Originally Posted by jennykatz
Does anyone tow with a Nissan pathfinder 2013-2014 I drove one the other day It showed 27-30 mpg at 60 mph not towing the EPA is 20-26 mpg This might be a good TV. The sticker shock is unbelievable 30k-45k for a SUV Wow . We still have 07 Toyota Sequoia but mpg is 15-19 towing about 14-15 mpg .
We could recoup about $1000 a year on gas alone but I can buy a lot of gas for that price ?
Congrats on the Snoozy!! They're so nice and roomy inside, and I love those windows!
I'm wondering if you've looked at the 'total cost' when considering either keeping the TV you now own (assuming it is capable of your towing needs) or purchasing new $40K TV?
1. Is your current TV paid off? Then the only cost you have right now is a little higher gas mileage.
2. If you are getting a loan for that new $40K TV, you'll have to add interest to that price (cha-ching).
3. For that $40,000-plus price, you are saving only $1000 a year.
If what you are looking for is purely gas mileage savings, then don't look at how much money you are spending to gain it. But it seems that if you factor in the cost of a new TV, the higher
mpg doesn't actually add up to an overall cost savings. However, this is YOUR towing/driving experience, and you may have other criteria that factor into your decision.
And no matter what you decide, the best part will be looking into that rear view mirror and seeing your Snoozy following you