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PNW_Steve

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For comparison.

I towed my 13k# trailer, with my Dodge, over 5000 miles on a Mexico trip. I averaged 15.7 mpg for the trip.

I think that I will keep the Dodge. I pulled the same trailer with my Chevy 2500 6.0 gas on a 700 mile trip and averaged less than 9 mpg.

Anyone want to buy a Chevy 2500?


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IdaD wrote:

ShinerBock wrote:

Wow, you are getting amazing mileage out of yours considering the average real world combined average on Fuelly.com for 2017-2019 Ridgelines is 20.4 mpg. It is almost unbelievable. [emoticon]


It's almost like anecdotal reports of extremely good fuel economy aren't accurate or something. Weird.




My reported fuel economy is spot on accurate. If you don't believe it {feel free BTW} maybe you should learn how to drive efficiently... it works.

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Desert Captain wrote:

IdaD wrote:

ShinerBock wrote:





My reported fuel economy is spot on accurate. If you don't believe it {feel free BTW} maybe you should learn how to drive efficiently... it works.

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Driving habits can make a huge difference in fuel mileage. I have a regular run that I have made frequently over the last ten years. If I drive with Max fuel economy in mind I have gotten 20.7mpg over the 140 mile trip. If I drive the same route with getting there as quickly as I can I shave 5-10 minutes off of my travel time and my fuel mileage drops to 16mpg.

I have poked around at ecomodder.com and learned a few things to improve my driving style.

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Interesting read. While they don't fit the needs of many on this board, they do exceed the needs of the vast majority of buyers. And they do it in a size that is much easier to handle, and allows you to own one and park in downtown parking garages. I get it.

Personally, I'd never consider the Honda. And after the terrible experience my buddy has had with his Colorado Duramax, the GM would be out. I do like the looks of the Ranger, but I'm a Jeep / MOPAR guy at heart, so that is likely where I would spend my $$ if I was in the market.

Interesting aside, they followed Ford's "suggestion" and tested using Premium Fuel.......


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Posted: 09/23/19 08:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

IdaD wrote:

ShinerBock wrote:

Wow, you are getting amazing mileage out of yours considering the average real world combined average on Fuelly.com for 2017-2019 Ridgelines is 20.4 mpg. It is almost unbelievable. [emoticon]


It's almost like anecdotal reports of extremely good fuel economy aren't accurate or something. Weird.


Yeah, and we all know how well the computers readouts are in these trucks. I wish I got what it says instead of the actual hand calculated numbers that is usually 3 mpg less. The only time mine is accurate is on A to B trips with little to know starts and stops. However, the more starts and stops I do, the more inaccurate it gets.

Then there is instant readout while driving down the highway. According to mine, my 6.7L diesel is getting 25-28 mpg if I do 65 mph which we all know is BS.

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My reported fuel economy is spot on accurate. If you don't believe it {feel free BTW} maybe you should learn how to drive efficiently... it works.
LMAO!

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Sorry, but we put very little faith in computer mileage here for a reason. All my vehicles even my current Ram and BMW are off by 1-3 mpg. One fill up they are off by 3, the next they may be off by 1.5 mpg. It gets even worse when recording multiple trips on a trip computer.

And according to the Honda Ridgeline owners club forum link below, your truck is no different.

Trip computer accuracy

* This post was edited 09/23/19 08:23pm by ShinerBock *

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ShinerBock wrote:

The Jeep Gladiator Overland is $55k? I paid less then that out the door for my 2014 Ram 2500 CTD. I would hate to see how much the Rubicon version costs. Probably another $5k on top of that.


I looked at 4 Gladiators a few weeks back with 2 in the Overland and 2 in the Rubicon packages and both where ~$55k. The Rubicons did not have painted fenders so they where lower end units.


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I like CAR and DRIVER for their articles about cars. Probably one of my favorite auto rags. Their name says it all. Doesnt surprise me a bit they like the Ridgeline....its a car. If your baseline is what is more car like, the Ridgeline certainly is that and that can be enough for some buyers.

I cant stand the looks them, frame or no frame. The dealer here has some with wheel flairs and bigger tires trying to move them and they look even more pathetic. I see more Nissan XDs than I do new Ridgelines here. I imagine in more urban areas they are more appealing, although lookings at the sales numbers, they arent selling that great nationwide. I think like the XD it is a niche vehicle. The difference is the Honda name can sell the niche.


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Nutinelse2do wrote:

Yeah, no. Thanks. We’ll keep our Ford Ranger. It has been averaging over 24mpg, and have experienced none of what the author of that article talks about with problems.

Plus, it’s a real truck, and is the most comfortable vehicle we have ever owned, including a 911 turbo Porsche, and a 500 series Mercedes convertible

Just wondering what the yellow sticker payload on your Ranger is?


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ShinerBock;

Not sure why you have such a knot in your knickers... hope you feel better soon.

My reported milage is supported by fuel pump/calculator numbers. By driving intelligently {operative word here being "gently"} it is no problem to get the higher end of the mileage spectrum.

Over the last 6+ years and 51,000+ miles I have gotten 9.5 mpg out of our 2012 V-10 5 speed Torque Shift 24' Nexus Phantom 23 P Class C which includes a small amount {84 hours} of generator time.

Disbelieve as you see fit but proper maintenance and an educated right foot can easily bring the mileage I am experiencing.

If you cannot get similar mileage I can only suggest you try harder.

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