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Re: A 3.6L V6 MPG Saga . . . 2015 Equinox 17,000 miles so far.

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My 2015 SLT 3.6 now has 58K miles (traveling to 2nd home) and my running average is 24.6MPG. Best is 32.2MPG. I'm very happy with that and it's almost as good as my old 2010 2.4 that had no power. SOLD on the 3.6!
I agree . . . . Happy with our MPG also. . .

The last time I hand calculated our actual total fuel usage receipts in later Summer since January 2015 when we took delivery of our 2015 Equinox LTZ 3.6L V6 . .. . I was at 27.2 MPG for all driving so far. This is for weekly driving as well as long trips.

Granted, about 60% of our yearly mileage is on trips traveling 60 to 75 MPH. Our odometer currently is at 17,534.


That, coupled with our weekly driving and getting usually, +22 MPG urban and +28 MPG Interstate/Highway is stellar. When people ask what we get for MPG. . . I state those conservative figures of +22 City and +28 Highway. . . adding that it could be higher or lower +/- 4 MPG depending on winter/summer, wind, road conditions, traffic and driving style.

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Re: A 3.6L V6 MPG Saga . . . 2015 Equinox 17,000 miles so far.

Just a disclosure, the 24.6 running average is what the car is telling me. I don't think I have reset it over the last 20K miles. Not a hand calculation but I don't think I'm far off from real world. Amazing for a vehicle this big with 300HP up front. My 300HP+ cars in the 60's got me 10-14 MPG on High Test!

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Just a disclosure, the 24.6 running average is what the car is telling me. I don't think I have reset it over the last 20K miles. Not a hand calculation but I don't think I'm far off from real world. Amazing for a vehicle this big with 300HP up front. My 300HP+ cars in the 60's got me 10-14 MPG on High Test!

It is amazing how the 3.6L V6 engine in these Theta vehicles performs in MPG and also power output !

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Re: A 3.6L V6 MPG Saga . . . 2015 Equinox 17,000 miles so far.

What really is amazing is how we forget when gas prices years back was around $4.35 to $5.75 for premium.
Even with that price I would still get the premium gas since it burns cleaner, no carbon buildup, better gas mileage, and better performance.
Our 2015 Equinox AWD V6 runs great and amazing of the power it has. I have always been using premium gas on all of our cars, including my classic 1987 Buick Grand National, which also is a V6 but this car has a turbo. If I don't open the turbo up I'll get around 18 mpg.
One thing for sure, I glad the Equinox don't have a turbo, or the gas mileage would really suck.

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Re: A 3.6L V6 MPG Saga . . . 2015 Equinox 17,000 miles so far.

Darn shame the Nox and Terrain won't have the V6 in the next gen models. Big selling point for me. And hate to add the 5 grand to go to the Acadia/Traverse. Not sure what to start looking for at replacement.
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Darn shame the Nox and Terrain won't have the V6 in the next gen models. Big selling point for me. And hate to add the 5 grand to go to the Acadia/Traverse. Not sure what to start looking for at replacement.



Yes .. now the the newer Equinox/Terrain have been out for +2 years, it would be nice to see some similar trip and MPG examples as in the Gen II 3.6L and 2.4L engines we have here on the forum.
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Yes .. now the the newer Equinox/Terrain have been out for +2 years, it would be nice to see some similar trip and MPG examples as in the Gen II 3.6L and 2.4L engines we have here on the forum.
I've had both the new V6 in the Acadia and now the 2.0T in the Terrain, mpgs are real close for both. For our driving the V6 got a tad bit better hwy mileage somewhere in the 29-30 range, Terrain is getting 28-29 hwy. Terrain gets better mpg for our 'city' driving at 24-26 whereas the Acadia was getting 23-24. Both feel/felt power is good, 87 gas for the Acadia, 89 or 92 for the Terrain.
Sorry if you were looking for comparison of the Equinox/Terrain V6 and the new I4s.
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I've had both the new V6 in the Acadia and now the 2.0T in the Terrain, mpgs are real close for both. For our driving the V6 got a tad bit better hwy mileage somewhere in the 29-30 range, Terrain is getting 28-29 hwy. Terrain gets better mpg for our 'city' driving at 24-26 whereas the Acadia was getting 23-24. Both feel/felt power is good, 87 gas for the Acadia, 89 or 92 for the Terrain.
Sorry if you were looking for comparison of the Equinox/Terrain V6 and the new I4s.

Quite impressive for the heavier Acadia. I would have thought the difference would be more both on the highway and city, favoring the Terrain.

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The Acadia V6 had the AFM which helped on the hwy. Now our ‘city’ driving is pretty much SC country roads speed of 45-50 and very little stop and go traffic. May have to move back to the Acadia if I become wheelchair bound.

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Putting the right power plant, matching the torque curve, and engine speed with the 6 speed transmission can indeed be good mix. My neighbor had an old suburban with small block 350, I helped him put in big block 454, he got used, with all stock, same exhaust, and it got 5 mpg better than the 350. The 350 was just two small, for the size and weight of the vehicle.
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