How many revs at 60mph

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    I thought I'd have a look at how many revs my FR-V does at 60mph, so I did it this morning and it was 1875.
    I was wondering how this compared with everyone else's after the discussion on the 2012 Honda Fit which was 2850!
     
  2. Blackbelt

    Blackbelt Well-Known Member

    Re: How many revs ay 60mph

    My Kizashi is around 1700 at 60, :)
     
  3. seftonm

    seftonm Veteran Staff Member

    Re: How many revs ay 60mph

    1600 in the Golf TDI
     
  4. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Re: How many revs ay 60mph

    2600 or so in the Elantra, 2000 in the Insight.
     
  5. alvaro84

    alvaro84 Homura-chan's selfishness

    Re: How many revs ay 60mph

    ~3860 with a BMW F650CS in 5th (4000 at 100km/h). Could use a sixth gear on the freeway, but I rarely go there now.

    ~6760 with a Hyosung GV250 (7000 at 100km/h). Being chain driven it's easier to make the gears taller. It may happen in the future.
     
  6. basjoos

    basjoos Well-Known Member

    Re: How many revs ay 60mph

    1935rpm @ 60mph (2K @ 100kmh) in my 92 Honda Civic CX.
     
  7. lxmike

    lxmike Well-Known Member

    Re: How many revs ay 60mph

    I'm not sure cause i haven't been over 50 in my insight. i'm probably a lil lower than sean because i have a slightly taller tire.
     
  8. SentraSE-R

    SentraSE-R Pishtaco

    Re: How many revs ay 60mph

    ~2100 rpm @ 60 mph in my 2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V (6MT)
    ~2200 rpm @ 60 mph in my wife's 2006 Hyundai Elantra (4 AT)
    ~3200 rpm @ 60 mph in my 2006 Scion xB (5 MT) with OEM tires
    ~3000 rpm @ 60 mph in my 2006 Scion xB (5 MT) with 5.3% taller tires
     
  9. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Re: How many revs ay 60mph

    I'm at about 2600 in my Civic. It works for my 55-mpg-and-under commute but it's horrible on the highway.
     
  10. some_other_dave

    some_other_dave Well-Known Member

    Re: How many revs ay 60mph

    1990 CRX Si: 3000 RPM @ 60 MPH
    2011 MINI Cooper: 2400 RPM @ 60 MPH
    2011 MINI Cooper S: 2400 RPM @ 60 MPH
    2012 Fiat 500: 2400 RPM @ 60 MPH

    The last three I have driven recently.

    -soD
     
  11. fuzzy

    fuzzy Mild hypermiler

    Re: How many revs ay 60mph

    At 60 mph:
    2500 rpm in 1986 Honda Accord (5MT, 2.0L)
    2700 rpm in 1997 Subaru Legacy GT (5MT, 2.5L)
    ~3000 rpm in 1989 Acura Integra (5MT, 1.6L)

    The last two are still in the household stable. The Honda left when the Prius was acquired.
     
  12. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Re: How many revs ay 60mph

    Wow some big differences there, especially the bikes!
     
  13. JusBringIt

    JusBringIt Be Inspired

    Re: How many revs ay 60mph

    160 hp (factory rating) 1999 Avenger V6: 2100rpms at 60mph


    140 hp (factory rating) 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS I4: 2500rpms at 55mph. Not sure what it is at 60mph, however, it goes up 50 rpms for every mph increase (1500rpms at 35mph). That equates to:

    2750/too many rpms at 60mph
     
  14. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    Re: How many revs ay 60mph

    2850 @ 60 MPH for the 2011 MT Honda Fit
     
  15. alvaro84

    alvaro84 Homura-chan's selfishness

    Re: How many revs ay 60mph

    These bikes are different enough themselves: a 650cc single and a 250cc V-twin.
     
  16. Kacey Green

    Kacey Green Well-Known Member

    Re: How many revs ay 60mph

    under 2k in my HCH3
     
  17. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Re: How many revs ay 60mph

    The VW Golf TDi seems to be the lowest so far at 1600. But low doesn't always seem to correlate with high mpg - just look at Andrew's 2600, that's the same as my OH's Honda Jazz/Fit 1.2 :eek: :D
    I've just read that the 1.2 (1246cc) engine has a taller fifth gear than the same year 1.4 (1339cc) and only 6bhp less!
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2011
  18. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Super Moderator Staff Member

    Re: How many revs ay 60mph

    Read Andrew's comment and you'll see that he wouldn't be getting his great mileage if he were driving at 60mph. ;)
     
  19. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Re: How many revs ay 60mph

    That's right. A highway trip with speeds above 50 mph drops my mpg from mid-80's to mid-70's.
     
  20. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Re: How many revs ay 60mph

    I try not go above 55mph in the Jazz/Fit so I think I'll try 50 as a max. At some point will check it with the UG - cheers :D
     

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