I live in an area where I plan on buying a house 20-30mi from work. Snow happens yearly. I may or may not buy a house on a gravel or dirt road.
Gasoline will be expensive, due to quantity, and wear-tear on a vehicle will be amplified due to miles driven.
I needed a cheap, economical vehicle with AWD and good ground clearance that got good mileage and was reliable.
It took all of 5 minutes to compile a short list/verify that the vehicle I was looking at fit on that list.
Anything it does above and beyond that, is extra. It doesn't really do much other than that, though, so I consider it a win, mostly. The mileage isn't as good as it should be, but it takes 87 octane and gas is cheap right now, so I guess I whine too much about it failing to deliver as advertised.
Last edited by Unobtanium; 03-08-2017 at 09:02 AM.
It's great that the CRV has improved by the numbers - that's good for the brand and for consumers. But as the car is something I have to look at everyday, the performance difference would need to be more substantial for me to consider the CRV over a new CX-5. The CRV looks like a minivan.
I didn't have to. I can look at the specs and tell you how they perform. I'm not talking about "feel", I'm talking about performance.
The Escape is a POS. It's very unreliable based on the numbers, it's slow, it has low capacity, it has poor economy, its...why would I ever buy that!?
I think the Forester 2.0XT would have been better suited to my wants, but I didn't feel like spending the money, and my CX-5 has done everything I wanted it to do, I just feel no connection to it. I have no emotions at all regarding it unless it were to break (kindof like a refrigerator or hot water heater).[/QUOTE]
Silly unob, you complain about mileage now? Assuming there's nothing wrong with your cx5 you'd be lucky, very lucky to see a number starting with 2 had you sprung for that half baked (thats as nice as i can be) 'performance' cuv. Having owned (wifey) an 06 xt stick I simply can't express my disappointment with the current xt enough. Other than being quicker in a straight line the cx5 has it all over that rolling joke, ok that maybe a tad harsh.
To the haters mocking my 'driving aggressively' in a cx5, obviously this is relative #1, #2 since when is blistering acceleration a requirement for taking corners at twice the posted speed?
Wow, a quick google on 2017 CRV real world mpg
Many reviewers - it gets 32 on hwy, but they get figures like 20.1 and 21.1 in city. 20.1??? I will have to literally brake for no reason 50 times to get that low in my CX5.
On motor trend one honda fanboi wrote:
Did you test it in ECON mode? If not, your results are likely skewed by your test driver's lead foot. The ECON mode will mitigate that.
So - can mango con chile, turbo eclipse and yrwei - re compare the performance of CX5 with econ mode CRV? since that is an absolute necessity to get the combined EPA?
In Econ mode the Honda does a 0 - 60 in an impressive 9.5 seconds. It is the same amount of time Grandma needs to finish sewing the mittens - the power of dreams huh?
Another thing i never knew - CRV 2016 or prior was one of the lowest average mpgs - it never achieved its EPA with is base drive train missing it by 2-3 mpg. Wow every minute a sucker is born to read the figures and buy it.
Still shocked there are no lawsuits on Honda, if a domestic had done this I am sure they would have been forced to re-state the EPA like Ford Fusion Hybrid.
There is an important lesson for Unobtanium as well : What you read on paper is good as long as you are going to buy a Matchbox CRV and drive it on paper, in certain cases the paper number does not translate to real world as evidenced by your CX5 hwy mileage.
Last edited by Kaps; 03-08-2017 at 11:33 AM.
This is true and small displacement turbos are known for thirst about as much as they are for efficiency potential- I can attest to..more potential particularly at a steady cruise but also more thirst potential on boost.
Ask any real racer/driver. If the vehicle wants to be driven aggressive....no matter if its slow....it gets the thumbs up from them. The miata is not fast like an M3 or a V8 Mustang 5.0, Evo, or GTR but it gets props worldwide for its driving dynamics. Like I said before the CX-5 is the Miata for its class. A class of grocery getters.