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Old 12-03-2018, 04:27 PM
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Manual drivers, how many miles do you get out of a single tank?

New 2015 EX 6spd owner here. So far I have been happy with my Fit, but one of the primary reasons I wanted one in the first place was for the mpgs. I have seen threads on here where some owners were getting 300-350 miles out of a single tank? This makes me a bit envious, as the most I have gotten by the time the fuel light turns on was 240 miles. Could there be something wrong with my vehicle? Most of my miles are city miles, driving to and from school, driving to pick up my girlfriend, etc. Is this to be expected or should I assume something is wrong with it? I have also read that the fuel light will turn on prematurely and makes it look like there is less fuel in the tank than there actually is. Could this be why I think I may be getting poor mileage? For my fellow manual drivers out there, how many miles do you generally get out of a full tank?
 

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Old 12-03-2018, 05:12 PM
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350 is my avg. If you look at my history of ownership .... my #s slowly increase over time, as I learn how to drive the car. may I recommend, you pick up a "scan gauge 2" or similar device? it really helped me learn, what makes for good mpg #s and what makes it suck.

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(ignore the 30, and 45 tanks, those were pre-road trip top off's)




not MT specific, but .... here is a fun thread to chat with others about mpg:
https://www.fitfreak.net/forums/3rd-...ssions-67.html
 
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Old 12-03-2018, 05:15 PM
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to answer the other part of your question, when the gas light comes on, its early. if you go to fill up IMMEDIATELY .... observe how much you just filled up .... 8 gals? our cars have 10.6 gals, so when the light comes on, you technically still have 2 gals to go

-driving in the city, does make for worse mpg than someone who drives alot of highway
-maybe add some psi to your tires?
-try shedding some weight (got a bowling ball in the back? leave it at home. maybe buy some lighter wheels, my konigs are 10 lbs a pop, almost 2x lighter than oem wheels)
-learn good driving habits (scangauge 2, FTW)
-google/read up on hyper miling techniques
-if the car really does have issues.... address it. maybe you need to change out the engine air filter. or run a bottle of inj cleaner. maybe your alignment is a source of bad mpg. so many variables

-driver mod = seriously .... get a scan gauge 2 .... and learn how to drive it for better mpg #s
 
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Old 12-04-2018, 08:00 AM
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I can't exactly say, as I typically refill by or before 320 miles, and rarely takes a full 9 gallons, so I always have 1.4, or whatever, gallons still left in there. Most of my driving is around town (a small city, not typical big city congestion, more open roads), I average high 36 mpg when using the a/c, avg 42-ish on high speed hwy trips, again with a/c/ on. The small tank is of little concern, as there's a gas station at the end of my street, and anywhere I'm prone to drive, there are stations everywhere. I think if they'd made 6th gear a true 6th (and not added 5th as an in-between), the car would get much better mileage, but....it is what it is, and I'm OK with that
 
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:05 AM
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Your Experience or Reality MAY be much different....

Originally Posted by Ogrelode View Post
New 2015 EX 6spd owner here. So far I have been happy with my Fit, but one of the primary reasons I wanted one in the first place was for the mpgs. I have seen threads on here where some owners were getting 300-350 miles out of a single tank? This makes me a bit envious, as the most I have gotten by the time the fuel light turns on was 240 miles. Could there be something wrong with my vehicle? Most of my miles are city miles, driving to and from school, driving to pick up my girlfriend, etc. Is this to be expected or should I assume something is wrong with it? I have also read that the fuel light will turn on prematurely and makes it look like there is less fuel in the tank than there actually is. Could this be why I think I may be getting poor mileage? For my fellow manual drivers out there, how many miles do you generally get out of a full tank?
I have to ask, are you filling up RIGHT when the low fuel light illuminates?
How much gasoline are adding?

According to my 2016 Honda Fit EX owners manual the fuel tank capacity is 10.6 gallons.

