Last post on Sep 20, 2011 at 8:03 AM
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Honda Ridgeline, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Truck
#93 of 95 Re: MPG sucks on 2008 Ridgeline [rcummelin]
Mar 20, 2011 (7:25 pm)
Actually, 34-35 lbs is only a couple above what Honda recommends. It should not be an issue at all. Mfrs have to compromise between mpg, tire life, and ride comfort.
I've noticed the slightest increase in ride firmness, about the only penalty driving a couple of psi over. Need more time to evaluate mileage.
With Ford's new ecoboost engine, and the mileage/hp ratings of some others, I have to wonder the direction Honda is going. Makes me think maybe another year for the RL and then no more.
I think there has been a slip in quality too, although over the long haul I think a Honda will always persevere. But I am concerned they are not as innovative anymore. It's great having tried and true models like Accords and Civics, but things have become pretty stale in light of the competition, including other imports. Oh well, just my rant!
Back to the mileage, on longer trips I try to hold to 65mph even in a 70 zone. It seems as soon as the tach starts to rise the slightest bit above 2K, mpg starts heading for the toilet. Don't get me wrong, overall still love the truck.
#94 of 95 Speed kills mileage
Jun 25, 2011 (4:27 am)
Our 09 Ridgeline consistantly returns 25-27 mpg on the road at 60 mph. Depending on terrain and load. At 70 mph the mileage drops to 20 +/- mpg. Running the AC lowers those numbers by about 1 mpg.
I agree with dboe. When the tach hits 2000 the milesge drops fast.
Sep 20, 2011 (8:03 am)
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