2009 Honda Fit: Revised MPG Opinion
March 27, 2009
Two weeks ago, I cast doubt on our ability to achieve fuel economy significantly above the EPA's estimate of 27 mpg city/33 mpg highway. Yet my last two fill ups would seem to indicate that our Honda Fit might have some surprises up its sleeve after all.
From 220 miles of mostly city driving, I achieved 30.4 mpg. On another fill up from 230 miles of highway driving I just did yesterday, it calculated out to 39 mpg. Yeah, I'm having trouble believing it myself. In both cases, I was probably driving a bit more conservative than normal (you know, because it's a Fit) but I certainly wasn't aiming for any efficiency awards. It will be interesting to follow the Fit's economy over the next few months.
In other news, I checked our Fit's oil and found that it was a quart low. We had about two-thirds of a bottle of the recommended 5W20 left over from a recent Mazda 6 fill, so I added that to the Fit.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor