I'm in Michigan, drive 38 miles each way to work, 28 hwy. I had a Subaru Outback AWD and would get 24 in winter and 27 in summer. rural roads the other 10 miles. I bought this car with FWD to get better mileage, in Oct, 2010. The mpg is ridiculous! I was getting 24.4-.7 in fall, now that I've lowered speed "Under" 70 mph I can get 25, oh boy! I am fighting with GM to return it. This mpg is false advertising.
daughters' Honda CRV w/AWD
gets 27 hwy! It's not right to falsify the testing. They told me (GM employees) that the "Fed's" ok'd the testing in "controlled"environment and 48 is " ave. hwy speed". Heater is also poor in under 20 deg. and Horrible blind spot passenger side!
The looks is all I can compliment it on. ITs stylish and pretty.. But looks like the CRV and Sorrento.
Change-fix the advertising. This car with small engine and blocky front will never get 32 mpg at normal hwy speeds of 65-70.
I spoke to a GM engineer who said it wont and was amazed at this advertising. The design will not provide it. His term:" Its built like a bill board, too flat in front and tall".
I also just purchased a 2011 Chevy Equinox, 2LT, 4cyl that advertized 32 mpg.
I have only owned this car for just over a week and one of the worst mistakes I have ever made!
The best mpg I can get is 25.7 mpg and low as 23 mpg - all highway driving!
I called the dealership and they said, "Well, you do live in the Hill Country (Texas)".
Not the correct answer I wanted to hear after spending $29K on a vehicle I selected for the advertised 32 mpg.
If there is ever a class-action suit, I want to be included.
I feel I've been had by false advertisement.
I was getting a little frustrated with the mpg so I started switching my display screen to show instantaneous fuel economy...for city driving I'm getting the best mpg in the 40-50 mph range (obviously a bit too fast for the average city), and for highway driving I have to stay within the 60-70 mph range to get the best mpg. Since I started watching the instantaneous instead of just looking at the average, I feel a bit better about it. The eco button helps slightly on long highway trips too.