2012 Honda CR-V AWD: Already at 10 Kilomiles
October 18, 2012
Our 2012 Honda CR-V quietly rolled past the 10,000-mile mark on the way to work after a few eventful days under gorgeous skies in Nevada. This trip alone accounted for 1,100 of those miles, but with all the dirt roads and the start-stop driving we did they weren't particularly efficient ones.
At one point we had to buy gas priced at $5.89 per gallon at the Nipton Road exit on our way back from Las Vegas. Unlike the nearby bustling metropolis of Baker, there's only one station at Nipton Road, so they've got no price competiton. Yikes! Keep on going to Baker if you can make it. Compared to this mugging you'll save a ton.
Still, the tank of gas we bought there resulted in 30 mpg, our best mileage of the trip. This matches the CR-V AWD's 30-mpg EPA highway rating despite our load of 4 adults and their luggage and a general desire to get home without wasting any time.
Our worst tanks, achieved for the most part while poking around in the dirt, were 20.5 and 21.1 mpg. These crummy but understandable results were largely responsible dragging our trip average down to 24.2 mpg, slightly below the CRV AWD's 25 mpg EPA combined rating.
Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 10,000 miles