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I bought mine 3/2 and as of today have 11600 miles on it. By Monday I'll have close to 12000. Drive about 500 miles a week, give or take 100.

My gripes todate are low mpg avg 15.5 to 17mpg with about 95% highway driving. Wind noise at windshield and poor FM reception. Otherwise love the truck.
 

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I bought my RTL 5/31 and have 3300 miles on it. I have a company car and mostly use the RL to haul my trailer/bike around and for road trips. I have gotten my wind noise and creaky steering wheel fixed. I'm getting about 19mpg on the highway. I have nothing bad to say about the RL. Only thing I wished Honda would have added is a locking tailgate and of course the Trip Computer :(
 

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I purchased my Ridgeline 4/19/05 and have 18,123 miles on it. My average is 17.2. A lot of stop and go as much as 85 times a day. I pull my Honda Forman 4X4 to the field and back quite a bit. Very little city driving, quite a bit on the open road. My milage ranges from 15.2 to 20.3. It just depends on what I'm towing the wind which blowes a lot in South Texas. A/C is on all the time and I just stop and go a lot while checking my fields.

This is one great truck. My wife likes it as much as I do.

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13,000 miles and I'll give you a quick explanation on mileage. If your on a highway where the speed limit is 55 (and you actually keep it under 60) then you'll see 20-22MPG consistantly. Once you drive 65-75 mileage tends to drop down to the 17-19MPG range, but what KILLS the Ridgelines mileage is stop and go/city traffic. Ever notice how the tach drops it's RPMs way down after you reach about 48 MPH? That's the overdrive kicking in, and you don't get that when your in the city. Honda engineers had to gear the tranny low enough to pull all those toys that we wanted to pull and that becomes easier to do at highway speeds but in order to get the load moving, the Ridge is geared low. Obviously rough terrain where the all wheel drive is working more aggressively will also add a load to the engine and decrease your mileage. I drive in all these conditions and have monitored every single tank of gas since I bought the truck and therefore give you this observation, hope it was useful!
 

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second tank of gas, 17.5, 80% city
third tank, 19.5, 75% highway
fourth tank (this current one), 75% city, looks like it will be around 19.5 again.
 

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My Gas mileage not on this sheet has gone done as my av speed a higher now. During the first 600 miles I was in the 60 -65 range. I don't try to beat anyone at the stop light, maybe that is he key to good mileage

I try to stay around 70 but it is easy to look down and see 80.


Gallons Miles Average Type Total Total Gallons Total Av
16.8 300 17.85714286 c 17.85714286
13.1 277.6 21.19083969 h 577.6 29.9 19.31772575
13.129 288.7 21.98948892 h 866.3 43.029 20.1329336
16.248 343.6 21.14721812 h 1209.9 59.277 20.41095197
17.139 361 21.06307252 h 1570.9 76.416 20.55721315
16.825 355.5 21.12927192 h 1926.4 93.241 20.66043908
18.925 378.4 19.99471598 h 2304.8 112.166 20.54811618
13.053 264.8 20.28652417 h 2569.6 125.219 20.52084748
18.052 366.5 20.30245956 h 2936.1 143.271
20.49333082
 

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Wow.
I just shredded all my gas receipts that looked like that! :)
Almost 4000 miles. Right about 19 mpg every time. Average city/hwy driving.
 

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Just measured mine after 1200mi. I'm getting 19.17 all highway with air on! I'm happy with it. :D
 

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Got 2200 on my RL now, do not get to drive it much as I travel and am away from home quite frequently. Mileage has been about 19-21 MPG, 90 percent on the highway. I am a fairly conservative driver as well.
 

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Please keep in mind that there already is a thread for gas mileage comparisons.

Does the membership at large wish me to merge this one into the existing thread?
 

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I vote to merge this thread with the existing thread.
MPG seems to be a common query and merging would make more data easier to locate.

For the record I have ~1,300 miles on the odometer, and just measured 19.1 MPG in mixed city (60%) and highway (40%) driving ... :).
This is what I expected since I historically obtain the midpoint of the EPA rating for each vehicle I have owned in the past.
I would consider myself average on the throttle ... highway speeds vary from 50 MPH to 80 MPH for ~30 minutes on each daily run going with the flow of traffic.

Regular gasoline in my area today is at $2.35 per gallon, and I use my Discover Card (Gasoline version) to receive 5% cash back on each purchase at the pump.
 

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(First post on this thread, but im fine if you move it).
My stats. purchased 05/05/05. 3600 miles to date. and i average 15 city and 17 highway. usually im all city, but if its highway i use a whole tank, so ive been able to sperate the two aspects.
I want to know from doubledutyemt and anyone else that is getting in the 20's highway. Can you all confirm your average highway speeds. I never thought of this and im glad to see that detail in doubledutyemt's post. Because when im on the highway in MA, and NH area, speeds are rarely below 70 on average. (not speed limits, but average driver speeds). So that would put me over the threshold of getting 20's. I am soon to be moving to NH, which will add about 40 mins highway round trip commute to work and am going to do alot of test on this theory. only problem is, i wont want to go that slow!
BUT can anyone else vouch for the 20's when traveling under 60mph on average. I honestly can say i never go below 65, usually a little faster. So im curiouse if the better gas mileage is worth slowing down a little. (aside from the obviouse risk factor, 65-70 in NE england is NOT all that fast!)
 

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Purchased 5/24 and have 2200 miles. Just got back from a 600 mile over nighter today. 100 degrees, 80 miles and hour and air on all the way up and back. Under those conditions over two tanks of gas I averaged 17 mpg. Usually, I go a few miles a day to the corner store and that is it and still get around 17.
 

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Purchased 5/30 - miles 2808 - driving is 50% 4 way stops every .1 mile and 50% interstate. I get 17.5 mpg no matter what I do. :rolleyes:
 

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Just did my first fill up yesterday, and got 17.6mpg (with air on, and mostly highway driving). My Ridge is still in its break-in period. 450 miles on it so far. Just got it last Saturday!
 
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