Well. I just finished a 4700 Km trip from Edmonton to south Oregon. I will calculate more accurate mileage numbers and post later but my initial numbers were about 36mpg going straight roads through Calgary to Montana. once I hit the mountains then I averaged around 31mpg the rest of the trip. The rest of the trip was in mountainous and curvy coastal roads that aren't conducive to great mileage. not to mention that I started increasing my average speed as the trip home got boring. I'll add that these are Canadian gallons which are 20% bigger than US gallons. We were 4 people and packed to the rafters with luggage too. The nox ran flawlessly and I couldn't be happier. I sold a 03 Dakota 4.7l that I loved in order to get better mileage and have all our gear inside and out of the elements. I noticed that the Dakota used to kick down a gear even on minor grades (it was a 5 speed). The nox being a 6 speed I expected it to kick down to 5th all the time even on slight inclines. It didn't. It actually took a fairly good incline for the nox to kick down and maintain speed on cruise control. I was tempted to take a roof rack as we had 2 buddies follow us on motorbikes and I thought they might need some space in my Nox but I hate roof racks and decided not to. It was tight as the shopping increased and the space decreased but we managed to pack better and get everything in. I was expecting to have the front end chipped all to heck because of bugs and rocks but after a thorough cleaning today, its not bad at all. Barely even pitted. Now the bugs werent too bad in the states but this paint job is pretty good. Dodge could learn how to paint from Chevy. My daughters were happy in the back and even though our shopping cut in to their space in the back seat, they still used their fold down arm rest cup holder and had all their electronics plugged in and were content. The connectivity was great. I played my iphone tunes, sirius satellite and the air conditioner worked flawlessly. One last point. I was concerned with passing power. While it wasn't as good as my 8 cylinder Dakota, it was better than I thought. An overabundance of power just makes poor drivers overconfident. If you know what you are doing this 4 banger is not that bad at passing when you punch it. Just some good timing and patience. Im happy with my purchase. We were planning this trip since January and when we got to Oregon, we even had my 2 biker friends ride with us. 5 pasengers in seatsand one riding shotgun in the cargo area :>) With my Dakota i would go 65 mph and drive like a wussy to get 25 mpg if I was lucky. With the Nox I drove faster and more agressive and i got around 33 as a blendede average through curvy/hilly roads.