Re: Outlook Gas Mileage - What to do????
The Outlook runs just fine on regular and I didn't notice a lick of difference when I filled it with premium fuel on several occasions.
One is better off simply to "ease" it up to between 90 to 95K/hr (55 to 60MPH) and you'll observe the best fuel economy. Nix the roof racks, pull the junk out of the trunk so to speak and again, you will likely observe even better economy. Headwind/tailwind has an effect too obviously. If you really want to go crazy with it, leave the passengers at home, skip lunch and turn off all accessories and close the vents. Follow a big truck on the highway if you must, but the wake it leaves behind will give you a more unsettled ride and probably you'll end up with a whole pile of road rash in your paint. Stop idling in the lineup at the touch-less carwash (you can kill a litre of gas just idling there for your turn) or at the corner store while you run in. It all makes a difference on how long your tank of gas lasts.
We could just plain forget about those "ratings" that were on the door sticker when it was on the dealers lot. Those simply are *NOT* reality and are difficult if not down right impossible to achieve on a normal driving basis. The reality is we all have to drive from point A to point B in a variety of weather, traffic conditions, detours or other variables that affect fuel economy. It's destiny.
2009 Outlook XR (FWD) in Carbon Black Metallic, Preferred Equipment Group 1XR, Ebony Cloth 7 Passenger Seating, Two Panel Sunroof, V92 Trailer Package, Cold Weather Package (Remote Start & Heated Washer Fluid System), 2nd Row Console, Bose Premium Audio Package With 10 Speakers