I am getting 29 mpg city/highway average (no a/c, closed windows, only 2 adults with total weight of 280 lb, trunk empty, proper tire pressure, no aggressive driving/acceleration, no hills)
When I spoke with Honda Motor Corporation representative about my concerns, he stated the following about the FACTS OF HONDA CIVIC gas consumption.
It is a fact that the car would never get the mileages printed on the sticker that the car came with and it was misleading the public.
This misleading is the fault of the U.S. Government, not Honda Motors.
The actual gas consumption was 15-25% worse that what Honda presented during the sale of this vehicle.
He claimed that even a 20-lb of suitcase would make a dramatic change on the Honda Civic’s gas consumption. He stated that this suitcase would be the culprit for obtaining worse than expected gas mileage consumption.
I find this and other similar and ridiculous explanations of the horrible gas consumption of my 2006 Honda Civic part of the cover up of the public misleading and perjury by Honda Motors.