Look at the Honda CR-V, and you will find a highly efficient and versatile compact SUV that is perfect for driving around Florida. In addition to its numerous features, great safety ratings, and interior space, one of the strongest selling points of the CR-V is its great fuel economy. If you want to make sure you get the best possible efficiency from your CR-V, then you will want to know which trim levels give you the best numbers.
Engine, Drivetrain, and Transmission
The fuel economy figures for your Honda CR-V will depend on the combination of engine, transmission, and drivetrain. This shouldn’t be too confusing since every single CR-V runs on a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder that generates 185 horsepower and a torque of 181 pound-feet. They also always have a continuously variable transmission. The main difference is whether you stick with front-wheel drive or upgrade to all-wheel drive. Either drivetrain is available across the lineup, from the base LX to the top-of-the-line Touring and everywhere in between.
MPG by Drivetrain
As expected, configuring your CR-V with front-wheel drive will give you better mileage. Models with this drivetrain get 26 miles in the city, 33 on the highway, and 29 combined*. If you choose to take advantage of the extra traction of all-wheel drive, these figures will drop slightly to 25 mpg in the city, 31 on the highway, and 27 combined*. Since all trims have the same numbers, the Honda CR-V with the best MPG will be any model with front-wheel drive.
Making the Most of the MPG
To make sure your CR-V gets fuel economy that matches or even exceeds the EPA rating, keep up with regular maintenance. When your Honda runs smoothly, it is more efficient. You should also try to drive carefully and at reasonable speeds with gentle acceleration instead of sudden stops and starts.
For help comparing the various Honda CR-V models in terms of fuel economy or any other factor, talk to the team at Hendrick Honda Bradenton in Bradenton, Florida.
*Based on 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.