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Outie I4 w CVT vs V6 Auto comparison MPG/towing
wife prefers the 4 cylinder because of better mpg, though I showed her the V6 is only 1 mpg off the I4 around city and 3 mpg off on highway.
I have a 500 lb boat that gets pulled off the beach a few times per year, and I haul a pallet of pellets (#2000) about 20 or so miles 3 or 4 times per year. I know that either egine can handle the boat and the pellets would strain the I4.
So my question is two fold. What are others opinions of the CVT?
Can it handle the larger towing requirements?
What is the real world difference in mpg between an I4 CVT and V6 5Auto?
I am feeling the I4 may be the better choice to save some gas pennies if I am only towing a heavy load 4 x yearly...