IMO...the low fuel warning light on my Honda Fit is very, very conservative. Honda wants you to have PLENTY of warning.

Distance driven between fill ups, is ONLY distance driven between fill ups. It's NOT your MPG.

If you are concerned about your MPG, you need to hand calculate your miles driven divided by the gallons added to your tank, at fill up..at the pump.

For myself, if I fill up right when the low fuel light illuminates, or shortly after it illuminates, I'm usually only adding 7-8 gallons of gasoline.
The nice thing about that, is it's a cheap fill up.
The flip side, is I could of driven further, Honda just doesn't want me to run out of gas.
Usually my low fuel light indicator comes on with 2-3 pips left on the gauge. It's IMO a conservative warning.

Bottom line, you can figure out your MPG. And that really has nothing to do with how many miles your driving before you fill up.

What I would do would be start hand calculating your miles driven between fill ups, divided by what the pump say's your adding at fill up. That will give you a much more precise reflection of your MPG.
Distance driven between fill ups? Is not your MPG.
 
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:13 AM
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One of the trip screens it shows estimated MPG. Just take that number and multiply by 10 (10.6 gallon tank). This will give you a quick and rough estimate on your "range" for the tank.
 
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50/50 city to hwy driving- I average 36.4 mpg.
I rarely ever go over 80 and try to shift before 3000 RPM. Best ever was a long trip on rolling farm roads doing between 55 and 60 mph where I averaged 47.3 mpg for 8 gallons of gas.
 
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generally between 350-360 miles per tank mixed driving if i'm not winding it out too much . i don't think you can go by the mileage numbers on the dash
 
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:51 PM
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I average 37.9 on the dash display in the 2018 EX 6MT in mixed condition city/highway driving, which ends up being about 35.5 or so when you calculate manually based on miles and gallons filled at the pump. Usually about 320-340 miles and 8.5 to 9 gallons to fill. I don't lug the motor and typically wind it up a bit when shifting, particularly from a stop - traffic around here moves quickly so I have to get it going.
 
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Old 12-05-2018, 08:01 PM
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I end up getting around 34 MPG around town (and that's with, lets just say, "spirited" driving haha).

My stop and go driving does include major hills, to and from class, which kills MPG. I fill up usually once every week-and-a-half cause I drive my car alot (it's just so fun!). When my tank gets to about 3 of those light bars so I never get too low and my fill up price is cheaper. That is around 280 miles, could get max 300 but I never like to go home on an empty tank.

Road trips however I go like 320 before fuel light goes on. I do agree our gas level indicators and low fuel light are super conservative (kinda wish it was an analog gauge).
 
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:29 AM
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I only get 290 or so from my 2015 6 speed. But i suspect something is wrong. I only get a combined 31 mpg or so.
 
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Old 12-06-2018, 06:42 PM
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Depends on how much fun I'm having...
 
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:57 PM
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I do a lot of interstate’s and two lane highways. On the interstate, if I am driving 70-70 I get around 375 and closer to 400 on days I a driving closer to 60 on the back roads.
 
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:59 PM
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I only get 290 or so from my 2015 6 speed. But i suspect something is wrong. I only get a combined 31 mpg or so.
Yes, I once got old 33mpg or so a few times but that was lot of 80-90 mph driving
 
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Old 12-08-2018, 08:46 PM
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Converting from km to miles I used to get 340-370 miles per tank routinely. I don't hypermile it by any means but about 70% of our driving is highway though.
 
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Old 12-11-2018, 11:54 AM
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2016 LX, last fill up was 7.432 gallons. Fuelly tells me I drove 300 miles since the last fill up. Have never seen a low fuel light warning as I don't let the tank get that low.
 
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Old 12-11-2018, 12:05 PM
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With CVT, from Lake Tahoe to Stockton, CA, I got 55 MPG but after left Stockton for San Jose, it went down to 35. So, the MPG varies greatly. Lower in cities, higher in country.
 
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