Last May I purchased a 2009 Chrysler T&C from a used car dealership. We needed a vehicle with more seating. We got one with loads of storage space and power features, which we were pleased about. We thought we did our research before hand and found that we could expect 17 city and 20 highway (fueleconomy.org) for a combined 19mpg. I have NEVER seen that! At the best its has reached about 18. My current mpg is 12.5. WHAT??? I have taken the usual suggestions, speed up slower, break gradually. I get the vehicle serviced regularly and maintain good tire pressure. The filter isn’t bad. There are no concerns with the vehicle’s performance, other than the poor gas mileage. I don’t haul anything and I try to keep the “junk” cleaned out…so all I’m carrying in the vehicle is my family and what came in the vehicle.
What else could I do? I’ve done internet searches and haven’t found any of the regular “how to get better gas mileage” suggestions that I haven’t already tried. Could it be an issue with the car? Do I need to get something replaced?