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Honda Fit, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback
#2534 of 2554 418 miles on one tank!
Jul 15, 2011 (4:10 pm)
Fit's have a 10.5 gallon tank - I put 10.302 gallons in which gave me 40.5 miles per gallon!
All interstate driving - I drive 5 miles an hour over the speed limit - so between 70 and 75 depending on the state. I did not hypermile or do anything out of the ordinary to achieve this. The Fit is just that efficient.
2009 Fit Sport 5AT with 56000 miles on it.
#2535 of 2554 Re: Is my Fit a lemon? [drgirlfriend]
Jul 29, 2011 (1:15 pm)
Mine is three years old handles like a small tank, rides like I'm sitting on a bag of rocks. I won't buy another. But it would be at least tolerable if the mileage was decent. I just filled up and did the math: slightly under 21 MPG primarily in city/town driving.
Not enough; not nearly enough. Certainly not enough to assuage my battered kidneys.
I cannot understand why a car this small should get should lousy mileage. My 2006 Camry 4 gets 15 more MPG.
#2536 of 2554 Re: 07 Fit better MPG than 11-12's [murphious]
Aug 02, 2011 (3:53 pm)
My mileage is exactly as murphious describes. Mine is a 2009 Fit Sport m/t (w/nav).
#2537 of 2554 Re: Is my Fit a lemon? [pennysworth]
Aug 06, 2011 (12:38 pm)
So you're saying your Camry4 gets 36mpg in the city/town driving?
#2538 of 2554 Re: Is my Fit a lemon? [bobw3]
Sep 16, 2011 (2:31 am)
I have a 08 Fit with a manual transmission, and I'm getting decent gas milage. With all city driving I'm getting around 30-32mpg, and its Chicago stop and go traffic. But now I'm doing almost all highway driving, so around 90:10 highway to city, and I got 38mpg. I'm going to try to get 40mpg which should be easy if I slow down from 75mph to around 60mph. My advice is you really have to be driving like a grandpa out there, most of the time I'm shifting at 2500rpm. I usually go through all my gears before I hit 40mph. Just my 2 cents.
#2540 of 2554 Honda Fit vs. Honda Fit Sport MPG
Jul 31, 2011 (9:40 am)
Just curious if anyone has any real world data to support Honda's claim that the base model Fit gets higher MPG than the Fit Sport?
Or any other thoughts or opinions on the matter would be greatly appreciated.
#2541 of 2554 High MPG Fit alternatives
Mar 23, 2008 (7:34 am)
#2542 of 2554 High MPG Fit alternatives
Mar 05, 2008 (10:48 am)
I own 2 Fits and they are great cars EXCEPT the gas mileage isnít what it should be because Honda built the US version to prioritize power over MPG. It doesnít look as though they will change this for 09 even with gas prices pushing 3.50. Has anyone been researching new, more efficient hatchbacks that might be coming out in competition to the Fit?
#2543 of 2554 Re: High MPG Fit alternatives [mebman]
Mar 05, 2008 (11:12 am)
I am afraid you will not have many to choose from. New hatchbacks are not that plentiful in the U.S. to begin with, and when it comes to one that gets a better mileage than the Fit, I would say the Yaris is about it. But that's a two-door hatch.
What kind of driving do you do? If you drive a lot on the highway, the Civic, for instance, gets an excellent mileage. Unfortunately, you cannot have a Civic in hatchback, unlike in Europe.