Need Help?

2008 Honda Fit Base 5dr HB Man

2008 Honda Fit
Trim Info:
Front Wheel Drive, 5-Door Hatchback, Small Station Wagon
28 mpg city / 34 mpg hwy
Other Trims
Do you own this car?
Estimated Mileage
Enter current mileage for most
accurate info about this vehicle

Track Your Service Records
Get Recall Alerts
Get Updated Value Estimates on Your Car.
back to question list

Ask the Community

Ask Our Auto Mechanics

December 29, 2012, 9:27 pm

Frank M

Question: Why is the Honda Fit MPG so low?

We baby this car, and barely get 32-33 MPG with it. I mean, we accelerate so slowly that we get a line of traffic behind us. And we drive in the e-way at 10 under the limit. '09 Fit Sport Auto.

On the other hand, our '97 Integra, which is a WAY higher performance car, with 5 spd and WAY better road feel and feels bigger and heavier (but not a wagon so won't carry as much)...well, we drive it like Granny gone wild, and get 34-35MPG on the same route/roads.

Why? The Fit, by any measure, is a weak, wimpy car. I hoped that the unpleasant lack of engine power would at least be rewarded in the 50+ MPG we routinely got on our '97 Civic LX, which was also quicker.

January 5, 2013, 11:38 am

Ron W
Expert Mechanic

Can't really say.

Comparing one vehicle to another is kind of comparing apples and oranges. You could contact Honda and see what they say, but it really comes down to fuel strategies and weight vs horse power. Sometimes a little motor doesn't get as good fuel millage as a larger engine if the weight ratio isn't correct.

0/0 users found this helpful.

Ask our panel of certified auto mechanics a question. We pay for their advice so you don't have to

My Auto Score

See the free AutoCheck score

Meet The Experts
Kim Perrin
Kim Perrin is our resident mechanic here at DriverSide. Kim worked as…
Tyler Orr
Tyler Orr is an expert in German and Japanese cars and has been a mechanic …
Elizabeth Kriesten
Elizabeth Kriesten worked as an automotive technician for several years at Dodge…
Tips on Servicing

Car Brakes: How Do You Know When to Change Them?

By Zach Bowman For those who suffer a daily commute through heavy traffic, your vehicle's braking system can bring thousands of pounds of metal, plastic and empty Starbucks cups to a stop hundreds of times before you get to work. It goes without saying that these pieces wear out, but they do so slowly, meaning you may not notice they need attention until ...

Read more…