10 MPG?! - 2010 Chevrolet Traverse Long-Term Road Test

2010 Chevrolet Traverse Long Term Road Test

2010 Chevy Traverse: 10 MPG?!

January 25, 2011

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Granted, our 2010 Chevy Traverse doesn't see a lot of highway driving, but when I hopped in to see the trip computer reading 10.8 mpg average, I was a little surprised. Traditionally, these things run on the high side (see: GMC Terrain ) so 10.8 mpg is....well...bad.

So rather than keep speculating, I did the math:

Best MPG: 20.9

Worst MPG: 8.6 (one of eight tanks below 10 mpg -- there are 15 tanks between 10.0 and 10.9)

Average MPG: 12.9

This is slightly worse than the EPA estimation of 17/24 for our FWD Traverse, but is similar to the one user review who posted on the EPA's website averaging 12 mpg.

Mike Magrath, Associate Editor, Edmunds.com @ 12,641

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