Chevrolet Makes Fuel Economy Priority with Vehicle Lineup
There is a perception that Toyota offers greater fuel economy than Chevrolet. Here are the facts.
Here are a few examples on the core Chevy products versus Toyota, for example:
- Equinox 4 cylinder gets 22/32 MPG city/highway. How does Rav4 compare? Only 22/28 city/highway.
- Malibu 4 cylinder gets 22/33 mpg city/highway versus 22/32 mpg for Camry 4 cylinder.
- Silverado 5.3L gets 15/21 mpg versus 13/17 for Tundra 5.7L. (Even Chevy’s 6.2L V8 gets high mpg highway than Tundra 5.7L, coming in at 18mpg)
- Tahoe 5.3L gets 15/21 mpg versus 12/17 for Sequoia.
- Cruze 1.4T gets 24/36 mpg versus 26/34 mpg for the Corolla.
- Corvette Z06 gets 15/24 mpg vs Nissan GT-R at 15/21 mpg.
The perception may still be out there, but the reality is that Chevrolet has a great lineup to offer a customer when fuel economy is a priority. Toyota seems to continue to enjoy the perception of offering more MPG options than any other manufacturer when that is not the case.
Don’t forget the E85 offerings Chevy has across the board. The price difference certainly does pencil out as fuel prices rise.