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Honda Civic, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
#118 of 2125 Re: Honda Civic Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [KarenS]
May 11, 2006 (11:24 am)
2006 EX Civic Coupe 5 Speed Manual. My coupe has 10,000 miles on it now. Just filled up today ($2.80 a gallon in Madison, Wisconsin) my last tank of gas got 39.95 miles per gallon. I drive 35 miles each way to work, 80% 4 lane highway, the rest city.
I use my cruise control whenever possible, drive close to the posted limit, and watch my acceleration and braking to avoid wasted fuel. The absolute worst I have ever gotten with this Civic is 32 MPG, and that was basically driving like an idiot, just testing the car in "real world conditions" like most of the people in the Madison area do.
This is my 4th new Honda in 18 years. My others were a 1989 Honda Accord Ex Coupe, a 1990 Honda CRX Si (the most fun I have ever had on 4 wheels) and a 1994 Honda Civic EX Coupe. I never checked the mileage on the '89 Accord, but the CRX did 38 to 46 MPG consistently, the '94 EX Coupe got high 30's to low 40's always.
That one thing that has impressed me with Honda over the years (besides the quality of there cars) is their ability to achieve a MPG higher than what is stated on the window sticker, I have always been able to do better than what they say the vehicle will.
May 11, 2006 (2:32 pm)
my 98 has almost 150,000 in it and i just took a road trip to mich from carolina 881 miles best tank 36 worst tank 34 all highway anywhere from 65-90 mph.
#120 of 2125 2006 hch white w/navi
May 12, 2006 (6:20 pm)
first tank from the dealership 44.99mpg. mixed 35%city, 65%highway. temperature in 90's with air set at 71F, on recycle. some cruise control at 70mph in the hill country central texas. i am very pleased so far.
May 13, 2006 (11:33 am)
Just filled up after the first oil change, 37mpg on my commute. I leave early and miss some traffic, but still spend about 10 minutes in school traffic dropping off junior. Then lots of stoplights and some heavy traffic with some cruising between from 40-50 mph. About 25 miles to work, then usually go out to lunch. Average day with Walmart trips is 75-90 miles a day.
I had hoped for 35, very happy that under 6k miles I'm getting this mileage. Still room for improvement as it fully breaks in. Not much a/c yet, so we'll see what happens when the brutal summer heat arrives.
My mileage has been 30 mpg or better since new. Going up to 32, then 35 after a trip, now 36.5 and 37. I would have expected mileage like this only with a manual trans.
So, I'm happy, love the car. Just need leather and power seats!
#122 of 2125 Re: 2006 Honda Civic EX 4dr AT - First tank of gas [mycivic]
May 16, 2006 (6:12 pm)
yeah my totals are close to yours also. i dont know how every one else is getting such great gas mileage
and i dont drive crazy or anything.
#123 of 2125 Re: Honda Civic Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [boonedog]
May 17, 2006 (4:10 am)
Finally got some pure highway numbers for my '06 EX automatic. Heading from NC to Pittsburgh a 400 mile stretch came in at 42 mpg. On return leg a 280 mile section showed 44 mpg. The average speed was about 65 for both. Light load, one person, no A/C needed. I was kind of amazed that it actually exceeded its EPA rating.
#124 of 2125 Re: 2006 EX Auto [beetlebat]
May 17, 2006 (8:33 am)
Just wanted to ask does your Civic have the "lugbug" and do you find it annoying. Does it increase in vibration as the car gets more miles on it??? Hope you continue to get good mpg's as the break in period continues.
#125 of 2125 Re: 2006 EX Auto [butterflyjones]
May 17, 2006 (6:07 pm)
Yes, I noticed the noise early in my car. I notice it mainly when cold, leaving my subdivision which is hilly and has a slow speed limit. It seems to have gotten better.
But, it doesn't bother me at all mainly because I know Honda will take care of any problem. They have before, I'm confident they will again.
#126 of 2125 Re: 2006 Honda Civic EX 4dr AT - First tank of gas [casifan]
May 19, 2006 (10:17 pm)
I just finished my third tank. And I got 31 just because I had a road trip in there. I have not seen the big numbers either. But I do know that Honda engines take awhile to break in so to speak. 95% of my driving is stop and go lights. So I expect lower numbers but still wish to see a mid 30's mpg. I cannot wait till I get the first oil change over then I will put synthetic oil in the it always bumps up my fuel economy. Good luck
#127 of 2125 Consumer reports civic MPG data
May 22, 2006 (9:16 am)
Auto Civic EX consumer reports MPG data:
CU's overall mileage, mpg 28
CU's city/highway, mpg 18/43
CU's 150-mile trip, mpg 34
Manual Civic EX Consumer reprots MPG data:
CU's overall mileage, mpg 31
CU's city/highway, mpg 22/40
CU's 150-mile trip, mpg 37
the majority of my driving will be on the freeway at around 75-80mph with no traffic. I have always owned manual cars but was considering the auto. The EPA ranks mpg in the auto higher on the freeway. The only way this makes sense to me is if the auto is at a lower rpm lets say at 75mph than the manual. Does anyone know the RPM at 75mpg for both cars?