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#1 of 199 Chevrolet Equinox: Real World MPG
by steve_ HOST
Jun 23, 2006 (9:00 am)
Please report on your Equinox mileage in this discussion. Please include city/highway, odometer, driving style or similar comments that you think may be helpful. Thanks,
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#2 of 199 No Problems with my Nox with over 14,000 miles!
Jun 15, 2006 (3:56 pm)
I guess it's human nature to complain, most people don't say anything if "life is good".
For me, my 05 Equinox is treating me good.
Here are my mileage results:
Mixed local and highway; 20mpg.
Some local and more highway; 22mpg
Little local and mostly highway with cruise set to 65mph; 25mpg
All highway cruise set to 70mph; 26mpg
I had a 30mhr tail wind, highway cruise set to 70; 30mpg
Yes, 30 mpg.
#3 of 199 Re: Chevrolet Equinox: Real World MPG [steve_]
Jul 03, 2006 (7:13 pm)
I get around 330 miles per fill-up, city driving stop & go traffic, '05 LT2 AWD, 16,803 miles
#4 of 199 Re: Chevrolet Equinox: Real World MPG [steve_]
Jul 08, 2006 (4:32 pm)
We own an AWD LT which my wife loves. For me the disappointing part of the vehicle has been it's mileage. I keep track of all fill ups from date of purchase. At this time we have 10,400 miles on it and are averaging just 18.2 mpg. This is 1/2 in town and 1/2 on the highway and we do live in Minnesota. Last weekend for the first time on a trip we got 25 mpg. We have only got +20 mpg on a couple of other occasions and we do not drive aggressively. The S-10 Blazer with four wheel drive which we traded in averaged 18 mpg for 90,000 miles.
#5 of 199 New Equinox
Jul 11, 2006 (7:56 am)
Just got our new 2006 LT (FWD) on July 4th and we haven't quite finished off the first tank of gas so still waiting on the first look at MPG.
One thing is for sure, it probably won't be pretty...we sat in traffic for 1 hour Saturday trying to go to the local air show...it literally took 1 hour to move about 3 miles.
I will say this...from reading other Real World MPG boards and having driven some of those cars as well, the climate, roads and hills in Western PA create some of the worst MPG conditions over the course of the 4 seasons. We had a 2004 Malibu Maxx that was pretty good on gas (rated at 22/32) and in our daily start/stop short distance travel we averaged about 20 MPG. On a trip to Hilton Head last year we averaged 30...which I thought was excellent considering we rarely drove below 70 mph.
We are going back to HH this year and I figure we'd be lucky to get 23mpg with the Equinox...which has me thinking we might try and cram ourselves and our stuff into my ION. I get 26-27 with my daily commute (about 1/2 city and highway type driving) so I figure it should get 30 mpg (loaded up) on the highway.
I will post my first tank numbers for the Nox in the next week.
#6 of 199 Re: New Equinox [icedog97]
Jul 11, 2006 (9:44 pm)
Well, it's about as ugly as I thought. I filled up the car today (the curiousity was killing me).
gas purchased: 9.7 gallons
distance traveled since first full tank: 150 miles
MPG = 15.46
BUT...if you consider my long delay (1 hour in almost standstill traffic to go approx 3 miles) it gets a little better.
After reading some "gas comsumed at idle" articles, I am gonna guess that I used at least 1 gallon of gas to go that 3 miles...
So, I will factor that out...
8.7 gallons to go 147 miles = 16.897 MPG
I am thinking that's fairly realistic...we do about 90% start and stop driving (up and down hills) and about 10% highway, so I expect the numbers to be closer to the city mileage.
This would also be in line with what we averaged with our Maxx. The Maxx was rated 22 city and we averaged 20. The Nox is 19 city and we are looking at around 17.
I'm curious to see what the next tank gives us.
#7 of 199 Mileage Log
Jul 17, 2006 (4:53 am)
I'm just going to keep a mileage log...
2006 Equinox LT/FWD - lifetime MPG = 16.163
miles = 150 gallons = 9.7 MPG = 15.46 (1 hour in traffic to go 3 miles) -- 7/11/2006
miles = 107 gallons = 6.2 MPG = 17.26 -- 7/17/2006
#8 of 199 Re: Mileage Log [icedog97]
Jul 19, 2006 (5:57 pm)
Hello, I have a 05' AWD LT, and I get around 300 miles to a fill up, from my understanding the gas mileage gets better the longer you drive it or so that is what I am told..
#9 of 199 Mileage Log Udate - 7/22/06
Jul 22, 2006 (12:44 pm)
2006 Equinox LT/FWD - lifetime MPG = 16.45
miles = 150 | gallons = 9.7 | MPG = 15.46 (1 hour in traffic to go 3 miles) -- 7/11/2006
miles = 107 | gallons = 6.2 | MPG = 17.26 -- 7/17/2006
miles = 164 | gallons = 9.7 | MPG = 16.91 -- 7/22/2006
Jul 24, 2006 (10:21 am)
i have 915 miles on vehicle.
first tank 17.9
second tank 16.2
third tank 15.75
fourth tank 14.2