2016 Honda Civic: Fuel Economy Update for April — Best Tank So Far
by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on May 12, 2016
We didn't put many miles on our 2016 Honda Civic last month. It stayed close to our Santa Monica office and totalled about 1,200 miles. We're still down compared to what the EPA says to expect for fuel economy, but we did observe a best fill-up so far in April.
That tank was after driving 345.6 miles and filling up with 9.376 gallons of gas. I did the driving during that time and would estimate it was about 250 miles of highway and the remainder around town. The result was 36.9 mpg, significantly better than the EPA combined estimate of 35 mpg.
Our lifetime average also ticked up to 29.4 mpg. OK, so admittedly we're still looking at some middling figures here. But they're not unexpected given the bulk of our driving so far has been around Los Angeles. I'm optimistic we'll see improving numbers in the coming months.
Worst Fill MPG: 20.5
Best Fill MPG: 36.9
Average Lifetime MPG: 29.4
EPA MPG Rating: 35 Combined (31 City/42 Highway)
Best Range: 345.2 miles
Current Odometer: 3,271 miles
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 3,271 miles