MPG I have a Jeep Patriot, 4x4, 2.5 4L engine, manual transmission. The sticker claims that it does 25-29 mpg but I've yet to see such results. I'm getting under 23 every time and I've been driving like a grandma trying to get to at least 25! Anyone else having this same problem? What kind of mileage are you getting?
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The mileage estimates on your sticker are EPA mileage estimates, which are notorious for being inaccurate. They overhauled their testing standards for 2008, but real world mileage can be much different. Driving like a grandma doesn't mean much. Living in areas with a lot of hills or mountains will decrease mileage, as will rain and snow. Check your tire pressure often, as improper tire inflation can hurt your mileage. Other than that, you're probably getting average for that vehicle. Welcome to SUVs.
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There are many things that could conspire to rob mileage. My first thought was possible transmission slippage. Although your city rating is horrible, the highway mileage is just a little off. 23-25 hwy is correct, 23 for lousy doped California gas, and 25 elsewhere. My guess is that you have slippage but above 45 mph, you are still getting advantage once the converter lock takes effect in overdrive. Just slippage until you reach that lock point.
Start with a full diagnostic of all stored codes in the ODB II computer, both for the engine and the transmission, then an evaluation of your transmission from a good shop.
Good luck, the Equinox is a darned good car,and worth the effort.
did you scan the PCM for DTC errors? first? if not why not?
this toy only works when all else works, so....
if not ,ask the dealer.
when going zero miles per hour there is no MPG.
do the math, ?
distant traveled divided by fuel consumed is.
0 div / fuel rate = 0 see? 0 /1000 is 0,
I made my own tool and it shows 200 for that and 200 for divide by zero. (when you drive and cut throttle the injectors cut fuel so fuel is zero, causing divide zero errors. ( 10 miles / 0 is ( div by zero error)
so i trap both those errors, in my software, with 200 flag , the 200 means, (can not compute MPG) see? or I could use 999.
since i didn't design the jeep PCM , i cant tell you there traps.
its just toy. but is ok cruising, use that when moving,
MPG stopped is 0.
have you tried cut fuel mode yet?
drive fast , cut throttle, hot engine, in gear, and fuel is 0 flow.
try that, and watch what it does, what you see is what you get.
my other car , with full obd2 tools, shows 190 mpg.
and is real.
see that here. buddies, top scan tool live data. and plot. http://www.fixkick.com/my96-16v/fuel-MAF-VSS.JPG
some cars use injector pulse width (flow) to compute MPG
other use MAF air flow. and reverse compute injector rates, (tricky ask)
does this help?
my 2002 jeep has my home made MPG gauge from scratch.
(Arm processor based)
double posted, and is better. "can it"
answer , NO. ( any thing that changes engine tune is illegal here, because it changes smog emission''s)
in fact, in the USA its very illegal.
need links to the federal agents , shutting down 3 guys?
no country stated.
no engine stated.
you change the axle ratios and want to match that?
the software can not change gears sets. impossible
what you can do (i have this on my JK) is change the axles or tires
the use a "tool" that changes the PCM gears parameter to match what you have, for SPEEDO corrections. and by default allows the ECU
to use the correct load factors , when driving, (very important)
i have flash cal..
they have other tools. that do more. but not for all cars.
and MPG will not work. (i bet) seen many say so after popping for $150 or more.
Torque is a measurement tool that shows a vehicle's ability
to tow and accelerate. The 2000 Sportage generates 135 ft-lb of torque
when measured at 4,000 rpm. It tows up to 2,000 lb.
The 2000 Sportage features a 2.0-liter I4 engine that
produces 130 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. Five-speed manual overdrive
transmissions are standard for all models, but the four-door models
offer the option of getting a four-speed automatic overdrive
transmission instead. The compression ratio is 9.1 to one and the engine
displacement is 1,991 cc. The bore and stroke are 3.26 and 3.62 inches.
All manual versions get 20 miles per gallon in the city and
23 mpg on the highway. The automatic four-wheel drive models get 19 mpg
in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. The automatic two-wheel drive
models get 18 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. The two-door
model has a 14-gallon fuel tank and the other models have a 15.8-gallon
The two-door Sportage is 156.4 inches long with a wheelbase
of 92.9 inches. The four-door versions are 170.3 inches and the
wheelbase is 104.3 inches. All versions are 68.1 inches wide and 65
inches tall. The front and rear tracks are both 56.7 inches. All
versions sit 7.9 inches off the ground. The two-wheel drive, four-door
versions weigh 3,186 lb if manual and 3,230 lb if automatic. The
two-door, two-wheel drive model is 3,108 lb. The two door, four-wheel
drive model is 3,230 lb. The four-door, four-wheel drive models are
3,352 lb if manual and 3,396 lb if automatic.
The 1991 model was 65 inches high, 142.5 inches long and 64.2 inches wide, with an 86.6-inch wheelbase. Small variations in those dimensions were seen during the course of production, but not more than an inch for any of the measurements. The Tracker is able to tow 1,000 pounds and weighs between 2,238 and 2,338 pounds.Early models of the mini SUV were powered by a 1.6-liter overhead cam 8-valve fuel-injected engine with four inline cylinders, while later models were upgraded to a version of the same engine with 16 valves.The additional valves gave the later models more horsepower and torque. The smaller engine produces 80 horsepower at 5,400 revolutions per minute, and 94 foot-pounds of torque at 3,300 rpm. The larger engine produces 84 horsepower at 5,600 rpm, and 98 foot-pounds of torque at 4,000 rpm. Equipped with an 11.1-gallon fuel tank, the vehicle gets 23 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway with an automatic transmission. With a manual transmission it gets 25 mpg and 27 mpg respectively. Thanks.
change your spark plugs if they haven't been changed in awhile. check your tires for the propper psi there should be a sticker on the inside of your drivers door that will tell you recomended air pressures go by this not the recomendations on the tires. also where are you getting you gas does it contain ethanol sometimes this can burn faster.