break in fuel consumption

  1. david-tryk

    david-tryk Member

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    Hi guys,

    probably a lot of other threads already covering this but i was struggling to find one..

    Anyway - i live in Denmark. Just got my '18 Civic a couple of weeks ago.

    The sales rep told me that the engine needs mileage on it before you'd be able to get decent fuel consumption .. is that true? if so - how much are we talking? I mean is it after the first 600 miles or first 10.000 miles?

    My civic is a downsized version of the 1.5 with just 129 bhp.. i don't think you have that version in the US, but according to Honda fuel consumption should be around 48 mpg but so far even trying to drive fairly eco i'm only getting around 35 at max ...

    i should state that i have the CVT transmission and quite honestly i think it feels odd...

    side question: Does anyone know if the CVT can be tweaked? it feels like it's not really fluid in terms of shifting and it always seem to want to stay at higher rpm .. i mean going 45 mph it will quite happily stay in 5th gear at 4000 rpm ...

    sounds awful..
     
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  2. Riko

    Riko Senior Member

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    what are your levels?

    Our civic is a 1.0L Turbo (126hp) with a CVT too...and we only ridden in the city and real time consumption levels are out the roof: 15L-20L/100km.

    Since I see have the same question, I would think its a normal part of the break-in period?
     
  3. Mikey1

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    seems abnormally high to me,

    i have a different engine 2018 2.0L with CVT

    i only have about 5,000kms on it, during this time my fuel guage has been anywhere between 6.5 to 6.8 L/100kms

    depending on the type of driving im doing....but its never been higher or lower then that range,

    wether that is accurate or not, who knows.....but going by how much gas im putting into it, it seems accurate, or close anyway
     
  4. lorumcivic

    lorumcivic New Member

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    I have the exact same issues, 1.0L 129bhp civic hatchback with the CVT - average fuel consumption of 7-7.5 l/100km. The CVT also has a tendency to really rev up and make a lot of noise.
     
  5. fitter_here

    fitter_here Senior Member

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    I have the engine 2.0/CVT. I had it for two and a half years (38,000 kilometers). My average is 7.1 L/100 kilometers, I drive mostly in town.
     
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    I have a 2.0L CVT here in the US and average about 25mpg (11.3 Litres/100km) if I drive city only. 50/50 city and highway driving gets me about 30mpg (9.4 Litres/100km). I just passed the 10,000 miles mark not too long ago.
     
  7. Jeezer

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    I'm getting 31 or 32 mpg mixed driving conditions in my 19 hatch. Just about 600 miles on it. Honestly hoping to get better mpg as time goes by, but 31 mpg beats what my g37x was getting (on premium gas) so I can't complain
     
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