Last post on May 16, 2013 at 10:34 PM
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Honda Civic, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
#2097 of 2117 Re: I don't get it ! [kipk]
Feb 29, 2012 (4:08 pm)
RE: lower mpg with higher speed...my 1995 Toyota Avalon XLS will get 28mpg highway 70mph or 80mph on long trips. I measured this on a recent 700 mile round trip. Years ago, the car got 29.5mpg highway 70mph or 80mph. The V6 seems to not care whether it's 2500rpm or 2900rpm. Faster does burn more gas per hour, but you're taking less time to get there. Aerodynamic drag and tire rolling resistance, etc go up at 80mph but my Avalon does get the same mileage either way. I am meticulous in my calculations. (Next car will be either 2010 Honda Civic EX or 2012 Hyundai Accent SE.)
Jul 17, 2012 (4:12 pm)
I am driving a 2012 Civic Coupe LX and have been OCD about tracking my MPG because that was my sole reason for getting a new car. Granted I could have bought a car that gets higher MPG (Toyota Prius), but I am a Honda fan and like the looks of the Civic Coupe much better than the Prius - plus the Prius cost more.
Anyway, my driving consists of 60 miles of all highway driving each day with about four slow down/acceleration points. I set the cruise control on 60 mph and am in the ECON mode almost all the time. At nearly 3,000 miles I have filled up 7 times. My average is 43.2 mpg with my best at 44.1 mpg. I have higher octane gas in right now and am interested to see what happens.
#2099 of 2117 Re: Lovin' my MPG [chunnicutt]
Feb 07, 2013 (10:19 am)
I bought my 2012 Honda Civic LX lease in late Novemeber 2012. Cold weather seems to affect mpg quite a bit. In the warmer weather of November I was getting in mid 40's combined, close to 50mpg on highway. Has dropped about 7 mpg in cold to really cold weather. Overall, much better mpg than I expected, so reallly pleased as engine is still breaking in at only 2,000 miles.
Apr 04, 2013 (10:55 am)
Where are the 2013 owners? What MPG are you getting on your Civics?
I am still on my 1st tank of gas so don't know the MPG yet. The digital MPG is all over the place so not reliable until I can do it manually at my next fill up.
#2101 of 2117 Re: 2013 Civic MPG? [lakerskobe]
Apr 05, 2013 (5:02 am)
Don't get too excited either way concerning mileage until you actually do the calculations at the pump. At that time you will likely find that the digital gauge is pretty close. Maybe .5 mpg to 1.5 mpg optimistic.
I went to purchase a Civic, but ended up with a Fit due to it's cargo space.
The Civic is EPA rated slightly higher than the Fit, but this post should still prove to be accurate enough for purpose.
My 14+ drive home from the dealership on back roads, with a few traffic signs and lights yielded 41+ mpg. WOW "I'll take that"!
Stayed at the house a short while and ran some local errands. 2-3 miles at a time for maybe 15 miles or so. Getting out and shopping quickly 4-5 times.
The avg MPG dropped to 33 mpg. So effectively we were likely getting <30 mpg for that excursion. Then a few local trips with lights and stop signs, but longer in duration brought the mileage up some. When the 10+ gal tank was showing 1/4 or so, I filled it for the first time. Calculations showed 34.47 mpg, while the digital gauge read 35.7 . That 2nd tank started out with some heavier traffic and some carelessness on my part. At the end of the day and 30 +/- miles the digital was showing 31 mpg. When re-filling that tank, it took almost identical amount of fuel (8.? gal). Pump calculations showed a couple of 10ths better than the 1st tank. So now working on the 3rd. With similar driving, I expect about the same as already achieved. Might improve a bit as the engine breaks it. Keep in mind that just the slightest variations in the way the tank is filled can result in variations in the calculated vs digital mpg. Example: If it takes 8 gal to drive 280 miles, the mpg will e 35. If it take 8.5 gallons to drive that 280 miles, the MPG has dropped to 32.9. That extra 1/2 gallon of fuel could have been the way the car was sitting at the pump. The speed the pump was running, and whether or not we try to "Top it Off". I've found our Hondas will hold more fuel if the right front of the vehicle is lower than the left rear. So if a given fillup was done on a level surface and the next with the RH front lower, the fuel received, (second time) will be slightly higher which will make a larger difference between the digital and calculated numbers, than if both re-fuels were done at the same pump, running at the slowest speed, and nozzle removed when it shuts off the first time. So many variables such as use of AC, how cold was the engine when started up, distance driven, traffic, and driving style. Real world dictates it will take several tanks in similar conditions to be reasonably accurate. Drive with care, watch the "instant" mpg gauge to sharpen your skills, and enjoy your new Civic. BTW and FWIW: We try to use only "Top Tier" fuels. They are pretty much the same price as other Recognized brands, but deliver more cleaning additives. http://www.toptiergas.com/
#2102 of 2117 My 2012 Civic likes it hott!
Apr 09, 2013 (1:35 am)
Got 53'mpg during a 15 mile trip to work. MPG in Civic seems to suffer a bit in cold weather. With temps in mid 70's it really kicked buttock. Can't wait for temps in 80's and 90's. LOOKING TO GET 60 mpg.
#2103 of 2117 Re: My 2012 Civic likes it hott! [jipster]
Apr 09, 2013 (7:32 am)
Let us know what you're getting in overall fill-up averages. Those are a better tell than 10-20 mile snippets that leave greater room for error. That's great to hear though!
#2104 of 2117 Re: My 2012 Civic likes it hott! [thegraduate]
Apr 09, 2013 (12:24 pm)
I would say overall average (80'% hwy 18% city and 2% other) has been around 39mpg. That's been winter driving.
#2105 of 2117 Re: My 2012 Civic likes it hott! [jipster]
Apr 10, 2013 (8:43 am)
would say overall average (80'% hwy 18% city and 2% other) has been around 39mpg. That's been winter driving.
That sounds pretty good, though I'm intrigued with the "Other" part... It could be anything!
Hopefully drag racing or rock crawling. That'd make for some awesome youtube vids. *Insert sarcasm here*
Apr 21, 2013 (12:01 am)
I just did my 2nd ever fill-up and got 37.4 mpg. Was expecting 40+ mpg since not much bumper to bumper traffic here. But only driven 500 miles so hoping it'll be better after break-in period.