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Honda Fit, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback
#2309 of 2554 Re: Honda Fit - Gas Mileage Report [Sylvia]
Nov 24, 2008 (1:55 pm)
I have a 2008 Fit Base A/T that consistently gets 43 mpg highway with the A/C off! When my wife drives the car the mileage drops to 41-42 mpg highway. With the A/C on we get 38-40 mpg depending on the wind. The car really seems to struggle in a head wind with the A/C on, but has little trouble once it is turned off. Needless to say, we are very pleased with the fuel economy of this car!
#2310 of 2554 Mileage Update #4
Dec 01, 2008 (11:35 am)
'09 Sport Auto. Car now has just over 1000 miles on it. Now that my daughter has her license, pretty much only she drives it. This means that all driving is purely local (the hilly SF Peninsula) stop and go and because of this she probably has not exceeded 45 mph since we last filled the tank. From a MPG perspective this is probably worse than driving in Manhattan since it is flatter there. At least I hope so since she last filled the tank and reset the counter about 110 miles ago and the computer now shows 20.4 mpg. I know she does not have her foot in it since she is still getting comfortable with driving in general and remains quite cautious.
Anyone else getting mileage like this in purely city driving? FWIW, we did get 38 mpg on an almost-all-freeway trip to look at colleges when the car had about 500 miles on it.
#2311 of 2554 Re: Mileage Update #4 [byron2]
Dec 01, 2008 (12:49 pm)
When Buster and I drive our 07 Sport AT, we average over 40 mph on the highway and around 31 in the city. When our 2 granddaughters drive the car for any length of time, mileage drops to around 22 mph. That tells us something!!
#2312 of 2554 My first Tank
Dec 01, 2008 (6:19 pm)
So far my first tank has delivered a whopping 27 mpg!
The worst part is 60% of that was highway miles.
I don't really pay attention to the meter in the car I calculate it manually. But I think it said 32.something MPG. So it's obviously off.
I'm really hoping that it will improve over time.
#2313 of 2554 Re: My first Tank [tiff_c]
Dec 02, 2008 (10:13 am)
My wife drives about 60% highway and she consistently averages about 29 mpg. We just got the first oil change at 4950 miles and someone told me they got better mileage after the first oil change. We will see. If you up the air pressure on the tires, you may get a bit better mileage.
#2314 of 2554 Re: My first Tank [madams1]
Dec 03, 2008 (5:25 am)
someone told me they got better mileage after the first oil change. We will see. If you up the air pressure on the tires, you may get a bit better mileage.
Yes, I'm not going to cry over 27mpg while the car has less than 600 miles on it.
But I'm hoping to break over 30mpg just in town. Figure that my 2008 Civic Si was getting 28-31 combined and I figure the Fit should be able to do as well. We have to drive easy here due to all the cops monitoring the roads we live on. Lots of hills and sharp corners. A lot of fun except for the cops that are checking your speed.
We had a small bit on snow maybe 2 inches and I saw a Subaru Outback twisted off the road. All seasons don't cut it on these roads. The Fit had no problem being driven normally. But 4-5 inches of unplowed snow on those hills will require snow tires.
Dec 03, 2008 (6:02 am)
If your getting 27 mpg, that's it. Your not going to get better than that. The Fit numbers are estimates on flat roads and even then city is 28, combined is 30 and highway is 34. You must drive at no more than 50 mph to avoid stop & go and shifting gears at 2500 rpm's.
My M3 2.0 liter engine sedan AT (no cruise control) gives me 25 mpg's combined and my M5 2.3 liter engine mini van (cruise control) gives me 24.5 mpg combined. I use to own a fit and I trade it in in for more power, I found that the rpm's are the tale of the story. Both Mazda's I own hit 65 mph at 2500 rpm's which is the perfect speed for highway, I drive normal in city. The problem with the 2008 fit is once you go over 50 mph your mpg's go down because your rpm's are higher. The new 2009 is doing better due to 9 more horse power, at 65mph the rpm is 2500.
But don't be concerned about it so much, gas prices are down and hopefully will stay there.
#2316 of 2554 Re: Versa/Fit [usaf66]
Dec 04, 2008 (2:48 pm)
I recommend the Fit even if you have to cover the seats like I do. After 20 tanks of gas and averaging 40mpg mixed driving, I still love it. Great torgue and comfortable ride, alhough I did add a center console / arm rest. The Fit is also ranked high for reliability.
#2317 of 2554 Re: Honda Fit - Gas Mileage Report [fit43mpg]
Dec 04, 2008 (2:57 pm)
fit43mpg, I believe you. Mine 2008 Fit has averaged 40 mpg mixed driving on regular unleaded gas. It doesn't seem to matter what type of driving, although I don't use the AC much. We were surpised to find we even got 40 mpg going from Denver to Grand Junction (over mountain passes) and back.
#2318 of 2554 Re: Mileage Update #4 [byron2]
Dec 04, 2008 (3:05 pm)
Byron2, our 2008 gets 40 mpg average on regular unleaded with very little variation (maybe 2 mpg) and in mixed driving, and has very good torgue. I calculated milage on the first 20 tanks. I normally drive calmly with gas mileage in mind, although I accelerate to merge and whatnot without worrying about it. The mileage remains great.