When it comes to minivans, fuel economy has a history of ranking low simply due to the size of the vehicle. However, with advanced technology and more efficient powertrains on the market today, the numbers are looking better. If you want to best bang for your buck, then you need to compare the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica to the 2022 Kia Carnival.
First, the Kia Carnival is a rebranded Sedona. Although it has a new name, its fuel efficiency isn’t much improved. Equipped with a 3.5-litre V6 engine, it gets about 12.4 L/100 km (19 mpg) in the city and 9.0 L/100 km (26 mpg) on the highway.
On the other hand, the Chrysler Pacifica is fitted with a larger 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 motor. Even though it is bigger, it is also more efficient with fuel with an estimated rating of around 12.4 L/100 km (19 mpg) in the city and 8.4 L/100 km (28 mpg) on the highway. If you tend to take frequent road trips, that 2 mpg can make a huge difference in your vacation budget. The increase in the highway fuel economy is due to the Variable Valve Timing and Engine Start/Stop technology that helps reserve the fuel.
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