Fuel economy is an important part of every car purchase, especially in a world where gas prices are up and fluctuating all the time. Understanding the EPA-estimated fuel economy of a car, and the science that goes into it, can help you to make a better choice in terms of the vehicle you choose to drive.
Drivers all across the Denver, Aurora, or Centennial areas know that among crossover SUVs, the Honda CR-V is one of the best in terms of the fuel efficiency it delivers. Check out the miles per gallon you can expect from various engines in the Honda CR-V lineup and learn where you can go to test drive one today.
2018 CR-V MPG
There are essentially four different configurations you can choose for your Honda CR-V, and the specific choices you make will affect the miles per gallon you get, according to EPA estimates. These configurations fall on two axes: engine and drivetrain.
In terms of engines, you can choose from either a 1.5L 4-cylinder engine, or a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine. All CR-V’s are driven by an automatic transmission with variable gear ratios. The drivetrains from which you can choose are front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
1.5L engines with front wheel drive deliver an EPA-estimated 30 MPG (28 in the city and 34 on the highway), while stepping up to AWD will net you 29 MPG (27 city and 33 highway) with the same engine. At the 2.4L level, a front-wheel drive CR-V will net you 28 MPG combined (26 in the city and 32 on the highway). Stepping that engine up to AWD will deliver 27 MPG combined (25 in the city and 31 on the highway).1
Best in Class Economy
If you’re looking for great fuel efficiency in a sport utility vehicle, you can’t go wrong with the 2018 Honda CR-V. According to an independent review conducted by caranddriver.com, it delivers best-in-class fuel efficiency as compared to its closest competitors. There are no other competitors that deliver the kind of miles per gallon you can expect from Honda’s latest entry.
In fact, the most powerful, turbocharged 1.5L engine gets even better gas mileage than the 2.5L inline 4-cylinder engine. That’s saying something unto itself. Even better, Car and Driver’s review found that the real-world MPG of the CR-V was right in line with the EPA estimates.
Translating MPG to Range
Of course, knowing what you’ll get on one gallon is a good number to have, but how does that translate to trips to the gas station? When you drive the new CR-V, a single tank of gas should, based on EPA estimates, net you around 450 miles. That’s a solid range between stops!
Drive the CR-V at Mile High Honda
If you’re in the areas of Denver, Aurora, or Centennial, and you’d like to check out the 2018 Honda CR-V miles per gallon for yourself, Mile High Honda can help. Contact us today and ask about taking a test drive!
1 26 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD LX models. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD LX models. 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX, EX-L & Touring models. 27 city/33 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX, EX-L & Touring models. Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.