Taking a Walkabout in the Outback
Join Date: May 2013
Car Year: 2014
Car Model: XT
Jimmyboy, I'm from NY and I'm familiar with the terrain in LI. Traffic is crazy but you'll do much better on th egas than your current vehicle.
I'm in Colorado and at above 5K feet altitude, take a toll and the XT as well on the MPG.
Just traded a 2013 Rav4 (4 cylnders) and with the XT premium I'm getting about the same MPG, except the premium gas.
I drive 80/20 Hwy and city, get about 25 MPG. Pure Hwy I'll get around 26-27 if stick to the 60-65 MPG.
This past week was the worse, I average around 20 MPG, the reason I drove about 70/30 City and Hwy BUT, I used the remote starter a lot to cool off the car.
Anywho, like others mention, drive both vehicles, I'm sure you'll be happy with the XT, the extra money on gas is worth it. Plus the XT is a blast to drive.
Just let us know what desicion you'll make.
BTW, since I'm at a high altitude I notice the lag on the turbo more, no biggie.