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Chevrolet Equinox, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#125 of 202 Real Chevy Equinox LTZ MPG 2011 4 cyl
Nov 19, 2011 (10:56 pm)
I have drove this car for more than 26000 miles, 50/50 mixed non aggressive, highway and city. Have never got this suv to get more than 22 mpg overall, total over rated mpg. No way in heck this should be listed as 32 hwy?, lie. No way it get close to what Chevy lists. I think most American makers flat out lie about the MPG. They have the EPA in their pockets.
My car before was a 2008 Saturn Vue Hybrid listed at 26-32, got 22.5 mpg overall, total lie. Turned my Saturn lease in for this Chevy Equinox 2011 4cyl LTZ. Great luxury inside but do not, I repeat do not expect more than 22 mpg overall. If someone says they get more they are lying.
Also it should be listed as mid sized not compact. Much bigger than the previous model. Hope this helps.
#126 of 202 Re: Chevrolet Equinox: Real World MPG [steve_]
Nov 20, 2011 (5:40 am)
Our 2011 Equinox, 4 cyl. LT:
City - 20-21 mpg.
Hwy. - 25-27 mpg
I do find that figuring out the mpg the old fashion way does come up with a slightly higher number sometimes than the computer. I think the Hwy. EPA figures are based on driving at 55-60 mph, but no one drives that anymore. The higher the speeds, the lower the mpg. Highways are at 65-75 now days. The way I look at it is that all other 4 cyl. Crossovers were rated at 20/28 anyway and thats about what we are getting with our Equinox. We're happy with ours; no problems so far.
#127 of 202 Re: Real Chevy Equinox LTZ MPG 2011 4 cyl [jshow]
Nov 20, 2011 (11:07 am)
I have to differ with you on the Equinox mileage ranges you quoted in your email; I have driven my Nox on a 800 mile road trip to SC and back and averaged 26+ mpg for the trip. The highest mpg on the DIC was 31 mpg and this was driving 55+ on 2 lane highways with eco on.
I also have a Terrain, which is a 4 cyl, and has had the recall done for cam phase actuators/module reflash and now averages 25+ in mixed driving and I have gotten 30 mpg on divided highways driving 60/65mph.
If you think people lie about this issue, I feel sorry for your preceptions but I don't lie and I am not one of those who have had lots of issues with the 4 cyl engines in both of my 2011 cars.
Please don't think I am flaming you but I think you are wrong in making a blanket statement like you did.
#128 of 202 Re: Real Chevy Equinox LTZ MPG 2011 4 cyl [kelsan1]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 20, 2011 (11:19 am)
I think the OP was claiming that the manufacturer's posted EPA numbers were false, not other posters' reports.
As they say, YMMV.
#129 of 202 Re: Real Chevy Equinox LTZ MPG 2011 4 cyl [steve_]
Nov 20, 2011 (11:59 am)
Steve, you are correct about mfg/EPA reports in his post but in the last part of his post he states that any one who says they get over 22mpg is lying. That is what I have an issue with when some one makes a blanket statement without any shred of support other than a personal opinion.
#130 of 202 Re: Real Chevy Equinox LTZ MPG 2011 4 cyl [kelsan1]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 20, 2011 (12:09 pm)
#131 of 202 Re: Expected better miles per gallon? [steve_]
Nov 21, 2011 (9:29 pm)
We bought a 2011 Equinox AWD 1.4 , Chev advertised 41 mpg ( imp ) in Canada, my wife and drive with economy in mind and keep to our speed limit of 100 km an hr ( 62 ) we have done several accurate fuel tests and can not obtain anywhere close to Chevs claim which we believe is an out right lie, the vehicle has 19000kms on now so should be run in, also the trip computer set on instaneous flutuates up and down like 8.2 - 10.3 on a straight road and keeping rpm constant, very upset with this vehicle , we believed Chev and have been betrayed, should have bought a Dodge Journey , they advertise real life mileage rating.
#132 of 202 Re: Expected better miles per gallon? [rrovernut]
Nov 22, 2011 (10:02 am)
What is your overall mpg?
#133 of 202 Re: Expected better miles per gallon? [avery1]
Nov 22, 2011 (12:59 pm)
Hi overall mileage achieved 9.9 litres per 100 kms ( 28.80 miles imperial gal)
max speed 100kms hwy (62 miles per hr ) 50 mile return trip to nearest city on hwy very little city driving . MRSP sticker shows 41 miles per gal (imp) not even close!
#134 of 202 Anyone noticed the MPG on the 2012
Nov 29, 2011 (6:06 pm)
I noticed that the mileage on the 2012 Equinox 4 cyl has been reduced to 20MPG city and 29MPG on the hwy