Thanks for the comments and information.Don't believe those "instantaneous" displayed numbers. To get a greater understanding of your actual MPG you need to hand calculate them, preferably over several hundred miles.
An even better refinement is to hand calculate them tank to tank.
To eliminate the drudgery of this get a free account with Fuelly.com and routinely log your fill-ups. Below are my MPGs over 7900 miles.
Hahaha. Why not. I didn't buy her for the 1/4 mile times lol. Funny though, this is a turbo engine? Never driven a turbo with such little power. Oh well, she's safe and utilitarian and drinks little juiceThat’s awesome......good to see someone else using “ECO” mode.
Believe what?.......that I don't get 41.8 mpg at 75-80 mph?.............I hate to be contrary but I don't believe it. I always use the eco mode, I drive like the grandpa that I am (generally within the posted speed limits), I only traverse generally flat land - thru unincorporated areas, with properly inflated tires. While there are others bettering my results I am still within the top percent of users who religiously (accurately) track their usage........
And in my experience... 45-55 mph on flat terrain, with few or no stops..... IS the sweet spot for fuel economy in this vehicle. And ECO mode would work very well in this scenario as well.. so that would put a cherry on top of the fuel economy results.One of the most important issues here is that about 2/3 of the trip described, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Key West, Florida is on the Overseas Highway, with speed limits of 45 MPH to 55 MPH.
slower speeds = higher mileage
Ft. Lauderdale to Florida City, Florida where the Overseas Highway begins = 64 miles (~103 km)
Florida City to Key West = 126 miles (~203 km)
BTW the word Key is derived from the Spanish word Cayo, meaning small island.
Apples and oranges there.While I admit I could be wrong I stand by my assertion, I don't believe you are getting that kind of mileage.
How many miles and how many gal. of fuel? Then repeat over several tanks and recompute.
This is stolen from Fuelly.com, where you can verify if you wish:
Based on data from 436 vehicles, 24,877 fuel-ups and 7,054,627 miles of driving, the 2017 Honda CR-V gets a combined Avg MPG of 28.30 with a 0.06 MPG margin of error.
The most accurate 2017 Honda CR-Vs MPG estimates based on real world results of 10.9 million miles driven in 486 Honda CR-Vswww.fuelly.com
I'll have to admit I took the turnpike from Pembroke pines and was doing 70 under cruise control (it was 5am) for a good hour before I got to US1 where, indeed, it was 45-54 with stop lights and some passing. I was impressed to see such nice mpg and took the pic. It's my first CRV since driving Rav 4 for 3 years and getting around 20mpg, so I'm happyApples and oranges there.
His trip was not a combined mileage trip at all. It was a casual highway trip at 45-55 mph, on flat terrain, with almost no stop and go situations. He could easily have gotten over 40 mpg in those particular circumstances.
Ever made a trip from the west coast of Florida down to Key West? It is almost ideal mpg conditions.