Fuel Economy Update for March - 2012 Honda CR-V Long-Term Road Test

2012 Honda CR-V Long-Term Road Test

2012 Honda CR-V: Fuel Economy Update For March

April 2, 2013

2012 Honda CR-V

During March, we put about 1,200 miles on our Honda CR-V and we're closing in quick on 20,000 miles. Despite only average four-cylinder sauce (especially on long grades), this versatile crossover remains a staff favorite and a go-to road tripper. In March, we used the CR-V mainly in and around town, except for a ski run to the Sierra Nevada mountains which accounted for about 700 miles.

Over six tanks, we averaged 23.4 mpg. That's shy of the EPA combined rating, but who knows what abuse the CR-V suffered under Monticello's right foot en route to and from his alpine adventure. And as Mike pointed out in an earlier post, either the Honda CR-V's on-board eco meter isn't properly calibrated or it's just humble. Looking at the fuel log, the CR-V underestimated its actual fuel economy on almost every tank.

Worst Fill MPG: 17.1
Best Fill MPG: 31.3
Average Lifetime MPG: 25.1
EPA MPG Rating (City/Highway/Combined): 22/30/25
Best Range: 388.9 miles
Current Odometer: 19,770

Dan Frio, Automotive Editor @ 19,770 miles


  • huisj huisj Posts:

    Interesting that it underestimates the mileage. On gen 2 Fits, the mileage gauge always overestimated mileage terrible (by about 4 mpg usually) when they came out. They did a computer reflash on them, and it still overestimates by 1 or 2 most of the time. Guess they've overcompensated.

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