Honda Crosstour Forums banner

1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
78 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Its been so long since I have had a car with good gas mileage, I was getting kinda freaked out that my gauge was not accurate when I was at over 300 miles on a full tank of gas. I was at about 320 miles when I was at a 1/4 tank of gas when I got gas and was only able to get 13.5 gallons in.

So, whats the distance you are getting on a tank of gas?

(I do mostly Highway driving thankfully)
((I only have about 900 miles on my CT (((in about 2 weeks))) so my sample size is kinda LOL))
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
156 Posts
I got about 600-650km on my first 2 tank fulls but then it went down to about 500-550km (310-340mi) and it's been consistent since then. I have just under 16000kms on my car now. I drive primarily on the highway (very little city driving) so I'm a little dissapointed in my MPG
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11 Posts
I average about 310-330 miles per tank in normal driving. I did get 380 on two tanks on a long distance trip earlier in January. Im a little disapointed, but then it could be worse, I could be getting 15 in something else.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
237 Posts
I have over 14k miles on mine, and with 18.5 gallons of gas in the tank, just city driving I get a little over 300 - 320 miles (17-18 mpg). If I have mixed hi-way and city driving then the mpg goes up towards 20 -22 mpg. I have not taken it out on just a long distance hi-way trip to determine mpg. I have heard though on another thread that getting 27-29 mpg on the Interstate is common. Hard to imagine a 10 mpg difference just cruising but there ya go.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11 Posts
Its all in the rpm and thus speed, I know from my trip the difference between 75 and 80 is about 3 mpg.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
78 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
All good to here thanks everyone..

I put on another 300 miles and I am at ~1/4 tank again... I'm gonna let this one go a little lower and see what happens...

(I drive A LOT!)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
668 Posts
With the Cold Weather and Snow on the ground I am not really paying attention but I was getting about 350 - 375 a tank.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11 Posts
I just have to remind myself that the light in the CT actually means you need gas. MY 04 Accord Coupe has a 16 gal tank and the light comes on with 4 gals remaining. I don't like to push beyound 1/4 tank, internal fuel pumps are a pain in the behind to fix.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
237 Posts
The light comes on in the CT means you have maybe 1 gallon of gas left. I have not read that officially, but , I have waited till the light comes on, driven for another 10+ miles and then filled up & topped off with 18.5 gallons. Thus, don't wait for the light to come on! LOL
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
78 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
The light comes on in the CT means you have maybe 1 gallon of gas left. I have not read that officially, but , I have waited till the light comes on, driven for another 10+ miles and then filled up & topped off with 18.5 gallons. Thus, don't wait for the light to come on! LOL

I don't let it get under 1/8 of a tank either, but I experienced that with my last few cars too! I could put more gas in than it says the tank can hold! Makes me wonder about gas stations....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9 Posts
I have higher range

Strange. Mine is about 480 miles per fuel tank maybe 500. Try to brake with engine before get to the lights when it is red. I change gear shift for mode 3 from D to do it. It safes a lot of fuel because injectors stop providing gasoline to combustion chamber till 1800 rpm.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9 Posts
Fuel

The light comes on in the CT means you have maybe 1 gallon of gas left. I have not read that officially, but , I have waited till the light comes on, driven for another 10+ miles and then filled up & topped off with 18.5 gallons. Thus, don't wait for the light to come on! LOL
That is not true. Light comes on when there is about 3-4 gallons in fuel tank. Every car is projected to let you drive additionally about 60-70 miles(100-120km) before you will be run out of fuel.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
78 Posts
Discussion Starter #14 (Edited)
Strange. Mine is about 480 miles per fuel tank maybe 500. Try to brake with engine before get to the lights when it is red. I change gear shift for mode 3 from D to do it. It safes a lot of fuel because injectors stop providing gasoline to combustion chamber till 1800 rpm.

not really sure how to respond to this... but DOWN shifting to slow down the car is going to put more wear on the torque converter and engine then it is worth. Plus, you are revving the motor to higher RPM's which use more fuel (engine can be at any speed without burning fuel). But since you are in ECO mode while decelerating you are using half as much fuel but since it is a higher RPM then while decelerating while in D you are technically using more fuel. Plus, this car seems to upshift on its own while coming to a stop while braking.

I wouldnt do this. you are better off leaving the car in D and taking your foot off the gas long before you need to stop then hit your brakes....

It tiilts me SOOOO hard people stepping on their brakes a block away from where they need to stop. Riding / feathering the brakes for that long is goin to wear them more than hitting them closer to the stop.

Maying your putting the feather action on the throttle all the time to see this kind of mileage and highway mileage at 55MPH.


My last tank was mainly 80-85MPH freeway and I saw about 22MPG
Tank before that was mainly 70-80MPH freeway and was almost 24MPG

Next long drive (casino's HA!) Ill TRY to do a constant 65 and see what the MPG looks like.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
237 Posts
Finally found the low fuel indicator information. Page 61 in our manual's. When a low fuel light comes on it indicates 2.8 gallons in the 2wd model and 2.5 gallons left on the 4wd model.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9 Posts
About mileage and braking

not really sure how to respond to this... but DOWN shifting to slow down the car is going to put more wear on the torque converter and engine then it is worth. Plus, you are revving the motor to higher RPM's which use more fuel (engine can be at any speed without burning fuel). But since you are in ECO mode while decelerating you are using half as much fuel but since it is a higher RPM then while decelerating while in D you are technically using more fuel. Plus, this car seems to upshift on its own while coming to a stop while braking.

I wouldnt do this. you are better off leaving the car in D and taking your foot off the gas long before you need to stop then hit your brakes....

It tiilts me SOOOO hard people stepping on their brakes a block away from where they need to stop. Riding / feathering the brakes for that long is goin to wear them more than hitting them closer to the stop.

Maying your putting the feather action on the throttle all the time to see this kind of mileage and highway mileage at 55MPH.


My last tank was mainly 80-85MPH freeway and I saw about 22MPG
Tank before that was mainly 70-80MPH freeway and was almost 24MPG

Next long drive (casino's HA!) Ill TRY to do a constant 65 and see what the MPG looks like.
Thanks for opinion. It is not true that engine uses more fuel when you are on higher RPM unless you are pushing your gas pedal. It is necessary to maintain your RPM above 1800-2000 in automatic transmission car if you want to hold up burning fuel. Of course you are right that we can brake with engine on D mode but it works only on higher speed when shift maintains RPM above 2000 RPM. Below that we can downshift with 3D mode and still save the fuel.
I don't block the road with that kind of drive-style. It makes the traffic smooth because you can wait for green while moving and don't have to brake every time to stop you car. I am an European and this is very popular style in my country. About fuel consumption- I drive about 65-75 MPH on highway and try not to stop on every lights like almost everybody do. I have EX with front wheel drive and I calculate every fuel tank to evaluate MPG.
However, thanks for posting my messages, I am really improving my English due these conversations:) Sorry if there are any mistakes in my sentences.
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
Top