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Honda Ridgeline, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Truck
#53 of 95 Re: MPG:HONDA RIDGELINE real world numbers [muggz]
Feb 11, 2008 (10:59 am)
I have a 2007 Ridgeline with a little over 10,000 miles.
The mileage before the first oil change wasn't much better than my OJ Simpson Bronco with the big V8.
When I had my first oil change at 6500 miles, the mileage went up to 15-18 in town and 20 plus on the road.
It gets better mileage on long road trips with the trunk loaded, the inside loaded and both my wife and I in the front.
We just drove from the wine country to San Pedro fully loaded for a cruise and back. The first tank averaged 23 mpg. The second tank inspite of heavy traffic down 405 and back on 405 averaged 20.5 mpg. Average speed was between 65 to 70 when we were out of the slow traffic. We had the AC on for about 2 hours on the return trip.
It was cold when we left and both front tire lights had the warning lights on re low tires. The Big O guy filled the tires to what was recommended, and he said that we should get better mileage.
I fill it with the lowest price regular gas. There appears to be some variance with the Safeway gas getting the best mileage. The next best mileage is from a generic station on the way to some of my fishing spots. The Costco mileage is all over from the low to a fair high.
A friend of one of our sons has the same 2007 Ridgeline year/color, and his mileage was terrible until his first oil change. He has over 24 k and gets very good mileage in town and exceptional on the road with full loads. He has a friend with over 36 K on his Ridgeline, and his mileage improve slightly to the 30 K and stabilized.
#54 of 95 Re: Fuel Economy [eddiem]
Feb 12, 2008 (8:35 am)
I didn't buy the Ridgeline. I didn't buy a Toyota or a Nissan either. All I heard from these dealers was how bad their competition's vehicles are. I bought another Dodge Ram, quad cab 4X4 with the 5.7 litre hemi. It will do anything I ask it to do, while getting 20.8 MPG. And the dealer did not bad mouth any of the imports.
#55 of 95 Re: Fuel Economy [jewillm]
Feb 12, 2008 (9:06 am)
Jewillm, Hope the dakota works well, its too bad to hear that about the dealers in your area, here its kinda strange I think; I VERY rarely hear about anyone cuttting down the other guys. (we are all living/working/having families here, trying to earn a living while we do it. I just do my job)
There are a few points I would like to say, (bummer, I forgot his name... the retired guy after 45 years of the business.(congrats)) but he said alot of very good stuff. one that he failed to mention I thought that we would surly souch on is NEW... a new engine takes a little while to brake-in all of them do, they always have, I sell hondas and there are 4 in my near by family driveways; Grandpa has an 07 CR-V 4WD with around 12k on it, my wife has an 08 with about 4,500, and we get no were near the same mpg... (grandpa is a lead foot) we get 22 most of the time, hiway trips 40-75 minutes we have done better than 30 (the SUV hypermiling family)
My dad has a certified used 07 Ridgline RTL and before we bought it, we put the A.R.E topper on the truck, his drive to work sucks, its only about 6 minutes and its one stop light, the truck barely gets warm, but he still gets around 18.5 most of the time, we took a 1500 mile trip and he avg 23.4 (all hwy from MN, to AK for some late duck hunting, and back) we dont have numbers about the truck when it was new, but I hear at work the 14-17 is about it for the first 7k.
I cant wait to get 10k on my wifes CR-V and see if we can keep the avg over 24!
the 4th Honda is mine, and I beat the crap out of it... its an 89' prelude. and I have never once check the MPG on it... I have had it about a year and maybe put 2,500 on it. (weekends only)
#56 of 95 Ridgeline Gas Mileage
Feb 13, 2008 (10:01 am)
I don't understand owners' "disappointment" with the gas mileage with the Ridgeline. My 3 year old Ridgeline with 30,000 miles consistently gets within the current EPA 15 city-20 highway estimates (usually surpasses the highway estimate by 2 MPG on extended trips). It has averaged 17.2 MPG on regular fuel during it's life. It's not a hybrid. It's a 4000+lb. truck!
#57 of 95 Re: Fuel Economy [bjgw66]
Feb 13, 2008 (12:38 pm)
Thanks for your input. I was very disappointed with the import dealers around here.
I too spent a lot of years in the automobile business, including 12 years with a major Japanese company as a District Service Manager. That was twenty years ago. Times have changed...
I didn't get the Dakota. We bought another Ram. Very nice truck, and during it's first 273 miles, it burned 13.1 gallons of gas. That comes out to around 20.8 MPG. I expect it will do around 22 once it breaks in. Most of our driving is in the mountains. Not a lot of city driving.
#58 of 95 2008 Ridgeline
Apr 12, 2008 (6:50 am)
What type of mileage results are we getting on 2008 ??? First tank 16MPG suburban 60% HWY 40%. Looking for drivers who take it easy not the lead foots. All results are appreciated.
#59 of 95 Re: 2008 Ridgeline [namakan59]
Apr 12, 2008 (1:31 pm)
Has the motor or transmission changed since Ridgeline introduction in 20005? I don't think so.
Just read back thru the previous 58 entries here, this should be about the same for 2008 models.
#60 of 95 Re: 2008 Ridgeline [namakan59]
Apr 24, 2008 (4:25 pm)
Hey, I just bought a 2008 RTX and have driven 60%/40% hwy/city and have driven with almost never getting above 2000 rpms and averaged 12.5mpg. They said that they filled up the tank at the dealership but I doubt that very much but unless they underfilled the tank by 3 gallons I still did not even get 15mpg. I topped off the tank this time and I will let you know how it works out. If I do not get above 15mpg I will be contacting the dealer and probably getting rid of this thing. I wanted a truck but not for 12.5mpg, especially when my brother's V8 hemi is getting over 15mpg and he is not careful with his driving at all.
#61 of 95 Re: 2008 Ridgeline [speed09ridge]
Apr 25, 2008 (4:32 am)
The following is what I got
Tank 1 15.9 50/50
Tank 2 17.5 50/50
Tank 3 18.7 80/20
Tank 4 19.99 95/5
Tank 5 21.03 85/15
Tank 6 21.4 85/15
Average since purchased 18.7 MPG total 1800 miles since purchase. Took a trip to Chicago last weekend and average speed was 71 MPH on the highway.
When I drive I do slow starts coast to red lights and try to time them by reducing my speed. I started doing this with my Sienna and seen a 20% improvement in gas mileage. Driving around the Twin cities I hope to average 19/20 MPG when broken in. I think I should be able to do 23/24 on the HWY. I do not impede the flow of traffic by my driving, just take it easy and watch my starts and stops.
#62 of 95 Honda gets better with age
Apr 26, 2008 (8:27 pm)
I got rid of my RAM because 5,000 pounds of truck got 14.8 tops, and that was driving it like granny. I like Chrysler trucks, but they have never been gas champs. 4.7 V8 was working hard all the time. My Honda 3.5 has the same hp and weighs 500# less, so it is more responsive--plus 4th and 5th gear are overdrive. After being in the Ridgeline for a year now I notice Honda's improvement in the mpg department as I just passed the 13000 mile mark. Last 3 tanks were 20.5, 20.3 and 20.3, which is xlnt for the ride I get. Nice job Honda.