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Been driving my crv for 20,000 kms now and I've noticed the range of the tank is just too low. Getting about 500kms (310miles) per tank compared to the advertized 700 kms (440miles) on highway driving. Granted I drive on the highway occasionally but a conservative driver nevertheless (graduale acceleration, limited HVAC use). What range are others getting?
 

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Highway mileage for my 2014 is about 29 MPG, which means 430 miles.
I checked the information on fuelly.com for 2019 CR-Vs:


29 MPG is the most common mileage people are getting, and also what the largest number of owners are getting.

First question is how are you calculating your fuel mileage?
You say "per tank" but I know you are not driving until you run out of gas, so are you tracking the miles/kms driven between fill ups and how many gallons/liters of fuel you put in the tank?
 

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This is based on the range estimator on the instrument cluster. Also the average fuel estimator on that same display. I was getting 9.7l/100 kms (24.5 mpg) for the whole 20,000 kms.
 

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Been driving my crv for 20,000 kms now and I've noticed the range of the tank is just too low. Getting about 500kms (310miles) per tank compared to the advertized 700 kms (440miles) on highway driving. Granted I drive on the highway occasionally but a conservative driver nevertheless (graduale acceleration, limited HVAC use). What range are others getting?
on a totally highway trip meaning fueling up and driving till empty i can get about 37mpg and range has a shade over 400
For around town cruising its lower 300ish
 

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If you need another point of reference I have averaged 8.59 litres / 100 kms over 185,000 kms traveled on my 2012 AWD CRV. And yes I am a little anal for documenting 585 fuel purchases and associated kms.
 

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The range is estimated based on the last about 10 miles average fuel consumption.
When I am on a long downhill run getting 50 MPG the range says 845 miles on a near full tank.
On the same uphill trip getting 16 MPG the range says 240 miles on a nearly full tank.
It is a guesstimate of the range left.
 

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  1. This is based on the range estimator on the instrument cluster. Also the average fuel estimator on that same display. I was getting 9.7l/100 kms (24.5 mpg) for the whole 20,000 kms.
    Given the numbers you are reporting, you aren't doing much highway driving or if you are you are doing many short city trips.
 

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This is based on the range estimator on the instrument cluster. Also the average fuel estimator on that same display.
The key word there is "estimator", also known as a guesstimate.

Try calculating it for yourself.
The next time you fill up note the mileage, or reset one of the trip odometers to zero.
Drive.
Then when you fill up again use the amount of fuel you added to the tank and the actual distance driven to calculate your fuel mileage.
 

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Been driving my crv for 20,000 kms now and I've noticed the range of the tank is just too low. Getting about 500kms (310miles) per tank compared to the advertized 700 kms (440miles) on highway driving. Granted I drive on the highway occasionally but a conservative driver nevertheless (graduale acceleration, limited HVAC use). What range are others getting?
Agree, definitely could use a larger tank...
 

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When I fill up on mine, I get 370-390 range left. It has 9500 miles on it now and I haven't reset the overall trip mpg.....it's at 28.7mpg right now for those 9500 miles.
 

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I’m thinking the key word is “occasionally”........when “driving on the highway occasionally” you can not expect to get posted highway mpg numbers.

Just the opposite......some claim 28-30 mpg in town. Driving a steady 60 mph on a divided 4+ lane loop inside the city limits ain’t city driving.
 

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Does anyone still use an actual mathematical method anymore? Like, number of miles driven divided by number of gallons added?

Do most of you find the listed capacity of 14 gallons is accurate, or can it be topped off more than that? I know topping it off too much can mess up the charcoal canister in some cars. In my 2013 Rogue that I'm trading in, the listed capacity is 15.9, but when I'm down to E I can routinely fill it with 17 or maybe slightly more. Once I put in 17.523 without overflowing it. This was on a pump without those holes in the end to have excess fumes go back into the pump, so I'm reasonably certain it all went into the car's tank.
 

