Last post on Aug 20, 2013 at 4:41 AM
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Chevrolet Equinox, SUV
#9 of 10 actual vs. computer mpg
May 04, 2013 (8:56 am)
I think Toyota and Lexus computers are intentionally to indicate 5-8% better mileage than actual when you compute it over several tanks the old fashioned way. Now two hybrids, same results. Toyota Camry and Lexus HS250h....
Anybody out there tested the Ford hybrids? I know the computer says less than epa but is actual less than that?
Aug 20, 2013 (4:41 am)
Just drove from Melbourne FL to White Plaines NY to get the 2010 Equinox I wanted. Owned two nearly new 2010s, one 4 cyl with AWD and one 6 cyl. The way they were geared both performed about equally, actually the 4 cyl seemed a little peppier due to gearing. Wanted the best mileage combo. Got a 2010 LTZ with 4 cyl FWD in beautiful blue (only made in 2010) and nice two tone grey and black interior with DVD players in the back and sweet sunroof with 43,000 miles. Got it for a mere $18750 and dumped my 2012 Hyundai Tuscon which got 24 mpg on the highway and rode like a bouncing brick for only a $2K loss from new. Set out for a 3,000 mile trip with my 17 yo son driving most of the way. Drove from NY to the Norfolk and averaged 32.2 mpg on that big sweet machine riding in pure comfort. Found the sweet spot. Maximum mileage is 70 mph which produces the 32.2
Drove on and hit the Appalachians on to Wisconsin and then back to Florida. Overall trip average was 31.7
Very pleased. Love my Equinox. Son plans to get one as well. Slight diesel clicking noise from the 4 cyl which is repairable. Will get it to the dealer soon. Great vehicle. Great value.
It just passed my Lexus SC 430 on my best to own vehicle list and that is saying a lot, because over the years I have owned 37 vehicles. Chevy has finally done it right.
Want mileage in a great SUV. Get the 4 cyl, FWD and drive 70 on the highway or drive my other car, a Prius, that consistently gets 50 mpg.