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#1 of 130 HHR: Real World MPG Numbers
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Feb 07, 2006 (9:42 am)
Fuel economy is becoming increasingly important. What kind of mileage are you getting out of your HHR in the real world?
#2 of 130 MPG
Feb 07, 2006 (11:29 am)
With the lack of real winter temps here in the northeast for the last month or so, my D.I.C indicated MPG is back up to 30.8. If the long range forcasts hold true, I expect that will drop a bit over the next couple weeks
#3 of 130 Re: MPG [ray80]
Feb 10, 2006 (12:59 pm)
I keep track of every gallon that I put in my cars on an Excel spreadsheet and on my past two GM minivans I find that the fuel economy display is off an average of 7.5 %. When it says that I am getting 22.5, I am only getting a little over 20mpg. You might want to keep track for several fillups and take a running average and compare it to your readout.
#4 of 130 Re: MPG [euphorbia]
Feb 10, 2006 (3:16 pm)
Thats why I always try to mention it if I'm using puters numbers. The one time (and only one tankful) I calulated using real numbers with the HHR it came out exactly the same as D.I.C. display, but thats not reliable. OH BTW cool air returned this week, and indeed indicated milage dropped a couple tenths
#5 of 130 2.4L Automatic
Feb 12, 2006 (6:26 pm)
Best tank was 27.3, worst was 25.0...typical = put 407 miles on a tank...filled up as full as I could ...15.1 gal = 26.8 mpg.
#6 of 130 Re: MPG [euphorbia]
Feb 13, 2006 (3:06 pm)
Ray, Euphorbia, et al,
This jibes with the experience I have with the DIC. I reset the thing every time I fill up and when I do the calculations I generally see actual mileage a couple MPG under the DIC. In town I am getting 25-26 mpg actual, but you should understand I don't drive during the congested part of the day and spend little time sitting at lights, etc. (I actually just walk to work.) In pure highway driving, on mostly level interstates at 65 mph in fair weather, I actually get 34 mpg actual, which sort of boggled my mind the first time. I didn't believe it until it came out that way three times in a row in round trips to Hot Springs, AR. My daughter doesn't get but 30 in the same vehicle, OTOH she's 28 and I'm 52, I am sort of easy on the pedal.
in New Orleans
#7 of 130 Re: MPG [haufniensis]
Feb 13, 2006 (3:08 pm)
Replying to myself, I forgot to mention I have the 2.2 liter and a manual transmission.
in New Orleans
#8 of 130 Re: MPG [haufniensis]
Feb 13, 2006 (6:18 pm)
I also have a 2003 Olds (weighs about 2800-2900lbs) 2.2L ecotech with 5 speed....after 52,000 miles I can say I've ave. right at 31 mpg overall. The 2.4L in the HHR feels.... more sophisticated....smoother...
#9 of 130 Re: MPG [smogdung]
Feb 25, 2006 (4:36 pm)
According tothe D.I.C. I am getting a consistent 28.5 - 28.8 MPG combined.
Jul 18, 2006 (8:10 pm)
Hi, just might be helpfull to state 2.2 or 2.4 and A or M in the MPG posts.