By Joe Bruzek on June 4, 2013
The past month was a good mileage month for our long-term 2013 Honda Civic and 2013 Subaru BRZ. Both testers bumped up their average mileage, and the Civic has a new best-recorded single-tank mileage of 35.6 mpg.
Our 2013 Civic was stuck in city loops averaging 28.53 mpg for the first 2,500 miles. Now with more miles accumulating we're starting to see the 39 mpg highway rating in our recordings. The Civic's overall mileage average increased 1.75 mpg since the last update 1,200 miles ago. All fill-ups tallied in above 30 mpg instead of the mid-to-high 20s from earlier tanks.
A road trip also helped bump the BRZ’s average .5 mpg with a strong tailwind shoving the light BRZ up to a 36 mpg average over 160 miles traveling from central Wisconsin to the Chicago suburbs. That tank also extended the longest-recorded range to 338 miles and almost touched the previously recorded best tank mpg (30.80 mpg) with a 30.78 mpg average. So close.
Road Test Editor Joe Bruzek covers Cars.com’s short-and long-term fleet of test cars and drives a 1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. Email Joe