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The 2022 Civic Sedan gets up to 42 mpg (EX model) according to the EPA. Does your actual MPG rating come close to it?

In this real-world highway test of a 1.5-liter CVT, Touring, it turned out to be 41 mpg.

 

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The 2022 Civic Sedan gets up to 42 mpg (EX model) according to the EPA. Does your actual MPG rating come close to it?

In this real-world highway test of a 1.5-liter CVT, Touring, it turned out to be 41 mpg.

Touring is definitely rated lower in terms of mpg. I think I read 38 mpg somewhere. Going to be making a couple exclusively highway trips over the next couple of days and will keep you posted.
 

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The 2022 Civic Sedan gets up to 42 mpg (EX model) according to the EPA. Does your actual MPG rating come close to it?

In this real-world highway test of a 1.5-liter CVT, Touring, it turned out to be 41 mpg.

My guess is that we're going to see the lower trim models exceed their EPA ratings as well. I've noticed that they can be way too conservative with their findings.
 

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So I took my touring model for a spin today without my husband or other distractions! I drove mostly on the interstate with about 10 percent city driving. There was some stop and go on the interstate for a couple miles (accident) and I live in an area with more hills and valleys than straight aways. I averaged 38.5 mpg for about 70 miles.
 

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5,000 miles on my Touring model now, including lots of city driving on the daily commute, fun mountain roads in sport mode, and a 1,200-mile road trip to Las Vegas. I'm almost always in Econ mode but recently been trying Normal mode in regular city driving to tap into the boost a bit quicker.

I've noticed the MPG on the dash is about 5% higher than actual calculated MPG's (bummer!).

Total Average Tank [Calculated] MPG = 33.6
Best Tank MPG = 37.3
Worst Tank MPG = 28.2

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Driving slower on the highway will yield significantly better MPG's. On my road trip to Vegas, doing 85 MPH returns 28 - 31 MPG. Dropping to 75 MPH shot MPG up to 37 - 41 MPG.
 

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5,000 miles on my Touring model now, including lots of city driving on the daily commute, fun mountain roads in sport mode, and a 1,200-mile road trip to Las Vegas. I'm almost always in Econ mode but recently been trying Normal mode in regular city driving to tap into the boost a bit quicker.

I've noticed the MPG on the dash is about 5% higher than actual calculated MPG's (bummer!).

Total Average Tank [Calculated] MPG = 33.6
Best Tank MPG = 37.3
Worst Tank MPG = 28.2

Lessons Learned
Driving slower on the highway will yield significantly better MPG's.
On my road trip to Vegas, doing 85 MPH returns 28 - 31 MPG. Dropping to 75 MPH shot MPG up to 37 - 41 MPG.
The main utility for the EPA fuel economy ratings is not to give you an idea of what to expect from a particular model of car, since fuel economy will differ widely based on a driver's use pattern, passenger and cargo load, uphill/downhill, duration of trip, etc., etc.

It's primarily to allow consumers to meaningfully compare fuel economy across different vehicles, since the EPA tests all of them the same way. So saying "EPA said I should get 38 mpg, those lying gummit bastidges!" is pointless, as that is not really what they said at all.

You MIGHT get what they measured, or better, or much worse, for a variety of reasons (including potential manufacturer problem or ECU mis-tuning, but that should be the least likely scenario).

For example, the EPA fuel economy simulation for "highway driving" is a 12-13 minute trip at a steady 50 MPH in a fully warmed-up car:


I don't know about you, but that does not at all resemble my highway driving...

So if you were getting 37-41 MPG driving 70-75 MPH presumably solo in flat desert, I think going 50 MPH (if it didn't drive you nuts in Nevada) would've done even better!
 

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As for ECON mode, it's pretty pointless to use it to improve city driving, IMHO. More of a thing to link to cruise control on a long highway trip on an empty, boring, straight road - set it to 65 MPH and ECON mode if you're not in the mood to go around trying to pass people or to feel the curves, relax and listen to the tunes.

Assuming what's in the 2022 Civic is basically the same as it was in the 10th Gen Civic (my wife has a 2016 Civic EX-T), Honda's own documentation states:

Here is how ECON Mode will maximize fuel economy.

Throttle Response –
ECON Mode will adjust throttle response at higher speeds to limit acceleration and improve your fuel economy.

Transmission Shift Points – To further maximize fuel economy, ECON Mode will adjust transmission shift points to shift at lower RPMs and prioritize fuel consumption over performance.

Cruise Control – When you switch to ECON Mode with cruise control on, expect your Honda to downshift less frequently to improve your L/100 km rating.

Climate Control – When in ECON Mode, your Honda will adjust climate controls and air compressor settings to operate more efficiently and prioritize fuel economy.
If you're driving a Civic with a CVT the "adjust shift points/downshift behavior" elements don't really apply so much, so what you're left with in ECON mode in city driving is the effect of deadening the throttle response and from making the HVAC work less hard (which obviously also means it would take longer to cool or to heat your car).

It will auto-defeat a tendency in some people to leadfoot when the light turns green or to race from stop sign to stop sign (and I should probably include myself in that number), but that's about it.
 

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I seem to be getting lower fuel mileage than EPA ratings.

2022 EX, 1.5L Turbo Build date 7/21 in Japan
Over this last weekend I went on a 4 hr one way highway trip and back, barely cracked 37 mpg cruising all highway 70-75 mph. 87 octane fuel. I was expecting more like 42-43 mpg

My previous Civic, 2018 2.0L would get 40-41 mpg on the same exact drive. Wondering if anyone else is getting similar numbers highway
 
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