My Insight is getting a bit long in the tooth now, with over 84K on it. The mileage is beginning to drop a little as the batteries weaken, but it still can achieve a full charge. It just doesn't hold it as long as it used to, and while it used to average about 3/4ths fully charged, now it averages only a little over half charged.
I have a lifetime average of only 56.6 mpg now. This is because I live in Orlando and almost all of my driving is done with the A/C on. But I have had some absolutely spectacular trips.
This area is very, very flat. The nearest thing to any hills we have around here are bridges that arch up and over waterways to accommodate sailboat masts. When I have tried I have gotten some spectacularly high-mileage trips.
When it was only a few months old I took a 144-mile circular drive from Cape Canaveral, where I lived at the time, up to Mims, across on a 45 mph 2-lane country road to Sanford, down city streets to and through Orlando (including about a half-hour stuck in stop-and-go, rush hour traffic), and then back on a 55 mph 2-lane road home. On this trip the FCD showed that I got 94.7 mpg, driving alone with no cargo and with standard 38/35 tire pressure.
That was my best trip until I had a small problem involving the O2 sensor, which had cut my mileage significantly. The problem was very difficult for the guys at Merritt Island Honda to rectify, and was finally repaired after more than a week in the shop and a lot of back-and-forth between the techs there and the techs in Japan. They gave me a new Civic as a loaner and the experience made me realize that I will never be able to go back to driving such a gas guzzler.
Anyhow, after they finally fixed the problem (which resulted in a redesign of the O2 sensor throughout the whole fleet), I did a test run in a circle between Cape Canaveral, Melbourne, Merritt Island and Titusville, a total of 122 miles, over which I got 97.7 mpg, mostly with myself and one passenger, and no cargo. This the best I have ever gotten for a round trip over anything but a couple miles at a stretch.
There have been times when I averaged over 100 mpg up to about seven miles or so on city streets, the best such short stretch being 111 mpg, but I have never been able to sustain anything like that over a round trip. For one thing, I need to hit ALL the lights, something that can never be more than a passing streak around these parts.
By the way, my lifetime mileage (even with the O2 sensor problem) was 63.7 until last August, when the mileage dropped dramatically following a service in response to the "check engine" light coming on. The car behaved normally in all respects, however, including what had been typical mileage usually in the 70s and 80s for trips.
After their "repair," however, there were whole tanks where I never broke 40 mpg! My original dealer, Merritt Island Honda, had now come under new management and was now named Space Coast Honda. They moved into new, more modern digs on the outskirts of town and they hired a new, "bottom-line" oriented service manager. I was suddenly a stranger at my old dealer where I had been a celebrity of sorts, and their attitude changed from "Do WHATEVER is necessary to please" to "Do the minimum we can get away with." After returning the car to them time and time again (six times in all) they just flatly refused to fix whatever problem it was that they had caused. I almost tore the place apart. I will NEVER go back there and I lodged a complaint with Honda of North America.
I took it to Coggin Honda in Orlando and they fixed it up, but it cost me about $150 for something that should have been goodwilled. The first tank I used after their repair I averaged 82.2 mpg over 660 miles. This was last April. I have never been able to do as well since. Part of the problem is worn tires, which will be the subject of another post.
But it still beats anything else on the road, that's for sure.