Latest mileage woes on the Civic Hybrid

Discussion in 'Civic' started by muzz, Aug 27, 2005.

  1. muzz

    muzz Guest

    Have had the Civic Hybrid for 19 months. Normal city driving was
    showing 32 mpg. Dealer inspected, could find nothing wrong, and
    apparently seemed to think I ought to be satisfied, even tho they
    advertise 48 mpg in town.

    Received a recall on the car, and after talking to the dealer, it
    apparently was a software fix for the computer - ahh I thought, maybe
    that will help the pathetic gas mileage. Well, it's been a couple of
    weeks now since the update and I am presently seeing 29 mpg.
    muzz, Aug 27, 2005
  2. muzz

    AZ Nomad Guest

    How do you define "normal city driving". What is your top speed? How long to
    you cruise at speeds over 35mph? If you're never getting above 35 and stop and
    go with every light, then 29mpg would be phenominally good gas mileage.
    AZ Nomad, Aug 27, 2005
  3. muzz

    Enrico Fermi Guest

    Wife's box-stock '98 Civic DX makes 32mpg around town. Does better on the
    Enrico Fermi, Aug 27, 2005
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    dold Guest

    Some folks claim that the update made the indicated mileage closer to the
    true mileage. I didn't see any difference. I get about 39 in heavy city
    driving with a 2003 Civic Hybrid CVT.

    Is your city travel heavy stop and creep, so that the engine never does
    idle-stop? What do you get on the highway? How long are you in heavy
    traffic? A few bursts to 50mph tossed in, with heavy acceleration?

    I did just get 29.7mpg, but that was from Calistoga to the top of Mt. St.
    Helena, a rise of 2200 feet in 15 miles, with four people in the car, and
    A/C on. Average speed about 40mph, due to curves.
    dold, Aug 28, 2005
  5. muzz

    AZ Nomad Guest

    Does your wife drive the same as the original poster? If not, then your
    observations are irrelevent.
    AZ Nomad, Aug 28, 2005
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    jim beam Guest

    how would we know? the op didn't state their driving conditions either,
    so they're both as "irrelevent" as each other. [/if/ it's possible to
    call the late great enrico fermi irrelevent of course.]
    jim beam, Aug 28, 2005
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    L_L Guest

    Interesting to hear all this about hybrids.

    I've averaged 35 mpusg (42 mi/imp gal) over the past 5 fill ups for
    city driving ....1983 Civic FE
    L_L, Aug 28, 2005
  8. how many miles on that thing?
    Rattus The RAT, Aug 28, 2005
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    Pars Guest

    Same here, I get about 35 mpusg of easy driving, in the city (with very
    little traffic jams and occasional short sprints on inner city highway).
    However, If I'm hard on the accelerator my city mpg will go down to 30 mpg

    My absolute best mileage was 44 mpg on the 1 lane hwy (Toronto to Walkerton
    and back) while averaging about 55 mph.

    In a recent comparison test, an 05 Civic Coupe was able to obtain 49.6 mpg
    If a regular gas engine can achieve these lofty figures on their own, the
    added benefit from a Hybrid's electric motor seems insignificant in

    98 Civic Hatch (250,000km),
    5spd with no Air.
    Pars, Aug 28, 2005
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    TomP Guest

    There you go... 83 Civic F.E. small low power engine in a light
    car; what a concept.


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    L_L Guest

    Actually, the car belongs to a friend. Odometer reads just under
    200,000 km.

    Recent highway trip of 300 km delivered
    57 mi/imp gal or 47.5 mi/us gal or 5.0 litres/ 100 km.

    Transport Canda's rating on this car is
    72 mi/imp gal or 60 mi/us gal or 3.9 litres/100 km
    L_L, Aug 29, 2005
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    chip Guest

    you do know that is EPA estimated mileage ratings and that car never
    saw the road to come up with them right????

    People believe everything they read,
    chip, Aug 30, 2005
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    slim Guest

    "Official" MPG rating have very little in comparision
    to real world MPG results.


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    slim, Aug 30, 2005
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