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Old 07-19-2007, 11:47 AM   #1
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I was just wondering if you folks which have bought new vehicals in the last few years are getting close to published miles/gallon of fuel on normol driving conditions.
EG---My Toyoto Rav 4 is stated to be 25 City and 37 Highway.I am not getting close to the posted Highway rating of 37 miles per gallon CDN

How about you all.
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Old 07-19-2007, 11:56 AM   #2
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I got 32.5 mpg with my new Camry on our trip to New Orleans last May! (It's rated to get 33 mpg/highway.)
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Old 07-19-2007, 11:57 AM   #3
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I was just wondering if you folks which have bought new vehicals in the last few years are getting close to published miles/gallon of fuel on normol driving conditions.
EG---My Toyoto Rav 4 is stated to be 25 City and 37 Highway.I am not getting close to the posted Highway rating of 37 miles per gallon CDN

How about you all.
I'd have to check the exact number, but I think with my 2008 Ford Escape I am getting within 1 m.p.g. of what it is rated for. I haven't check my city mileage yet. I'll hae a better rating soon after I have driven it a little more.
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Old 07-19-2007, 12:07 PM   #4
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I was just wondering if you folks which have bought new vehicals in the last few years are getting close to published miles/gallon of fuel on normol driving conditions.
EG---My Toyoto Rav 4 is stated to be 25 City and 37 Highway.I am not getting close to the posted Highway rating of 37 miles per gallon CDN

How about you all.
My V-8 F-150 is 8 years old. It gets 22-23 mpg (without the Casita) on the road; the sticker said 17 mpg. That's with some small mountains but mostly rolling hills.

Ches, the mileage you get is very much dependent upon your driving habits, especially with newer vehicles. When I'm on the road, I set my speed control at 57mph and leave it there. I think the speed control more than anything else helps my mileage, but the lower speed helps too.
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Old 07-19-2007, 12:08 PM   #5
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Is the problem that Canadian gallons are different than US gallons?

I have purchased a 2002 Olds Intrigue, 2005 Tahoe and 2006 Suburban and on all three, I got a little more than what is advertised on the highway. I never measure city - too many variables.
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Is the problem that Canadian gallons are different than US gallons?"


No i did take that into consideration.Thanks
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Old 07-19-2007, 12:23 PM   #7
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Is the problem that Canadian gallons are different than US gallons?
Yes, that part confuses me, I never know if someone is refering to US Gallons or Imperial Gallons, I find using L/100KM a more acurate comparison. You can't mix up the volumes.

Chester, I use this site, it gives you all the measurements.

http://www.oee.nrcan.gc.ca/transportation/...lator-input.cfm
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Old 07-19-2007, 12:25 PM   #8
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Morgan is certainly right about how driving habits (some of which we are barely aware of) will influence your mileage. I have a 6.6 liter diesel in a 2500HD pickup (actually a 1-ton + vehicle). Pulling my Casita I get about 16 overall and no-tow and lightly loaded I can get as high as 22. It has one of those computer doo-dads that give you all sorts of info, some of it useful. The computer says that it has gotten an aggregate 16.4 MPG in the 50,000 miles since I have had it. Quite a bit of that has been low-&-slow 4WD stuff so I am not unhappy with these results.

'Course when I bought the truck, diesel was about $1.39 and significantly cheaper than petrol.
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Old 07-19-2007, 12:34 PM   #9
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Yes, that part confuses me, I never know if someone is refering to US Gallons or Imperial Gallons, I find using L/100KM a more acurate comparison. You can't mix up the volumes.

Chester, I use this site, it gives you all the measurements.

http://www.oee.nrcan.gc.ca/transportation/...lator-input.cfm
Hey ---Great site.I like it.
PS---Just talked with Toyoto.They were surprized to hear that milage was so poor so now must keep a record for them.

I must point out that i am talking about good driving habits and keeping maint up.
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Old 07-19-2007, 12:59 PM   #10
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Hi,
Several years ago some Element owners noticed that the mileage they thought they were getting was not true, due to a odometer mess up. Or something like that...not exactly sure.
Now there is a class-action suit against Honda, claiming they knew of the problem. The situation would not only change your mileage, but decrease the time a warrantly would be in effect.
These is only true for the earlier Elements.
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Oh, and one other thing, starting with 2008 models (maybe in Canada only), they are using more stringent measuring procedures to come up with fuel economy, so in the future they will be more true to life. This might be why my mileage is so close to published.
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According to the little onboard computer display the Frontier is getting 12.9L/100 km (in summer, winter is more like 15L/100km). My driving is mixed city/hwy. The specs say 15mpg city and 20mpg highway (are those US gallons?)

Now that I've checked out that excellent link to the Fuel Calculator site, I now know that my summer rate translates to:
18.23 miles/US gallon or
21.9 miles/Imperial gallon

So it appears that my fuel use is somewhere in the right ballpark.

Someone once told me that the published rates are based on testing under perfect conditions at sea level, so YMMV (don't know if there's any truth to that)
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Now there is a class-action suit against Honda, claiming they knew of the problem. The situation would not only change your mileage, but decrease the time a warranty would be in effect.
[b]These is only true for the earlier Elements.
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I have received a class-action notice that this pertains to other Honda vehicles; the Odyssey and the Fit. I have already put more miles on my Odyssey than the new warranty extension will cover.

I usually get about 2 mpg less than was advertised on the window sticker when not towing.
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The specs say 15mpg city and 20mpg highway (are those US gallons?)
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I would bet the vehicles sold in Canada specify the mpg ratings in imperial gallons.
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