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2016 Honda Pilot: Fuel Economy Update for January — Road Trips Boost the Average

by Cameron Rogers, Associate Editor on February 15, 2016

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Dan wasn't kidding when he wrote that the 2016 Honda Pilot would see plenty of road trip miles in January. The Pilot started the month with Dan coming home from Oregon. He laid low for a couple of days, then traveled to and from Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show.

Brent took the Pilot a few days later for a day trip of his own with his mother and two kiddos in tow. The long-distance trips helped the Pilot eke ever closer to its combined mpg rating.

Dan set out on his Vegas journey with the intention of setting records for the Pilot. He flew solo and religiously stuck to posted speed limits. He ran into traffic heading north on Interstate 15, so he ventured off the beaten path through deserted two-lane roads. Taking the long way round helped Dan set a best-range record, covering 400.6 miles on one tank of fuel. His return trip set a best-fill record at 25.8 mpg.

The Pilot covered 3,302 miles in January and fuel economy for the month stands at 22.6 mpg. Overall fuel economy increased from 18.9 mpg to 20.4 mpg, not far from the EPA combined rating of 22 mpg. Fuel consumption decreased from 5.3 to 4.9 gallons/100 miles.

Worst Fill MPG: 13.1 mpg
Best Fill MPG: 25.8 mpg
Average Lifetime MPG: 20.4 mpg (4.9 gallons/100 miles)
EPA MPG Rating: 22 Combined (19 City/26 Highway)
Best Range: 400.6 miles
Current Odometer: 8,050 miles

Cameron Rogers, Associate Editor @ 8,050 miles

 

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