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#1 of 2554 Honda Fit - Gas Mileage Report
Apr 22, 2006 (8:32 pm)
What kind of mileage are you getting with your Fit?
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#2 of 2554 Re: Honda Fit - Gas Mileage Report [Sylvia]
Apr 23, 2006 (10:05 am)
I got 35, mixed driving on my first tank
#3 of 2554 Re: Honda Fit - Gas Mileage Report [Sylvia]
Apr 23, 2006 (5:33 pm)
First fill-up (VB, Sport AT) yielded 26.6 MPG. Not sure if we started with full tank (guage read full on delivery), but when we fueled, the guage now reads "over" full. We will have accurate tally on next fill up. All miles were in town (no freeway driving until after 600 miles).
#4 of 2554 Re: Honda Fit - Gas Mileage Report [Sylvia]
Apr 23, 2006 (9:01 pm)
First tank: 255 miles, 6.91 gallons = 36.9 mpg on a manual Sport.
There were about 50 miles of city/local driving, 40 miles of windy country roads (averaging about 45 mph) and the rest was highway driving at between 50-65 mph. This tank also saw a drive up to the base of Mount Hood (total climb in elevation was about 3,500 - 4,000 feet). I do not drive aggressively.
Overall, very happy with the results.
#5 of 2554 first tank
Apr 24, 2006 (7:15 pm)
With mostly around town driving, some spirited, and with A/C on some of the time, my first tank came out to around 33.5 mpg. AFter having traded in an xB that promised 31-35, and could barely deliver 27, I am thrilled with 33.5, especially because the car is not nearly broken in (290 miles).
#6 of 2554 Re: Honda Fit - Gas Mileage Report [dksmartin]
Apr 26, 2006 (8:22 am)
My first half tank nearly identical results:
169 miles, 4.55 gallons = 37.1 mpg on a manual Sport
About 1/3 slow highway + 1/3 interstate, 1/3 town, some major
hills, non-aggressive driving. 2007 EPA seems to be pretty spot-on, maybe even a bit conservative. I am hoping to push 40 mpg with pure highway driving.
#7 of 2554 Please be specific about model and transmission
Apr 26, 2006 (9:12 am)
These figures are encouraging! Thanks, everybody, for sharing your fuel mileage experiences with us!
Could everyone please try to include, when you're posting your measured MPG, which model (Base or Sport) and transmission (manual [a.k.a. "5MT"] or auto [a.k.a. "5AT"]) you're driving? That'll make the information you provide that much more valuable to everyone. Thanks again!
#8 of 2554 Re: Honda Fit - Gas Mileage Report [Sylvia]
Apr 27, 2006 (12:17 pm)
First tankful on my Sport 5MT yielded just over 35 mpg. Used 8.5 US gal. in 299 mi. of mixed driving conditions: 1/5 stop&go around town, 2/5 country 2-lanes avg. 55 mph with many long climbs, 2/5 interstate avg. 70 mph.
I'm very, very happy!
#9 of 2554 Re: Honda Fit - Gas Mileage Report [Sylvia]
Apr 27, 2006 (6:51 pm)
Before checking mileage, I topped up the tank on my Base model Fit with 5-speed manual. First half tank yielded just over 31 MPG. Roughly even mix of in-town, suburban, and interstate driving - mostly with the air conditioning on. Interstate speeds in West Virginia are 70 MPH (with some nice hills). I was not trying to conserve gas; just went with the flow of traffic.
This gas mileage represents a 59% improvement over the 9-year-old van I traded. I'm happy!
#10 of 2554 first MPG numbers on my AT Fit
Apr 29, 2006 (8:17 am)
From a mix of mostly interstate driving 65-75 with 30 percent hilly country roads 35-55 and city/suburban streets with lots of idling at lights and considerable traffic: results: 36.7. RPM's stay remarkably low and quiet, except when keeping up my speed on several miles -long hill climbs (over 1000ft elevation), when the tach revs to around 4000 at times as I keep up the 70-75 speed. I think I'll do a bit better when I revert to mainly interstate driving after the break-in period is over (prob. today will go over 600 miles). Forty MPG highway would be fantastic (and with an AT!). I spoke to a friend last night whose Prius gets considerably less on the highway. (in the city he says low to mid 40's - he has the first gen. Prius)
Handling - comparable, perhaps better, than my old 140hp 93 SE-R with standard low-profile tires. I believe the best descriptive word for the handling would be "tossable". Fun even in parking lots. I dodged a bit of moving road debris on the highway at 70 plus and felt utterly secure. I look forward to quoting the Car and Driver emergency handling Fit test speed vis-a-vis the Corvette speed to someone, though perhaps not a Corvette owner. When Consumer Reports tests the Fit soon, I'll be curious to see what they have to say on this and other issues. Tires could be softer riding I suppose; but probably too expensive to change to diff. wheels?