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Chevrolet Equinox vs. Ford Explorer MPG

Chart is based on 322 fuel economy reports for the Chevrolet Equinox and 127 fuel economy reports for the Ford Explorer.

Chevrolet Equinox MPG

Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2015 21.5 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2015 22.7 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2014 24.2 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2013 21.1 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2013 27.8 MPG Highway Percentage 33 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2012 26.1 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2012 23.6 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2011 24.7 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2011 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2010 23.8 MPG Highway Percentage 93 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2010 22.7 MPG Highway Percentage 82 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2010 26.1 MPG Highway Percentage 33 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2010 27.8 MPG Highway Percentage 77 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2009 18.5 MPG Highway Percentage 22 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2008 17.1 MPG Highway Percentage 3 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2008 25.1 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2007 22.2 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2007 22.2 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2006 21.2 MPG Highway Percentage 68 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2006 17.7 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2005 21.2 MPG Highway Percentage 28 percent Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Equinox 2005 19.8 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr SUV 301-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat lead light 0 0 45 55 75 21.5  
2015 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light none 0 0 45 55 60 22.7  
2014 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 85 15 70 24.2  
2013 4dr SUV 301-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 3 37 0 60 68 21.1  
2013 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light none 0 15 52 33 65 27.8  
2012 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 3 13 30 55 63 26.1  
2012 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 2 22 22 54 67 23.6  
2011 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 9 18 36 38 66 24.7  
2011 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light none 6 26 26 43 66 24.0  
2010 4dr SUV 264-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 7 0 0 93 100 23.8  
2010 4dr SUV 264-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 2 7 10 82 113 22.7  
2010 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 6 23 38 33 65 26.1  
2010 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 0 8 15 77 68 27.8  
2009 4dr SUV 264-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 11 33 33 22 75 18.5  
2008 4dr SUV 264-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med none 15 20 64 3 60 17.1  
2008 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 3.4L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 5 25 23 48 68 25.1  
2007 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 3.4L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 9 13 19 60 68 22.2  
2007 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 3.4L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 4 17 43 36 61 22.2  
2006 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 3.4L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 3 16 13 68 68 21.2  
2006 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 3.4L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 3 24 27 46 85 17.7  
2005 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 3.4L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 7 14 51 28 72 21.2  
2005 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 3.4L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 10 25 5 60 77 19.8  

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Ford Explorer MPG

Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2015 20.9 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2013 21.8 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2012 21.4 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2012 18.4 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2011 15.6 MPG Highway Percentage 9 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2011 22.0 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2009 18.5 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2009 19.2 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2008 16.5 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2008 16.6 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2008 16.7 MPG Highway Percentage 17 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2007 17.2 MPG Highway Percentage 82 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2007 17.7 MPG Highway Percentage 61 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2006 18.3 MPG Highway Percentage 61 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2006 15.1 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2006 18.1 MPG Highway Percentage 29 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2006 16.4 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2005 17.5 MPG Highway Percentage 83 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2005 16.4 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2005 18.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2005 13.3 MPG Highway Percentage 5 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2004 16.7 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2004 13.2 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2004 18.8 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2004 16.4 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2003 14.4 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2003 17.8 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2003 17.6 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2002 16.1 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2002 17.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2002 18.2 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2002 19.2 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2001 11.4 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2000 17.8 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 45 0 15 40 75 20.9  
2013 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 25 0 30 45 70 21.8  
2012 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 20 80 110 21.4  
2012 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 31 17 52 71 18.4  
2011 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 9 73 9 9 60 15.6  
2011 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 10 0 10 80 55 22.0  
2009 4dr SUV 292-horsepower 4.6L V8
6-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat light none 0 0 0 100 60 18.5  
2009 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
hills light hvy 5 20 30 45 60 19.2  
2008 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
flat light hvy 0 5 20 75 60 16.5  
2008 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light hvy 0 0 63 37 65 16.6  
2008 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
hills med none 6 27 50 17 75 16.7  
2007 4dr SUV 292-horsepower 4.6L V8
6-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
hills med hvy 1 6 13 82 75 17.2  
2007 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat med light 24 8 7 61 90 17.7  
2006 4dr SUV 292-horsepower 4.6L V8
6-speed automatic RWD
flat light light 2 18 19 61 68 18.3  
2006 4dr SUV 292-horsepower 4.6L V8
6-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat med light 4 17 41 37 78 15.1  
2006 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
flat med light 20 23 28 29 70 18.1  
2006 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat light light 5 30 22 44 65 16.4  
2005 4dr SUV 239-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed automatic RWD
flat med light 0 9 9 83 75 17.5  
2005 4dr SUV 239-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat light light 5 18 33 43 80 16.4  
2005 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
flat lead hvy 20 20 10 50 60 18.0  
2005 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat light none 45 45 5 5 55 13.3  
2004 4dr SUV 239-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 17 20 13 50 60 16.7  
2004 4dr SUV 239-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat light light 7 35 28 30 75 13.2  
2004 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
flat med hvy 5 0 0 95 65 18.8  
2004 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
hills light hvy 10 20 18 52 63 16.4  
2003 4dr SUV 239-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat med light 5 17 32 45 81 14.4  
2003 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
flat med light 18 45 13 25 65 17.8  
2003 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat med light 16 14 32 38 74 17.6  
2002 4dr SUV 239-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
hills med light 17 26 17 40 89 16.1  
2002 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed manual 4WD w/low range
flat med hvy 0 40 30 30 65 17.0  
2002 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
flat light light 7 22 37 35 70 18.2  
2002 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat med light 18 3 44 36 70 19.2  
2001 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat light none 0 75 25 0 0 11.4  
2000 4dr SUV 215-horsepower 5.0L V8
4-speed automatic AWD
flat v.lt none 0 10 33 58 60 17.8  

