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Honda Fit, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback
#2504 of 2554 130,000 Mile Update - 07 Sport Manual
Feb 16, 2011 (9:41 am)
At approximately 130,000 miles, my 07 Fit Sport Manual is getting between 35 and 38 mpg in mostly highway driving between 70 and 75 mph. During the winter it's been 2 to 3 mpg less due to 'winter blend' fuel, snow tires, and use of the defroster (which kicks on the a/c). Overall, VERY happy with my Fit.
#2506 of 2554 Re: 2009 Base Fit gas mileage
Feb 18, 2011 (10:25 am)
Thought I would kick in a follow-up on gas mileage since I am just turning 13,000 miles on my 2009 base model with automatic transmissioin. I've averaged just over 34 mpg. My driving is largely suburban. That is, not a lot of waiting at lights but usually short trips of about five miles. (I'll add that this ACTUAL mileage is about 11% to 12% below what the on-board computer usually tells me.) Also, mileage is 31 to 33 in the cold--that is 20s--and 34 to 36 in summer driving around hilly Asheville, NC.
#2507 of 2554 Los Angeles to NYC and Back MPG on 2009 FIT
Feb 19, 2011 (4:05 am)
I am recently back from my drive to NYC from Los Angeles and Back to Los Angeles in my 2009 Base FIT. Total mileage including driving around NYC, down to Washington DC and back to NYC, and then taking the Southern route back to Los Angeles with city stops along the way was approximately 8000 miles.
The FIT performed better than any other car I have ever owned and rented, (including Mercedes), was a pleasure to drive, easy to park and maneuver, and I had no mechanical or tire problems at all. The aerodynamics allows it to cut the wind better than most cars and there is no sway unless strong side winds.
In October 2010, I drove to NYC in 3.5 days, approx. 2800 miles, for an Avg. MPG of 39.6. This included a few sleeps in the car with AC or Heat on for a few hours along the way. Also driving with AC on until Missouri because it was so hot then. I was alone on the drive, but the rest of the car was packed heavy with little room to spare.
While in NYC, I drove into and around the city a lot, parking in the city, traffic, etc. Drove it down to Washington DC, around DC, suburbs, parking a lot, etc. Drove it in NYC after the Blizzard and the major snow a couple of weeks later—no problem—it held the road better than most vehicles with the Original Dunlaps on and no chains. Driving in blinding rain—no problems at all.
On the way home in January 2011, I drove it South to avoid the ice and snow on the way back to LA. Stops and touring in Savannah, GA, Hilton Head Island, SC, Atlanta, GA, Birmingham, AL, Houston, TX, Austin, TX, Tucson, AZ and Scottsdale, AZ. Some sleeps in the car with heat on along the way. I was alone again, but the FIT was packed heavy with little room left. Could only see out of the top portion of the rear window.
Grand Total AVG MPG for the entire trip from departure from LA to Arrival back in LA 4 months later: 37.0 MPG Exact.
Loving my FIT, now with over 25,000 miles on it in 1.5 years of ownership. It’s the best of the best IMHO.
#2508 of 2554 Re: Los Angeles to NYC and Back MPG on 2009 FIT [carattorney]
Feb 22, 2011 (8:20 am)
Is yours a manual? What sort of highway speeds did you maintain?
#2509 of 2554 Re: Los Angeles to NYC and Back MPG on 2009 FIT [bobw3]
Feb 22, 2011 (9:45 am)
Its a 2009 Automatic Base FIT.
This model does not have cruise control so you get those ebbs and flows between 65 and 75 most of the trip would be my best estimate.
#2510 of 2554 Re: 2010 Fit Sport [lewjac3]
Mar 01, 2011 (8:24 am)
I do about 85% of my driving in the city and get around 26-28mpg. However when I go on a weekend trip and drive a constant speed on the highway I always get between 38-40mpg. So yes I agree you are getting great mileage for the amount of city driving you are doing and the people getting 30+ miles are doing less city driving or all highway. Unless you want a hybrid you can't do much better than this car!
#2511 of 2554 Re: 2009 Base Fit gas mileage [gatortom1]
Mar 01, 2011 (8:53 am)
All the onboard computers I have had on different makes of cars have been 10-12% "high." I think the manufacturers could actually make them more honest, but the "spec" for acceptable variation allows a plus or minus for equipment variation. Since in real life counting injector pulses is so accurate, they just "aim" their counter on the high side, secure it won't slip out of "spec" (vary by more than the permitted amount from actual) while always showing an optimistic number. In other words, they game the spec.
But once we know what they are up to, the onboard mileage computer is very reliable, as long as we make that 10% mental adjustment.
#2512 of 2554 Re: 2010 Fit Sport [pghdriver210]
Mar 01, 2011 (9:03 am)
I completely agree most people severely underestimate how much city mileage they do - now that I am doing urban driving instead of freeway commute, my mileage is hammered, from mid-30's to low 20's. And my trips are generally 5 miles and California is not frozen. And I seldom run the aircon.
It's not hard these days to build smaller cars with 35+ freeway mpg. It's much harder to build anything with real world mileage in the city greater than 25 mpg. Witness the Consumer Report actual city mpg on their sample Fits - as low as 21 with the auto on pure city only cycle, 24 with the stick. CR attaches their own metering device to the fuel line so their numbers aren't estimates based on tank fills or read off the onboard computer the way some auto mags do it.
#2513 of 2554 Re: 2010 Fit Sport [pghdriver210]
Mar 01, 2011 (1:52 pm)
That sounds about right. After getting 37 to 40 MPG on my mainly highway cross-country trip, I am now back in the city driving mode getting 26 to 28 mpg