Last post on Sep 09, 2011 at 12:47 PM
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Chevrolet HHR, Wagon
#128 of 130 08 with 2.4L MPG
Jun 13, 2011 (7:02 am)
I am a little obsessive about fuel economy so I mentally check every time I fill up. Most days I do "in-town driving," stop-and-start traffic on the Interstate (rarely getting to 55/mph) and on surface streets going 30-35. On tanks that is all in-town driving, I usually get anywhere from 22.5 mpg to 26 mpg. I generally average 25-26 mpg in town.
For highway driving, where I try to set the cruise on 68-73, depending on the speed limit, I can get 28-31 mpg. On a recent trip back to Ohio, it was closer to 32, which was the best that I have gotten.
Just make sure to keep your oil changed (I range around 3,000 to 4,500 miles max), and your air and fuel filters clean and good tire pressure, and you will get good gas mileage. I have a 2008 2LT with the 2.4L engine. I only use 87 octane gas because my best friend used to be an engineer at ExxonMobil and he told me to stick with 87, so I do.
Before my HHR, I always drove Cavaliers but also always had the 2.2L engine. (May have even had a 2.0L on one version.) My HHR doesn't do as well, but I always chalked it up to higher curb weight and bigger engine, and it's not enough of a difference to be displeased with the car. As my old roommate said when I let her drive it once "It's like you're floating down the road on a quiet little cloud."
#129 of 130 Re: 08 with 2.4L MPG [lulu76]
Jun 14, 2011 (4:45 am)
Mine is a 2010 2LT with the 2.4 L engine.
Went on a cross country trip, a total of 6,214 miles = 14 fill ups but always before having the "low fuel" warning.
My best mpg = 32.47 mpg driving through the plains and my worst = 25.62 mpg crossing the Rockies.
My average mpg for the entire trip was 29.07 mpg... 95% hwy driving cruising 70% 65-70 mph and 30% 70-75 mph
I get an average of 26.13 mpg in city driving depending on traffic jams.
#130 of 130 MY gas expericance on HHR
Sep 09, 2011 (12:47 pm)
I found I can get 35 mph by putting two blends of gas in. I put 1/2 a tank of Chevron and 1/2 a tank of Valero. I found this by mistake...but it a blessed found. 35 mpg is good these days.