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Chevrolet Equinox, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#177 of 202 How to get +30 MPG, 2011 NOX 4 Cyl. AWD
May 23, 2012 (6:13 pm)
1.) 20,000 mile break in. (Not just the motor, but the trans, brakes and drivetrain have a lot of internal friction.)
2.) Only achieveable in walm weather.
3.) Tires inflated to 38 Psig.
4.) Do not exceed 3000 RPM, unless a large truck is barreling up your rear.
5.) Anticipate braking and slowing.
6.) Do not use cruise control to resume speed, it is to agressive.
7. Let the tranny upsift, then give more throttle to slowly build speed.
8. 67-69 MPH on cruise control. Try to keep tranmisson in 5th or 6th gear. Mileage drops quite a bit above 72 MPH. Driving at 60 MPH will get you killed, so don't obsruct traffic. Keep it at 65-70.
9. Coast on significantly long steep downhill grades.
I got 30.6 MPG in 450 Miles of MA-NH driving, including hills.
#178 of 202 Re: How to get +30 MPG, 2011 NOX 4 Cyl. AWD [mike69440]
May 26, 2012 (7:00 pm)
Thanks for the reply. Glad to hear it's not the car because we really like the ride. Just reached 15,000 miles on the car and noticed that we are starting to get better gas mileage on trips - up to 28 mpg, so there is still hope.
#179 of 202 Re: 2011 Equinox - poor gas mileage [rrovernut]
Jun 02, 2012 (1:08 am)
I do not know who told u 40 mpg. That is a crazy number. They are rated at 22 city & 32 hwy. If you want that kind of mpg. You need to buy something alot smaller
#180 of 202 Re: 2011 Equinox - poor gas mileage [moparblue2]
Jun 02, 2012 (6:59 am)
In Canada the equinox awd is rated at 41 mpg hwy , our gallons are 1\3 bigger than US gallons , so thats why your mileage is lower than CDN , with a chip installed I am getting 38 mpg hwy , still not what GM claims.
Aug 31, 2012 (6:07 pm)
If you put the car in "ECO" does mileage improve in town driving?
#182 of 202 Re: ECO Button [dispencer2]
Aug 31, 2012 (6:55 pm)
Hi we leave the econo on all the time have not noticed any difference either way . in town only or all the time , supposed to alter shift patterns , far as i am concerned it just sounds good to be in " econo mode "
#183 of 202 Re: ECO Button [rrovernut]
Sep 04, 2012 (12:33 pm)
Eco button or no eco button. Will make no differance for me or you. still only get 25 to 27 on highway. I have 19800 mi, on a four cylinder equinox. We like the equinox but never came close to 32 mpg hwy
#184 of 202 Re: ECO Button [teddy21]
Sep 04, 2012 (12:53 pm)
Just a note to say that I own a 2011 Terrain and did own a 2011 Nox, both 4 cyl fwd, each of them average low to mid 20's around town and in highway driving they routinely get high 20's 65mph w/air running and if I go up to 75 it drops to 25mph average. This is by the DIC and I just traded the Nox in on 2013 LTZ 4 cyl, awd and with 1700 miles on the odo it averages 25mpg + on the DIC or by manual calculations since I picked it up 2 weeks ago.
IMHO you can get the mileage per gallon out of the engines it just takes knowing where your power curve is and how you drive. For myself that is keeing the tach below 2000 rpm for best results. Hope this helps.
Sep 18, 2012 (5:18 pm)
Can't figure out the mileage. Drove from Clovis NM to Temple TX last weekend in my 2013 LT2 and averaged 33.9. Coming back on the same roads it was 28.8. My 2011 Malibu routinely gets 34-36 on the road with its 4. My 2003 DeVille Cadillac got better mileage on the road - 30-32 with a 275 HP V8. I am looking forward to finding a certified Cadillac XTS in the next couple of years. I'd like the V6 as well as better gas mileage than the Equinox. Also when you floor the Equinox you hear a sharp engine noise - more of a whine than a roar. Sounds really tacky.
Can't figure out why the gas mileage is poor with the Equinox. You would have expected GM to fix it in the last 3 years. It was bad in 2010. Interesting to note that the ECO button does nothing. Why put it in?
Sep 18, 2012 (8:10 pm)
i think the 4 banger is just not up to the job resulting in poor economy and its sounds tinny, Gm should admit it will not achieve what they claim , now we have paint peeling off the plastic front bumper