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Honda Ridgeline, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Truck
#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.
#63 of 95 Re: 2008 Ridgeline [speed09ridge]
Apr 28, 2008 (6:21 am)
You need to do and consider 2 things when talking about mpg's.
1) The engine needs time to break in, typically 5-10,000 miles.
2) You really need to fill up and record mileages over a couple of tanks. Gas (winter blend), vehicle position (how much gas did you put in? was the vehicle level, or listed (tilted) to allow more or less than the last or next time you filled up), and your driving habits for that period need to ba averaged out.
I have a 2007 Dakota with 3.7 v6 & 6-spd manual. My average for the first 8-10,000 miles has been 18 mpg, with highs in the low 20's. My lowest tank was in the 15-16 range. Recently, it has crept up to 22-23 mpg, primarily hwy driving. I accelerate moderately, keep my speed below 60 and have changed to all synthetic fluids and regularily use STP (Gas Treatment & Complete Fuel System Cleaner; as the car (engine) ages, it should break in, but deposits begin from day one to start to push the efficiency in the other direction. It is my theory, but it makes sense to keep it clean rather than pay to have an "Induction Syetem Cleaning" done $175-$200 every so often.)
May 08, 2008 (4:49 pm)
19.68 50/50 HWY /City 22.43 35/65 HWY/City Total since purchased 2500 miles
18.95 MPG. 700 Mile trip tomorrow see what the HWY brings at 75 MPH.
#65 of 95 HWY Gas mileage
May 11, 2008 (7:36 am)
Recent trip Minneapolis to Grand Forks 75-80 MPH going against the wind 95/5 HWY/City 17.5 MPG Return trip 75-80 MPH 100% HWY 19.38 Total for trip 18.24 MPG with speeds of 75-80. Total milegae on truck 3000 miles one month old.