That is what it gets.
Originally Posted by trainman
I owned a 2008 Ridgeline before we moved up to a 2017 Ridgeline and I can say that you must have one exceptional 2009 to get the fuel mileage that you get. Myself and three other friends who own Ridgeline's have never got that good of fuel mileage on there G1's. Now the G2 is a different story they do get around 5 miles per gallon better then the G1's. I think much has to do because of the 6 speed transmissions and I think the 2019's have the 10 speed transmission. All being said, the Ridgeline's do a very good job for towing trailers within there towing specs. Note the G2's do not have the transmission shifting problems that the G1's have, probably because of the 6-10 speed transmissions handle the trailer loads much better.
I drive sensibly and use only top tier gasoline. I use 89 Octane when towing. I have friends with Ridgelines also. They moan and groan about their mileage.
But they drive a lot more aggressively than I do, and at higher speeds.
Yeah when not towing, if I drive 80 mph the mileage drops to 17-18. But at 62 it averages 24-26 depending on terrain and weather exceptions. And if I tow 65ish the mileages will drop 2-3 from above 58-60 mph posted above. .
These are calculated at the pump with a calculator. And that generally agrees with the slightly optimistic dash average.
On one trip we camped at Cloudland Canyon State park in Ga. After setting up camp we decided to go to town several miles away. I reset the Trip B on the dash. For that trip to Trenton Ga. the average was 48mpg according to the dash.
PS: FWIW, the trip back up the mountain to the campground was closer to 9 mpg. Terrain can make a huge difference.