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drmperaltadrmperalta Posts: 58
edited July 2014 in Chevrolet

Can you post your fuel mileage? I just want to
know actual mileage from real owners and not test

My '99 Honda Passport averages 14 MPG. I do short
distance city driving and I find this low for my

I usually fill 10 gallons at a time and reach
about 140 miles before the gas gauge lights up.


  • alexpalexp Posts: 70
    In the office we have 98 Jimmy 4x4 and 98 Exploder 4x4. Jimmy gets about 17-18 mpg all highway (about 16 mixed), Exploder gets about 19-20 all highway (about 18 mixed). On the short city trips you will not get good milage. I drive Dodge Dakota daily commuter 6 miles to work and 6 miles back. In the summer time I average 14-15 mpg, in the winter time (especially if I have weight on the back for better traction) I average 10-12 mpg. On the highway I average about 18-20 mpg.
  • reddogsreddogs Posts: 353
    You must have a heavy foot or lots of city driving, my '98 Honda Passport averages 17 MPG in SOBE and 20-22 mpg in highway driving depending if I fly all out or just set it on cruise. Also I usually dont carry or drag anything and keep the back clear of any unnecersary weight. Maybe you have a few things back there adding some weight that is affecting your mpg.
  • wlbrown9wlbrown9 Posts: 867
    I have only filled up twice...bought it new 6/24/00. 1st tank roughly 16.7 to 17.0. (not sure how full the dealership filled it up.) Second tank I got about 17.4. I drive 19.5 miles to work...half Interstate...half city streets...but not that much traffic or stop and go. Also, about 1/3 more city street other than to and from 2/3 easy city street & 1/3 Interstate. Not too bad so far. (BTW, 2 wheel drive)

    1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4.0, 2 wheel drive. Several thousand miles..combination city street and show 18.1 MPG. Wife's vehicle.

    Both include running aircon...darn hot is Memphis these days :-(
  • reddogsreddogs Posts: 353
    I rented a Chevy Metro for my cousin to take his kids to Disney World and I told him to check his gas mileage to see how much better he got than the Passport. Well to my surprise, whenever we kicked up the speeds he got almost the same as the Passport, 22 mpg for the Metro vs 24 mpg for the Passport, and to add insult to injury the Metro rode like h#ll. It sounded and felt like it was stuck in 2nd gear and had no power whatsoever, and it drove like it was dragging an anchor around. When I returned it, I asked them to check it to see if it was working correctly and they said they could find nothing wrong, it was working fine...... makes you want to go hmmm...:0)
  • reddogsreddogs Posts: 353
    just in case you were thinking I was cheating him on weight....:0(
  • drmperaltadrmperalta Posts: 58
    I guess I have a lead foot but it felt so inviting to drive fast. My '99 Passport has very good pick-up and I always keep up even with sports cars. I'd better calm down next time and be mindful of my fuel mileage.
  • tomsrtomsr Posts: 325
    I get 20 on steady freeway driving but only
    15 mpg in mixed sububan use.I thought driving
    more conservatively would improve it, but did not.
    I like the power and and I use the A/C all the time so I'll live with it another year.Maybe the
    Escape will be a tradeoff off power vs economy.
  • mmcbride1mmcbride1 Posts: 861
    I get 19-20 mpg in the city and about 23-24 pure highway driving.
  • drmperaltadrmperalta Posts: 58
    I drive two round trips (2.5-mile each trip) totalling 10 miles in a day. This is an inner city trip with 12 traffic lights each way. I average about 13-14 miles per gallon which I am disappointed. I hate those long waits at the traffic lights that badly cuts my mileage.
  • zr2zr2 Posts: 6
    I get 19-20 driving 45 miles to work and back with top speed of 54 (in a 45 zone, no lights, 15 stop signs and a few curves/hills). On freeway and long trips at 80-83 (in 75 zone) and no wind, I get 17-18. With head wind or pulling each other (97 pulling the '00), it drops to 15-16. Of course these have 10.5 x 31 tires and 3.73 rear/front ends. '97 has 73,000 and '00 has 8,000. I live in front range of Colorado (Boulder/Loveland) and love my ZR2s. Use 4-wd to get up my driveway every day.
  • wayn1wayn1 Posts: 69
    With 4600 miles, I get 24 mpg in mixed driving. I haven't taken it on a trip yet but I'm sure the mileage will be good.
  • wlbrown9wlbrown9 Posts: 867
    I finally got the Trooper (2wd LS) out on the Interstate yesterday...about 200 miles plus 40 miles on regular Highways. Interstate 75 MPH..
    Ended up with 18.4 mpg for the trip. Now have a little over 1800 miles on the Trooper. About what I expected. Would not mind if it got closer to 20 when completely broken in. My old 95 Rodeo got 20 mpg on the Interstate on it's best day.
  • mrboostmrboost Posts: 32
    Have a 00 Durango.

    It has 5.9, Ft4wd T-case(NV242), 3.92 gear with LSD, 3rd seat, rear air etc. Get 14 MPG in town, 15.5 combined and 17 MPG highway.

