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2013 Honda Civic EX Automatic: Gas Mileage Advice To Reader

2013 Honda Civic EX Automatic: Gas Mileage Advice To Reader

Unfortunately, carmakers often advertise the highest of the three ratings (the highway number), with the number shown very large and the "highway" qualifier very small. Some shoppers miss the qualification, and assume the car gets that gas mileage under all circumstances, which it won't. I presume you're driving the car in mixed use--around town, some city traffic, some highway miles--so you should expect to average the *combined* rating of 32 mpg. You say you're getting 29 mpg, or about 10 percent lower than 32 mpg--which is within a reasonable margin of error. That said, the EPA website for your model shows that 12 owners submitted real-world gas-mileage readings that average 35.1 mpg. Similarly, Fuelly shows (across both manual and automatic Civics) an average of 35.0 mpg. So you're considerably below those reported real-world averages. In general, as we've written, som...

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