2012 Honda CR-V Long Term Road Test

2012 Honda CR-V: Trip B Average MPG, Too

March 8, 2013

2012 Honda CR-V

Here's something kinda cool about the 2012 Honda CR-V: An average fuel economy readout not just for Trip A, but also a separate one for Trip B.

I found this particularly handy on my road trip to Mammoth because it meant I could let Trip B keep a running tally of both miles covered and average mpg for the entire trip, while Trip A took care of each fuel fill-up segment.

This meant I could toggle back and forth while I was driving to see what I was averaging right now versus what I had averaged overall so far.

Here's some other interesting mpg-related tidbits from the trip:

First, unlike many cars, the Honda CR-V under-estimated the average fuel economy we were getting per fill-up two out of the three times.

Second, the Trip B readout said we had averaged 28.4 mpg for 692 miles. What did we average in reality? 28.5 mpg. Now that's pretty damn close.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 18,415 miles


  • schen72 schen72 Posts:

    Most modern Hondas and Acuras have two trip meters and thus two average mpg meters. In my car, I've never reset trip B, so that acts as a "lifetime" mpg gauge.

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    So do VWs - although the Trip B resets itself after either 5k or 10k miles - I forget which.

  • usa1fan_ usa1fan_ Posts:

    So does our Ford Escape. But it tends to overestimate in 4 out of 5 fill ups, by around .8 - 1.0 mpg. I still use B as an overall average, keeping in mind that it's still most likely reading a little higher than I might have hand calculated.

  • benson2175 benson2175 Posts:

    Good looking well made gauges.

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