Dreaming of Good Fuel Economy - 2016 Honda Pilot Long-Term Road Test

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edited December 2015 in Honda
imageDreaming of Good Fuel Economy - 2016 Honda Pilot Long-Term Road Test

Is Honda's Earth Dreams technology a marketing gimmick or actual technology that will help deliver better mileage? We'll find out when we add more miles to our 2016 Honda Pilot.

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  • allthingshondaallthingshonda Member Posts: 878
    The engine needs to be broken in before you start judging fuel economy.
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTMember Posts: 14,839
    You need to end it to my wife for a week to get some real world numbers. She's averages about 16 mpg. With quite a few tanks 14 & under.

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2017 Pilot Touring AWD, 2019 Tacoma TRD Sport 4WD

  • ebeaudoinebeaudoin NE IllinoisMember Posts: 509
    Please keep in mind- the VCM Cylinder Deactivation has been in use by Honda since 2005 in the Odyssey Touring. Earth Dreams more specifically refers to Direct Injection, which is new to Honda. The Earth Dreams DI technology debuted with the 2013 Accord 4cyl and is spreading throughout the lineup (now on the CR-V, Pilot, Fit and Civic.)

    Earth Dreams does not refer to Honda's VCM Cylinder Deactivation, which is a separate technology.
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