January 25, 2011
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 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 websiteaveraging 12 mpg.
Mike Magrath, Associate Editor, Edmunds.com @ 12,641