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Our Honda Crosstours have a VCM that switch between 6 and 3 cylinders for fuel economy mostly on highway driving and my wife says this is kinda annoying? She says more with cruise on. I tell her to overlook it and keep going but she still is not used to it. Are you folks alright with this power management? Oh, and she loves this car, for she came out of a 2003 E320 Mercedes and not much difference except service cost and such...and yes the light turns on and off between cylinder changes. Maybe she sees that and expects it...but still there. Not a show stopper, just annoying for her and maybe for me if I drove it. Have 2,400 miles Glacier Blue 2 wheel drive.

OK, I drove it 150 miles and all good, for I think she was aggravated at me for selling her Mercedes ($450 Oil Changes) she now is completely good with it! She finally came clean.
 

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I never even notice when it switches, in town or on the highway, I notice the little light every now and then, but the vehicle manners aren't altered in any way, nor do I feel it go into economy mode.
 

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I'm on the highway lots with my EXL 4WD CT and do notice a little when it goes into the 4 or 3 cylinder mode.
It just seem when I put the cruise on that the CT kind of "cycles". I mean I can feel it slow down a bit, then I fell a bit of a "push" as it comes back up the the set speed.
I can't see the speedo dropping, don't see the eco light going off (except into a good headwind) but I just kind of "feel" a little something like a little push every few seconds.
So, yes, I guess I do notice it too!
 

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Re: Notice switch

I dont really feel a difference, I see the light..but what I do notice..is an average of 26 mpg highway, most weekends I do a round trip up to PA of 300 miles, freeway driving using cruise control and have been getting great gas milage...so I have no complaints.
 

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Have not noticed any difference when cruising down the road, the light comes on and I watch the RPMS, cannot really see anything or feel itfor that matter, pretty much 70% in town and 30% highway. Just a month of ownership thus far.
 

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If you have the cruise set, and you feel a little pulse, it's not the economy mode, it's the cruise control, every car in the world does it. If the light doesn't turn off/on then the mode hasn't switched.
 

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I feel a very small shift sort of feeling when it goes from 6 down to 3. Bit, it is ever so slight. Not sure it really bothers me, I just know it is there. to the OP not sure if you can turn it off.
 

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After having the Crosstour for a whopping 4 days, I haven't really noticed any slipping, jerking, stuttering, etc. when the engine moves into ECO mode except when I am paying attention to my throttle usage. In other words, when I pay attention to driving, I don't notice the engine moving in and out of ECO mode. Nice and smooth.
 

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After having the Crosstour for a whopping 4 days, I haven't really noticed any slipping, jerking, stuttering, etc. when the engine moves into ECO mode except when I am paying attention to my throttle usage. In other words, when I pay attention to driving, I don't notice the engine moving in and out of ECO mode. Nice and smooth.

You will love this car for all that it is.
 

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If there wasn't a lit indication it was happening I'd never know it was, in fact I just filled the tank up for the first time and got 19 mpg for the first tank and most of my driving is not the highway but in town, very pleased with this coming from the RidgeLine.
 

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If there wasn't a lit indication it was happening I'd never know it was, in fact I just filled the tank up for the first time and got 19 mpg for the first tank and most of my driving is not the highway but in town, very pleased with this coming from the RidgeLine.
Decent mileage for break-in. I hope for much the same.

Should improve too with time and miles.
 

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I feel an ever so slight feeling like the transmission shifting. As stated earlier, if not looking for it I would never notice it.

If you have the Nav and go to trip computer you can watch the real time gas mileage estimates. It really does help.
 

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Speaking of the trip computer, I wonder how accurate the average mpg reading is? I tried calculating gallons between fill ups (no topping off) vs. miles driven and my calculation was 3 mpg less than the trip computer.
 

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Speaking of the trip computer, I wonder how accurate the average mpg reading is? I tried calculating gallons between fill ups (no topping off) vs. miles driven and my calculation was 3 mpg less than the trip computer.
From my experience on other vehicles including my Lex, the navi's calculations for average mpg's are a little optimistic .. You can't do any better than the miles divided by gallons, provided you fill both ends properly and completely.

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shifting betwwen modes is seamless-- not anything to notice-- i do however tyr to keep it in eco to get best mileage.

do far on 1500 mile trip got 27 mpg. on around town 20-- but when really stop and go for a whole tanks worth 15.

it gives just about the same mileage as the sedan with alot more room.
 

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If there wasn't a lit indication it was happening I'd never know it was, in fact I just filled the tank up for the first time and got 19 mpg for the first tank and most of my driving is not the highway but in town, very pleased with this coming from the RidgeLine.
Same with ours. If the icon didn't come on we wouldn't know it. Richard
 

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Speaking of the trip computer, I wonder how accurate the average mpg reading is? I tried calculating gallons between fill ups (no topping off) vs. miles driven and my calculation was 3 mpg less than the trip computer.

I did the math on two fillups. The trip computer was about one mpg higher than the manual math , both times. Close enough for government work.
 
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