2022 Honda Civic MPG: An EPA Overachiever with Better Lane Keeping

2022 Honda Civic MPG
2022 Honda Civic MPG

Since conception, the Honda Civic has been a byword for reliability, practicality, and all the car the average consumer needs, though it seems to follow as second place to the Toyota Corolla in the hearts of most American consumers. For 2022, Honda released the eleventh-generation Civic in hopes of creating a “clean, modern design paired with a high-tech, human-centered interior”; a bold goal, but will their vision prove worthy in the hearts of those faithful to Toyota and possibly other competing manufacturers with the new 2022 Honda Civic MPG?

Unfortunately with such a new and redesigned vehicle, Honda decided to carry over a lot of equipment from the previous car. The same 2.0-liter naturally aspirated and 1.5-liter turbocharged engines are still present with minimal power bumps, and even worse, the manual is slashed from even being thought of on the build sheet of the sedan. Thankfully, a six-speed manual is offered on Sport and Sport Touring trim levels of the hatchback body style, but you’ll have to wait a little longer for that. If you’re asking, “What about the Civic coupe?”, bad news; no Civic coupe for now.

New 2022 Honda Civic Gas Mileage Test

We were curious what kind of numbers the new Honda Civic MPG in Touring trim garb will return on the highway when paired with a CVT and 1.5-liter turbo inline-four, so we took it out! Will the new, yet minute, powertrain adjustments aid in the quest for fuel economy? After running the 2022 Honda Civic MPG test round our loop, Charlie found this sedan to turn out an impressive 41 miles per gallon. The EPA for this generation and last generation says the Honda Civic with a 1.5-liter turbo gets 38 highway MPG, so it’s pleasantly surprising to see this little sedan makes our highway fuel economy overachievers list. With a 12.4 gallon tank, this means the new 2022 Civic gas mileage can deliver a 500-mile cruising range of harsh tire noise. From what we can deduce, the new Honda Civic MPG might not deliver any better fuel economy numbers in the real world since the EPA didn’t show any difference between model years during their new Honda Civic gas mileage tests. We haven’t tested a 2021 Honda Civic so we can’t say for sure, but it’s something to chew on.

Other than an abundance of tire noise, this 2022 Honda Civic fuel mileage test revealed this sedan can handle highway cruises fairly comfortably. Charlie had a bit of a numb bum toward the end, but on the bright side, the lane-keeping system is greatly improved and cured the annoying ping pong trick it had in the last generation. Overall, we’re mildly impressed with the new Civic gas mileage and can’t wait to see the new Civic Si and Type R when they come out.

Watch the 2022 Honda Civic Fuel Mileage Test Here:

How We Test the Honda Civic Fuel Economy in the Real World:

This Daily Motor 2022 Honda Civic MPG and range test consists of over 100 miles of consistent highway driving. We fill the car with gasoline using the “three-click method,” meaning running the gas pump on high flow until it clicks off, waiting ten seconds, running low flow until it clicks off again, waiting another ten seconds, then running low flow one very last time. The lowest-octane gasoline accepted by the vehicle’s manufacturer is used. We then drive about fifty miles on public highway in one direction and then back in the opposite direction, attempting not to draft or drive aggressively. We set the cruise control at GPS-indicated 72 mph in an attempt to achieve a moving average speed of 70 mph over the entire test. Upon return to the gas station, we refill at the same fuel pump as the initial fill using the same fueling method. Miles per gallon is determined by dividing total miles traveled by fuel used. In cases where our observed figure differs greatly from the vehicle’s indicated figure and/or EPA’s estimate, we may recommend a number in between or plan to retest the vehicle. Thanks for reading our test of the 2022 Civic fuel mileage!

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