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Honda Civic, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
#580 of 2125 Re: That's My MPG [rikrak]
Apr 03, 2007 (8:28 am)
The cruise control has been updated in all Hondas to be more responsive than it used to be. My 2006 Accord will downshift in a heartbeat if the speed drops off by 2 MPH or more, or if I press the "ACCEL" button. My 1996 LX Accord on the other hand has dropped as much as 6-8 MPH before finally getting in the process of catching back up to speed, and only in rare RARE instances will it downshift. It NEVER downshifts above 50 MPH. Good for economy, but bad for keeping up with traffic. It's a tradeoff.
Averaging close to 39 MPG with A/C on, hilly terrain, and speeds above 70 MPH is very good, especially with the downshifting from the cruise control.
Your mileage sounds normal to me. Enjoy your Civic!
#581 of 2125 My first MPGs
Apr 03, 2007 (9:57 am)
Hi all, just got my 07 EX Coupe two weeks ago. I've only filled it up twice so far.. the first time I got 31 mpg, and the second 28. I drive about 25 miles a day, about two-thirds of which are freeway and the rest city streets. I was a little surprised by the 28 on the second fill-up, but I do live in St. Louis where it's humid already, so I had the AC on more than I would if I was really trying to conserve. In any case, it's much better than the ~20 mpg I was getting in my old car!
#582 of 2125 Re: My Mileage...and $.02 [beetlebat]
Apr 03, 2007 (10:04 am)
BS - sure you are and the rest of us on a similar commute get 25 - 28 mpg. You civic has one of those experimental engines.
#583 of 2125 Re: My Mileage...and $.02 [beetlebat]
Apr 03, 2007 (10:13 am)
My experiences are not unlike yours. Just this last fill up after the commute, the mpg was 41 mpg. Pretty much just another week.
I just got back from Las Vegas, and the return leg was 50 mpg on a Jetta TDI. I probably could have gotten 52-54 mpg if I used the left lane more.?!
#584 of 2125 Re: My Mileage...and $.02 [piason]
Apr 03, 2007 (4:49 pm)
yeah, you told me I had an 'experimental engine' back in Dec, and in october you suggested that '[I] must be rolling [my] car down a hill with the engine off.'
over 13.5k miles my average mileage is 37.1 mpg and has stayed there for the past month or so.
sorry you didn't get one of the experimental motors too...
#585 of 2125 Re: My Mileage...and $.02 [rupnok1]
Apr 04, 2007 (4:11 am)
If your "average" is 37.1 it stands that you get something near the middle 40's as a high and the lower 30's as a "low". I must NOT have had one of those experimental engines installed either. Are you sure your Civic doesn't say "hybrid" somewhere on the read deck???
#586 of 2125 Re: My Mileage...and $.02 [targettuning]
Apr 04, 2007 (10:13 am)
if his driving habits are epa test-exact, and he drive nothing but highway, then it doesn't have to say hybrid.
#587 of 2125 Re: My Mileage...and $.02 [piason]
Apr 04, 2007 (10:13 am)
the rest of you must have done something to upset mr. Honda. So you gave you what you got.
#588 of 2125 Re: My Mileage...and $.02 [eldaino]
Apr 05, 2007 (4:45 am)
Having seen the (old) EPA test standards if he tried to drive at those speeds he would have been run over long ago. The "highway" portion of the test specifies something stupid like a 46 mph ave. and the city portion is done on a dyno inside a building where traffic..weather...and all other pesky situations real world drivers have to deal with don't exist. They collected the exhaust gasses and measured them and extrapolated fuel economy from that....some test!!
Yeah, I guess one COULD get 43+ if he/she chose to creep the slow lane at 50 or 55 mph but watch the rear view very carefully for those Peterbuilts running at 70-75+ mph they close quickly at that speed differential. "What great fuel economy" could be on your very own tombstone.
I maintain you will NOT get 43mpg in a Civic driven at a normal semi-safe speed on any highway in America where traffic flows at 70-75 mph on up.
#589 of 2125 Re: My Mileage...and $.02 [targettuning]
Apr 05, 2007 (6:02 am)
It is pretty obvious that you do not. !
Longer trip highway speeds at 80-95 yields higher 30's. This was with two different drivers.