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Honda Element, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#51 of 117 January MPG
Feb 17, 2008 (3:45 pm)
During the month of January I got HORRIBLE MPG! I have a 2007 Honda Element EX 4WD and I only got 17-18 MPG. I usually get about 24-27. This month I got around 26. Anyone know why I could have gotten that bad of milage? Anyone else with this problem? I drove exactly as I do all the time and no new situations so I can not come up with a reason. Thank you for any help.
#52 of 117 Could it be the winter gas?
Feb 18, 2008 (10:16 pm)
#53 of 117 Re: Could it be the winter gas? [tundradude]
Feb 18, 2008 (10:49 pm)
SUVs and Smart Shopper
Feb 21, 2008 (12:52 pm)
I've read alot on here not getting good gas mileage? What kind of gas are you using? I use Chevron, or union76, 87 octang. I've got almost 5000 miles on my 3 month old 07element, I bought this car new in Nov.07. I get 30 hiway and 24 city. If I use AM/PM I can drop at least 6 miles per gallon on both. Check the gas you're using, it makes a difference. Also I use cruise control whenever I can.
Feb 22, 2008 (6:09 pm)
19.5-20 mixed driving
#56 of 117 7500 miles
Feb 23, 2008 (4:51 am)
Mixed highway and city. In the winter I have been getting around 20mpg when it was warmer i was getting 23-24.
Feb 24, 2008 (9:05 am)
It is hard to tell any seasonal difference, because it gets to 40 about 5 times a year and thats a low.
#58 of 117 Re: January MPG [ragets]
Mar 24, 2008 (7:17 am)
I found out what the problem was! I was driving the whole time with the defrost on! On Honda's when the defrost is on the AC also runs. I stopped using the defrost and only used it for short periods of time and now over the past 2 months my MPG's are back up to 24-25. Thanks for your guys help though.
#59 of 117 2002 Honda Element EX AWD | 22 to 26 MPG
May 30, 2008 (11:16 am)
Current Miles Per Gallon:
City 60% & Highway 40%: 22.19 mpg on mixed driving 205.5 miles/9.26 gals.
Highway 100%: 109.6 miles/4.11 gals. - 26.6 mpg
Equipment & Maintenance:
87 Octane Kroger Fuel Used 80% of the time
Synthetic Oil Change every 5,000 miles
Cooper Radial Tire Rotation every 5,000 miles
After Market Fuel Reduction Molecular Plates Attached to Oil Pan and Fuel Tank 8 Months Ago
This vehicles used to get a maximum of 21 mpg on the highway and about 19 in the city. I added the fuel reduction plates about a year ago and have seen a maximum of 32.5 mpg on a trip during December between Columbia, SC and Orlando. I typically run 75 - 80 mph on the highway. The air conditioning is always running, even if I have the sun roof removed when it's really hot. The plates seem to be working. $80 well spent. Getting ready to install an HHO device to see what that'll do.
#60 of 117 Change your driving habits
Jun 02, 2008 (2:19 am)
I have 2005 fwd auto Element with 37000 miles on it.
It's a commuter car with 100% city driving.
Used to get 19.5 - 20 mpg.
Two tanks ago started to drive like there is an egg under gas pedal, trying to keep rmp near or bellow 2000.
And the result is 24 mpg on each of the last 2 tanks - that's 20% better.