I think it's funny how everyone ignored my previous post. We're talking 18-22MPG for most of these vehicle (sans some of the 4 bangers) when not towing which for most folks is probably 98% (or higher) of the time.
Would it be such a niche market for a vehicle capable of towing at a lower MPG but then being super efficient around town for the 98% of the driving most of us do?
Yes, I use my vehicles for hauling lumber, sod, landscaping materials and such, but that's still a VERY small amount of time.
I'm looking for a LARGE differential in the towing vs. non-towing efficiency. And yes, I know this is a hypothetical discussion, but how about a vehicle that can tow ~3000lbs without flinching at 15 MPG but run around town at 40+ MPG.
I'm sure Volkswagen can come up with something like this