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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-09-2017, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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2018 Equinox & GMC Terrain 2.0L EPA Fuel Ratings Released

The EPA has released fuel economy ratings for the 2018 Equinox 2.0L 9 speed Engine:

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Power...ox&srchtyp=ymm

This is for the 2018 Terrain 2.0L 9 speed:

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Power...in&srchtyp=ymm

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Re: 2018 Equinox & GMC Terrain 2.0L EPA Fuel Ratings Released

I am NOT springing for premium fuel
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That's honestly not bad at all. Considering the Envision is about the same mileage despite the fact that it has a bigger tank. I don't think it's required to have premium fuel as the people at the envision forum doesn't put premium fuel on theirs
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Premium Fuel in California------ NO THANKS!!!!


gas station down the street- wants $3.82 for premium


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Re: 2018 Equinox & GMC Terrain 2.0L EPA Fuel Ratings Released

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I am NOT springing for premium fuel
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The boost on that turbo must be cranked to need premium. I love boost, but this is where it gets broken in my mind. With my 3.6L NA, I get the same mileage, more HP/Torque, and I don't have to fret about putting in gasoline that costs at least 50 cents more a gallon.

I'm not against turbos, but can someone explain why this is a good idea? I know the power curve will be nicer once you hit boost, but generally, it can't compete against NA.

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Re: 2018 Equinox & GMC Terrain 2.0L EPA Fuel Ratings Released

Higher octane fuel is required to prevent pre-ignition.
Anyone who is considering a 2.0 Turbo should do some research.
GM has had some 2.0 T pre-ignition problems, and 91 or higher octane fuel must be used.

See link below for a good article.

http://gm.oemdtc.com/1144/14591-pist...evrolet-malibu

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Premium gas = NOT. So, GM, which, admirably, has previously engineered all its mainstream vehicles to run on regular, now requires high test in the 2.0T engine. How did this happen? Have they lost their engineering mojo? They took >10% off the weight and replaced the old 2.4NA and 3.0NA regular gas motors with the 1.5T [that's just 90 cubic inches!] and this one. Talk about gaming the CAFE regs! So, my replacement for my 2016 I4 FWD will have to be the 1.5T. If enough people do the same, that'll goose their fleet mpg numbers.Will I be able to stay off the turbo enough to equal my current mpg's, currently standing at ~26 combined driving? Probably not. Thank goodness for cheap gas.
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I'm honestly thinking if the 2.0T needs Premium then wouldn't the 1.5T needs Premium as well as both are turbocharged?
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The whole idea of needing premium fuel will have me looking elsewhere. I'm with rbarrios and am highly satisfied with mileage and enhanced performance in my 15 3.6. I will not go back to a four again in a Terrain, turbo or not. BTW, there are lots of other manufacturers out there who offer turbos that do not require premium. My wife drives a 5 series BMW that has twin turbos on regular gas all the time. We put some midgrade in once in a while (recommended octane by BMW) but there is little difference, if any, in performance or mileage. And that car already has 65K miles! Sorry GM, you will lose me in getting a third Terrain. May look at that new Colorado with the 3.6!

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