Last post on Jul 23, 2010 at 6:36 PM
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Ford Expedition, GMC Envoy, Chevrolet Suburban, Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Nissan Pathfinder, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#1071 of 1080 Re: [drmperalta]
Jun 13, 2010 (10:57 pm)
I just rented an 09' Escape on Memorial day week end. My trip took me from Chattanooga, TN to Gulf Shores, AL. I left Chattanooga at 11 o'clock pm with cruise on 79 mph and I did not take it off until I got off the Exit Bay Minett AL. Then I resumed my course into Gulf Shores AL at 5mph above speed limits. I plotted my course at 26.5 MPG.
I am 5'10" 320 pound male that loves his roominess(for lack of a better word). I am currently in the market for a FORD Escape V6.
#1072 of 1080 2008 Honda CRV-EXL
Jun 16, 2010 (9:48 pm)
I recently drove across the country in a move and I had the entire CRV packed to the roof with the rear seat down . I had to have had about 300 additional pounds not counting my own weight of 170lbs plus the Chihuahua's 12 lbs. I set the cruise on 70MPH most of the way and averaged almost 32 MPG the entire trip. My MPG low was 23.1 going up the mountains and my MPG high was 37.9 going back down the mountains. I now average 26-28 MPG in combined City and Highway in the rural town I now live in !
#1073 of 1080 Re: 2008 Honda CRV-EXL [crvexl2008]
Jun 17, 2010 (8:37 am)
plus the Chihuahua's 12 lbs
Can't forget that important fact!
You may have gotten 0.01 mpg better without him.
Jun 30, 2010 (9:43 pm)
I have a 01 nissan pathfinder and im getting 13 city and 18 freeway!! horrible gas mileage....
Jul 06, 2010 (6:34 am)
2009 Honda CR-V EX AWD.
On a recent trip driving 5-10mph over the limit (so 60-75mph) I average 27.3mpg.
On short trips I average anywhere from 12-19mpg depending on time of year and how much I leave the car idling in hot or cold weather when I pick-up my daughter from daycare. I'm pretty hapy with that overall.
My highest is 30.1mpg driving 55-60mph with no wind on hilly rurla 2-lane roads and allowing the car or accelerate downhill and lose speed uphill to prevent a downshift and keeping the torque converter unlocked.
I still wish it has a 6 speed so it was a little more responsive when you needed power to pass. I find that 2nd gear is a little too short and 3rd gear is a little too tall a lot of the time.
#1076 of 1080 Brazil-spec Forester 2.0l
Jul 13, 2010 (11:17 am)
2010 model, AWD, 2.0l engine with 150hp.
Getting between 21mpg city and 30mpg highway.
Interestingly, no better than our 2.5l US-spec Forester gets, despite the smaller engine. Roads here are awful, though, with lots of pot holes and speed bumps you have to slow down for.
#1077 of 1080 Re: Brazil-spec Forester 2.0l [ateixeira]
Jul 13, 2010 (2:02 pm)
Doesn't the fuel down in Brazil have a lot higher ethanol content than it does in the US? If so, that would account for at least part of the reason you're not getting the mileage that you might expect.
#1078 of 1080 03 Suburban Gas Mileage
Jul 15, 2010 (2:33 pm)
On vacation trip with loaded car, Thule box on top and bike rake off back, 16 mpg...not bad and if didn't have Thule box on or bike rake, would expect 18 or even 19 mpg, but around town daily driving, no better than 13 - 14 mpg
#1079 of 1080 Re: Brazil-spec Forester 2.0l [propwash49]
Jul 23, 2010 (7:38 am)
I'm not sure, but it does have some ethanol content. To be fair, so does ours (in MD at least, E10 IIRC).
#1080 of 1080 09 Honda CRV
Jul 23, 2010 (6:36 pm)
I took a trip from North New Jersey to Myrtle Beach SC and got 30 MPGs on the highway and 25 in the city. Very happy with this mileage