How the Honda Civic’s MPG Changes Across the Model Lineup

September 10th, 2013 by

2013 Honda Civic Sedan LXObviously fuel efficiency is a huge concern for today’s drivers, and the Honda Civic’s mpg rating has always been a huge selling point when it comes to car buyers looking for an economical sedan or coupe. But what many people don’t realize is that the abundance of choices within the Civic lineup (depending on their market, drivers may have up to 7 models to choose from) also means a wide range of mpg estimates.

Below we’ve outlined the fuel economy ratings for each Civic type.

  • Standard Civic Sedan and Coup – Both the basic Civic Sedan and Coupe models, which come with a 140-hp, 1.8L engine, get 28 mpg city/36 mpg highway on manual transmission models and 28 mpg city/39 mpg highway on models with an automatic transmission.*
  • Si Series Sedan and Coupe – When it comes to the performance-oriented Si models, drivers sacrifice a little fuel economy for more horsepower and enhanced performance, but the 201-hp, 2.4L DOHC engine still puts up an impressive EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/31 mpg highway.*
  • Civic Hybrid – The Hybrid edition of Honda’s classic sedan offers drivers an incredible 44 mpg city/44 mpg highway, beating both the Prius and the Camry Hybrid!*
  • Civic HF Sedan – The enhanced aerodynamics of the Civic HF (special decklid spoiler, low rolling-resistance tires, and unique underbody panels) make it a great choice for drivers who want improved mpg without making the jump to a hybrid. It gets an EPA-estimated 29 mpg city/41 mpg highway.*
  • Civic Natural Gas – While it’s currently only available in select markets, the Civic Natural Gas uses an innovative alternative-fuel powertrain to deliver an eco-friendly 27 mpg city/38 mpg highway equivalent.**

To test out any of these available models for yourself, or to get a better look at everything else the Civic has to offer, stop by Middletown Honda today. We’ll be happy to help you decide which Civic model is right for you!


*Based on 2013 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

**27/38/31 miles per gallon (gasoline-gallon equivalent). Based on 2012 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.