1987 Chevrolet Spectrum MPG and Fuel Economy

On this page, you will find a complete guide to the miles per gallon and fuel efficiency data for the 1987 Chevrolet Spectrum.

The 1987 Chevrolet Spectrum has 2 model options: Automatic 3-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L and Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L.

The 1987 Chevrolet Spectrum Automatic 3-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Subcompact Cars car class.

The 1987 Chevrolet Spectrum Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L runs on regular gasoline and is in the Subcompact Cars car class.

🛣 How Many Miles per Gallon (MPG) Does a 1987 Chevrolet Spectrum Get?

Across all models, the combined average MPG for the 1987 Chevrolet Spectrum is 31 miles per gallon.

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

Model Option Combined MPG City MPG Highway MPG
Automatic 3-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L 28 26 30
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L 33 31 37

💵 What is the Average Yearly Fuel Cost for a 1987 Chevrolet Spectrum?

The average fuel costs for all models of the 1987 Chevrolet Spectrum is $2,075.

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 1987 Chevrolet Spectrum to an average vehicle over 5 years, you will save $1,125 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 3-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L $2,250 save $250
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L $1,900 save $2,000

🛢 How Many Barrels of Petroleum Does a 1987 Chevrolet Spectrum Consume?

Across all models, the average number barrels of petroleum that the 1987 Chevrolet Spectrum will consume in one year is 10 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 3-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L 11
Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L 9

Overview

The tables below cover all of the miles per gallon, engine specifications, and emission details we have for the 2 1987 Chevrolet Spectrum model options.

Automatic 3-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 1987 Chevrolet Spectrum Automatic 3-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L:

City MPG 26
Highway MPG 30
Combined MPG 28
Save/Spend vs Average Car Save 250
Fuel Cost $2,250
Fuel Type 1 Regular
Barrels of Petroleum 11
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Automatic 3-spd
Vehicle Class Subcompact Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 1987 Chevrolet Spectrum Manual 5-spd 4-cyl, 1.5 L:

City MPG 31
Highway MPG 37
Combined MPG 33
Save/Spend vs Average Car Save 2,000
Fuel Cost $1,900
Fuel Type 1 Regular
Barrels of Petroleum 9
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 4
Transmission Manual 5-spd
Vehicle Class Subcompact Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Disclaimer

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