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#1 of 117 Honda Element: MPG - Real World Numbers
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 11, 2006 (1:38 pm)
Please post about your Element gas mileage. Please include info about city/highway miles driven, your driving style or anything else you think may help others compare their mpg to yours.
#2 of 117 2005 Element Mileage
Jul 11, 2006 (4:25 pm)
18.21 m.p.g. at 237 miles, lowest recorded.
25.20 m.p.g. highest recorded.
"Average" seems between 20 and 22 m.p.g.
It's an AWD automatic.
I live in the mountains of western NC and ALL driving is on twisty roads with many ups & downs. I hardly ever get it out on 4 lane highways. I'm 60 years old so I don't hot-rod in "Watson" but I'm not a slow driver either. My other car is a 2006 Porsche 911.
Hope this helps.
#3 of 117 Honda Element: MPG - Real World Numbers
Jul 12, 2006 (6:02 am)
I have a 2006 AWD EX Auto and am getting what I consider poor m.p.g. Currently have 1,600 miles on it and am "hoping" time may improve overal m.p.g. ??? Love the car but very disappointed in m.p.g. so far.
I drive almost exculsively in town miles and never push it too hard.
City 16 m.p.g.
Mixed 18 m.p.g.
#4 of 117 EX-P Automatic
Jul 13, 2006 (6:37 am)
I'm in Los Angelos. Get an average of 21 MPG. Best was 24. There are times I just switch to neutral and let it slide to stop in front of a red light, or slide down a hill.
#6 of 117 2003 Element EX Mileage
Jul 21, 2006 (1:48 pm)
I have an AWD 5SP '03 EX with +/- 40K miles. I reside in the Northeast and approximate my driving to be 50% highway / 40% suburban & 10% city.
With the OEM tires (Wranglers), I would average 26-27MPG, which includes highway speeds of 70MPH. I had a personal best of 28.5MPG.
After switching to Yokahama Geolanders, my MPG dropped to 24.5 - 25.5, with a personal best of 26.5MPG.
I had read several blogs prior to purchasing the tires and anticpated the drop in mileage. The E rides and handles SO much better (and quieter) with the new tires, that I gladly accept the slight decrease in MPG.
#7 of 117 23.40 MPG highest / 22.90 lowest...
Jul 31, 2006 (12:35 am)
04 EX AWD automatic... Even with the old Goodyears vs. new Bridgestone's. 35 mile roundtrip commute each day mostly highway. Errands on weekends. 26,700 miles now. Purchased with 25,600 miles. Have tracked mileage from start.
Just ordered a new K&N Air Filter as the factory filter is due for replacing 30k. Supposedly the power and economy will do a bit better with this K&N Filter. At 3 bucks a gallon, anything to increase mileage can pay for itself quicker these days.
Will post an economy report later once I log some #'s with the new filter system...
#8 of 117 24.0 MPG highest / 23.1 MPG lowest
Oct 05, 2006 (1:17 pm)
06 LX AWD. I have around 2,200 miles on it now, and the mileage has been remarkably consistent since day 1. I tried driving it hard for one tank, and then backed off for the next , and only noticed a 1 MPG difference. Maybe I just don't really drive all that hard.
Once the warranty is up, I'm considering adding the 6th gear there is space for and seeing how much that helps. It'll be a while though.
Oct 16, 2006 (4:04 pm)
Had a 2005 EX AWD 5-speed manual (great car) just traded it for a shiny new 2007 EX AWD 5-speed automatic. Lots of nice little changes on the 07, mainly the 5-speed automatic. tranny.
05' AWD manual best 26 MPG worst 21.5 (and I drove it hard)
07' AWD automatic only one tank so far 23 MPG
#10 of 117 Re: Honda Element: MPG - Real World Numbers [steve_]
Jan 14, 2007 (9:44 am)
First tank full, only City driving. No heavy footed. Used same pump, same gas station...07 SC Automatic
17.56 MPG City ( 218 miles total on car at this time )