Back in January when General Motors rolled out the new 2010 Chevy Equinox, they announced the four cylinder version with the new 2.4-liter direct injected EcoTec was expected to get 30 mpg on EPA highway cycle. Since then, the powertrain engineers have continued to tweak the calibrations to eke out every last mile from every gallon of gas. The EPA is still finishing up its evaluation of the Equinox, but Chevy spokesman Brian Goebel sent out a note this morning that the latest internal tests at GM are showing the Equinox hitting 32 mpg on the highway cycle. In the city, the Equinox is expected to get rated at 22 mpg. Those numbers easily top competitors like the Honda CR-V at 20/27 city/highway mpg and the Toyota RAV4 at 22/28 mpg. The Equinox should be in dealer showrooms in June.
[Source: General Motors]