2016 Chevrolet Equinox FWD MPG and Fuel Economy

On this page, you will find a complete guide to the miles per gallon and fuel efficiency data for the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox FWD.

The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox FWD has 3 model options: Automatic 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.4 L, Automatic 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.4 L and Automatic 6-spd 6-cyl, 3.6 L.

The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox FWD Automatic 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.4 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Small Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD car class.

The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox FWD Automatic 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.4 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Small Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD car class.

The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox FWD Automatic 6-spd 6-cyl, 3.6 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Small Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD car class.

🛣 How Many Miles per Gallon (MPG) Does a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox FWD Get?

Across all models, the combined average MPG for the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox FWD is 24 miles per gallon.

The table below breaks down the MPG for each model option:

Model Option Combined MPG City MPG Highway MPG
Automatic 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.4 L 26 22 31
Automatic 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.4 L 26 22 31
Automatic 6-spd 6-cyl, 3.6 L 20 17 24

💵 What is the Average Yearly Fuel Cost for a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox FWD?

The average fuel costs for all models of the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox FWD is $2,650.

The average fuel costs have been estimated by government regulators based on 15,000 miles driven per year, using regular gasoline, and a split of 55% city driving and 45% highway driving.

Comparing a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox FWD to an average vehicle over 5 years, you will spend $1,750 more on fuel.

The table below shows the fuel costs and 5-year save/spend for each model option:

Model Option Fuel Cost 5-Year Save/Spend
Automatic 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.4 L $2,400 spend $500 more
Automatic 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.4 L $2,400 spend $500 more
Automatic 6-spd 6-cyl, 3.6 L $3,150 spend $4,250 more

🛢 How Many Barrels of Petroleum Does a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox FWD Consume?

Across all models, the average number barrels of petroleum that the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox FWD will consume in one year is 12 barrels.

The majority of the world's petroleum is sourced from countries like Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iraq, and the United States.

Model Option Barrels
Automatic 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.4 L 11
Automatic 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.4 L 11
Automatic 6-spd 6-cyl, 3.6 L 15

💨 How Many Grams of CO2 Does a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox FWD Emit?

The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox FWD will emit an average of about 5,765,000 grams of CO2 per year.

🌳 To help you understand the impact of this, a normal tree will absorb around 21,000 grams of CO2 per year. This means that roughly 197 trees would be needed to offset emissions from the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox FWD.

Overview

The tables below cover all of the miles per gallon, engine specifications, and emission details we have for the 3 2016 Chevrolet Equinox FWD model options.

Automatic 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.4 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox FWD Automatic 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.4 L:

City MPG 22
Highway MPG 31
Combined MPG 26
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $500
Fuel Cost $2,400
Fuel Type 1 Regular
Barrels of Petroleum 11
Grams of CO2 5,205,000
Trees Needed to Offset 248
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Automatic 6-spd
Vehicle Class Small Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Automatic 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.4 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox FWD Automatic 6-spd 4-cyl, 2.4 L:

City MPG 22
Highway MPG 31
Combined MPG 26
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $500
Fuel Cost $2,400
Fuel Type 1 Gasoline or E85
Fuel Type 2 E85
ATV Type FFV
Barrels of Petroleum 11
Grams of CO2 5,205,000
Trees Needed to Offset 248
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Automatic 6-spd
Vehicle Class Small Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Automatic 6-spd 6-cyl, 3.6 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox FWD Automatic 6-spd 6-cyl, 3.6 L:

City MPG 17
Highway MPG 24
Combined MPG 20
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $4,250
Fuel Cost $3,150
Fuel Type 1 Regular
Barrels of Petroleum 15
Grams of CO2 6,885,000
Trees Needed to Offset 328
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 6
Transmission Automatic 6-spd
Vehicle Class Small Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Disclaimer

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