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Still in the break in period with close to 600 miles now. Never use Econ and only been doing local driving. Easy on the gas as well and getting 16 miles to the gallon locally. 3 miles short of the advertised 19 city driving. Anyone else? It is what it is and still a great vehicle loving it every day despite the gas mileage.
 

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Still in the break in period with close to 600 miles now. Never use Econ and only been doing local driving. Easy on the gas as well and getting 16 miles to the gallon locally. 3 miles short of the advertised 19 city driving. Anyone else? It is what it is and still a great vehicle loving it every day despite the gas mileage.
That is why you need to use 'Econ' - you burn more gas when that is switched off and you're doing a lot of city driving. Econ mode should be turned off when you're on the highway and you need power for passes and climbs.
 

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I had crazy gas mileage on my first road trip too:
- I made it to Vegas 291 miles (door to door) on 1/2 tank of gas 20.9mpg, home on a little more than 3/4 tank 28mpg and the traffic was so bad - it took me 9 hours to get home vs 5 to get there and 5-6 is my normal.
 

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Still in the break in period with close to 600 miles now. Never use Econ and only been doing local driving. Easy on the gas as well and getting 16 miles to the gallon locally. 3 miles short of the advertised 19 city driving. Anyone else? It is what it is and still a great vehicle loving it every day despite the gas mileage.
Depends also on how heavy a foot you have when accelerating from stops.
 

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Averaging 20 around town. Just got 26.5 on the interstate this weekend going ~75 mph.
 

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18 to 20mpg I believe is acceptable. I’m sure your Passport fuel /air ratio will lean out after 1000 miles or so.
 

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Mine has improved to about 23.5 from 22 on AWD with mix of Highway and town driving. Think some of improvement is that the cold weather warms up have reduced as well as maybe getting a few more miles on there.
 

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That is why you need to use 'Econ' - you burn more gas when that is switched off and you're doing a lot of city driving. Econ mode should be turned off when you're on the highway and you need power for passes and climbs.
I never use the Econ button. I don’t like how it limits the throttle response so I smash on gas anyway and use more.
I just drive the passport and put in gas when it needs it. I didn’t buy this vehicle for good gas milage if I was focused on gas milage I would have bought different vehicle.
 

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I just drive the passport and put in gas when it needs it. I didn’t buy this vehicle for good gas milage if I was focused on gas milage I would have bought different vehicle.
I agree. I enjoy the Passport so much more driving in Sport that I don't care about fuel economy around town. Freeway driving is D mode and cruise control. I generally exceed the stated MPG each time with cruise set in low 70s.
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I never use the Econ button. I don’t like how it limits the throttle response so I smash on gas anyway and use more.
I just drive the passport and put in gas when it needs it. I didn’t buy this vehicle for good gas milage if I was focused on gas milage I would have bought different vehicle.
Well, economists say there’s always an opportunity cost. If you care about gas mileage, there are a lot of things you can do...driving in Econ mode in certain conditions is definitely one of them. With gas prices hitting $4.50 in Cali not all of us can smash the gas for the fun of it.
I agree. I enjoy the Passport so much more driving in Sport that I don't care about fuel economy around town. Freeway driving is D mode and cruise control. I generally exceed the stated MPG each time with cruise set in low 70s.
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And I filled up at Costco at 2.59 over the weekend and thought that was high for me in Mpls / 4.50 in Cali wow ?
 

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I remember last year”July” paying $4.15 per gal when visiting the Grand Canyon. At that time I was driving a 2017 CR-V, little easier on the pocket book. I’m much happier with my Passport, I could care less if it uses more gas “ there is no replacement for displacement“?
 

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I've got about 1,200 miles on the car now and I'm getting 22-23 mixed driving and about 24-26 highway. I've spent about half of those miles using ECON mode and have not found a noticeable difference using or not using it. I keep it off now and think the car shifts smoother in normal driving mode. It seemed to be "searching" more when in ECON mode. As a point of reference, we also have a 17 CRV and we drive that in ECON mode all the time because we saw a difference in mileage.
 

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I've got about 1,200 miles on the car now and I'm getting 22-23 mixed driving and about 24-26 highway. I've spent about half of those miles using ECON mode and have not found a noticeable difference using or not using it. I keep it off now and think the car shifts smoother in normal driving mode. It seemed to be "searching" more when in ECON mode. As a point of reference, we also have a 17 CRV and we drive that in ECON mode all the time because we saw a difference in mileage.
That is because of the way you have driven in the Econ mode. I have read a lot of drivers who go as far as saying the mode is a placebo with some even going as far as saying it is worse in terms of gas efficiency compared to drive mode. It can vary based on how you operate the vehicle while in Econ Mode. For instance, we all know that an engine made “slower” by a hard power pedal may be unsafe in some situations where going faster may be the best way to avoid trouble. Automakers thought of that. Full vehicle power is always available with a full press of the pedal. So, if you floor it in whatever mode, the car will still instantly ignore all of its best instincts and give you all the power the drivetrain can produce. It also negates any gains you may have been getting by driving around in Econ Mode. I once did a 0 to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds at stops on a trip and floored every single vehicle that was beside me each and every time in drive mode. All the gas savings I had gained in previous trips flew out of the window. Here’s a litmus guide: you can tell you’re doing better on gas when the green light stays longest in your dash whatever the pressure you apply on gas. The more white the more gas you’re burning. But please don’t let anyone tell you that driving in Econ mode and without it amounts to the same thing. When used the right way, you’ll definitely save on gas using Econ mode especially during city driving.
 

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Still in the break in period with close to 600 miles now. Never use Econ and only been doing local driving. Easy on the gas as well and getting 16 miles to the gallon locally. 3 miles short of the advertised 19 city driving. Anyone else? It is what it is and still a great vehicle loving it every day despite the gas mileage.
I always drive in ECON mode, I'm really not in any hurry. Around my town I still get on highways occasionally at 50-60 mph. With this, I get 22 MPG.

My road trip gave me 24 MPG going and 27.6 MPG returning. (350 miles each way).

Generally I get about 2 MPG less than my 2016 Pilot.
 
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Pretty much bang on with my 2.0T Santa Fe. Considering it’s a V6, more HP, bigger and weighs more, I’m actually impressed. Looking for gas mileage, Might want to look at Tesla.
 

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I don’t pay attention to city driving because I don’t do much of it relative to highway, it’s also VERY subjective because of all of the variables. So, hwy mpg to Denver from Cheyenne is 24-25 doing 85 and then it goes up because I slow down for lower speed limits. On the way back, mostly against the wind, it’s 23-24 doing 85ish. I plan on doing some mpg tests with lower speeds and using 91 vs 87 vs 87 pure gas that we can get here in Cheyenne.
 
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