2012 Civic

Discussion in 'Honda Hybrids' started by Mendel Leisk, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. Louisville88

    Louisville88 New Member

    I just bought a 2012 civic ex sedan. I am very impressed with the gas milage I'm getting. I averaged 54.1 mpg on my first tank of gas. I do 98% highway driving. I am typically cruising at 60 mph.

    If i reset my trip meter while on expressway only....i can average 61mpg. I think Honda under estimated the mpg on this vehicle.

    My second tank of gas I drove 50% hwy and 50% city. Average mpg was 38.8.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2011
  2. Harold

    Harold Well-Known Member

    Who needs a hybrid with those kinds of numbers!!! H
  3. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Super Moderator Staff Member

    Hi Louisville, welcome to CleanMPG.

    Is your Civic an automatic or manual transmission?
    Where are you? What's the terrain and temperature like?
    Are those MPG numbers from the display or measured at the pump? What's the difference between in-car display and calculated?
  4. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    That's great!

    I have to imagine it's an automatic with highway numbers that good. If I had an all-highway commute I'd probably go with the auto as well.
  5. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk 2010 Prius (CAN Touring) Staff Member

    At least with our '06 Civic hybrid, calculated mileage tended to be slightly better than displayed. Unlike Toyota Prius... :rolleyes:
  6. hunter44102

    hunter44102 Well-Known Member

    Thats pretty amazing considering it is rated at 36MPG highway for the Manual, and 39MPG for the Auto. Are you going by the gauge or did you calculate from actual gas consumed and mileage driven?
  7. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    That's believable if he's driving 60 mph. The unadjusted highway rating is about 55 mpg*. The test mainly involves 50 and 60 mph steady speed. (details)

    *2012 is not available yet but estimated from other 39-hwy cars in the 2011 list at fueleconomy.gov.
  8. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Ha! Since this morning they uploaded the 2012 spreadsheet. :p

    55.2137 unadjusted highway for the Civic auto.
  9. Louisville88

    Louisville88 New Member

    Yes it is an automatic transmission.
    Also, my mpg when calculated at pump was .2 mpg difference (less). Very accurate. I took pics with phone. Can post pics here?
  10. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

  11. psyshack

    psyshack He who posts articles

    The R-18 can put some great numbers.
  12. uabcar

    uabcar Well-Known Member

    The R18 really is a great motor - very efficient while still offering plenty of spunk for spirited drives.

    55mpg - for a brand new (not yet broken in) car is great.

    I just did a 450 round trip this past weekend with my 08 EX MT and managed 44.9mpg overall and 47.2mpg for the last 250 miles. I was in a hurry (65-75mph) during the first leg so that killed my overall avg.

    No AC- and just DWL. Some CC.

  13. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk 2010 Prius (CAN Touring) Staff Member

    Was in Westwood Honda, Port Moody, yesterday, picking up an: oil pan drain plug washer.

    My son and I are doing an oil change on the '06 Civic Hybrid he and his wife bought off us. I picked up 0W20 from Open Road Toyota, a bit down the road, since it's about $3 cheaper per liter ($6 vs $9). Anyway:

    I asked a salesman regarding the new Civic Hybrid ETA. His response:

    It should be coming in about a month and a half (mid-September). He also cautioned it would be in very limitted supply, and if you want to get one, you need to get on a list, register, or something similar.

    He also made mention of the new battery type, that was about it. I believe you still can't flip the back seat down though, anybody know?

    That's more-or-less 6 years, roll-out to roll-out. I guess that's what a string of bad luck, poor decisions, and corporate indifference can do.

    Was Honda impacted by the tsunami as well? I guess at least indirectly, if their sub-contractors were.
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2011
  14. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Super Moderator Staff Member

    Definitely. Most cars are back up to full production, but they've decided to put the Civic (ICEV) as lowest priority. Presumably it's not a big margin vehicle.
  15. msantos

    msantos Eco Accelerometrist

    Well, my contacts at Honda told me quite bluntly that the first wave of HCH-III arrivals are tentatively scheduled for October. I've placed my order for one back in May and is still in as that is the only way to secure one before the end of the year.

    Yes, I bought another 3G Prius to keep me going at least until the HCH-III arrives to our shores.


  16. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk 2010 Prius (CAN Touring) Staff Member

    I'm sure your info is more accurate: no doubt a casual question to a salesman is going to get a "rosy" response.

    You're not alone, LOL.
  17. Kacey Green

    Kacey Green Well-Known Member

    My '12's seats can't fold.

    Delivered to me 7.30.2011
  18. all_about_the_glide

    all_about_the_glide Well-Known Member

    Very cool. Inquiring minds will want to know...

  19. Kacey Green

    Kacey Green Well-Known Member

    Lol, yes, still figuring out the differences from the HCHII, they are related but the HCH3 is a new animal
  20. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Ooh!! :D

    Can it pull away from a stop in EV mode?

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