Honda News just released the EPA Fuel Economy Ratings for the new Civic Coupe. Slated to go on sale March 15, Honda has been releasing more and more details about the tenth gen Coupe. Just recently, it was the prices and now it’s the fuel economy ratings.
The 1.5-liter turbo models with CVT will have a fuel economy rating of 31/41/35 mpg (city/highway/combined), the 2.0-liter models with CVT will have a rating of 30/41/34 mpg, and the 2.0-liter engine Lx with manual transmission will have a rating of 26/38/31 mpg.
To increase these ratings, Honda has designed the two new engines for fuel-efficient performance and the exterior has “friction-reduction design and engineering features” built in. One of which is completely covering the underbody for increased fuel efficiency. Other little details include front and rear wheel strakes, optimized rear exhaust silencers and a highly aerodynamically efficient engine compartment.
All of these features combined improves the 2016 Civic Coupe’s Cd*A (drag (Cd) and frontal area (A)) by 12.5% when compared to the 2015 Civic Coupe. This was backed up with wind tunnel and computational fluid dynamics (software used to visualize how a gas or liquid flows) testing data provided by Honda.
So there you have it, a sporty yet fuel efficient Coupe for your enjoyment.