Nice looking passport!!Hello all!
Looks like you have a nice community here! I've been a Honda fan boy my entire life. My first car in high school was a 94 Honda accord LX and I put over 250k miles on the original engine/transmission before upgrading, but was hooked from that point forward.
My daily driver is a 2016 Accord LX and I just bought the wife a 2019 Passport Elite.
We both absolutely love the car, however I do have 1 quick question for the forum members!
This car has nearly every add-on you can get. It was heavily accessorized when I bought it and we love it as is, my only concern is the absolutely abysmal mpg we are getting around town. 14-15mpg is the norm. The only way I've been able to get it closer to 20, or even above, is during freeway driving. Running errands and picking up groceries has been sucking up gas far more than i imagined. The car is a certified pre-owned and was bought from a dealership so I doubt there is anything wrong with the engine or transmission. They did their inspection on the vehicle before I picked it up.
After reading some posts here I didn't realize home some accessories like a roof rack could affect mpg, and in our case, we have one, along with the side-steps, and I'm wondering if combined with the 20in wheels - it's what's causing the problem?
My wife just drives it "normal wife mode" and I've been driving it extremely light-footed to see if there would be any change (on eco mode) and nothing thus far.
Is this normal for this vehicle, and what other forum members have been seeing? I was thinking at least 18mpg around town with 25 or so on the freeway, but we are nowhere near that.
It's not so much the mpg that's a bit bothersome, its the fact that you can get V8 power with similar mpg numbers, but maybe I'm completely delirious?
Regardless, we love the car and it's not going anywhere i was just thinking the mpg would be more favorable for a v6 with under 300hp, but I haven't owned anything other than a 4cylinder in decades so maybe I just forgot how thirsty some of these engines can be!
Hope you are all doing well and God continues to bless!
Others will chime in but I have a 21 elite and consistently get 23-24 mpg both estimated and real math at the pump. I have the mudflaps but not the side steps, and the moon roof visor but not the roof crossbars. And my hood deflector is the low profile version.
I live nowhere near a big city.
Eco mode doesn't really help mileage much or at all for me.
I seem to get better mpg @ 61-62 mph than @ 55!
Based on reading here and speaking with other passport owners your mileage seems low.
IME with other vehicles the roof crossbars does affect mileage.