E85 Ethanol Flex-Fuel Vehicle Comparison

E85 ETHANOL FLEX-FUEL VEHICLES are designed to operate on gasoline, E85 (a mixture of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline), or any mixture of the two fuels. Annual fuel cost is estimated assuming 15,000 miles of travel each year (55% city and 45% highway) and an average fuel cost of $2.20 per gallon for E85, $2.65 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, and $2.85 per gallon for premium unleaded gasoline. The price of ethanol is highly variable from region to region; it is typically lower in the midwestern United States and higher in other areas. Therefore, actual consumer experience may differ significantly from the annual fuel cost estimate presented here.

Fuel economy and driving range values are shown for both gasoline and E85. When operating your FFV on mixtures of gasoline and E85, such as when alternating between using these fuels, your driving range and fuel economy values will be somewhere between those listed for the two fuels, depending on the actual percentage of gasoline and E85 in the tank.

Compact Cars
Mercedes Benz        
C230 A-7 2.5/6 14/8 $2,062 E85 310
19/25 $1,945 P 420
C230 M-6 2.5/6 14/8 $2,062 E85 300
19/25 $2,035 P 400
Midsize Cars
Chevrolet        
Monte Carlo A-4 3.5/6 16/23 $1,736 E85 320
21/31 $1,590 Gas 425
Chrysler        
Sebring A-4 2.7/6 15/22 $1,835 E85 300
22/30 $1,590 Gas 420
Large Cars
Chevrolet        
Impala A-4 3.5/6 16/23 $1,736 E85 320
21/31 $1,658 Gas 400
Ford        
Crown Victoria A-4 4.6/8 13/17 $2,356 E85 270
17/25 $1,988 Gas 380
Lincoln        
Town Car A-4 4.6/8 13/17 $2,356 E85 270
17/25 $1,988 Gas 3
80
Mercury        
Grand Marquis A-4 4.6/8 13/17 $2,356 E85 270
17/25 $1,988 Gas 380
Standard Pickup Trucks Two Wheel Drive
Chevrolet        
C15 Silverado 2WD A-4 5.3/8 12/16 $2,538 E85 340/440
16/21 $2,210 Gas 470/610
C1500 Silverado Classic 2WD A-4 5.3/8 12/16 $2,538 E85 340/440
16/21 $2,337 Gas 440/580
Dodge        
Ram 1500 Pickup 2WD A-5 4.7/8 9/13 $3,000 E85 300
14/19 $2,484 Gas 420
Ford        
F-150 2WD A-4 5.4/8 11/14 $2,749 E85 310
15/19 $2,484 Gas 420
GMC        
C15 Sierra 2WD A-4 5.3/8 12/16 $2,538 E85 340/440
16/21 $2,210 Gas 470/610
C1500 Sierra Classic 2WD A-4 5.3/8 12/16 $2,538 E85 340/440
16/21 $2,337 Gas 440/580
Nissan        
Titan 2WD A-5 5.6/8 10/13 $3,000 E85 310
14/18 $2,651 Gas 420
Minivans 2WD
Chevrolet        
Uplander FWD A-4 3.9/6 13/19 $2,201 E85 360
18/25 $1,892 Gas 500
Dodge        
Caravan A-4 3.3/6 TBD TBD E85 NA
19/26 $1,892 Gas 420
Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Chevrolet        
C1500 Avalanche 2WD A-4 5.3/8 12/16 $2,538 E85 340/400
15/21 $2,337 Gas 440/560
C1500 Suburban 2WD A-4 5.3/8 12/16 $2,538 E85 340/400
15/21 $2,337 Gas 440/560
C1500 Tahoe 2WD A-4 5.3/8 12/16 $2,538 E85 340/440
16/21 $2,210 Gas 440/560
Chrysler        
Aspen 2WD A-5 4.7/8 10/14 $3,000 E85 300
14/19 $2,484 Gas 420
Dodge        
Durango 2WD A-5 4.7/8 10/14 $3,000 E85 300
14/19 $2,484 Gas 420
GMC        
C1500 Yukon 2WD A-4 5.3/8 12/16 $2,538 E85 340/400
15/21 $2,337 Gas 440/560
C1500 Suburban 2WD A-4 5.3/8 12/16 $2,538 E85 340/400
15/21 $2,337 Gas 440/560
Jeep        
Commander 2WD A-5 4.7/8 10/14 $3,000 E85 230
15/19 $2,337 Gas 340
Grand Cherokee 2WD A-5 4.7/8 10/14 $3,000 E85 230
15/20 $2,337 Gas 340
Nissan        
Armada 2WD A-5 5.6/8 10/14 $3,000 E85 310
13/19 $2,651 Gas 420
Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Chevrolet        
K1500 Avalanche 4WD A-4 5.3/8 11/15 $2,538 E85 340/400
15/21 $2,337 Gas 440/560
K1500 Suburban 4WD A-4 5.3/8 11/15 $2,538 E85 340/400
15/21 $2,337 Gas 440/560
K1500 Tahoe 4WD A-4 5.3/8 11/15 $2,538 E85 340/440
15/21 $2,210 Gas 440/560
Chrysler        
Aspen 4WD A-5 4.7/8 10/14 $3,000 E85 300
14/19 $2,484 Gas 420
Dodge        
Durango 4WD A-5 4.7/8 9/13 $3,000 E85 240
14/18 $2,651 Gas 380
GMC        
K1500 Yukon 4WD A-4 5.3/8 11/15 $2,538 E85 340/400
15/21 $2,337 Gas 440/560
K1500 Suburban 4WD A-4 5.3/8 11/15 $2,538 E85 340/400
15/21 $2,337 Gas 440/560
Jeep        
Commander 4WD A-5 4.7/8 10/13 $3,000 E85 230
15/19 $2,337 Gas 340
Grand Cherokee 4WD A-5 4.7/8 10/13 $3,000 E85 230
15/20 $2,337 Gas 340
Nissan        
Armada 4WD A-5 5.6/8 10/13 $3,000 E85 310
13/19 $2,651 Gas 420

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