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This car (AWD-EXL) is showing me that I’m getting 26+ miles on highway!! Is this right?
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That is where my Elite AWD is usually at. This readout is usually very optimistic and if you do the math at fillup, it will probably be 2 mpg lower. On my F150, I can adjust the factor to give a true mpg. I don't believe Honda has that option.
 
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Yeah, my Passport says I've average 24.4 miles per gallon since buying it. Math says it's about 2 miles per gallon lower since i bought it.
 

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Not sure, but a friend told me it only averages the last 50 miles and then keeps on updating the 50 mile range...not sure. But I think somethings up. I get an average of 25.1. My wife got 24.8. I don't think its an overall reading. Maybe we should try the 'ole calculator method.
 

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I track every tank of gas on an iphone app. Over 25,000 I have averaged 22.78 mpg mixed city/highway driving in my 19 Elite AWD. I typically drive 5 over the limit and spirited off the line.
 

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My Passport has had cruddy gas mileage since I bought it. I was told it had to be broken in. I'm going to call Honda, as I am not getting any results from the Dealer. They said this is normal.
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Getting 12.7mpg does seem rather low, but it is only over 46 miles, there could be a number of other factors. Slow speeds, lots of hills, heavy foot, etc. could be contributing factors...

Have you ever taken it on a 200mile trip on a FLAT freeway/highway?

I'm pretty sure I'm typically around 20mpg, and did get 27mpg over a 297 mile trip, mostly down hill (see below).

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My Passport has had cruddy gas mileage since I bought it. I was told it had to be broken in. I'm going to call Honda, as I am not getting any results from the Dealer. They said this is normal.
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I am having the same issues, getting about 11.7 MPG on my 2020 Passport EX-L with just 3K miles on it. The dealer told me they can't find any reason for this low mileage, and it must be "the way I drive"... I am not a new driver and have driven higher performance cars and get better mileage than this.... Can anyone explain the ins/out of how they're getting such high MPGs while I am getting so lows...I do mostly small city commutes, and never had such low returns before. Thanks
 

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Here are a few tips, things that you can do.

First and for most forget the built in fuel guesstimator, for that it all it is, a guesstimator. They only way you get accurate milage is to put pencil to paper.

Second forget about the higher performance vehicles you have driven, the Passport isn't a high performance vehicle, It's a 4000 lb + vehicle being powered by a 280 hp 6 cylinder engine designed to go from A to B over highways, city streets and light to medium off road situations. It will drive differently.

Third, keep in mind that small city commutes are a gas mileage killer. Every stop light you hit, every stop sign etc takes the real time gas milage down to Zero. Zero is an average killer cause if you're not moving you not racking up mileage.

Things to do:

When you take off from a stop do so slowly and smoothly. Quick acceleration is a gas guzzler.

Drive the speed limit and keep you speed at the speed limit. If that means driving in the right hand lane so be it. When you are exceeding the speed limit no matter what the lane you will invariably come upon slower traffic that cause you to slow down, change lanes, speed past them, weave in and out of traffic all of which will effect you gas mileage. Learn to drive like you were driving a Limo with a very important client in the back. They want a smooth comfortable quiet ride.

Use your brakes sparingly. Let the vehicle slow down naturally when approaching a stop light or stop sign, slower traffic etc, which for many is tough to do as it means leaving proper space between yourself and the vehicle in front of you. This is done to a point. You don't need to let off the gas two blocks from a light and travel the last half block at 2 mph, but neither do you want to zoom up, slam on the brakes and then take off.

Learn to drive more than 10 feet in front of the hood. This will indirectly effect your mileage as you will be able to prepare for what ever is coming allowing you to drive smoothly as you continue your route. You need to know what color the light is not just the one you are coming to, but the next one and the one after that, as far as you can see.

Put down the phone, learn to talk without your hands, if you are hand talker, don't keep fiddling with the radio etc. Again an indirect effect on gas mileage. If you ever watch a texting driver, one who has to look at the passenger to talk, or hand talk with a passenger(s) you will see that they slow down, speed up, slow down, weave around, etc. Again smooth steady driving is what you want.

Finally, if you want to know what your real MPG is go out an test it properly. Find a nice state highway, instead of an interstate, fill the vehicle at a station close to the highway and drive as described as above. Drive 30 minutes or so at the speed limit, turn around an return by the same route, then stop at the same gas station and fill the vehicle up exactly as you did before the drive. Put pen to paper and see what the real MPG was. You can do the same thing on a nice slow county road to get an idea of what you MPG is at city speeds as well.

FYI, I'm averaging between 19 -21 mpg in town and 26 -28.8 on the highway depending on whether I am driving on a flat highway or going through hill country.
 

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Well said HarveyW !!

If you ever buy a limo, you're hired!!
I wish I could get one of my older family members to read and understand these words of wisdom.
This person is a "Pedal Pusher."
Always has either the brake or gas pedal depressed way more than ever necessary. Never coasts to a stop. On the other hand, Never worries about gas mileage, brake jobs or occupants comfort level. (Kinda like me at 16 years of age:) 😃
 

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Well said HarveyW !!

If you ever buy a limo, you're hired!!
I wish I could get one of my older family members to read and understand these words of wisdom.
This person is a "Pedal Pusher."
Always has either the brake or gas pedal depressed way more than ever necessary. Never coasts to a stop. On the other hand, Never worries about gas mileage, brake jobs or occupants comfort level. (Kinda like me at 16 years of age:) 😃
You better be careful, you may not be able to afford me. Besides I don't buy em, I just drive them.

FYI I prefer a Rolls Royce Phantom VIP Edition. The Premier edition is the party version, and I hate driving drunk partiers. 😁
 

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Great post, Harvey. Well written. We aren’t NASA going to the moon. Anything that shows up on my dash is for entertainment purposes only. That said, I get about 18 mpg around town in the winter, because I warm it up a lot here in Minnesota. 20 mpg or so during the summer in town. Just got back from a 2200 mile round trip to North Carolina. All interstate. 24.5 mpg! (5 or so over the limit, and easy starts and stops. Nothing fancy.) That was calculated using the “old fashioned” method. Miles divided by gallons. (What a concept!)

2019 Elite model. 16,000 miles.
 
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