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I don't see any civic Hybrid owners other than the guy with the blog talking about the actual MPG that they are getting. So what are you guys really getting in the city, freeway, stop and go style of driving?
SO, please answer. IM thinking of getting one but I would like to know if its worth it MPG-wise

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I don't see any civic Hybrid owners other than the guy with the blog talking about the actual MPG that they are getting. So what are you guys really getting in the city, freeway, stop and go style of driving?
SO, please answer. IM thinking of getting one but I would like to know if its worth it MPG-wise

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Check out http://www.priuschat.com. There is a section in their discussion just for posing MPG.
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My commute to work is around 8 miles (one way) in a fairly hilly area. Most of this is non highway with many stoplights. Over 9000 miles I have averaged a bit over 42MPG.

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My son has Civic Hybrid with 65,000 miles (bought 7/02) driving mostly highways in Texas he averages 47 MPG without A/C & 43 with A/C. And he doesn't drive slow - this is 70+MPH !! Great Car !!
 
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I don't see any civic Hybrid owners other than the guy with the blog talking about the actual MPG that they are getting. So what are you guys really getting in the city, freeway, stop and go style of driving?
SO, please answer. IM thinking of getting one but I would like to know if its worth it MPG-wise

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I bought one last month and so far I am only getting 37mpg. According to the serivce manager, he said it will go up to 47mpg after the first oil change. If I were you i would ask the dealer about the actual mileage, becuase i feel I was lead to believe that the car will give you 47mpg. If I had known this before hand I would have bought a regular civic.
 
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I have had my HCH for about 2 weeks. We did a lot of driving and put about 1,400 miles on it in that time. We are averaging 44 MPG for the 1,600 miles that are on the car. We have refueled (not a full tank each time) with averages of 45, 45, and 42 MPG.

I am pleasantly surprised by this car, especially because it hasn't been broken in yet. If you are getting worse then 40 MPG then I would suggest readjusting your driving technique. I know when my girlfriend drove it approx. 115 miles, she was averaging 38 MPG. When I took the helm ( the next 120 miles), I brought up the average to the 42 MPG.
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I drive mostly all city and I get 42 - 44 mpg If I take a trip using the highway it is about 50 MPG. I drive the standard transmission. You do have to change your driving technique to get the best MPG. Down shifting help on the battery charging/power and accelerate lighter, dont stomp on the gas. Give yourself a little room so that you can let off the gas instead of braking hard.
 
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I drive a fair distance to work. Some back roads, some highway. Some hills. I work night shift, so it's usually pretty cool when I drive. I'm averaging 51 mpg.
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My Dad's got a an '03 HCH and over 11,000 miles, 90% city driving, the car has averaged 41mpg. In my '04 HCH SULEV I average about the same in the city but on the highway 50mpg and l drive between 60-70mph..
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I've owned a 2004 Civic Hybrid for over 3 months now and I've been monitoring my driving since day one in an attempt to obtain some real world mpg figures. I've searched the internet for such figures for both the Prius and the Civic but most of what I found did not include much supporting evidence.

I commute a total of 34 miles round trip 5 days a week. The commute road is mostly flat except for a slight grade going over the bridge. Typical driving speeds range from 55mph to 65mph depending on traffic flow.

The only other person in the car is my wife, there is no cargo in the trunk and the tires are inflated to the recommended tire pressure.

Local weather conditions are mild to moderate (60F - 85F, dry, no humidity to speak of).

Under these listed conditions I've documented the following figures...
Best MPG: 47.25
Worst MPG: 41.5
Average MPG: 44.81

I've kept a careful records including odometer readings before and after filling up, how much gas was pumped, price, etc. Attached is an abbreviated list if you're looking for these details.

All in all I am very happy with my Civic Hybrid.
 
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