Last post on Apr 02, 2013 at 1:47 PM
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Honda CR-V, SUV
#204 of 308 Re: 2012 CR-V gas mileage problem [putney1]
Mar 28, 2012 (12:55 pm)
Guys guys, Its unbelievable, I got 28.5 mpg avg so far (65% Highway and 35% City). 6/10th of a tank got me 220 miles.
I am sorry for previously stating that, I was disappointed about CRV mpg. I am revising my statement. It was my fault and I realized I was driving like nuts before. (especially cuz I was driving a 3.8L V6 before, I tended to be stomping on the gas all the time and braking hard).
In city, I let go of the throttle and let the car cruise/coast by itself, whenever I am going to hit a red light/stop sign. CRV has very low rolling resistance (improved bearings?, low friction engine?), which means there is plenty of potential energy in the body, the car will keep coasting for a while, till it comes to a stop. Try this technique by going easy on throttle, and watch the next 2 traffic lights ahead and use throttle wisely, you should see the remarkable difference. Mine is a 12' AWD EX. I am so happy with the purchase. I have no doubts about EPA. EPA estimates are for sane drivers. If you have driven a Turbo/V6 then, you have to be re-trained to drive a 2.5L honda. Honda's are feather like, its sips fuel, if you drive wisely. If you keep stomping on the pedal, you're gonna get 20mpg and nothing more. Get a V6 instead. But, I love my CRV with gas at $3.90.
I am going to join hypermilers club too. will keep posting my updates here....have fun guys. Safe driving. Enjoy your 2012 CRV guys.
#205 of 308 Re: 2012 CR-V gas mileage problem [raptor11]
Mar 28, 2012 (1:38 pm)
I am getting about 19mpg around town -I live, work and shop in a small area of 20 miles radius stop signs and lights-I am not happy with 19mpg.
I went to the city and back -highway and once again city 210 miles and back to an airport 25 miles away, local driving and work and shop got 25.1mpg. Not happy with my driving. The green rim is always there. I did some amount of coasting to lights. Up Hill seems like the CR V is dragging, with a good amount of noise and it is only myself in the 2012 EX CRV.
#206 of 308 Re: 2013 RDX vs 2012 CRV [drjcool1]
Apr 01, 2012 (5:25 pm)
I'm considering the same cars. Right now I'm driving a 2006 Acura TL and a 1995 Subaru wagon. When the wagon goes, I will need a car for my dogs and grand kids. So I'll be selling th TL. Thought about a subaru outback, but there were too many negative comments about it. I haven't seen seen the RDX yet and wonder of it's worth the price difference.
#207 of 308 Re: CR-V 2011 or 2012? [julyjuly]
Apr 02, 2012 (10:45 am)
You might ask them if they will drop the certification on that used one for a better price. As reliable as Hondas are I never understood why having one certified was such a big deal.
You are paying for a warranty you will probably never use.
#208 of 308 Re: Breakeven of engine [stickguy]
Apr 02, 2012 (2:05 pm)
I have owned 10 new Hondas in the past 20 years. Best thing I can tell you is drive them like you are going to. There is a saying that fits, Drive Them Like You Stole Them. Honestly there is no break in perios anylonger except on Brakes and Clutches as they have to wear intot he droms or plates. Enjoy!
#209 of 308 Re: 2012 CR-V gas mileage problem [ssivakumar]
Apr 02, 2012 (2:07 pm)
Why would anyone in their right mind buy a 2WD, when the 4wd is only 1 mpg diference? Does not make sense and I cannot figure out why they still even make them in 2WD.
#210 of 308 Re: 2012 CR-V gas mileage problem [nor_cal_dale]
Apr 02, 2012 (3:04 pm)
I'm in Seattle and the 2WD models make no sense at all but there are a lot of places in the US where 4 WD would never be needed. Why pay for something you would NEVER have a use for?
#211 of 308 Re: 2wd vs 4wd
Apr 02, 2012 (4:22 pm)
I'm seriously considering a 2012 crv 2 wd but waiting for the 2013 rav for comparison and I'm in the NW but live in the flat lands, don't drive in snow/ice and don't ski anymore. The reason I'm considering the 2 wd over 4 wd is: it's a few extra thousand bucks, a few extra hundred pounds, the vehicle already has a limited slip feature and it's more maintenance! Also, I'm guessing it's more than a 1 mpg difference too regardless of epa estimates (drivetrain drag, etc) I'm sold on most of the Honda and Toyota products and want the better visibility, safety and space, but I seek at least 30 mpg on the highway without trying much! The new camry SE and Prius are on my list too but aren't as safe or as large!
#212 of 308 Re: 2wd vs 4wd [drjjjj]
Apr 03, 2012 (7:31 am)
Just know that a 2WD CRV or Rav4 will be VERY difficult for you to resell
down the road when the time comes.
It's not often that we really "need" 4WD around here but I can tell you there have been a few times I was very glad to have it!
" More maintenance"? Yeah, you have to change the rear diff fluid every 30,000 miles. That's the extent of it.
30 MPG may be overally optimistic for either a CRV or a RAV4.
#213 of 308 Quick 2wd vs 4wd follow-up for mpg freaks
Apr 03, 2012 (10:47 am)
The 2wd is geared 5% taller/different than the 4 wd, it's about 200lbs lighter, if you go LX the tires are 5% thinner/taller maybe more complaint?, it's half an inch lower with some/a little driveline drag and the $2k less puts in the same price point as a camry se/etc I'm looking at. Perhaps the 4 wd has better resale, but maybe not-fewer lower priced better mpg 2wds in the long run! I'm in the NW and have yet to need any help with inclimate weather (in 10 years) and we drive rear wheel drive volvos (with limited slip) We do have the luxury of working aat home/calling in if it more a than an inch or two of snow however! Again, looking for car like drive, higher/commanding view/safety (3200lb min and extra height) , greater capacity and reliable/exc resale with 30 mpg on freeway 70 min threshold! Picky Engineer that will end up with Prius if gas stays above 4 bucks! China & India lining up for oil FYI! Drop the 50 state freeway limit to 60mph and most of us jump 5 mpg FYI!!