Before we left on our trip, I was getting in the high 20s. Most of the driving was in rural areas with curves and hills and an occasional highway jaunt of 140 miles.That seems realistic to me. There have been some really unbelievably high numbers reported that I take with a grain of salt.
So true. I almost get into an accident every day that I drive and that is not an exaggeration. Los Angeles is full of irate drivers who think that driving 20 miles over the speed limit is going to make a difference in getting somewhere faster. On average, that saves you 30 seconds, perhaps one minute. There is also a-holes who just want to be in front of me. They will zip past, get in front of me, then slow down. I try to drive somewhere between economical speeds and insanity and that's still too slow for the now increasingly busier roadways, since people are starting to get back to working. Drive safely people.Very true, but in the real world you drives nicely? If I do't go 20 over on the highway I get the middle finger. I try not to fall into that and stay in the slow lane and focus on the drive
We do have an ideal "fuel economy" drive pattern. My wife is the primary driver, usually drives the CR-V to work 4 days a week, 9 miles each way. Four lane suburban/rural divided road, with (if I counted right) 6 well-timed traffic lights. (I think she usually hits 3 of them green) There is not much traffic. The speed limit is 45 MPH, and there is very little elevation change. There is usually at least one radar equipped LEO hiding off to the side, so the normal speed is 45-48 MPH. My wife always exceeds the EPA ratings on her cars. This would be an excellent drive for the Hybrid, but with her only putting 5,600 miles on in a year (similar to your wife, @rd082298), it didn't make financial sense.... We have never achieved mileage anywhere close to what JB has seen and I have found the computer to about 1-2 mpg better than hand calculating the usage. When the V doesn't see much of any highway its more like low 20's mpg. I'm not complaining my wife only puts on 5,000 miles a year so the cost of gas is negligible. Interesting that the gas mileage is heading down with each model year.
This looks excellent, but...How does this translate to US MPG? Rough guess...39 US MPG? Thii is excellent, TDK!
I also compute every tank full, and also find the car's display to be roughly 1 (US) mpg optimistic.I was the primary driver on my 2017 V for about 3 years before passing it to my teens when I got my 2020 V. Both EX-L AWD. Tracked every single fill-up and stats using the app Road Trip. The vehicle MPG display is often ~ 0.7-1.0 MPG favorable vs actual though.
Not much driving this past year with my 1-year-old 2020 due to much more work from home during this pandemic, but hopefully this next year my average will rise a bit with longer commutes. Winter mileage always crappy here in Chicago area since always warming the car up before hand and running heat a lot. This past week is real nice and per the display I'm getting 30.2 MPG on this latest tank.
2017 CR-V EX-L AWD: 27.09 MPG (over 33K miles)
2020 CR-V EX-L AWD: 25.70 MPG (over 5K miles)
IME, the 1.5L gets horrible MPGs when its cold or driven very short distances. It's happiest when it's fully warmed up and driven at consistent, normal road and highway speeds.I only drove about 20 miles on my brand new 1.5t, and getting 4mpg lol but I'll give it another 500-1000 miles and hopefully can get better MPG
I used to get 30mpg in my Rogue Sport on the same route
Diesel is no better. And thats more expensive a fuel too.IME, the 1.5L gets horrible MPGs when its cold or driven very short distances. It's happiest when it's fully warmed up and driven at consistent, normal road and highway speeds.