Last post on Apr 21, 2013 at 2:55 AM
You are in the Honda Fit
What is this discussion about?
Honda Fit, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback
#2521 of 2554 Re: disappointed in latest cars mileage [lrp28]
May 10, 2011 (6:14 am)
I agree, I had a '99 Saturn and wanted a 4 door so I bought a 2010 Honda Fit sport model, standard. My Saturn averaged around 31 or 32 mpg, while my fit is averaging 33.8, and it actually weighs less then my Saturn did. I don't understand how in 11 years they haven't made hardly any improvements. I should have kept my $4,000 car instead of paying the $16,000 for the new one.
#2522 of 2554 Re: disappointed in latest cars mileage [pendesigns88]
May 12, 2011 (4:40 pm)
So you're complaining because your Fit is meeting the EPA estimated MPG? Maybe you should have read the EPA sticker before purchasing. Are you sure your Saturn AVERAGED 31-32MPG, or was that just on long road trips?
#2523 of 2554 Re: disappointed in latest cars mileage [bobw3]
May 12, 2011 (6:40 pm)
The Saturn was sort of a turtle in terms of acceleration with the base engine. The Fit accelerates well, better than almost all other tiny cars except the MINI.
I am also not sure that the Fit is that much lighter than the Saturn, since in the decades since the Saturn cars have generally gotten heavier.
The Fit is certainly more useful.
#2524 of 2554 Re: disappointed in latest cars mileage [bobw3]
May 12, 2011 (9:27 pm)
I get 31 or 32 very regularly with a '93 SL1. Sometimes in the dead of winter I will get less, and I definitely get less pulling the trailer. (A very light trailer.) I probably get more than 32 at least half the time, but then these days I have a 30 mile commute.
So I'm willing to believe that other guy.
I think I'm up to 233k, or is it 236k miles?
#2525 of 2554 Re: disappointed in latest cars mileage [lrp28]
May 16, 2011 (5:27 pm)
Corolla, Civic, Saturn SL, Fit all average in the low 30s MPG. The Fit will hold twice as much cargo as the others.
#2526 of 2554 07 Fit better MPG than 11-12's
Jun 09, 2011 (3:21 pm)
I keep seeing the specs and am surprised my Fit Sport 5MT gets regular city (Summertime) MPG of 37. On the highway, 40-41. Winter MPG hurts a bit, down to 32-34 city and 37-38 highway. Bit I am thrilled with any MPG figures over 30, compared with the old Mazda Navajo I traded in for the Honda. It was a guzzler V6 of 16-17mpg city and 20 highway (if wind aided...). Love this car, but will probably trade in towards a new Veloster this July.
Jun 10, 2011 (8:00 am)
I've had my brand-new 2011 AT Fit Sport for a few weeks now (almost 1000 miles on the dot). I've done a mix of small-town driving (lots of stoplights) and highway driving (Philly to D.C.) and my mpg has stayed in the 24 - 25 range. It's really bugging me, fuel economy is a big reason why I chose this car. I don't think I'm doing anything to make it underperform so significantly (not lead-footed, not blasting the a/c, etc.). I'm taking it in to get checked out on Monday (it was also dead in the driveway and needed a jump for no reason, no lights on, etc.) but do you think it's a lemon? Is there any potential relationship between the battery/charging system and fuel economy?
#2528 of 2554 2008 fit still with lousy mileage
Jun 10, 2011 (10:42 am)
Much city suburban driving still 20 mph. Got 25 once with a half day hwy trip. Very disappointing. All pressures checked.
#2529 of 2554 Re: Is my Fit a lemon? [drgirlfriend]
Jun 10, 2011 (7:51 pm)
If your alternator or battery is bad, then that can hurt your MPG because more energy is being wasted trying to keep your battery charged.
#2530 of 2554 Re: Is my Fit a lemon? [drgirlfriend]
Jun 10, 2011 (9:02 pm)
Your FIT is most likely not a lemon based on what you have reported. I own a BASE 2009 FIT with almost 30K miles it. What you report in mileage sounds within range. I have driven my FIT from LA to Portland and LA to NYC and back to LA and city driving all over the USA.
If I fill my tank (I only use 91 or 92 octane--you don't have to, synthetic oil changes, and 35 PSI tire pressure) and drive city mainly in LA, over 300 miles in the city I will consistently get approx. 26 to 28 in the city. If I fill my tank like I did memorial day weekend and drive from LA to Las Vegas and back, over 500+ miles I got 41-42 MPG.
When you city drive you are constantly pulling the mass of the FIT from a dead stop to motion and that sucks up fuel. As a comparison, my Mercedes SUV in the city got 14 to 16 MPG (heavier vehicle). When you have momentum like on the highway and the aerodynamics of the FIT, you are putting gas money in your pocket. Its pure physics.
Now, your car is new too. When mine was new, I was getting 1-2 MPG worse MPG. After 15K+ it settled in to slightly better mileage.
Its a great car.
Do this: Fill the tank, pump tires to 35 psi, reset trip meter to 0 miles, get on the highway for a trip at 50 MPH or more and see what it is before you exit. Go at least 10 miles if you can. It should be neat 40 MPG.
Forget about city driving--it kills all of us in the wallet. And when I need to use the AC in the city--FIT only gets 23-25 mpg, because its more drag on the engine.