    Seems when you buy a heavy SUV, no matter which engine you choose, you are not going to get very good mileage.

  • beatfarmerbeatfarmer Posts: 244
    Average 24.5 Best 27.5 Worst 19
  • I have a '95 Blazer LS 4-dr 4X4 w/ 101K mi. Curb weight 3800; w/ 4 adults, 150 lbs cargo, and full gas, around 4600-4800 lbs. On a recent trip across the midwest, I averaged 18.5 @ 70 mph, RPM @ 2.6K, 87-89 octane gas in the tank. V-6 Guzzler- I mean, Vortec, has to drag almost too much weight. Economy is better at lower speeds (50-60 mph) and gently driven. I have pushed 22 at those speeds. It would be even better if GM could have left out a couple hundred pounds.
  • 99 Isuzu Rodeo LS 2wd 3.2V6/auto
    City=16mpg average
    Highway=21mpg average
    98 Chevy C1500 ext-cab 4.3V6/auto
    City=15mpg average
    Highway=20mpg average
  • alexpalexp Posts: 70
    1 st tank, city driving - 17 mpg. 2 nd tank, not sure. 3 rd tank, mixed driving 50% city 50% highway, came up at 20 mpg. 986 miles so far.
  • p0926p0926 Posts: 4,423
    Avg: 27.5 / Best: 30.5 / Worst: 26
  • wayn1wayn1 Posts: 69
    Just an update, came back from our trip to Prince Edward Island and got excellent mileage, 27-30 mpg! I usually get around 24-25 mpg in mixed driving.
    Really not bad at all for an SUV.
  • kdshapirokdshapiro Posts: 5,751
    Usually around 16-17 mixed. Recent trip all highway driving 19.8 with A/C all the way. However, if I make short 4 or 5 mile trips only, I average 11 to 12.
  • My '97 4x2, 4.6L Expy gets 14.5 in the city and 17-18 mpg on California fwys at 80 mph. My 2000 4x2, 4.6 gets 14-16 mpg under the same conditions. Has anyone had any experience with re-programmed computer chips improving efficiency in the 4.6l Triton engines?
  • danogdanog Posts: 318
    We average 18mpg with our PF. It is mixed city and highway driving. The new engine has alot of power and it is hard not to race it. On a full tank, 20 7/8 gallons, we get around 340 miles and usually have at least a gallon left.
  • Hi,

    I'm glad that many are welling to share their SUV fuel mileage experience. I never thought my created topic would have survived this long. Anyway, to update on mine, my '99 Passport has moved its fuel mileage from 13 to 16 MPG city driving. 13K miles here so far.
  • 5.3 liter V-8 2-WD 3.73 gears, 18-20 on a trip, 16-17 our average town and rural driving.
  • mrnimmomrnimmo Posts: 271
    I hope you corrected your "great mileage" for US gallons. Canada uses Imperial gallons, you know.
  • bluedevilsbluedevils Posts: 2,554
    96 Trooper, 3.2L V6, 4-speed automatic, 190hp, 188lb-ft torque: over 25,000 miles I owned the vehicle here are the average/median numbers (all based on driving in 2 wheel-drive mode):

    100% highway @75mph approx. 18-18.5 mpg
    100% highway @70mph approx. 19-20 mpg
    100% highway @65mph approx. 20-21 mpg
    50/50 city/highway mix approx. 17-17.5 mpg

    By the way, the EPA numbers for the 96 Trooper with auto trans are 14 city, 18 highway.

    98 Trooper, 3.5L V6, 4-speed automatic, 215hp, 230lb-ft torque: over 26,000 miles I've owned the vehicle so far here are the average/median numbers (all based on driving in 2 wheel-drive mode):

    100% highway @75mph approx. 17.5-18.5 mpg
    100% highway @70mph approx. 18-19 mpg
    100% highway @65mph approx. 19-20 mpg
    50/50 city/highway mix approx. 16.5 mpg

    EPA numbers for the 98 Trooper with auto trans are 15 city, 19 highway. I'm not sure why my 98 has done worse on gas than my 96 did. Either the EPA numbers are just off or mileage really varies from unit to unit; I don't know.

    On the plus side, using the air conditioning has no effect on the fuel economy. Neither does the amount of weight loaded in the vehicle.
  • I have a 1998 Eddie Bauer Expedition with the 5.4 With 33k miles and using regular gasoline I average about 14.5 mpg's This is with 60% city and 40% Hwy. Hwy driving is at apx. 80 mph. My lease expires 11/5/00 and I'm going crazy trying to decide what to go into.
  • wayn1wayn1 Posts: 69
    Way ahead of you pal! Been there, Done that!
  • 26 gallon tank. This freeway and street combination.I get between 15 and 20. I can go 400 miles on a tank of gas. Im happy with this. I have 15,000 miles on my Tahoe and have had nothing go wrong.Have owned this vehicle since Febuary.Im surprise to here that some people are having problems. Great site.
  • PowerStroke Diesel Excursion Limited .With a 44gal fuel tank I Can drive all day non stop.
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