Last post on Apr 10, 2013 at 12:01 PM
You are in the Honda CR-V
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Honda CR-V, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
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#827 of 836 Re: 2000 honda crv [babygirlphat]
Mar 28, 2011 (4:34 am)
Fill up the tank. Set your trip meter to zero. When you have gone 150 miles fill it up again. You could go farther, but this will give you a safety cushion. I once had a used 1954 VW. It had no fuel gauge. Just a ruler to stick into the large opening on the fuel tank. You quickly learn to not go too far between fill ups.
#829 of 836 CR-V Fuel Econ vs. Accord
Jul 17, 2011 (6:58 pm)
I have a 2011 EX-L CRV (it has 9,000 miles). The fuel economy is very disappointing and I am considering trading it in for an Accord. How does the CR-V compare with the Accord on gas mileage? I know the EPA estimates...I want to know what people actually think...
#830 of 836 Re: CR-V Fuel Econ vs. Accord [honda1986]
Jul 17, 2011 (10:23 pm)
I own a 2010 CRV LX 2wd - now with 46,000 miles. I drive it for business, and, I agree with you- its fuel economy is lousy. The V-6 powered Saturn Aura I had before the Honda got far better fuel economy, and, wasn't underpowered like the Honda. I don't know if the Accord is any better, but, I'm not willing to spend any money to find out. My next business driver will be another brand.
#832 of 836 Trip Mileage.
Oct 05, 2011 (8:58 am)
2010 CRV EL 2WD with 6000 miles at start of trip.
I just returned from a 5800 mile road trip from NC to WY and back, but over 7 days. Average highway speed was ~82mph indicated on CC most of the time. A/C running most of the time as well.
Average trip mileage was 29.8 mpg with 32.1 mpg best single tank mileage (stiff tailwind) and 24.3 mpg worst single tank mileage (stiff headwind).
I drive mostly short trips daily with 3 mile one way to and from work and 6 mile one way to and from Church and dancing. With a light foot my typical mileage is 23-24mpg in town.
(All mileage measured in actual gallon consumption.)
The engine runs perfectly. The car tracks straight as an arrow and not hardly bothered by crosswinds at all. Only complaints are the low rpm torque output and the 5-speed transmission. Together they make for a busy shifting environment that disturbs the overall driving experience. Can't really speak about the noise level as it seems about normal. Most of the perceived noise is from the (OEM) tires as far as I can tell.
#834 of 836 Re: Fuel Economy Update [steve_]
Apr 10, 2013 (10:47 am)
What a terrific read. Haven't finished it (except all comments on FE). This has got to be one of the best reads to really know what you're going to get for fuel mileage in a 2nd last generation AWD CRV. Lots of drivers. Lots of scenarios and very descriptive, easily interpreted writing.
Betcha the new Escape owners could benefit from a read like this if you guys do a similar write-up on one of those? What did you replace the CRV with? If they do do an Escape, make sure it's an AWD..
#836 of 836 Re: Fuel Economy Update [gimmestdtranny]
by steve_ HOST
Apr 10, 2013 (12:01 pm)
Don't know what models may be in the pipeline to test next. There was an Explorer in the fleet not long ago and now there's a '13 Focus. But it should be gone by the end of the year.
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