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Chevrolet Tracker Real World MPG

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  • arkainzeyearkainzeye pittsburgh paPosts: 473
    last week in my 1999 2-door chevy tracker with 4-speed auto and 2.0L engine i got 26.80mpg. mostly city. well actually county driving. this week i averaged 25.7mpg Im using 215 tires and i changed all my fluids to amsoil synthetic fluids. front and rear axles,transfer case,transmission. but in the engine on this oil change i went with mobil1 5w30 Extended performance. i did this because i couldnt get access to amsoil when i needed to change it. this year has been the best MPG i have gotten in the 5 years that i have owned this tracker. in the winter i average 21-22mpg

    chris
  • inuvikinuvik Posts: 131
    Just returned from a 400 mile trip that took me over the Cascade Mountains here in Oregon. First tank 27.2 MPG going to my destination, second tank returning 30.1 MPG. 2001 2.0 4 cyl, auto transmission. Just me in the vehicle, air conditioning running the entire time, never over 65 MPH, 215/70 15's 40PSI in the tires.
  • cobcob Posts: 210
    Mileage averages 21 city/highway. Sticker had 19 city 22 highway for V6 with 4 speed auto. 22000 miles best tank 24 worst tank 19. Still have not taken on a trip to get 100% Highway miles for 1 tank of gas to see how well it could do.
  • arkainzeyearkainzeye pittsburgh paPosts: 473
    I have a question for anyone with a 4-door 2.5litre V-6 tracker with automatic. what kind of Real World Mpg are you getting? I cant find any info on this..

    thanks!
  • inuvikinuvik Posts: 131
    Just returned from a 600 mile trip. 26.92 MPG there, 28.5 MPG back. 4 people in the Tracker, air conditioner running occasionally, 40 PSI in the tires, never any faster than 65 MPH.
  • arkainzeyearkainzeye pittsburgh paPosts: 473
    omg!! you have a V-6 4-door tracker and you got 26.92 and 28.5?!?! My 2.0l 2-door tracker only got a max of 25.7mpg.. thats amazing... see the reason i am asking is i found a tracker like i am asking about and i researched the EPA rating for that tracker and they said 18-20mpg. If i can get that kind of MPG from that V-6 im looking at i would be a very happy camper!!!
  • inuvikinuvik Posts: 131
    Sorry, not the V6. 2.0 4cylinder with the automatic.
  • cobcob Posts: 210
    See post #4 for a 2.5 v6 4 door auto.
  • arkainzeyearkainzeye pittsburgh paPosts: 473
    thank you.. i should learn to open my eyes b4 i type.. once again thanks... 8)
  • My New England mpg experience with my 2003 2dr 4x4 tracker 2.0L automatic ZR2 with less than 9000 miles and Wrangler all terrain tire pressure (the standard jeep tire)at 26 psi follows:

    1) Drove solo 260 miles in cruise control at 50 mph on rolling terrain interstate - result 32.3 mpg.

    2) Every day use drivng around town and country solo and occasionally with wife in mixed rolling /flat/ hilly terrain including interstates - Wrangler tire pressure 26 psi: result 27.2 mpg

    I always try to keep my speed below 55 mph but don't always succeed, and use cruise control where practicable. I don't gun it when the light changes and I "try" to roll to a stop rather than braking - which often means largely ingoring (within the bounds of safety) what other traffic is doing around me.

    In other words, I try to drive like a little old lady!
  • My 2004 is getting 23.5 MPG through January and into February here in Colorado. It's the 4WD version of the Tracker by the way.

    Roger.
  • Is 23.5mpg with the 4wd engaged, or in 2wd?
    That's about what I get with a 2003 in 2WD
  • arkainzeyearkainzeye pittsburgh paPosts: 473
    what engines do Both of you have?the 04 and 03 models
  • I have a 2000 tracker 1.6L two door standard. I just took my daughter to georgia back to college with it and we got 36 mpg with it on the way down. Unfortunatly i had some subframe rust issues where the entire steering came apart from the frame and was not able to drive it back yet.
  • wojowwojow Posts: 12
    My 2000 Tracker 2 door, 2.0 motor, 2 wheel drive, 5 speed manual, street/highway mix, is getting regularly 29 mpg. I do drive slow though. Just keeping up with the traffic...usually 55-65mph
  • wojowwojow Posts: 12
    As it turned out my 2.0l Tracker has 1.6l 16 valves motor in it. Sticker under the hood, says that the motor is 2.0l. However when I started taking it apart to replace timing chain, found timing belt instead. What is going on??
  • arkainzeyearkainzeye pittsburgh paPosts: 473
    I think there is a few other things that sep the 1.6 from the 2.0. Did the 1.6 litre have sparkplug wires instead of coil packs? And i believe the valve covers were different also. I believe the 1.6 engine might have been a SOHC engine and the 2.0 was a DOHC. what year is your tracker anyways?
  • wojowwojow Posts: 12
    well, I did VIN search on Carfax, and sure enough according to the VIN this Tracker has 1.6L4 MPI 16V motor. I don't know what that sticker is doing there. Anyway, if I know what I have, then most likely I wouldn't be thinking about replacing timing belt. The noise I hear around 2200RPM could be a valve that needs to be adjusted (?). Well, at least I will have new timing belt - it's time too - 106K on the motor.
    .... motor has coil packs......
    Anyway, I will replace crankshaft front bearing - has very tiny leak there, new timing belt, alternator belt and power steering belt - they get really noisy sometimes - I will check the front valves and call it good.
    Now I am thinking about making a custom spoiler for hardtop. I think a spoiler( maybe with a break light) will make profile of the Tracker look much better.
  • wojowwojow Posts: 12
    here is what send me on a wild goose chase:
  • wojowwojow Posts: 12
    couldn't post picture ............go to my page and check picture album..............
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