Offroad Trailblazers and Envoys

Fuel mileage.

Trailblazer and Envoy related, but not off-road related...

by Trail X » Thu May 31, 2012 1:00 pm

Was the engine warm prior to starting the trip? That can make a huge difference. That and wind direction...
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by NC_IslandRunner » Thu May 31, 2012 1:03 pm

navigator wrote:Very odd, I checked my gas mileage on a trip yesterday and I got 222.3/12.12 = 18.34 mpg at mostly 70mph with cruise.
The past few times I had gotten just under 16mpg.
It must have been the rain reduced tire friction or something because I don't think anything else has changed.


Or maybe the rain lubed up your truck and you had less wind friction or the heat expanded your gas tank so it held more and you actually got the same mpg, or maybe you have been watching too much NASCAR and were drafting other cars, Was the trip down hill both ways?..... :shoot: :lol:

Any way I wish I got that good of gas mileage.
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by mikekey » Thu May 31, 2012 3:05 pm

I haven't seen our average highs inwhile. Since the new tires went on, we're down back around 18mpg. Although haven't done much highway either.

Will mention, the car has no backseat or spare. Total weight saved is around 220lbs if I recall. We weighted the seats one piece at a time.
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by navigator » Thu May 31, 2012 4:07 pm

one thing is in the past I would fill up before the trip and then after the trip.
I usually run ~70 there and ~78 on the way back(in a hurry to get home).
This time I filled up again when I got there so it could be that when I check the mileage after running ~78 all the way back that it is poor.

I filled up while there because my gas gauge is on the blink and I didn't want to take any chances.
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by Nakashige » Thu May 31, 2012 9:01 pm

23 MPG at 65 mph on the Duramax
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by Jimbo121 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:33 pm

Ok I have a question! are all these adjusted mpg's or are the from the vehicle's computer. I know mine is off with the larger tires @265/75/17. I just took the resonator off and with a K&N FIPK and AirRaid throttle body spacer I was getting 12 after the delete of the resonator I am getting 14.1. These numbers are not adjusted with scan gauge.
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by Bradburton11 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:04 pm

I get around 14-15 mpg highway and 11-12 mpg city, on 285/75/R16, ~3" lift, new E3 spark plugs, and roof rack w/ tire on top. Need a tune up, though!
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by Trail X » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:16 pm

Mine are all adjusted.
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by Jimbo121 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:21 pm

Ok! James what are some of the benefits of the scan gauge?
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by HARDTRAILZ » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:42 pm

Jimbo121 wrote:Ok! James what are some of the benefits of the scan gauge?

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by cbratholt » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:11 pm

3.73 gears 32inch tires, town 14, hwy 22. added a cold air intake think i gained 3 or 4 mpg, never really kept track too much before.
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by Nakashige » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:29 pm

Mine is Calculated with ODO and Fill Up
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by dvanbramer88 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:58 am

Nakashige wrote:23 MPG at 65 mph on the Duramax


Jealous... :drool3:
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by Nakashige » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:38 pm

Last one was 18 MPG beating on it in the city and highway at 75 to 80
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by plaen » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:28 pm

Just got back from a weekend in the mountains, on the highway was pulling 17.3, and after offroading most of the day, 13.4. Calculated by gallons used by filling up/mileage plus 13% tire size difference. 3.73 gears on 35x12.5x17 tires.
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by BigBen » Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:49 am

I ran a full tank (24 gallons) of non ethanol premium thru my tb and got just a hair over 14mpg that tank, then went back to normal ethanol added mid grade. Since then I'm averaging 13.4mpg. I'm gonna run another tank of non ethanol soon to see if it's a fluke or maybe it just cleans everything out real good.
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by dvanbramer88 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:43 pm

Nakashige wrote:Last one was 18 MPG beating on it in the city and highway at 75 to 80


Even more jealous.... I can barely milk 18 out of my truck at 62 mph. Being able to beat on it and still get 18, :awesome:

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by Trail X » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:33 am

I got 18.5 today on my way to work. :D

It hit 20 before I hit city roads again.
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by Nakashige » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:08 am

Driving a Chevy Avalanche 1500 07 6.0 I am lucky to see 15 on the highway more like 11 or 12
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by Cable810 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:14 am

Filled up yesterday 11mpg Mostly city driving. Not bad considering this was with the Lift and 265/70/17s. When I last filled it up it was stock and I got 11mpg.
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