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2016 Honda Civic: Fuel Economy Update for May

by Josh Sadlier, Senior Editor on June 13, 2016

2016 Honda Civic

I gassed up our 2016 Honda Civic today, but it's June already, so those miles don't count yet. What counts is the 1,453 miles we rolled up in May, which required 41.16 gallons of regular old 87 octane.

I'll save you the trouble. That's 35.3 mpg during the month of May, which is right bang smack on top of the EPA Combined number. We did it! Brent told you things would improve as the Civic ventured farther from L.A., and indeed, he took it to Fresno on one of those tanks — setting a new record of 38.1 mpg — while I drove to San Diego on another.

It wasn't all highway, though; on the contrary, it appears to have been a healthy mix. Does this mean the Civic could be the rare turbocharged (gasoline) car that lives up to its EPA potential? Time will tell, but I'd say the odds just shifted in Honda's favor.

Worst Fill MPG: 20.5
Best Fill MPG: 38.1
Average Lifetime MPG: 30.6
EPA MPG Rating: 35 Combined (31 City/42 Highway)
Best Range: 407.4 miles
Current Odometer: 4,624 miles

Josh Sadlier, Senior Editor @ 4,624 miles

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