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.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
I get 28-30 in winter. Idle no more than 60 seconds. Change air filter. Try some 91 ethanol free gas.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.
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.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.
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.Maybe I’m a little too skeptical, but my expectation is to average approximately 2 MPG less than the figures posted by auto manufacturers.
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 bonusKeep 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.
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.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