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....your wagon mileage may vary....

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114K on the 98' 4matic wagon, ski rack with ski's catching bugs all the way, full load, 4 people + all the luggage, stock tires and wheels so I'm assuming the odometer and speedo are correct.

going from sea level in So Cal 300+ miles gradual climb to about 4100 feet to Bishop 24MPG

mostly city at 7500 foot elevation same load of people etc. 16MPG

Bishop to So Cal same gradual decline 33MPG!

I wonder sometimes how much the awd penalty really is, can't be too much.
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You are not paying penalty for AWD, but for living in California. Fill up in Arizona (NV is selling CA formula) and you see your mileage skyrocketing. My estimate is about 15% difference. Kind of hard to estimate when driving with 90 mph traffic in AZ.
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