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After 2500 miles very disappointed in the fuel economy to date. I realize I probably need to take a longer trip, but so far the average MPG I'm getting is about 25.5 and 5 MPG worse than the 15 year old car I traded to buy the CR-V. Really?
 

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I feel your pain. At 27k miles on my 2017 exl, the fuel economy keeps getting worse and worse. After the fix, I’m lucky if I can average over 23.5 mph per tank full and that’s with 80% highway miles. It snowed 2” here today and I let the car sit for 10 min to warm it up only to find a non existent temp reading. Went to a do it yourself carwash to rinse the car only to find 2 bars on temp gauge after idling for 3 min. It was 34 degrees outside. 2 complaints I choose to live with since the competition sucks
 

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OMG really? Thats horrible, NOT!

Need a little more information in regards to the 15 yr old car you traded and the style of driving. My 2009 CRV in the eight years I owned it only averaged 22.8. My 17 with pretty much the same driving habits is at 25.6, so I am very happy with that... More space and power to boot.
 

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I feel your pain. At 27k miles on my 2017 exl, the fuel economy keeps getting worse and worse. After the fix, I’m lucky if I can average over 23.5 mph per tank full and that’s with 80% highway miles. It snowed 2” here today and I let the car sit for 10 min to warm it up only to find a non existent temp reading. Went to a do it yourself carwash to rinse the car only to find 2 bars on temp gauge after idling for 3 min. It was 34 degrees outside. 2 complaints I choose to live with since the competition sucks
Keep letting it idle and wonder why you fuel economy sucks. These vehicles don't warm up unless you drive them, but I guess you figured that out and still continue to do it.
 

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you people can’t wait to jump on ppl. I don’t let my garaged car idle. I was leaving work and since it snowed I let it idle for 10 damn minutes this one time. I’ve been driving this thing for 27k miles and since the fix I’ve lost 5 mpg.
 

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Hyou people can’t wait to jump on ppl. I don’t let my garaged car idle. I was leaving work and since it snowed I let it idle for 10 damn minutes this one time. I’ve been driving this thing for 27k miles and since the fix I’ve lost 5 mpg.
I get 28-30 in winter. Idle no more than 60 seconds. Change air filter. Try some 91 ethanol free gas.
 

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Sorry to hear that you are not getting better fuel economy than you have with your other vehicle in the past. Sometimes with turbo engines, people tend to drive them harder because they like the feel of the extra torque. Also, the CVT is deceiving in that since you don't feel it shift and it wants to hold the RPM's more steady, some drivers push the accelerator more to make the tachometer increase like it would with an automatic transmission. The result will be decreased fuel economy. Depending on driving style and where you live, there are people that get mid 20's while others easily get mid 30's. There are so many external factors it's hard to say why you are getting poor fuel economy compared to your previous vehicle.

My personal experience comparing my wife's 2004 CR-V to her 2017 CR-V:

2004 CR-V 2.4L 5-speed manual
24.8 city, 23.2 Hwy (The manual transmission really needed an OD gear)

2017 CRV 1.5T CVT
27.8 city, 32.4 Hwy (pretty much right on the numbers from Honda)

Also, given it's only February your mileage should improve with warmer temps and when the fuel is switched away from the winter blend.
 

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Sorry to hear that you are not getting better fuel economy than you have with your other vehicle in the past. Sometimes with turbo engines, people tend to drive them harder because they like the feel of the extra torque. Also, the CVT is deceiving in that since you don't feel it shift and it wants to hold the RPM's more steady, some drivers push the accelerator more to make the tachometer increase like it would with an automatic transmission. The result will be decreased fuel economy. Depending on driving style and where you live, there are people that get mid 20's while others easily get mid 30's. There are so many external factors it's hard to say why you are getting poor fuel economy compared to your previous vehicle.

My personal experience comparing my wife's 2004 CR-V to her 2017 CR-V:

2004 CR-V 2.4L 5-speed manual
24.8 city, 23.2 Hwy (The manual transmission really needed an OD gear)

2017 CRV 1.5T CVT
27.8 city, 32.4 Hwy (pretty much right on the numbers from Honda)

Also, given it's only February your mileage should improve with warmer temps and when the fuel is switched away from the winter blend.
Agree 100% as this is about the same mileage my 2017 AWD Touring gets. In the city it can vary by type of trip, as would be expected. In my career in automotive I found (as do most) that the largest single factor in how much mileage a vehicle will get depends mostly on the driver and how their right foot operates. When I first got my new '17 in January of 2017 we were still in the dead of Winter and the first few fuel tanks just didn't do too well. I knew better than to panic. I learned the feel of the vehicle, got tuned into its CVT and that turbo engine. I got over "testing" its power and acceleration and turbo and started driving it as it should be driven. My fuel economy then improved greatly. I told myself the car just had to "break in" and loosen up. I knew full well that it was my right foot that had to learn how to make this vehicle work its best. I have gotten as high at 38 MPG driving 55 in the flat lands. 32-33 is very average for highway driving. BUT....you can't do this without a feel for the vehicle.
 

