2016 Honda Civic: Monthly Fuel Economy Update for March
by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on April 6, 2016
The fuel economy in our long-term 2016 Honda Civic is clearly suffering from the slings and arrows of life in the crowded-and-congested city of Los Angeles. After almost two months in the fleet, our best fuel fill has barely beat the EPA's city estimate of 31 mpg. Its lifetime average is even further off the mark.
Basically, we need to stretch the Honda's legs and get it out on the open highway for a road trip or two. We've spent the last several weeks getting acquainted with the Civic but it's time to set it loose. Luckily, this is just the beginning of our 12-month test with the new Civic and there's plenty of time left to correct this trend. Here's a breakdown of the Civic's mileage so far.
Worst Fill MPG: 24.2
Best Fill MPG: 33.3
Average Lifetime MPG: 28.6
EPA MPG Rating: 35 Combined (31 City/42 Highway)
Best Range: 337.7 miles
Current Odometer: 2,081
Travis Langness, Automotive Editor @ 2,081 miles