Showing posts with label mpg. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mpg. Show all posts

Monday, March 21, 2016

Malibu Hybrid; 47MPG (46HWY)


A pretty amazing figure for quite a large car.
It uses a version of the Volt power train, with a larger 1.8 Liter engine. And obviously, no pure EV mode.
Although, apparently, it can still reach 50MPH before the engine starts. (With a very light foot I bet)

That compares very well to its competition:
- Fusion Hybrid: 44/41
-Sonata Hybrid: 40/44

The Hybrid starts at $27 770. Not such a good deal when compared to the other choices:

-Fusion Hybrid: $25 675
-Sonata Hybrid: $26 000.

And it is also about $3800 more than the "regular" Malibu LT.
Which gets 24/34MPG. So again, you'll have to save over $3800 to make it worth it...



Tuesday, January 12, 2016

2017 GMC Acadia MPG

GM is claiming 22 city and 28 HWY for the new Acadia with the newly available 2.5 Liter engine.

All I can tell you is: no way.
During a week with the Equinox, (Using that same engine) all I was able to get around town was 18. And yes, around 27/28 on the freeway.
So there is no way this larger SUV is getting 22 in the city.

And, they claim 17/25 for the V6. But wait! The current, 700 pounds heavier one, is rated at 17/24.
That's right, just a gain of 1 mile per gallon on the freeway.

Imagine all the engineering work it took to gain just 1MPG!

This is really weird, in a bad way. After all these years, an all new model is just getting a 1MPG improvement.
Oh sure, they'll advertise the hell of that 22/28 number. From an engine almost no one will get.

Very disappointing. Especially since GM has a great, smooth and powerful 2.0 Liter Turbo engine available.