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Chevrolet Equinox vs. Ford Explorer MPG

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Chevrolet Equinox

Chevrolet Equinox Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
A week ater purchasing this car we took a 1500 mile trip for our 45th anniversary. Car averaged almost 30 MPG! see full Chevrolet Equinox review
2011 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
better than my envoy but not as good as advertised even with eco mode on 100% of the time and light foot, timing lights, etc. see full Chevrolet Equinox review
2011 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
22 city and 32 highway see full Chevrolet Equinox review
2010 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Averaging 27 all around and 30+ on the hwy. With only 550 miles its only going to get better. 4cyl ia an awesome motor.. see full Chevrolet Equinox review
2010 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I got the 4 cyl/FWD Equinox. It gets at or better than the city EPA estimate of 22mpg, typically getting 23-24mpg without AC, 22 with AC on. On the freeway, get 31-32mpg without AC, 29-30 with AC. see full Chevrolet Equinox review
2010 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Excellent fuel economy with 4 cyl.; I get the EPA numbers. see full Chevrolet Equinox review
2010 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Very good EPA numbers see full Chevrolet Equinox review
2010 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
THE FUEL ECONOMY IS GREAT, i DRIVE ABOUT 25 TO 50,000 MILES PER YEAR THIS CAR HAS A 2.4 L - FOUR-CYLINDER ENGINE i WAS GETTING ON THE AVERAGE 22 TO 25 MILES PER GALLON THIS IS A GREAT PLUS FOR THIS CAR see full Chevrolet Equinox review
2010 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Best in class (crossover SUV), without sacrificing performance. see full Chevrolet Equinox review
2008 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 3.4L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Fuel economy is about 24mpg with a 50/50 mix of city and highway. Long trips result in about 28 mpg. see full Chevrolet Equinox review
Chevrolet Equinox Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Not as advertised - trying to do all the right things (timing lights, light foot, no idling, tire pressure, etc.) but lower than what i thought i would get when compared to 17.6 for an envoy (15 city/ 21 hwy) with 200,000 miles and bad driving habits. see full Chevrolet Equinox review
2011 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Rated at 29 mpg but only recorded an average of 21 to 22 mpg actual milage on a 750 mile round trip. see full Chevrolet Equinox review
2006 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 3.4L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Okay, there was one thing i liked about the Equinox - it got decent mileage - i averaged around 23.5 overall. Mostly highway driving at 60-70 mph. see full Chevrolet Equinox review
2005 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 3.4L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
20 mile to the gallon may be 21 on a good day but thats it. not great for a 185 hp v6 gm could do a lot better see full Chevrolet Equinox review
2005 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 3.4L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Fuel economy is terrible if you accelerate at any decent pace. see full Chevrolet Equinox review
2005 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 3.4L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Mileage poorer than my extended wheel base Montana van which had a similar power train and only a 4 speed transmission. see full Chevrolet Equinox review
2005 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 3.4L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
when I bought this 18 MPG was ok but now with the price of fuel it is not!!! see full Chevrolet Equinox review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
We initially went in looking for a commuter vehicle with High mpg... but the sport they had jumped out at us and we were on the hunt for one... in the wife's daily 45 mile drive to work she's averaging 20 mpg which is comparable to the Audi's 4 cylinder and my truck's 8 cylinder. see full Ford Explorer review
2011 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
For such a beast I'm pleased with the gas mileage. I average 19-21 in almost all city/suburban stoplight and rush hour driving. Highway mileage drops fast if you drive over 70. Keep it under 70 and I get about 24. see full Ford Explorer review
2011 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Best in Class all that needs to be said. see full Ford Explorer review
2003 4dr SUV 239-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
For a mid-sized SUV, fuel economy is still as good or better than many 2008 cross-overs, and has all of the luxury features I like. see full Ford Explorer review
Ford Explorer Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
Not really bad, but not that great either. To be expected for a vehicle this heavy see full Ford Explorer review
2006 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
13-15 mpg around town, ouch! see full Ford Explorer review
2005 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
wish it was higher. Part of our problem is that wanted and bought a model with the towing package. The lower gearing does impact fuel economy see full Ford Explorer review
2005 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
Could be better see full Ford Explorer review
2004 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
Gets poor fuel economy, but that is expected from a large SUV see full Ford Explorer review
2004 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
13 - 14.5 for a V6! Ridiculous. see full Ford Explorer review
2002 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
For a low output V6 (210hp) I would expect better gas mileage for this 4,400 suv. I average 14 to 18 mpg per tank depending on mix of city/highway. see full Ford Explorer review
2002 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
17 miles to the gallon on a six. see full Ford Explorer review