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My '18 EX-L AWD soars to 38 mpg at 55 mph for long stretches of flat cruise control in the country. That's amazing. But let's be real, I'll get creamed going that slow by trucks and other drivers on my normal highway commute. It's dangerous.

At 65 mph I drop below 32 mpg. My normal commute is 70-80 mph and it drops to 23-25 mpg.

My typical daily commute 30 min each way mostly highway averages around 27 mpg round trip. That's lower than the '12 Accord I had before for the same commute.
 

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We average closer to 22 mpg mainly suburbs/city driving. The best I have done on a longer 200 mile drive was 28.5 mpg (pre fix) even through the computer was saying it was closer to 30 mpg. That was with 4 of us in the car - all but me under 100 lbs. and a drive with alight foot. If it says 70 mph I drive 70 mph and I'm easy on the gas as I start off. The mpg isn't all that concerning since the vehicle is only driven 5,000 per year on average. I have found reducing speed to 55 mph allows one to get amazing gas mileage. Even in my Jeep GC I can average closer to 25 mpg when I drive closer to 55 than 70.
 

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Maybe I’m a little too skeptical, but my expectation is to average approximately 2 MPG less than the figures posted by auto manufacturers.
 

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Maybe I’m a little too skeptical, but my expectation is to average approximately 2 MPG less than the figures posted by auto manufacturers.
During the summer, I always average 1-2 mpg more than Honda's figures. Within 1 mpg in the winter. Depending on trip, you can get 10-20% highway mileage than Honda lists.


My first year average was 31.5mpg. But again, this includes a lot of 91 ethanol free gas. One particular station gets me amazing mileage.
 

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Keep letting it idle and wonder why you fuel economy sucks. These vehicles don't warm up unless you drive them, but I guess you figured that out and still continue to do it.
best plan is a block heater.....startup and warm air....back out of driveway and drive maybe a 1/5 th of a kilometer down the street and 7 bars already.....I love it now and solved my OD problems as a bonus


 

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Did you set your trip A to reset after each refuel? I noticed a more accurate mpg numbers after I did that.
17 ex 2wd, and obviously I don't have a heavy foot.
One thing I noticed, if you drive a lot of short trips, you will have much lower posted mpg. I think the computer recalculates and takes long for it to reach the correct numbers. Thus shorter distance means the computer has not finished its calculation thus is showing lower numbers. I came up with this assumption by watching the trip history.
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34 miles each way to and from work. I use wifee's crv once a week so it gets driven farther than her usual 10 mile daily commute.

normal route although this is the exception, normally I get 37, there was no traffic in those 3 days when I was driving the crv.
 

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1. Gas mileage is bad when cold. 20-25 is common
2. Your car doesn't need to idle for extended periods
3. Turn off Economy mode
4. Control your right foot
Even if you think you're a conservative driver, don't dismiss #4. I recently had surgery and my adult son was driving me around for a couple of weeks. He THINKS he's a conservative driver, but my mileage dropped from 31 (mixed highway/city) to 27 with him behind the wheel. I don't use the Economy Mode as I get better mileage without it, and I am conservative with acceleration and braking. I also rarely let the car idle or warm up for extended periods. Typically, on all highway trips, I get about 38 mpg.

...and to my knowledge, the AWD is expected to get a couple of mpg less than the FWD.
 

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I would never, ever, expect a low-friction 1.5L engine with a CVT to warm up a mid-sized SUV on a really cold day just sitting at idle. It just doesn't take much gas to get that thing to tick over and keep running, leaving not very much waste heat to dump into the cabin. (Not to mention that any time at all just sitting at idle is doing wonderful things to your average fuel economy, since a car that ain't moving is getting an MPG of 0.)

My old B5 Passat (with the 1.8T) never warmed up at idle when it was cold, and nobody on the forum for that car ever thought anything of it. (But damn, once that thing warmed up, that heater core would roast your buns off; you could tell it was designed for ski trips in the Alps or something...)

FWIW, the MPG of my ride improved quite a bit over the first couple k... And repeated short trips in the cold aren't good for the economy of any car.
 

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On my 2018 AWD Touring, I've been averaging over 31 MPG over the last 8800 miles according to the trip meter. Trip meter is in its default setting and has never been reset.
 
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