Hello out there,
I recently purchased a 2006 CRV SE AWD 5AT to accompany my 2004 CRV LX. (which the girlfriend drives)
I purchased this used with 69,000 miles and it is certified. I run mostly highway miles and, after racking up about 1500 miles, have added the #2429 K&N air filter. (I had an extra one lying around.) Through certification the V has had the trans. and differential fluids changed out and everything else is up to date for maintenance.
I am only able to get 21 to 23 MPG so far. This is both with the Honda air filter and the K&N filter. I believe that this V is, in the best conditions,
suppose to achieve 28 MPG as a top rating. Does anyone out there have any suggestions as to how I can improve the MPG's? I know that this is winter time but being that this V is used and I don't have a maintenance record of the previous owner, can I do anything further to help improve the results? Again I am placing mostly highway miles on this CRV and I feel I am not achieving a good enough MPG. I realistically think that 25 to 26 for winter highway driving should be average. (Maybe I am dreaming though)
Should I be using 87 octane from Shell or BP Amoco instead of the average gas station?
Thanks for your assistance.