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2005 Honda Civic Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Honda Civic's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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Honda Civic Gas Mileage

Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Sedan 115-horsepower 1.7L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med light 5 0 75 20 70 30.9
  flat light none 0 30 0 70 62 35.3
  flat light light 0 10 10 80 60 40.0
  flat med none 37 37 11 16 70 28.0
  flat med light 25 60 10 5 70 27.0
2005 4dr Sedan 115-horsepower 1.7L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 13 27 21 38 66 32.2  
  Averages flat med light 13 27 21 38 66 32.2
With the 127-horsepower 1.7L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Honda Civic fuel economy has been averaging 32.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Honda Civics in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (27 percent), in the suburbs (21 percent), and in heavy traffic (13 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Honda Civic in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Sedan 115-horsepower 1.7L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 0 0 100 65 46.2
  flat med light 0 80 0 20 75 37.2
2005 4dr Sedan 115-horsepower 1.7L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 40 0 60 70 41.7  
  Averages flat med light 0 40 0 60 70 41.7
With the 127-horsepower 1.7L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2005 Honda Civic has been averaging 41.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Honda Civics in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (40 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Honda Civic in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Sedan 115-horsepower 1.7L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 15 65 10 10 60 32.2
  flat light light 15 65 10 10 60 33.6
  flat light light 0 2 18 80 65 37.8
  flat light light 0 2 18 80 60 36.0
  flat light light 0 2 18 80 60 34.8
2005 4dr Sedan 115-horsepower 1.7L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 6 27 15 52 61 34.9  
  Averages flat light light 6 27 15 52 61 34.9
With the 127-horsepower 1.7L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Honda Civic gas mileage has been averaging 34.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Honda Civics in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 61 miles per hour (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (27 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Honda Civic in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Sedan 115-horsepower 1.7L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 0 0 100 65 42.7
  flat med light 0 80 0 20 65 36.5
  flat light light 0 5 5 90 75 34.7
  flat med none 15 20 10 55 70 34.6
  flat light none 5 5 0 90 60 36.1
2005 4dr Sedan 115-horsepower 1.7L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 4 22 3 71 67 36.9  
  Averages flat med light 4 22 3 71 67 36.9
With the 127-horsepower 1.7L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Honda Civic fuel economy has been averaging 36.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Honda Civics in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 71 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (22 percent), in heavy traffic (4 percent), and in the suburbs (3 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Honda Civic in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Sedan 115-horsepower 1.7L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 0 2 18 80 60 36.4
  flat med none 0 2 18 80 60 35.8
  flat med light 0 25 20 55 70 31.3
  flat med light 0 25 15 60 70 31.7
  flat med light 0 25 20 55 65 34.0
2005 4dr Sedan 115-horsepower 1.7L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 0 16 18 66 65 33.8  
  Averages flat med light 0 16 18 66 65 33.8
With the 127-horsepower 1.7L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2005 Honda Civic has been averaging 33.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Honda Civics in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 66 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (18 percent), in the city (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Honda Civic in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 40 40 0 20 60 29.2
2005 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 40 40 0 20 60 29.2  
  Averages flat med light 40 40 0 20 60 29.2
With the 93-horsepower 1.3L I4 Hybrid engine, CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Honda Civic gas mileage has been averaging 29.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Honda Civics in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (40 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (20 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Honda Civic in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 2dr Coupe 115-horsepower 1.7L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light none 5 5 5 85 60 38.5
  flat med none 1 1 1 97 70 41.9
  flat med none 0 15 15 70 56 33.6
2005 2dr Coupe 115-horsepower 1.7L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 2 7 7 84 62 38.0  
  Averages flat med none 2 7 7 84 62 38.0
With the 140-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Honda Civic fuel economy has been averaging 38.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Honda Civics in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 84 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (7 percent), in the suburbs (7 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Honda Civic in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 2dr Coupe 115-horsepower 1.7L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med hvy 2 9 22 67 65 30.0
  flat med light 15 15 22 48 75 38.0
  flat med none 10 10 25 55 70 34.3
  flat med none 10 10 25 55 70 34.7
2005 2dr Coupe 115-horsepower 1.7L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 9 11 24 56 70 34.3  
  Averages flat med light 9 11 24 56 70 34.3
With the 140-horsepower 1.8L I4 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2005 Honda Civic has been averaging 34.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Honda Civics in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (24 percent), in the city (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Honda Civic in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real 2005 Honda Civic MPG

2005 Honda Civic Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2005 4dr Sedan 140-hp 1.8L I4 5-sp manual FWD Although not nearly as good as my 93, I still average 40mpg+ hwy, and perhaps 35mpg local. This was among the best available in the 2005 MY, and not bad for a mid size sedan.
2005 4dr Sedan 140-hp 1.8L I4 5-sp automatic FWD I have gotten as high as 35 MPG, but 27-30 is the normal range.
2005 4dr Sedan 140-hp 1.8L I4 5-sp automatic FWD The tiny engine in the Civic gets amazing fuel economy!
2005 4dr Sedan 140-hp 1.8L I4 5-sp manual FWD 93 DX - 48mpg hwy. 05 LX - 40mpg hwy