"The Ascent decides what ratio along the available continuum is optimum based on many factors and sensors. In this regard, it knows better than I do."
I bought my 2020 Ascent Touring in Sept of 2019. For the first 7000 miles, I was extremely disappointed in the mileage, maybe 19-20mpg on average. However, we did a 3000 mile trip to the Rocky Mountains and by the time we returned, we now get about 24.5 on average.Thank you for your feedback. We are not getting anything near that. We bought the 2020 back in November 2019. We travel city and only get about 17 to 18 and we have taken several long highway trips and only get 20 to 21. We are not heavy speeders we live in a state that has 65 mile speed limits, we do not accelerate hard and do not use the remote start and do not fight weather conditions such as wind. It has been so disappointing. I did find another thread discussing the poor gas mileage for other drivers as well. We traded in our 2009 Chevy Traverse for this vehicle and that was getting 22 in town 26 highway.
I find it does well on the highway, but can take a beating around town. This summer was the worst with the pandemic, just doing around town stuff. I also wonder if the fuel makes a difference in the amount of ethanol they put in. I have to wonder if it increased. I had instances where I was getting 13-14mpg over time. Took a trip a week and a half ago and we were getting 24-25mpg. The around town has improved a bit. Maybe I am doing 18-19 now.I bought my 2020 Ascent Touring in Sept of 2019. For the first 7000 miles, I was extremely disappointed in the mileage, maybe 19-20mpg on average. However, we did a 3000 mile trip to the Rocky Mountains and by the time we returned, we now get about 24.5 on average.
So, I think it just took longer to break it in. Even around town, I am getting 22-23. I am very happy with those results.
Hang in there, it will get better!
the short answer is yes. try cruise control and you will see the difference.I still only get about 14 MPG city / Hwy Mix. Could my lead foot really be causing this much bad gas mileage. I use to think so unil I let my conservitive wife drive and she only got it up to 16mpg going from LA to Seattle.
When I changed the cruise agressiveness (response?) it certainly improved the MPG when using it. I'm not talking about the distance setting, but how hard it gets on the gas to get back to speed. Tp be honest, I find the lowest most conservative setting to be perfect for normal driving.I think I have it at an average setting, which has worked out fine. I can even be in traffic and it adjusts the speed while maintaining a safe distance with me just keeping an eye on the system.