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I am looking at buying a 2011 equinox. Can anyone tell me the fuel economy difference between a 4 cylinder LTZ and a 6 cylinder LTZ? I am not looking at a AWD.
 

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Probably best to look at either EPA website, or Chevy. Here, you will get answers all over the map. As the EPA disclaimer say, "You're mileage may vary." Also, drive them both and decide which you like better - depending on your needs i.e. towing, hills, acceleration needs, and economy.


That is why they offer two engines. And multiple colors - something for everyone, hopefully.
 

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Just for the record I have the 6 cyl AWD and I'm getting an average of 15 mpg, but have lots of power.
 

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My wife is averaging 23-24 MPG in city driving. Best to date on highway 28.7 MPG with her 4 cyl front wheel drive. She has a little over 6,000 mi. on the clock.
 

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It sounds like the 2010- 2011 4 cylinder equinox FWD will actually get about 24MPG city and 29 MPG on open road driving. Does that sound reasonable? Will someone please respond about their experience with MPG on a 6 Cylinder
2010-2011 FWD.
 

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I am looking at buying a 2011 equinox. Can anyone tell me the fuel economy difference between a 4 cylinder LTZ and a 6 cylinder LTZ? I am not looking at a AWD.
The 2011 Chevrolet Equinox FWD with the 2.4L, 4 cylinder engine and the automatic 6 speed transmission can get up to 22 MPG city, 32 MPG highway and, 26 MPH combined. The FWD Equinox with the 3.0L, 6 cylinder engine and automatic 6 speed transmission can get up to 17 MPG city, 24 MPG highway, and 19 MPG combined. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me. Thank you.

Tricia, GM Customer Service.
 

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Chevrolet Customer Svc said:
The 2011 Chevrolet Equinox FWD with the 2.4L, 4 cylinder engine and the automatic 6 speed transmission can get up to 22 MPG city, 32 MPG highway and, 26 MPH combined. The FWD Equinox with the 3.0L, 6 cylinder engine and automatic 6 speed transmission can get up to 17 MPG city, 24 MPG highway, and 19 MPG combined. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me. Thank you.

Tricia, GM Customer Service.
Maybe in a perfect world or if you drive downhill all the time. ;D I would really stress the "UP TO" part.
 

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Just back from road trip to the Washington DC area total miles put on vehicle was 675. total gas purchased was 23 gallons= 29.3 mpg This included 11/2 hours in traffic around DC on 495 comming home. Going down I figured I was getting over 33mpg Vehicle now has 10000 miles on it. 4cyl.
 

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Just back from road trip to the Washington DC area total miles put on vehicle was 675. total gas purchased was 23 gallons= 29.3 mpg This included 11/2 hours in traffic around DC on 495 comming home. Going down I figured I was getting over 33mpg Vehicle now has 10000 miles on it. 4cyl.
Very nice... :thumb: :thumb:

At 1200 miles we are getting about the same
 

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I have a 2010 Terrain I-4 with 35,000 miles , ECO on, use syn oil. I get 26.5 to 27.5 average. Notice if you drive below 60 you can increase the gas mileage a little better, over 60 I don't believe you can get the 30's, at least it hasn't happen for me.
 

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I have a 2010 Terrain I-4 with 35,000 miles , ECO on, use syn oil. I get 26.5 to 27.5 average. Notice if you drive below 60 you can increase the gas mileage a little better, over 60 I don't believe you can get the 30's, at least it hasn't happen for me.
I just rolled 9200 miles on my I4 Terrain, and took 200mi trip and got 31.8mpg. I had a 10-15 mph tail wind, but i never got under 70, I was on cruise at 74. I'm generally on the highway though if that makes any difference? But I can vouch, the car will do it. I reset the mileage monitor before I left right as I filled up. While I was driving through the city off the highway when I got to Dallas I finished the tank with a 29mpg average. I did the math on miles on tank compared to gallons put in, and it was a little (~.2-3 mpg) higher than what the car was saying.
 

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I have a 2011 with the V6 and 6600 mi. My avg is 18.8. Mostly city, some highway. Haven't taken a road trip to see what it would get but I have gotten as high as 22.8.

All of my calculations are done with the miles/gallons method but the DIC is only a few tenths off of my calcs.
 

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I have a 4cyl awd, city driving on the week ends normally runs around 17.5-18 mpg, during the week it is mostly highway, but I live in NJ where everyone here drives like they are on a race track, between 75-85 mph i get around 20 mpg.......not bad for a little four banger, high speed, and a full roof rack....avg is about 19.3 mpg all in all....pretty happy with that
 

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Met a person last night with a 2010 Terrain SLT2 w/ 4-cyl. He just took a trip from Ohio to California and back - calculated average over the trip 28.8 mpg - 70-75 mph average speed - a nice long distance trip to get a good average on.
 

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I have a 2011 Terrain with the V-6 and FWD. I have 4400 miles on it, still running the factory dino oil, so it is just starting to get broke in. I consistantly get 22.5 - 24.6 MPG on the highway if I keep the speed under 65 mph. I have got this mileage since the second tank of gas. Over 65 mph the mileage is around 22.5-23.0. This is doing the math by the total miles and amount of gallons at each fill up. I find the DIC within .5-1.0 of the actual and can be higher or lower. I don't do any WOT starts and I try to drive so it shifts at under 3.5K rpms. I am very pleased with the mileage and like the power of the V-6. I wonder what the mileage will be when I start towing my small trailer and 700 pound quad?
 

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Here is my first 2600 miles from my Excel file. Sorry about it not keeping the formatting correct.

Start Finish Gals MPG Miles
52 303 9.791 25.63578797 251
303 508 9.695 21.14492006 205
508 679 8.034 21.2845407 171
679 887 8.889 23.3997075 208
887 1110 9.063 24.605539 223
1110 1347 9.943 23.83586443 237
1347 1558 9.213 22.90242049 211
1558 1799 7.453 32.33597209 241
1799 2002 7.888 25.73529412 203
2002 2194 7.869 24.39954251 192
2194 2362 5.859 28.67383513 168
2362 2599 7.993 29.65094458 237
 

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Don B said:
Here is my first 2600 miles from my Excel file.
Don

4 or 6, and FWD or AWD ?

THX for tha data.

Rit
 

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Don, how come you add gas so often? Don't you wait till you're almost at empty?
 

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Don't you wait till you're almost at empty?
Why ??? Is buying gas that much of a hastle ? Especially when gas goes up every day - heck I can save almost $0.76 over the course of a year when prices are on the upswing ! LOL :thumb:
 

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If you live in the north or have to drive in snow than I recommend AWD. It works awesome and is only $1700. more. If you never drive in snow than FWD is the way to go. I average 21 mpg with my AWD but can get about 26 highway.
 
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