2022 Chevy Equinox Gas Mileage

Chevy Equinox Gas Mileage


The perfect crossover has the technology to keep you entertained during long work commutes, the power to add thrills to your road trips, and the efficiency to help you save gas throughout it all. Wexford, Pittsburgh, and Cranberry Township, PA, drivers in the market for a fuel-efficient crossover can’t overlook the gas mileage of the 2022 Chevy Equinox.

Check out this review from the Baierl Chevrolet team to learn how it can help you cut down on the time you spend at the pump.

2022 Chevy Equinox Gas Mileage Quick Facts


1.5L Turbo 4-cylinder


170 HP

EPA-Estimated All-Wheel Drive Gas Mileage

25 city/30 highway MPG

EPA-Estimated Front-Wheel Drive Gas Mileage

26 city/31 highway MPG

What Is the Chevy Equinox Gas Mileage?

The Chevy Equinox gas mileage is an EPA-estimated 26 city/31 highway MPG when equipped with standard front-wheel drive (FWD). If your compact SUV has the available all-wheel drive (AWD) system equipped, it can get an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 25 city/30 highway MPG.

Chevy Equinox Engine Specs and Gas Mileage

The Chevy Equinox comes with a standard 1.5L Turbo 4-cylinder engine that provides an EPA-estimated 31 highway MPG as you cross the Fort Pitt Bridge on your way downtown. As you cruise along Liberty Ave, you’ll get an EPA-estimated 26 city MPG, if your SUV has standard front-wheel drive.

While your Equinox sips on fuel, it still packs a peppy power punch! With 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque, you get smooth and fast acceleration when you step on the pedal. This is especially true as this engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, which features electronic control with overdrive and Driver Shift Control. Shifts are simply effortless with this setup!

Thanks to this well-balanced efficiency and power, the Equinox can tow a reasonable amount of weight. When properly equipped, this crossover can haul as much as 1,500 pounds of additional cargo!

How Far Can You Drive on One Tank of Gas in the Equinox?

Now, you know what kind of mileage you can expect when driving around Pittsburgh. Let’s say you’re heading out of town on a road trip to visit relatives. Exactly how far will you be able to drive before you have to stop to fill up the tank?

The base trim level, with front-wheel drive, has a 14.9-gallon fuel tank. Going by average fuel economy, which is the EPA-estimated 28 combined MPG, you can drive for approximately 417 miles. You could just about make it to Virginia Beach, for instance, without having to fill up!

2022 Chevy Equinox cabin view from front seat with tailgate openIf you’re driving the AWD Equinox, you’ll be able to eke out a few extra miles before your next pitstop. This model has a 15.6-gallon fuel tank and an EPA-estimated combined fuel rating of 27 MPG. That adds up to 421 miles of road trippin’ fun without a stop at the gas station.

MPG and Drivetrain

The drivetrain is one of the most influential aspects of your Chevy SUV’s MPG specs. One of the reasons drivers choose crossovers is their added traction and ground clearance. Since they sit higher off the road and offer AWD systems, they are safe choices in the snow and rain or on loose terrain.

With the Equinox, you can add the available AWD system that actively adapts to changing roadway conditions to maximize traction control and efficiency. You’ll navigate the hilly Pittsburgh roadways with ease—even during winter snow—as the AWD system adjusts torque distribution between all four wheels to help you maintain steady traction.

If you don’t need the added traction control when you’re cruising down the open highway on a sunny afternoon, then the system will automatically switch to FWD mode. This helps you achieve an EPA-estimated 25 city/30 highway MPG.

If you want to reduce fuel use even more, then you can stick with the standard FWD system. This drivetrain bumps up the fuel efficiency slightly to an EPA-estimated 26 city/31 highway MPG.

Engine Tech to Reduce Fuel Use

With its turbocharger, the Chevy Equinox engine already exhibits strong internal combustion for added power and efficiency. However, it adds one more intelligent feature to help you squeeze out every last drop of fuel.