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I did the miles driven divided the gallons pumped thing for about 6 months. The dash display was at most ,6 mpg happier than the manual calculation so I’ve called it good enough for the past 21 months.

I’ve never put more than 7 gallons in to fill up. On a road trip, my bladder won’t go longer than 7 gallons. While driving, I sleep better knowing the needle is closer to F than E.😇
 

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I live about 5 miles from town and drive back and forth once or twice a day. There may be an occasional out of town trip in there and I'm avg 30 mpg. Road trip to Pitt. recently and got avg of 33 mpg on each of 3 tanks I used. Also, this was in some mountainous driving and w/o using ECON mode.
 

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I have always tracked my mileage using actual fuel put into the tank divided into miles driven since the last fill up.
I enter the numbers at fuelly.com. You can see the results in my signature.

Over the past year I haven't been driving much at all. A couple of times a week the 18 or so mile roundtrip into town, and twice a month a longer trip to meet with friends for lunch which varies since we try to find a different place each time, and once a month a 95 mile round trip on the highway.
 

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Been driving my crv for 20,000 kms now and I've noticed the range of the tank is just too low. Getting about 500kms (310miles) per tank compared to the advertized 700 kms (440miles) on highway driving. Granted I drive on the highway occasionally but a conservative driver nevertheless (graduale acceleration, limited HVAC use). What range are others getting?
You have to keep in mind that the type of driving you do (ie: freeway vs in town), as well as road conditions, traffic conditions, tire condition, fuel blend (there are many different fuel blends across north america), and driving style ALL factor into your realized MPG. As for the estimated distance after filling the tank.. that is very much just an estimate, so i would not get too attached to it... calculate based on gallons added to the tank and divide that by the miles driven since the last tank fill.

As someone who drives about 90% in town, urban, congested, short trip driving... I average about 22 mpg on my 2017 CRV. It has been very consistent. Note: I drive with ECO off.. always.

On a proportional basis compared to my old gen3 CRV .. it is very similar in results (EPA city mpg, vs actual).... meaning that I get the same % below EPA city rated mpg on my gen5 as I did on my gen3. Which is what I would expect since the driving conditions are essentially identical. Of course the gen5 does better in pure mpg because it is more fuel efficient, which is why I did a proporational comparison of historic mpg on my gen3 vs my new gen5.

One last thing to add is the gen5 CRV drives differently in terms of acceleration from stop. And I found out early on that easing into the pedal does not provide the best fuel economy results for in town driving. What I learned is that with the 1.5T engine.. you want to actually do something counter-intuitive... and lean into the accelerator more.. with the goal of getting past 25 mph as fast as you can, and then ease way back on the throttle. This gives me the best performance from a stop and it also improves mpg about 1-2 mpg from my experience. The reasons for this is all in how the CVT is tuned, and how and when the turbo engages.
 

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Do most of you find the listed capacity of 14 gallons is accurate, or can it be topped off more than that?
In 110 fill-ups, the most I put in was 11.8 gallons using the pumps' shut offs. I have never gone below 0 miles left in spite of theoretically having 2+ gallons in the tank. Posts in past threads had people complaining about running out of gas when there should be a fair amount left. I concluded that even though there may be 14 gallons in the tank, I shouldn't assume I can use them all.

The car seems to think it has a ~12.5 gallon tank based on how many gallons I put in plus how many gallons it thinks it has available (= range remaining/computer MPG for that tank). [low of 11.8, high of 14.3, mean of 12.5]

Life-of-the-car calculated MPG is currently 32.3 over 33,500 miles. About 75% of the miles were road trips, the rest around-town. It is the most fuel efficient car I've ever owned. It's a 2017 AWD EX-L, never use Eco mode.
 

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In 110 fill-ups, the most I put in was 11.8 gallons using the pumps' shut offs.
Thanks, that's interesting. I always made it a point to never buy gas for my Nissan until I got at least 300 miles out of a tank. This assured I never bought less than 10 gallons at a time. I guess the Honda will be a little different. :)
 
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