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Just completed a three day drive from Phoenix to Nashville and reported 24.2 mpg for the trip. Weather was clear, traffic was good, and while the Ascent was pretty well loaded, I did not have anything on the racks and was not towing. Mileage suffered in the mountains near Flagstaff and then some detours off I40.

I was hoping to get a little bit more mpg on the long trip, but wow what a great driving car for long distances.
 

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Alas, EPA highway ratings are at 60 mph or less. I've driven a large chunk of that route, and highway speeds are generally 75-90 mph. 馃槈

But yep, I too found the Ascent a wonderful car to take on long distance trips!
 

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Alas, EPA highway ratings are at 60 mph or less. I've driven a large chunk of that route, and highway speeds are generally 75-90 mph. 馃槈

But yep, I too found the Ascent a wonderful car to take on long distance trips!
As Robert said, there is a very obvious difference in highway mileage between driving at what the EPA tests as highway speeds and the speeds that the majority of highway driving is actually done at.
 

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Driving in Texas into a killer headwind on the very rural highways at 110mph netted me 10.... yes 10 mpg :D. Had to stop after 180 miles!
 
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Driving in Texas into a killer headwind on the very rural highways at 110mph netted me 10.... yes 10 mpg :D. Had to stop after 180 miles!
How long a run at 110? Tires need speed rating to tolerate that for long in TX heat.

Personally I'd never go that fast on public roadways. Just too many uncontrollables. I always got my need for speed out on the track.
 

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How long a run at 110? Tires need speed rating to tolerate that for long in TX heat.

Personally I'd never go that fast on public roadways. Just too many uncontrollables. I always got my need for speed out on the track.
It was late evening in March so no heat to worry about. About 2 hours out in the middle of nowhere (west TX) with little/no traffic.
 
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