Update 2/10 - First tank of gas, manually calculated at 21.5 MPGs, additional thoughts?
Hello! I have a brand new Honda Civic – 2013. It has a grand total of 186 miles on it. My typical commute in this vehicle, so far, has been a 14 mile round trip commutes to work. During this time, I have a couple of traffic jams, couple of stop lights, but by no means is it awful traffic. I would think it falls somewhere in between “city” and “highway” driving.
• All MPGs are from the computer, I’m not measuring these myself
• Bought the car with about 70 miles on it brand new, it had about a 20 MPG avg when I picked it up. I assumed this was because they just had it idling a lot.
• Set a new MPG marker when I bought it, since that point I have been getting about 17 MPG.
• Taking into account the entire life of the car (70 miles when I picked it up, 116 miles since then for a total of 186 miles) the car is averaging 19.7.
• 2013 Civic should get about 38MPG on the highway, about 30 around town. I believe these are slightly understated.
Considering the fact that I’m driving very normally and in a fuel conscious way (no flooring it, light on the gas, coasting, etc), why is this new civic so far below the factory recommendations? Does it have to do with “breaking in the car”?
At what point do I go back to the dealer and tell them this is an issue?
Thanks all for your help!