Honda Civic MPG

Honda Civic MPG

It’s no secret that the 2021 Honda Civic is one of the most popular models on the road today. One of the reasons drivers in the areas of Abington, Willow Grove, and Glenside, Pennsylvania, are so drawn to it is because of its incredible fuel economy ratings. Eco-conscious drivers enjoy using less fuel, and every driver can appreciate the convenience of fewer stops at the pump.

In this Honda Civic MPG guide, we at Honda of Abington will give you a detailed overview of how this model achieves these ratings, what it’s equipped with, and more. Let’s get started by looking at the Honda Civic and its official EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings!

What Is the Gas Mileage of the Honda Civic?

The exact fuel economy of the 2021 Honda Civic will depend on which trim level you choose. That’s because they offer their own various systems, plus there are multiple powertrain options that all impact the specific gas mileage this car can achieve. Here’s a look at the potential fuel economy for each of the five Honda Civic trim levels:

Trim Level

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy


30 city/38 highway MPG1


29 city/37 highway MPG1


32 city/42 highway MPG1


32 city/42 highway MPG1


30 city/38 highway MPG1

All Civic trims include a continuously variable transmission (CVT) for seamless gear changes. In the Sport and Touring trims, this transmission gets a boost with paddle shifters.

Honda Civic Engine Options

Honda Civic Engine Options

As we mentioned, the 2021 Honda Civic gives you a few options when choosing the exact powertrain you want. To begin, there are two engines to choose between, both 4-cylinder motors.

Standard is a 2.0L i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine that you’ll find in both the LX and the Sport trim levels. This engine, which creates 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque, is paired with a CVT. This transmission marches to the beat of its own drum by customizing every gearshift to maximize performance as well as every drop of fuel. That’s how both trims can provide efficient performance.

If you want even more power, opt for the available 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. This engine comes standard in the EX, EX-L, and Touring trims. This engine also pairs with a CVT, which is a match made in heaven. Together, this duo manufactures an impressive 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. Along with that additional power, this engine can achieve up to an EPA-estimated 32 city and 42 highway MPG in both the EX and EX-L trim levels.1

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Is the Honda Civic Fuel Efficient?

Is the Honda Civic Fuel Efficient?

While the 2021 Honda Civic and its two impressive engines are the stars of the show, they don’t work alone under the hood. This model sports several other handy fuel economy-boosting features.

This includes the direct fuel injection of the available turbocharged engine. By delivering the fuel directly into the combustion chamber, this method expedites the process of converting gas into energy, which ultimately means less fuel is needed to provide the power you want.

You’ll also get to enjoy a standard Eco Assist™ System that helps monitor your fuel economy and driving style. As you’re driving, it pays attention to your personal driving habits. Then, it will give you feedback to help alter your habits in ways that will benefit your fuel economy.

It’s simple to read, too. A blue or white color means there’s room for improvement, while green means you’re doing well to conserve fuel. This pairs with the ECON mode, which further optimizes fuel efficiency by limiting or changing certain functions that consume more energy.

How Far Can a Honda Civic Go on a Full Tank of Gas?

While it certainly can make the most of each gallon of gas, the 2021 Civic can also hold plenty of fuel at one time. Its fuel tank can carry up to 12.4 gallons of gas. This amount of fuel, along with its ability to get many miles per gallon of gas means you could potentially drive for more than 500 miles in between stops at the gas station. You won’t have to make multiple trips during the week to refuel or even make frequent stops along your next road trip!

While drivers’ priorities and preferences may vary, everyone can agree that more driving between pit stops is better. A vehicle that offers great fuel economy means you’ll end up saving time at the pump. Your time is better spent out on the road and enjoying what waits at your destination.

How to Improve Your Car’s Gas Mileage

How to Improve Your Car’s Gas Mileage

To make sure you get the most out of your Civic in terms of gas mileage, there are things you’ll want to get in the habit of doing that the previously mentioned Eco Assist™ System will help you track. Gradually accelerating and braking will help make sure you don’t use up more fuel than necessary.

Weight plays an important role in how efficiently your car drives. As a sedan, the Civic naturally weighs less than its larger SUV and truck brethren. As you add more weight to the Civic in the form of cargo and people, you’ll need more fuel to move the vehicle.

The 97.8 cubic feet of passenger volume lets everyone stretch out and be comfortable. Just note that you’ll need more fuel as more passengers are added. When certain items aren’t needed, be sure to take them out of the trunk or back seat and leave them at home. Take only what you need to and you’ll save gas.

Keeping the tires properly inflated also helps yield better fuel economy along with providing the right amount of traction needed. Luckily, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System in the Honda Civic will alert you whenever any of the tires becomes underinflated. Even keeping up with all the routine maintenance your vehicle needs, especially engine oil changes, helps maximize its efficiency.

 More MPG Boosting Tips

The Honda Civic sports incredible fuel efficiency, as we’ve seen. There are more ways to keep your drives efficient and smooth, though. Driving on smooth and level surfaces will make for an efficient drive, while driving on rougher terrain, like gravel and dirt, will require more from your engine. Keep the off-road paths to a minimum to save on fuel.

Driving in extreme heat or cold takes a toll on your fuel efficiency as well. While you can’t control the weather, you can control when you go out for a drive in your Civic.

Aerodynamics is another important factor in fuel economy. As you tie down cargo to the roof, you’ll create more surface area that must fight through the wind. You’ll also face more drag when the windows are open and you’re driving at high speeds. If you’re hot, let the available dual-zone automatic climate control system cool you off.

In Addition to Efficient Performance

In Addition to Efficient Performance

While the Honda Civic makes sure no fuel is wasted, it also gives you a fun driving experience. That’s thanks to other sophisticated systems that are built into the Civic. One of these is its MacPherson front suspension. With this feature, not only will your Honda Civic offer a smooth ride but it will also provide excellent handling that will make you feel like a pro as you navigate any corner.

Extra support is also provided, which gives you more confidence as you drive around in the 2021 Civic. Its standard Vehicle Stability Assist™ system features Traction Control that helps make certain you’ll always have surefooted driving, even over changing road conditions. When stopped on a hill, Hill Start Assist will make sure the Civic doesn’t roll back when you move your foot from the brake to the gas pedal as you begin to accelerate.

Test Drive the 2021 Honda Civic!

As you can see, the 2021 Honda Civic goes above and beyond when it comes to making the most of your fuel. That way, you can get everywhere you need to go without having to worry about stopping at the gas station along the way. However, impressive fuel economy ratings are far from all the 2021 Honda Civic has to offer.

Get behind the wheel and get the full experience for yourself with us at Honda of Abington . Drivers in the areas of Abington, Willow Grove, and Glenside, PA, can schedule a test drive today by giving us a call.

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30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX and Touring trims. 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport trim. 32 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX and EX-L trims. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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