The new Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC secured third place in the ‘MPG Marathon,’ underscoring the vehicle’s impressive fuel efficiency. After a drive that covers over 367 miles, the Civic recorded an excellent overall mpg of 84.87mpg, just 4mpg behind eventual winner Ford Fiesta ECOnetic. At second place is Renault Clio Dynamique.
However, the Civic is much bigger than the Fiesta ECOnetic and the Clio Dynamique. The Civic surpassed its official combined figure by around 8.12 per cent, allowing to secured the third place overall in percentage improvement on quoted mpg figures.
The Civic likewise logged the third lowest carbon dioxide emissions of the models on test at 94g/km. ALD Automotive/Shell FuelSave MPG is organized by Fleet World magazine and was held on October 9, 2013 from Tankersley Manor, near Sheffield
This year’s edition of the MPG Marathon is touted as the toughest yet, no thanks to strong winds, long hill climbs and heavy traffic. The 1.6 diesel Civic was piloted by Mark Armstrong-Read of Derbyshire NHS Trust, proving its performance and efficiency.
Lee Wheeler, Manager-Corporate Operations at Honda (UK), remarked that the third-place finish of the 1.6 i-DTEC-powered Civic five-door in the MPG Marathon illustrates the key benefit brought by Honda’s new Earth Dreams Technology – “less trips to the filling station than many similar sized competitor models.” Wheeler remarked that Earth Dreams Technology is now available in the Civic five-door hatchback and CR-V, and soon in Civic Tourer.