Tracking the Fuel Economy of's 2013 Honda Civic, 2013 Subaru BRZ


Finally, after 7,000 miles, a staffer took the 2013 Honda Civic long-term tester on an extended highway drive and proved, yes, we can hit its 39 mpg highway rating. A calculated fill-up average of 42.2 mpg on a tank crushed the previous 35.94 mpg; the record fill-up's trip computer mileage read 41.1 mpg.

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The highest average tank was backed up by a 39.01 mpg tank. Our 2013 Civic's primarily urban and suburban driving has kept the compact sedan from showcasing what type of fuel economy it can return on the highway — until now.

Meanwhile, our 2013 Subaru BRZ logged 2,600 miles this month and sees no change in maximum and minimum averages since our previous update.



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Said months ago that the Civic would get over 40MPG once you get it on the open highway!!!!

I got 44MPG on a 80 mile drive.


I drive 100+ miles every workday because of where I live and where I work. I drive highway speeds (75 MPH) for most of the drive.

I routinely get 41 or 42 MPG using regular unleaded gas. I tried using the ethanol blend of gas but was never able to get over 38 MPG.

I love my car. I pay less for gas and have a great car to drive.

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