I see your point, and made the rookie mistake of looking at your front rather than back. I'm sure we pay a penalty for hauling bikes behind our Escape, even though it looks pretty slick at first glance.It's surprisingly not to bad. I keep it at 65 and the truck chugs along at about 2000 rpm, 12-13mpg on my last trip. The V on the trailer helps cut wind but it's actually the drag of the back of the trailer that hurts the most. I've been considering getting some of those vortex creating triangles like some semi trailers have. Might help slightly with mileage but it would be more for counteracting the pull when I'm passed by larger vehicles.