Standard in the 2022 Equinox is an Automatic Stop/Start system. This feature can turn the engine on and off for you when the car is idling to save gas. As an example, let’s say you’re in stop-and-go traffic in the morning. The engine will turn off when you’re at a red light, so you’re not wasting fuel just sitting there! Then, when you take your foot off the brake, the engine will seamlessly spring back to life to get you moving again.

How to Keep Your Drives Fuel-Efficient in the Equinox

The 2022 Chevy Equinox has plenty of fuel-saving features built into the powertrain. However, there are also simple behaviors you can practice to enhance your SUV’s fuel efficiency.

Some of them include:

  • Not exceeding the speed limit
  • Keeping an even driving speed
  • Steadily slowing to a stop
  • Keeping the tires properly inflated
  • Scheduling regular oil changes

As you can see, simply practicing safe driving techniques can help you reduce fuel use too. For example, keeping a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you can help you avoid emergency braking, since braking quickly can take a toll on your gas mileage. In that same vein, make sure to steadily slow to a stop when you approach traffic lights.

Staying up to date on routine maintenance can also help your vehicle be more fuel-efficient. Old and dirty oil or deflated tires can reduce your SUV’s efficiency. Luckily, we have a state-of-the-art service center at our dealership. We can help you take care of your vehicle’s regular maintenance needs to ensure it’s performing as efficiently as it can.

Other Features We Love

While its efficient gas mileage is a major appeal, the Chevy Equinox has many other great features to offer local drivers. For example, it has a roomy cabin, with up to 63.9 cubic feet of cargo volume to complement its 103.5 cubic feet of passenger volume.

2022 Chevy Equinox HD Surround Vision camera systemThe Chevy Equinox interior also includes comfort features, like available heated front seats. Plus, you’ve got all the workings for a high-definition entertainment experience. It sports the standard Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System, with a 7-inch touchscreen. This comes with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, so you can access your favorite smartphone apps via the display for use on the go.

For an 8-inch HD touchscreen, you can upgrade to the available Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus System or the same system with Navigation. With either system, smartphone features you can use on the go include phone calls, text messages, internet radio streaming, podcasts, and audiobooks.

The available Bose® premium 7-speaker audio system will ensure you can get the party started as you head out on your next family getaway.

Stay Safe While You Save on Gas

Clearly, the 2022 Chevy Equinox has a lot going for it. It’s remarkably efficient and has an expansive single-tank driving range. Not only that, it’s loaded with comfort and infotainment features to keep every drive as fun as it is efficient.

To round out this package, we have to note the many safety features available in this crossover. It’s truly the icing on the Equinox cake.

Chevy Safety Assist provides several driver-assistive tech features standard in every trim of the Equinox. These systems utilize cameras and sensors to monitor the road around you. If a hazard seems imminent—say if you’re drifting out of your lane or there’s some sort of obstruction in your path—these features will detect it. They’ll then send you warnings!

A great example of these capabilities is the Forward Collision Alert feature. If it appears that a front-end collision is imminent when you’re following another vehicle, it will send you a warning to let you know. It can also warn you if another vehicle is tailgating.

Some of the features in this package are even more active. Automatic Emergency Braking, for example, works hand in hand with the Forward Collision Alert. Using camera technology, this feature knows when you’re going to hit the car in front of you—as long as you’re driving below 50 MPH. In such an instance, the car will hit the brakes for you to avoid a collision!

See What Else the Equinox Offers in Pittsburgh PA

Wexford, Pittsburgh, and Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, drivers love the Chevy Equinox gas mileage for their daily commutes through downtown and the North Hills.

Come and see what else this SUV has in store at Baierl Chevrolet. We’ll show you around the Equinox and help you pick out the trim level that fits your lifestyle. We’ll tell you about the Baierl Low Price Promise. You can also buy a Chevy Equinox online using Shop. Click. Drive.

Contact our team online or over the phone to schedule your test drive today.

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