1. MPGs Good for a Cargo-Packed People Carrier
With what amounted to hundreds and hundreds of pounds in people, gear and beer, the car only lost one highway mpg, delivering 24. Official government estimates suggest the van should return 17 mpg in the city or 25 on the highway.
The heavily-loaded van was noticeably slower to accelerate, but still managed to make it up hills and onto the highway with reasonable speed.
There’s only one engine and transmission available: a six-speed automatic and 3.6-liter V6 with 283 hp and 260 lb-ft or torque. Those might sound like big numbers, but you’ll need every pony and foot-pound to make this sucker move when it’s loaded up with people and stuff.