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Honda CR-V, SUV
#168 of 309 Re: 2012 CR-V gas mileage problem [chaoskate]
Feb 12, 2012 (11:48 am)
So here's the update: dealer immediately whipped out a printout (already in hand) about how cold weather affects gas mileage and claimed that even at 40 degrees, the gas mileage would be off by at least 5 miles/gallon. Also claimed that Honda doesn't advertise any particular mileage and there is nothing wrong with my car. He then said there's no breaking issue and that not using the cruise control is applicable only to the first 200 miles.
He then suggested I take it for a purely highway drive, setting the cruise control to 55 and resetting the trip meter once it reached 55, but said to expect it to be 5-6 mpg less than expected due to the cold (beautiful sunny 42 degrees). So I drove it for 25 miles on a virtually empty Mass. Pike in the middle of the day, so no need to ever brake, etc. and with the eco mode on. I got 32 miles/gallon.
Now I have driven another 30 miles in my normal combination city/roadway/highway driving and the average mileage is already down to 21, even including the 25 miles at 32 mpg.
My takeaway from this is that if you do mostly highway driving in a non-congested area you will get the advertised mileage. If you live in an urban area like me, it will be below.
But I am really wondering what kind of area the people who are reporting good mileage are in.
I haven't decided on next steps. BTW-- I have no problem with radio static and it's a J VIN .
The print out the dealer already had ready to handout is from Nov. 2005 www.metrompg.com/posts/winter-mpg.htm
#169 of 309 Re: static radio and mpg [putney1]
Feb 12, 2012 (12:07 pm)
Are you driving an EX AWD 2012 CR-V . I am asking because of the static I have. It gets me upset to think I will have a gas monster on my hands the new improved CR-V MPG. IU go to the dealer tomorrow.
#170 of 309 Re: 2012 CR-V gas mileage problem [chaoskate]
Feb 13, 2012 (11:40 am)
I have around 500 mi in my odometer and the average mpg of 20.8 with 70/30 ratio of city/highway. I called up the dealer about this and he very rudely said please check the sticker and numbers written in small. Its all about how you drive and we cannot help to get mpg up
Is that a true statement, really upset with bad mileage
#171 of 309 Re: 2012 CR-V gas mileage problem [hondacrv2012]
Feb 13, 2012 (5:09 pm)
Yes I have my EX CRV back and I don't like it.
The radio is awful. Speakers aren't that good either.
The MPG is far away from what I had thought. EPA MPG is under the best of best situations and was a very misleading guideline for me. I need to turn my head around since I will have to pay for this monthly or maybe not-what will that do to my credit? Dealership not helpful. I will get back to Honda direct but I had no intentions of getting on a bandwagon. I wanted to enjoy a new car. I had not a problem with my EX L Accord for 3 years. Now I am making up for lost time.
#172 of 309 Re: 2012 CR-V gas mileage problem [putney1]
Feb 15, 2012 (7:56 am)
I think the dealer is correct your mileage depends on your driving habits, weather, the route you take etc.
I filled up my tank second time yesterday. Total drove 850 miles so far in 2 weeks. the trip computer shows 28.2 mile / gallon.
Its in between 27 - 28 depending on how smart I drive
I am happy with my purchase so far. I got EX 2wd on 1/31
Hope that helps.
#173 of 309 Re: 2012 CR-V gas mileage problem [shyboy]
Feb 15, 2012 (9:25 am)
My driving is mostly local stop and go. After two tank fill-ups I will calculate not using dash board. You seem to be on target.
What is being "driving Smart"
#174 of 309 Re: 2012 CR-V gas mileage problem [putney1]
Feb 15, 2012 (10:16 am)
The color changes to green around you speedometer when you "Drive Smart"
The EcoAssist™ system allows you to monitor your driving in terms of fuel-efficiency. Bars on either side of the speedometer turn green when using the engine efficiently. The more you stay in the green, the more miles you will utilize on a single tank of gas.
#175 of 309 Re: 2012 CR-V gas mileage problem [shyboy]
Feb 15, 2012 (2:04 pm)
I have seen the green bars on both sides of speedometer. I will post MPG when I fill the tank up twice and do the math.
#176 of 309 Re: 2012 CR-V gas mileage problem [putney1]
Feb 16, 2012 (12:13 am)
On my first tank from the dealer the computer calculated a terrible mpg and I was only able to get ~280 miles before having to fill up 14 gallons. I think the dealer screwed me and didn't fill up the tank, maybe this is your case as well.
BUT! The 2012 CRV's AVG MPG computer is definitely not the most accurate. I drove over 500 miles from san diego, ca to reno, nv and calculated a better MPG number than the computer. I used google maps to track my trip's mileage from one gas station to the next (Which matched the trip meter's mileage pretty closely). I calculated my MPG to be 34 mpg while the computer calculated only 31 mpg. This trip was during my break in period I had under 1000 miles on the car during this trip.
I calculated the mpg once more in between fill ups and calculated 2 mpg better again.
I like to record the mileage I've driven on my gas receipts to keep track of the mpg. I will have to make sure I record the computer's avg MPG as well to check the computer's accuracy.
#177 of 309 Re: 2012 CR-V gas mileage problem [trunksalan]
Feb 16, 2012 (9:08 am)
Wow very nice to see those mileage .. now I am thinking do I drive so bad, most of my driving is on city roads with signals etc.
but inspite of my odometer showing me smart driving I am getting mileage of around 20.5 mpg. I have driven around 650 miles on my car. Does any body has any confirmation of what is the break in for this car, after which its starts giving better mileage.