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Hello guys,

I have 2019 HR-V EX-L AWD and first, my service told me that you will have better mpg once you reach 1000. It didn't work. then told me that around 2000miles and didn't work again. Now, they say once you change the oil. however I have %50 oil change and if I look at the forum, you guys have a great mpg.
If I use it in ECO mode on-off, it doesn't bother so much. I always use below 2500rpm, I never accelerate fastly. (The car also is not a sporty car as you know)
I just reset before the highway and if drive around 50 miles/h, I can barely reach 29mpg. In the city, ( it means, i live in a suburb and no rush traffic, no stop, it is just going a supermarket), I have around 20mpg which is crazy.

Do I need to do engine-break?
Or are those rates normal?

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Are you calculating your MPG based on extended miles like MPG over 1000-1500 miles? It is difficult to really judge MPG on short mileage bursts like 25-100 miles.
it is a good point.
A is set 0 once i fill the tank everytime ( so I use it to calculate)
B was set 0 once I purchased the car ( i don't take point to that)
 

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How much of your driving is time spent idling? Just because it isn't stop and go, if you are hitting a lot of traffic lights or waiting in line in a drive through, that will impact your mileage. Have you checked the instantaneous mileage on the head unit to see what it is doing? You can watch that trip by trip and see where your mileage is lower or better.
 

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I drive about 99.9% all city miles- (NY CITY) - and i am lucky to have 18-20. Some longer trips i have seen 30-32 as I could isolate the milage at that point to compare.
When you fill up the tank - check to see what the RANGE indicates for a full tank.
 

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^^ All good points.


Here's what I suggest to folks when they complain about low MPG:

Drive to a gas station, fill 'er up. Take note of the odometer.

THEN drive at least 100 miles without stopping (no interruptions). Before terminating your trip, fill up the tank again. Note the odometer, and the gallons/liters used.

Divide miles traveled by the gallons used. (In other words, don't rely on the cars calculations.)

POST BACK WITH RESULTS. ;):D
 

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Weather conditions? I'm holding steady right now at 24.5 - 25.5. I started my latest tank of gas a few days ago in the middle of a frigid blast and was plunging down to 20 - 21. With some milder weather, its crept back up to almost 25 with maybe half a tank to go. (this with mostly city driving).
 

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I would suggest do not count the MPG until your Trip counter has at least 1000 miles. This should be a good gauge for MPG for your weather condition. Then do another 1000 miles gauge in the spring/summer. If you continue to get only 20 MPG, there is an issue somewhere. Tire pressure, too much extra junk in the car, etc. And I don’t think the ECO is a big determinant in MPG. I can only say the button looks nice!
 

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How much of your driving is time spent idling? Just because it isn't stop and go, if you are hitting a lot of traffic lights or waiting in line in a drive through, that will impact your mileage. Have you checked the instantaneous mileage on the head unit to see what it is doing? You can watch that trip by trip and see where your mileage is lower or better.
@Dammit , thank you for the point. Yes, I traced it and it gets worst in first start and run, So, I am looking traffic lights as a money sucker :). Even, If i drive 0-30mph very slowly, probably it is around 10-15mpg.


Weather conditions? I'm holding steady right now at 24.5 - 25.5. I started my latest tank of gas a few days ago in the middle of a frigid blast and was plunging down to 20 - 21. With some milder weather, its crept back up to almost 25 with maybe half a tank to go. (this with mostly city driving).
@Plap17 unfortunately, that could be another issue. I am originally from a warm climate country but I live in crazy Chicago. For instance, right now it is almost 0F :) I might need to wait for Spring (if it comes) 🥶😡


@Fearturtle44 , I mentioned in the 1st post, I am around 2300miles. I checked the tire pressure last month and it was over the factory recommendation so i reduced little bit to fit with the recommendation. and also the car is little bit bumpy for me (I searched on the forum some other customer complained about that as well). I will wait Spring then it would be a good time to check after first oil change as well.

Guys, I really appreciate all of your responses. I didn't expect such a support.
Hopefully, I can share some experience, knowledge as well (as an ex Toyota owner for many years)

Thank you
 

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So if winter in Chi-town traffic - yeah, I'd co-relate to weather for starts. It's 14 degrees in Rochester NY today. I made a bunch of stops. That 25 mpg I had been climbing to took a drop to 24 on the current tank.
 

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So if winter in Chi-town traffic - yeah, I'd co-relate to weather for starts. It's 14 degrees in Rochester NY today. I made a bunch of stops. That 25 mpg I had been climbing to took a drop to 24 on the current tank.
Ohhh, is it AWD?
I drove in Chicago rush hour city traffic today with highway combination was 19.4.
Isn't that crazy?

Sometimes, I guess I drive pickup truck
 

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AWD also. Forgot to mention. And for that, I have no complaints. I gave up my POS Ford Focus after getting stuck in my driveway 2x in 3 days during the first snowfall of the season in November!
 

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I drive in a burb of Chicago... I do food delivery, so you can imagine I would be doing a LOT of stops and idling. I average roughly 22 mpg per tank in my 2019 Touring.

Driving in the 0-30 mph range is actually fairly inefficient, especially "accelerating slowly." For the Fit, an efficient "low" speed is actually cruising at about 40-45 mph (65-70 for high speed), so the HR-V shouldn't be too drastically different. And because you accelerate slowly, you most likely never achieve any real decent efficiency in mpg, before slowing down again (which is similar to what I go through with short deliveries in stop sign infested areas).
 
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