Re: 2013 Equinox/Terrain 3.6 MPG
So then, taking into consideration this was a brand new Equinox 3.6L and it was the first long distance trip what is the bottom line?
I just tallied up all my fuel receipts and broke them down into three segments:
Segment 1 was the first 1,081 mile leg of the trip which was all freeway except for the last 75 to 80 miles of two lane 55 - 60mph black top road.
For Segment 1, I drove 1,081 miles and used 41.6gal of fuel netting aprox 25.98mpg.
Segment 2 was 209 miles of mostly short trip miles to and from various places driven at 30 to 55mph with quite a few stops over the week we spent at our destination. It yielded: 209 miles using 8.2 gallons or 25.48mpg.
Segment 3 was the trip home and a bit longer leg because of a slightly different route.
It was 1,171 miles using 43.8 gallons and 26.74mpg.
AS you can see, while the DIC will indicate higher and lower (not pictured) mpg for short term averages , the calculated long term mileage was about 26mpg for our trip.
I consider this about what I expected on a new engine with less than 1,500 miles previous break in.
Also, as you can see, the miles per gallon got better on the way home verses on the way down. It could be due to several factors, but it did improve.
The bottom line is +26mpg is better than the rated 24mpg that the Equinox is rated for with a 3.6L V6 engine. And I will continue to log fuel usage and calculate as time goes on to see how we fare.
2019 GMC Acadia SLT-1 3.6L LGX V6 - Build Date: 4-11-2019 - Bought 6-22-2019
SOLD - - 2015 Equinox LTZ 3.6L FWD Champagne Silver Metallic *Build Date 1-08-2015 *
SOLD with *38,865 miles 8-15-2019.