What do ET and DTE mean on the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country's dash?

There are four options on the 2010 Town and Country Touring: speedometer, temperature, fuel economy and ET/DTE. What are ET and DTE?

Robert W., Canton, Ohio

ET stands for “elapsed time,” and DTE stands for “distance to empty.” Both are functions of the Town & Country’s trip computer in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center.

ET measures driving time since it was last reset to start over. (If it isn’t obvious how to reset it, see your owner’s manual for instructions.) DTE is an estimate of how many more miles you can drive based on the amount of gas in the tank and your recent fuel economy. DTE will reset automatically when you fill the tank and will depend on your speed, fuel economy and driving style. You may not think you’re an aggressive driver, but DTE can reflect whether you use a heavy throttle foot.

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Answered by Rick Popely on July 3, 2010 in Chrysler | Permalink

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