2016 Honda Civic: August Fuel Economy Update - Daily Grind Takes a Toll
by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor on September 19, 2016
After hanging out with Editor Romans in Fresno for a while and getting some good combined suburban/highway miles, our 2016 Honda Civic returned to Southern California and the stop-start urban hustle in August.
We added 1,350 miles and the Civic responded with decreased fuel economy. Our best and worst fills remained the same, but we averaged 30.4 mpg, well shy of the EPA combined estimate and even a bit below the city estimate.
The Civic is well into its test at this point, so it's hard to see the overall average of 32.8 mpg improving dramatically. Or perhaps the red rocket's been spending too much time with Editor Kavanagh, who has made known his propensity for squeezing out every last drop of thrust.
Worst Fill MPG: 20.5
Best Fill MPG: 49.4
Average Lifetime MPG: 32.8
EPA MPG Rating: 35 Combined (31 City/42 Highway)
Best Range: 413.0 miles
Current Odometer: 11,313 miles
(NOTE: Cars are sometimes refueled well before their fuel tanks approach empty. As such, the "best" and "worst" entries above are not necessarily the result of an entire tank's worth of driving.)
Dan Frio, Automotive Editor @ 11,313 miles