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Old 08-05-2014, 05:43 PM   #71
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Honestly the numbers are almost unbelievable. I would not have guessed that these numbers were remotely possible. The ECO mode, cylinder management, works great. After driving an extended period I can tell when it switches off because I can sync feel/listening to the ECO light however it is ever so slight.

Today I received a call from Honda America about the Odyssey, not carping I discussed the 7 pin connector situation. He said he will send me a followup form toprovide more detailed information. You have to love Honda.
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Old 08-05-2014, 07:33 PM   #72
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Holy Cow Norm that is incredible!! Is this the first year Honda has offered this technology? I'm amazed I haven't heard of it before now. You'd think they'd be publishing those numbers all over the internet and in TV commercials.
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Old 08-05-2014, 07:48 PM   #73
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I would have said "Holy Cow" as well but I know we can't make religious comments.


Seriously I did not expect the numbers we got. I did not do any thing special other than relax in the most comfortable seat since our motor home.

The Odyssey has had variable cylinder management on the high end Odyssey for a number of years. All models have it now.

I've read numerous reviews on the Odyssey and have come to recognizes reviewers like depressing the accelerator to produce acceleration and burn gas. I'm personally too old to race... but I do recognize the horsepower and torque are there if needed.

I really can't wait to tow with it.

This the first year the Odyssey's 6 speed transmission has been offered on the base model.

It should be noted that I do not step on it when driving. On the way down I drove at 60 mph on the way home in the 65 mph. I have not figured out what the best speed for max mpg is.

It does have the highest mpg rating and the highest overall rating of any minivan. Honda's ads state that the Sienna costs a little less but.....

I can't wait to tow with it.
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:06 PM   #74
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Fantastic numbers and I know that you know Thompson of RV lifestyle regards that TV as excellent for its wide stance and some other features. Can't wait to see your next numbers.
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Ha Ha I think you and I drive alike. The more you push the accelerator the more money is going out the window. The published numbers are 19/28 for the 2015 Honda Odyssey. Of course they never say what speeds those numbers are calculated at.
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Old 08-06-2014, 06:47 AM   #76
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I have been following the travels of one of the couples on Airforums.com. They also have a newer Oddy. The owner is a techy gadget guy and installed a gizmo that crunches data from the vehicle and displays the current horsepower reading. After a trip he noticed the top horsepower reading was just over 175.
Not bad considering he was towing a good sized trailer.

It does show that huge amounts of power are not required to tow most trailers in most conditions.

Norms numbers also show that a 4,500lb vehicle can run 65MPH on 3 cylinders. Nice! Luv the technology.
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Wayne, I have discovered that the early Odysseys with cylinder management were prone to rear motor mount failures. Since Honda's been producing these engines with cylinder management for 9 years, I would assume they have resolved the motor mount issue.

I've read conflicting information on the cylinder management, whether they shut off just two cylinders or actually can shut off a third cylinder. Regardless, it was definitely amazing on I-495.

I do recognize that the amount of horsepower to propel a car on a flat road is relatively small. It's the acceleration, the rate of change.

Isn't it, for most people, the rate of change that makes life difficult?

I am still wowed by this two day trip, maybe it's like a first 'wow' date.
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The Odyssey is huge. If a family were traveling towing our Scamp 16 they would have plenty of room for two children to sleep in the Scamp.

Right now we can't imagine what we will do with all the available space. Ginny quite seriously says we could camp in the Odyssey. In Newfoundland we met a couple who were from Manitoba camping in their minivan.

We are now considering ways to use the Odyssey's space. Over 10 years with the CRV we had developed a storage strategy that worked well. The Odyssey is different and deserves new consideration.
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Norm, good the hear the Honda is "wowing" you.

On mileage, I think your conservative driving style has much to do with the good results. Take a look at your car on www.fuelly.com. You will see mpg's all over the place with most of the difference being driving style.

I agree that new tech cars are wonderfully more efficient than just five or ten year older vehicles. Compared to my last Jeep Grand Cherokee (2005), my 2014 is larger, 14% heavier, has 31% more hp yet gets 60% better gas mileage! 27 mpg driving like you, 23-24 at freeway speeds, 16-17 towing the Snoozy 60-65 mph. This Jeep gets better mileage towing the trailer than my last one did not towing.


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Denny,

There's no doubt the technology has made a huge difference.

I do think I'm a conservative driver, it came with age. As well one of our biggest monthly, variable expenses is fuel. The CRV was very good at towing our series of trailers varying between 20-22 mpg depending on the trailer. The difference was significant for us.

When we first started RVing we were weekend campers in our motor home. The mileage was irrelevant. Gas was a lot less expensive, we were working and it was infrequent, sort of like an expensive meal.

Continually on the road gas is a bigger deal. Gas has doubled in price since 2008, sort of like food prices, we're not working just spending and we're traveling all the time.

It's really important for us to stay on the road. I find travel to be good for our mental and physical health.

Thank you for the link. I believe driving style, driving type (city, highway, towing) and personal psyche (though in part that belongs in driving style) are all part of the equation.

On I-495 at rush hour there are plenty of crazies darting in and out, usually causing flow disruption. We attempt to be as steady as possible.
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:26 AM   #81
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I know the Odyssey mileage for our Interstate trip was unbelievable to many of you but none the less true. Our around town mileage, a town with a normal population density exceeding India, and even higher in the summer, we get 22-24 mpg.

Now we don't drive through the main beach front until after Labor Day even though our favorite fried clam place is on the other end of town. We try to stick to the roads the tourists don't use, though not always possible because we live two blocks from the ocean.

When I look at (Mc)Denny's link that drops our mileage experience into the more normal Odyssey range.
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Denny,

There's no doubt the technology has made a huge difference.

I do think I'm a conservative driver, it came with age. As well one of our biggest monthly, variable expenses is fuel. The CRV was very good at towing our series of trailers varying between 20-22 mpg depending on the trailer. The difference was significant for us.

When we first started RVing we were weekend campers in our motor home. The mileage was irrelevant. Gas was a lot less expensive, we were working and it was infrequent, sort of like an expensive meal.

Continually on the road gas is a bigger deal. Gas has doubled in price since 2008, sort of like food prices, we're not working just spending and we're traveling all the time.

It's really important for us to stay on the road. I find travel to be good for our mental and physical health.

Thank you for the link. I believe driving style, driving type (city, highway, towing) and personal psyche (though in part that belongs in driving style) are all part of the equation.

On I-495 at rush hour there are plenty of crazies darting in and out, usually causing flow disruption. We attempt to be as steady as possible.
Norm,
Since you guys are traveling all of the time, if you will travel to Arkansas, I will give you some fresh garden tomatoes! I grow them with out any chemicals, so you can taste the real flavor of the tomato. They will not cost you anything and they are good for your health! No cholesterol or fats! I will even throw in a few extra for you to enjoy on the road!
Now, that is a deal that you can't beat!
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Carl, Thank you. We'll be going thru AR next year, probably at least in the fall. Ginny's a loves garden tomatoes and I'm of Italian extraction.... Hope to see you in 2015.
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Right now we can't imagine what we will do with all the available space. Ginny quite seriously says we could camp in the Odyssey. In Newfoundland we met a couple who were from Manitoba camping in their minivan.
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