By Joe Bruzek on November 5, 2013
Our focus this month is solely on our 2013 Honda Civic long-term tester. The 2013 Subaru BRZ we've been driving for almost 14,000 miles is on its way out the door and will get a final wrap-up in the coming weeks. For now, let's check in on the Civic.
Continuous high mileage fill-ups over the last month have bumped the Civic's average from 31.93 mpg to 32.49 mpg — the Civic is rated at 28/39/32 mpg city/highway/combined. Our drivers and their light feet averaged 35.79 mpg in October.
In addition to the calculated fill-up numbers we list above, our tracking regimen records trip computer readouts for each fill-up. The Civic's accuracy for three consecutive fill-ups in October is surprisingly accurate, with as little as .08 mpg and as much as .59 mpg difference between our calculations and what the car displays.
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