Reasonable MPG on 96 Civic in City driving

Discussion in 'Civic' started by slim, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. slim

    slim Guest

    I would like to know what you think is a reasonable MPG figure on a 96
    Civic DX Coupe with 75K in city driving. I am currently getting 19-21
    City and 30- 34 Highway. Yes, I have a lead foot. LOL.
    slim, Oct 28, 2006
  2. Well then with a lead foot, that's about what you should get.

    Since I got my '04 Civic a few weeks ago, it's been averaging 35-37mpg in
    70% highway, 30% city driving. I'm not a lead foot driver, but I'm not all
    that light either. I estimate that it should get about 40mpg on long
    highway-only drives. Not sure at this point what it should get with only
    city driving.
    High Tech Misfit, Oct 28, 2006
  3. slim

    slim Guest

    slim, Oct 28, 2006
  4. slim

    bluevp00 Guest

    When I drive with a 'feather foot' in city driving (which is 90% of my
    driving) I can manage around 28 mpg. 19-21 seems a bit low for even for
    a lead foot, my mpg usually drops to 24 -25 when I drive fast. Be sure
    to keep up on maintineance like air filter, oil, spark plugs, tires, to
    keep your mpg's up.
    bluevp00, Oct 29, 2006

  5. According to Edmonds:

    "Our tests showed that the most significant way to save gas is: you.
    And we're talking massive fuel economy gains. Think you need a hybrid?
    Chances are you've got hybrid-style mileage in your gas pedal foot.
    Don't mash the gas when you start up. Take the long view of the road
    and brake easy. This tip alone can save you unbelievable amounts of

    I think that even "average" drivers use too much gas pedal when
    Sees-koo-wee-hah-nay, Oct 29, 2006
  6. For lead-foot driving and AC on, that sounds about right. I'm somewhere
    in the 25-28 mpg city and 32ish hwy for my '92 EX.
    merlotbrougham, Oct 30, 2006
  7. slim

    slim Guest

    Yes, we do! ;-) Even here in Noo Yawk, I floor the pedal several times a day.
    slim, Oct 31, 2006
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