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#6388 of 7485 Mileage on 2005 Odyssey
Feb 15, 2006 (5:29 pm)
I'm looking for anyone who has driven a 2005 Honda Odyssey with VTEC Fuel Injection. My 2005 Odyssey EXL-RES has the "Variable Cylinder Management" fuel injection system that is supposed to increase fuel mileage. I have been disappointed with the fuel mileage, as the 1998 Olds Sillouette I previously owned did 3+ mpg better on mileage under the same driving conditions. THis winter, we are getting 20 mpg and last summer, we got 22-23 mpg when we were on the road. I expected better mileage than this, and want to know if that is all I should expect from this vehicle. My van has 25,000 miles on it now, so it is broke in. My honda dealer has no answers and told me it would get better when it was broke in. It hasn't. Does anyone have any info for me? reply at mshootermyclearwave.net
#6389 of 7485 Re: Mileage on 2005 Odyssey [mshooter]
Feb 15, 2006 (6:37 pm)
When driven the same way as the EPA you should recieve the same mileage. This means that "on the road", to get 28 mpg you should average no higher than 59 mph, drive at approx 60 degrees F, with no hills, and no A/C running.
#6390 of 7485 Gas mileage for a 2002 T&C LX 3.3L
Feb 15, 2006 (8:15 pm)
28.1 MPG on a round trip of over 1300 miles with speed control set at 65-66 MPH...sometimes driven up to 80 MPH and on I-15 winding Virgin River Gorge stretch of northern Arizona the speed was closer to 50 MPH.
EPA rating is 18/24 indicating it is NOT hard at all to get EPA rating or better with a DC minivan.
#6391 of 7485 Re: Gas mileage for a 2002 T&C LX 3.3L [hansienna]
Feb 15, 2006 (8:49 pm)
It's not hard with a Honda either. I recently got approx 3 mpg over sticker in my Honda when driven 75mph (passing near 85) in the Alabama hills.
#6392 of 7485 Re: Hello [highender]
Feb 15, 2006 (9:11 pm)
I understand the new version Chrysler/Dodge will have a new six speed transmission, new engine and will have a very different look between the two vans. I also hear it will have a bottle cooler above the glove box and a baby changing table, and roll down rear windows. Just a few of many improvements coming on the new models.
What I don't like about my 2005 Dodge GC is the plain white face speedometer, even if it changes to a dark face when the headlights are turned on. I also miss the pin lights that lit up the controls on the doors and wish it had more color inside. Black and gray is kind of dull. Love the looks on the outside.
Feb 16, 2006 (5:57 am)
I inherited a 97 T&C from my Grandparents this past summer. It is a an SX with the cloth interior. Interestingly, it is better than many current american minivan offerings I have test drove. The dual climate control works perfectly, the ride is firm, but responsive and the power of the 3.3 is adequate for the size. The interior is quiet except for a few minor squeaks, but the thing is 9 years old. Only 67,000 miles on it. I have not compared it to any of the foreign competition...our local dealership that carries all of the foreign (Nissan, Honda, Toyota) as well as Dodge is horrible. They were notified by Chrysler/Dodge that they are the worst dealership in the companies history. So, I refuse to deal with them at all. I am interested in the next generation chrysler/dodge vans, since I can drive approx. 20 minutes to the next town and deal with a far superior chrysler dealership. I have noticed that the gas mileage is horrid on this van and am having the fuel, oil and air filters changed as well as greased. I am not sure when the last service was done by my grandparents...they died in their 80's so who knows...Interestinly all major work is documented like a session of congress by my grandfather. He even kept the original bill of sale and letter he received from Chrysler thanking him for his custom ordered minivan.
#6394 of 7485 Re: 97 T&C [gmhellman]
Feb 16, 2006 (6:47 am)
Nothing official out on the next generation Chrysler minivans yet. I listed some of the changes I had heard that might show up on the new generation Dodge/Chryslers. I also heard they may rework the stow-n-go seats to come out with an all wheel drive again. But they seem to be pretty hush,hush on it as of now. Sort of wished I had leased mine so the lease ran out when the new ones come out. I usually keep my vehicles for 5-6 years or longer. Unless I need something else. While I'd like to get the new generation minivan, I don't need it. So I'll probably have this one for at least seven years, as that is how long my extended warranty lasts.
#6395 of 7485 Re: Hello [marine2]
Feb 16, 2006 (7:28 am)
I've heard the next gen DCX vans will have same engine and tranny as 07 Pacifica - 4.0 V6 with 265hp, 275ft lbs with 6 speed auto. The Pacifica comes out this August and should be very telling for DCX's minivans. I've heard the stow n go seats will be powered, and slide together?
Yeah, love the outside looks of any DCX vans from 96 on. I think the last gen had a nicer interior than my current one.
#6397 of 7485 Re: Gas mileage for a Honda Odyssey[thegraduate]
Feb 16, 2006 (2:48 pm)
Agree. I think it would be very easy for me to exceed the EPA rating for the Odyssey if driven on a long round trip. I think the real world mileage for the VCM Ody would not be any better than for the LX or EX.