2016 Honda Pilot: July Fuel Economy Update - Padding the Stats
by Josh Sadlier, Senior Editor on August 11, 2016
Our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot has a Jekyll and Hyde thing going on with its fuel economy. If you take it on the open road like Dan Edmunds did, it can generate some pretty solid MPG numbers (although that's not what happened the time before). But back in the city, we've seen numbers in the low to mid teens, well below the EPA city estimate of 19 mpg.
Fortunately for the Pilot's stats, July was dominated by Dan's surprisingly fuel-efficient Oregon trip.
We had to check the numbers twice. Yes, the Pilot really averaged 25.6 mpg for the month, besting its previous record by a whopping 3 mpg. Along the way, Dan set single-tank records of 28.8 mpg and 506.5 miles. It shows you what the Pilot's capable of when you dial in the right driving technique. Let's see if we can keep that momentum going.
Worst Fill MPG: 12.3
Best Fill MPG: 28.8
Average Lifetime MPG: 20.2
EPA MPG Rating: 22 Combined (19 City/26 Highway)
Best Range: 506.5 miles
Current Odometer: 17,494
Josh Sadlier, Senior Editor @ 17,494 miles