G4 vs. Civic -- Part two!
This time, a short highway (mostly) loop, done a couple of days after the city loop.
- 23 km / 14 mi. total round trip.
- cold start
- cruise control set at 65 mph / 105 kph on the freeway, 55 mph / 90 kph secondary highway
- 15% city
- 50% freeway
- 35% secondary highway
Civic hybrid: 38.5 mpg US = 6.1 L/100 km
Mirage sedan: 43.9 mpg US = 5.7 L/100 km
Again, remember this is completely unscientific.
Yet again, the Mirage is beating its EPA ratings, and the Civic hybrid is falling short of its.
I'm of the opinion that Mitsu played it conservative with the numbers it submitted to the EPA & NRCAN for the Mirage -- both the hatchback's and the sedan's. It's downright easy to beat the official numbers.
Flipside: Honda was taken to court in the U.S. by disgruntled Civic hybrid owners who were having trouble getting close to its rated numbers.
IRONY ALERT: it was Mitsubishi's fuel economy cheating in Japan that decimated the company's value, setting the stage for Nissan to swoop in and buy a controlling stake in the company at fire-sale prices.
View my fuel log 2014 Mirage base ES 1.2 manual: 54.0 mpg (US) ... 23.0 km/L ... 4.4 L/100 km ... 64.9 mpg (Imp)