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Old 10-25-2018, 08:13 AM   #21
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What size tires do you have on it? Have you verified the odometer compared to GPS? Drive 100 miles on open highway and see if the GPS matches the odo.
Standard 215/70R16, but ATs (100S MotoMaster Total Terrain A/T2). I haven't noticed any differences with odometer, tbh, but I never bothered to check. Will keep an eye on it next time I'm on a long-ish trip. But I doubt that's the culprit. Besides, in most cases, the drop in fuel efficiency that someone might experience by outfitting their vehicle with larger tires is usually too small for the average person to notice.
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Old 10-25-2018, 09:17 AM   #22
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Standard 215/70R16, but ATs (100S MotoMaster Total Terrain A/T2). I haven't noticed any differences with odometer, tbh, but I never bothered to check. Will keep an eye on it next time I'm on a long-ish trip. But I doubt that's the culprit. Besides, in most cases, the drop in fuel efficiency that someone might experience by outfitting their vehicle with larger tires is usually too small for the average person to notice.
I have 225 70 16, the odo is off 5 miles for every 100 driven. That's 5% less miles traveled. Just another thing to check/consider.
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Old 10-27-2018, 01:26 PM   #23
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Standard 215/70R16, but ATs (100S MotoMaster Total Terrain A/T2). I haven't noticed any differences with odometer, tbh, but I never bothered to check. Will keep an eye on it next time I'm on a long-ish trip. But I doubt that's the culprit. Besides, in most cases, the drop in fuel efficiency that someone might experience by outfitting their vehicle with larger tires is usually too small for the average person to notice.
I have the exact same tires. No luck finding a shop, i have asked a couple of people.
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Old 03-01-2019, 06:11 PM   #24
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Oddly...i am now having this original issue and have been getting horrible mileage all of a sudden. I am getting 100KM less per tank from when i posted my stats here back in Oct. Yes it is winter and i have been idling more but 100KM????

Any ideas? That 400KM (248miles) per tank on a 4cyl 5 speed. I think i pushed it to 411 with 5L left.
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Oddly...i am now having this original issue and have been getting horrible mileage all of a sudden. I am getting 100KM less per tank from when i posted my stats here back in Oct. Yes it is winter and i have been idling more but 100KM????

Any ideas? That 400KM (248miles) per tank on a 4cyl 5 speed. I think i pushed it to 411 with 5L left.
Same miles per tank that I get every winter since new.

Idling along with winter blend fuel = less mpg.

https://www.bellperformance.com/blog...blend-gasoline
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Old 04-03-2019, 01:22 PM   #26
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I got 16mpg on my last fillup, 95% city driving with traffic lights at nearly every intersection.
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Old 04-14-2019, 08:47 PM   #27
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Miles per Gallon. I'm getting 22 overall in the winter and 24 in the summer. Been the same for 12 years.
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Old 04-15-2019, 12:24 AM   #28
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Here's an interesting web site on MPG:

http://www.fuelly.com/car/honda/element

It gives a good average MPG per model year.

I dug a little deeper into the site to see how well the Elements stacked up to other Honda models of the same year. Here's some of my observations:

The CRV's are roughly at 1 MPG better than the Elements. (I thought that the CRV's would do even better.)

The Odysseys are roughly 2 MPG worse than the Elements. No surprise there; Odysseys are V-6 and heavier.

The Pilots are ~ 3-4 MPG worse than the Elements. Again no surprise.

The Accords are roughly 4 MPG Better than the Elements. This is a surprise because the V-6 models are thrown in with the 2.4's on the averages!

No real surprise to me though! On what I call "country driving" (about 1/3 city and 2/3 highway), my 2011 Accord 2.4 will get 26 MPG and my 2003 Element is at 21 MPG. On the highway the spread is worse (for the E): Accord at 31 MPG and Element at only 23 MPG!

And there's really nothing wrong with my Element because it's numbers match up well with what most everyone else on this site is getting.

I guess maybe I'm a bit spoiled by the Accords numbers (lighter, more aerodynamic, and with 5 speed auto); but the Elements numbers have been a disappointment to me. I mean, they both are 2.4's. Is it really that much different?

One thing for sure: These larger Honda models (except the Accord) are quite a bit thirstier than I though they would be!

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