His average speed was in the mid 30mph.....means mostly city driving....12 hours of driving.....not 12 hrs in one day...geez you guys.......25 mpg mostly city is great.
This is also right in line with what Motor Trend saw on their longer term test on the Canyon. I'm not sure how long it was, but it was longer than the "first drive" tests that happened in CA last year. They got 22 city / 25 combined / 30 highway with a 4WD model. I expect we'll see similar numbers.
With an average speed in the mid-30s on my V6, I can typically average about 20-21 MPG. (Mine is 2WD).
I would have hoped for slightly better MPGs from the diesel. However, first tank, be interesting to see after maybe 2-3K miles.
Does "winter-blend" impact diesels like it does gasoline engines? Could we expect better performance in warmer days? Is he using remote start or anything else to drive fuel mileage down? - Granted, that should show up in his average speed. The time spent learning the truck, checking out the acceleration & just getting used to truck will impact mileage. Another reason to await further results down the road.
Finally, and this is not the topic of this thread, how well does the truck perform overall, in regards to the shifting complaints of many? (This is a whole nuther thread I hope the OP addresses, and we need to wait till transmission has learned the driver.
Winter blend diesel does generally yield slightly lower fuel economy.
24.8 mpg in mostly city driving in cold weather? I will take that all day, everyday.
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Here is my numbers straight from OnStar. I'm getting amazing figures I think for the time of year. It's rained or snowed everyday since I've had the truck. My biggest average over 25 miles is now up to 39.3mpg of course that's really trying to push it.