just to get some opinions good or bad.

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I keep track of my mileage at every fill-up. I've been getting approx 18.5 mpg with my V6. I am planning on getting the K&N because I've had great success with it in the past. I've also had the Tornado too, but didn't notice any difference.
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I keep track of my mileage at every fill-up. I've been getting approx 18.5 mpg with my V6. I am planning on getting the K&N because I've had great success with it in the past. I've also had the Tornado too, but didn't notice any difference.
Thank you for your reply. I will keep track and hopefully in a couple of months I will try to update this post with a status of improved gas mileage. Maybe since I am getting only 16 mpg I might need to wait for everything to be broken in.
Thanks again for your reply.
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Last time I checked it via the fill-up method, I was just over 19. Haven't checked it in awhile though.
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We're getting between 18 and 20 mpg (Imperial Gallons), last hand calc was a bit over 20 with mostly highway driving at 110kph. We do use Royal Purple oil, can't say just yet if it makes any significant difference in fuel economy. Considering our last people mover was a 2003 Grand Caravan that was getting between 22 and 27 mpg with 180,000kms. We're happy with the mileage our Borrego is getting considering the big bump in HP (100HP over the Caravan) not to mention the all wheel drive. I'm hoping for mid 20's after everything is broken in.

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I only have 5800 miles on mine and I am averaging ~17mpg in mixed driving here in Atlanta (lots of traffic, not to mention, left lane morons).
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I keep track of every fillup too. I've got a 20 mile trip to work, 7 mi rural 45mph, 8 mi highway 65 mph, 5 mi city. 22,000 miles winter average 16.4 mp us gal, summer 18.4.

Best ever highway mileage 23.5 mi per us gal, summer trip.

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I just calculated mine, since i had to convert it from litres for 100 km to miles per galon. And since i am quite a punchy driver i just calculated i am averaging 12.4MPG :O Also i am stuck in lots of congestions idling, and when the weather is hot and my sister watches a movie i sometimes leave the car idling so the A/C can work. But i have to admit that i push the car. I like to punch it everytime i take off a traffic light. Sometimes up to 6000 RPM.
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I just calculated mine, since i had to convert it from litres for 100 km to miles per galon. And since i am quite a punchy driver i just calculated i am averaging 12.4MPG :O Also i am stuck in lots of congestions idling, and when the weather is hot and my sister watches a movie i sometimes leave the car idling so the A/C can work. But i have to admit that i push the car. I like to punch it everytime i take off a traffic light. Sometimes up to 6000 RPM.

Keep us up to date whether your headgasket stays together.
My first car was a 93 cavaleir 4 door and I was a teenager with a new car.
4 cyl. headgasket went 4 times... no fun burning rubber smell in the car.
I think pushing it hard contributed so every car after that I have been a little more relaxed on my equipment.
Take care and hope all is well.... but wait Kia has 100,000 miles on their warranty so punch on bro.....
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I just calculated mine, since i had to convert it from litres for 100 km to miles per galon. And since i am quite a punchy driver i just calculated i am averaging 12.4MPG :O Also i am stuck in lots of congestions idling, and when the weather is hot and my sister watches a movie i sometimes leave the car idling so the A/C can work. But i have to admit that i push the car. I like to punch it everytime i take off a traffic light. Sometimes up to 6000 RPM.
WOW talk about homework.... Thanks for the detail. 12.4 I bet that was an eye opener
I discovered the real time monitoring of gas mileage anyone else discover that? I love coasting off the interstate down a ramp and watch the real time monitoring MPG to up to 99.99 MPG... yah my Borrego gets 99.99 MPG idling rolling down hill.... Have fun MPG should stand for Might possibly get on the sticker.... all told I hope to real time monitor myself and retrain myself to drive like that Bully Dog trainer does that they advertise on the show "Trucks". Take care everyone...
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