Yea yea, this isn't another "gas vs diesel thread". I am heading out for a trip next week and wanted to get an idea, based upon current fuel prices, what the trip might cost. My diesel is averaging 10mpg so I guess I'm pretty happy about that. I guess Im really unhappy that just last year this same trip cost 1/3 less.. and two years ago was 1/2 the cost of today!
I did a small comparison below, so hopefully anybody else headed out for the weekend might be able to get a quick view of what they'll be spending at current prices... which unfortunately will go up even more the closer we get to Memorial Day....
3.75/gal (current national average as of 4/16/11)
Average 8mpg going 500 miles takes 63 gallons = 236.25
Average 7mpg going 500 miles takes 71 gallons = 270.00
Average 6mpg going 500 miles takes 83 gallons = 311.25
Average 5mpg going 500 miles takes 100 gallons= 375.00
4.10/gal (current national average as of 4/16/11)
Average 10mpg going 500 miles takes 50 gallons = 205.00
Average 9mpg going 500 miles takes 56 gallons = 230.00
Average 8mpg going 500 miles takes 63 gallons = 258.00
Average 7mpg going 500 miles takes 72 gallons = 295.00