MPG Report, Denver to Vail

Day trip to Vail, Colorado from Denver

  • 30.0 MPG outbound average speed 45 MPH
  • 40.7 MPG return, average speed 56 MPH
  • 94 miles each way

Traffic is much better than last year, because of Covid. So this year’s average speeds are higher, and MPG is better.

Note: Denver uses winter fuel oxygen additive in the winter months for reduced pollution, and it’s responsible for a ~10% MPG hit.

More information on oxygenated fuel can be found here.

The Alltrack performed fine, except for the windshield washer fluid nozzle on the driver side stopped working when we were at the peak of Vail Pass… and the temperature was -3°F.

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