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If you have calculated your MPG or Kilometrage yourself, how efficient is your fuel economy?

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We bought our Equinox for the fuel economy. We have been tracking it both with the vehicle's read-outs and our own calculations. Have seen some interesting results. You should track it manually for a couple of tanks to see. Of course, it is not likely to get exactly what the sticker that came with your vehicle says it should get, but it should be reasonably close. (Those calculations are done under some pretty specific conditions.) [/color] What is your fuel economy on your Equinox?
 

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Canadian government fuel ratings for my particular vehicle (V6, AWD) is 12.3 City / 8.4 Hwy. I've never calculated 'manually' but my DIC, which has been running without being reset since I got it, is reporting an average of 11.5 L/100km. This is the lowest I've seen it... it's been as high as 11.7 (very stable). 95% of my driving is city so I'm pretty happy.
 

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I by no means would expect to achieve what the sticker predicts because I know that's under ideal conditions. I can of course achieve and even surpass their rating on the hwy. we travel most if I stick to the posted speed limit of 80 kph (50 mph). However I'm not easy on the throttle and drive in the city as well and on hwys with higher speed limits.

I'm happy with the consistent average 8.4L/100km (34mpg (imp.)) we get with our 2.4L FWD.
 

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I've only had one road trip when the engine was fairly new (less than 3k miles on the odo) and I got a pretty solid 28.7 mpg by my calculations. My Nox is 2WD with the 2.4 4cyl.
 

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2010Nox said:
I by no means would expect to achieve what the sticker predicts because I know that's under ideal conditions. I can of course achieve and even surpass their rating on the hwy. we travel most if I stick to the posted speed limit of 80 kph (50 mph). However I'm not easy on the throttle and drive in the city as well and on hwys with higher speed limits.

I'm happy with the consistent average 8.4L/100km (34mpg (imp.)) we get with our 2.4L FWD.
You should achieve the combined rating, the FWD V6 combined was 20 (I'm averaging 21.7 on the DIC, so with "error" that is about average)

The combined I4 FWD rating is 24mpg....Anything below that would be a concern, above it your doing as expected.
 

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19.2 MPG US so far... Average from DIC
 

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I haven't done a pure highway trip but I have gotten 23.5 and 24.5 for mostly local driving with the AC on. This is from dividing miles by the number of gallons at the next fill-up.
 

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I haven't done a pure highway trip but I have gotten 23.5 and 24.5 for mostly local driving with the AC on. This is from dividing miles by the number of gallons at the next fill-up.
^you should put your vehicle specs in your signature. Although I assume with those mileage numbers you have the four.
 

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I'm way too aggressive of a driver to ever get sticker MPG. :D Not much for speed, but love acceleration.

But, I can also easily get over the rated MPG. It's all in how to drive.
 

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Combined city and highway looks to be around 24mpg. 90%/10%(highway/city) on mostly level road. the is a gradual upgrade on my way home. 110 miles around trip per day :'(. I avg. work 14 days per month, so I guess its not so bad.
 

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I just came back from a vacation round trip:

3000 km -> 8.6 l/100 km = 27.35 MPG.
2.4 FWD.
Loaded for 2 weeks / 4 people with some extra electrical devices connected (refrigerator, night drive, etc). A/C on all the time. Mostly highway.

I have a bit over 4000km on board.

I'm pretty satisfied.
 

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Combined city and highway looks to be around 24mpg. 90%/10%(highway/city) on mostly level road. the is a gradual upgrade on my way home. 110 miles around trip per day :'(. I avg. work 14 days per month, so I guess its not so bad.
Another week or so later and 3.6k on the odometer I'm still around 24mpg. My wife did manage to squeeze 25.7 mpg on her 200 miles round trip. I must admit, that I was expecting more by now. Most of those miles (80%) or so were put on with just one person in the car. The MPG meter and the fillup are fairly close. They are within .3 of each other. I reset after each fill. I use Shell or Chevron gasoline
 
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DeMAN said:
Another week or so later and 3.6k on the odometer I'm still around 24mpg. My wife did manage to squeeze 25.7 mpg on her 200 miles round trip. I must admit, that I was expecting more by now. Most of those miles (80%) or so were put on with just one person in the car. The MPG meter and the fillup are fairly close. They are within .3 of each other. I reset after each fill. I use Shell or Chevron gasoline
My V6 gets better than that :)

Around town is where I suck it up...heavy foot :(
 

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My 06 gives around 7KM/L or 14L/100KM in the city.. and 12KM/L or 8L/100KM on the highway.. much better than what I expected.. ofcourse I add the Mileage additive to the fuel tank when I go on long trips which helps out a lot.
 

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DIC 19.5 MPG
Manual 17.1 MPG Mostly intown stop and go not exceeding 51 MPH, AC on ( temps outside 90+ in So. Fla.)
3800 miles on ODO
MPH avg. 21.3
 

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Thanks, everyone. ;D
It's been a year and a month since I have had my 4 cylinder AWD 2010 Equinox. It has 27,900km on it. I have tracked every tank. It is cold (as low as -40 degrees C in the winter) where I am. In the heat I do run the AC ( up to +34 degrees C in the summer). All this and driving style has an effect on the fuel economy, but mine has consistently ranged from (21 mpg) 13.5 k/100L to (28.5 mpg - all time high) 10.0 k/100L - mostly highway, very level driving. So when the sticker specs said (41 mpg) 6.5 k/100L, I never expected to get that near it, but I did expect to get better than the bigger vehicles in the line. I thought if I got in the area of (30s for mpg) 8.5/100L, I would be very satisfied. Chevrolet customer service personnel told me it would take up to 80,000 km for the vehicle to get through a "break in" period until it would get its peak fuel efficiency. For a general, unscientific way to go about this - it is pretty clear. Since the time of the first post, Chevrolet contacted several vehicle owners in the area with the AWD 4 cylinder model and replaced the fuel pumps. Eventually I got the call and had my fuel pump changed at Chevrolet's expense. I am now on the first complete tank and the range on the DIC read 716 km. It has never read over 670 km per tank. I am cautiously optimistic.
 
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