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Old 02-12-2013, 10:59 AM   #24 (permalink)
PaleMelanesian
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PaleCivic (retired) - '96 Honda Civic DX Sedan
90 day: 69.2 mpg (US)

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Another fill, this time 57.7 mpg / 669 miles.

Highway mileage is a challenge. As best as I can find, the Fit's drag coefficient is 0.33 or 0.34 (Civic 0.32). Being a taller car, it also has a higher frontal area than the Civic (+9%). That's a combined increase of 16% aerodynamic drag. Then there are the gear ratios.
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