WHAT KIND OF MILEAGE CAN YOU GET WITH A CHEVY EQUINOX?
As gas prices continue to rise, it’s important to do your research on gas mileage. The Chevy Equinox is an excellent SUV, offering many creature comforts at all trim levels. But how well does it do in terms of gas mileage? The EPA-estimated range for the Chevy Equinox is 22-28 mpg in the city and 28-39 mpg on the highway.
It’s important to note that the mileage you get from your Equinox depends on several factors. To help you get a better handle on the type of mileage you can expect, we’ve broken down the two main factors and how they affect your mileage.
The type of engine you choose will have a huge impact on your mileage. Typically, diesel vehicles get better mileage than gas, and the larger the engine, the worse the fuel consumption. The Chevy Equinox comes in three engine variants, each with its own gas mileage numbers.
1.6 L Turbo-Diesel I-4
The diesel variant generates 137 HP and an impressive 240 lb/ft of torque. It also has the best mileage out of the three options, with an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 28 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway.
1.5 L Turbo I-4
If you prefer a gas-powered SUV but still want excellent gas mileage, the 1.5 L Turbo is the ideal compromise between power and savings. The engine produces 170 HP and a respectable 203 lb/ft of torque. It has an EPA-estimated mileage of 24-26 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
2.0 L Turbo I-5
The 2.0 L Turbo is the high-performance engine that generates 252 HP and 260 lb/ft of torque. Unfortunately, this power comes at a cost, and this option has the worst gas mileage of the three. The EPA estimates that it will do 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.
The drivetrain determines how many of your wheels are involved in moving the car forward. Typically, front-wheel drive (FWD) SUVs are more fuel-efficient than all-wheel drive (AWD) SUVs, at the expense of additional power and control.
The Equinox comes standard with FWD, but you can opt for AWD as an extra. A useful feature is the ability to switch between FWD and AWD with the push of a switch, allowing you to adjust your drivetrain to cope with your current driving conditions. If you’re in the city, you can save fuel with the FWD, and switch to AWD when you need a bit of extra traction.
Fuel-Saving ESS Technology
All Chevy Equinox SUVs come with electronic stop-start technology. Whenever you’re at an extended stop, the engine will shut off automatically to save fuel. Once you’re ready to move, the engine will switch on automatically. It’s a feature that most people don’t even notice but will help reduce your fuel consumption, especially during rush hour traffic.
The Chevy Equinox offers an exciting blend of performance, comfort, and utility. If you want to see its charms for yourself, visit Graff Chevrolet in Okemos, MI today!