Filled up my CR-V for the first time today. Due to the snow and ICE and only doing the relatively short journeys to and from work (11 miles each way), it was only reading 35 MPG I then reset the trip meter and did a trip to Southampton and back, so mostly motorway 65-70 mph. It was reading 42.5 MPG when I got home which is a lot better and hopefully will improve as the engine gets run in and the weather improves. One thing that has puzzled me is the approx 2 - 3 MPG less that the SR & EX models are quoted, compared to the S & SE models. According to the specifications on the Honda UK website, all the models produce the same bph and torque, have the same acceleration and top speed and the same kerb weight. I know the SR & EX have 18 inch wheels, but the outside diameters should be the same? I would think the 18 inch wheels would be heavier, but are they not included in the kerb weight? So why do the SR & EX use more fuel (and end up in a different band for VED)?