Last post on Nov 22, 2010 at 8:13 AM
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Honda Accord, Diesel
#720 of 749 Re: Release date? [bornabruin]
Nov 10, 2008 (10:14 pm)
In the real world, most people are seeing much more than 1-2 mpg difference between 4 and 6 if they do much city driving. On the highway, it may not be much difference.
Nov 12, 2008 (7:44 am)
Consumer Reports got the i4 at 3 mpg better than the v6 overall. The diff is greater in the city.
Dec 12, 2008 (2:29 pm)
Seeing as the 4 cyl is giving up aboutt a liter of displacement to the 6 cyl engine, I'm not sure why you wouldn't see a greater difference. Could this be weight related i.e. you have to expend x number of horsepower to push y number of pounds and the 4 works pretty hard to do that while the 6 does not?
#723 of 749 How dead is the project?
Dec 12, 2008 (3:10 pm)
Anyone know how "dead" this project is? Is Honda going to develop further and bring this out in 2010+ or did Honda completely pull the plug on the diesel?
#724 of 749 Re: How dead is the project? [bornabruin]
Feb 10, 2009 (2:08 pm)
Yeah, is there any update on this vehicle ? Or is it a 2010 thing?
Feb 10, 2009 (7:30 pm)
If I recall correctly this is dead. It seems the automatic diesel did not pass 50 state emmissions so they pulled the plug. The stick shift did, but they won't bother for such small numbers. Too bad - I would have snagged a stick with the diesel.
#726 of 749 Re: How dead is the project? [bornabruin]
Feb 28, 2009 (8:14 am)
Dead as a door nail. Honda says it flunked the U.S. emissions test. However, they have redone the engine to make 170 hp and 280 ft. lbs. of torque. Maybe Honda will try it again,
#727 of 749 Re: How dead is the project? [blufz1]
Feb 28, 2009 (1:38 pm)
Consumer Guide Automotive said that 2010 Honda CRV may have a 2.2 liter diesel.
The 2010 Honda CR-V may receive a diesel engine. This five-passenger compact SUV should continue to be available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Trim levels should include LX, EX, and top-line EX-L with leather upholstery. All should have a 166-hp 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine and a 5-speed automatic transmission. A new 2.2-liter diesel 4-cylinder would make 138 hp. Maximum towing capacity should be 1500 lb with the gasoline engine. Available safety features should include ABS, traction control, antiskid system, curtain side airbags, and front side airbags. A power driver seat and dual-zone automatic climate control should be standard on EX-L. A navigation system would also likely remain available on EX-L. Versions so equipped will be priced as separate models. This report is based on evaluations of the 2009 Honda CR-V.
#728 of 749 Re: How dead is the project? [quips]
Mar 03, 2009 (9:19 am)
That's old news. Honda put the diesel on hold. The new news is that the 2.2 now make 30 more horsepower and 20 more ft. pounds of torque. The newest news,is that Honda put the diesel on hold for business reasons: Not becuase it could not comply w/EPA as Honda originally stated. Which means: We may see a better Honda diesel in the distant future,
#729 of 749 Re: How dead is the project? [blufz1]
Mar 03, 2009 (3:43 pm)
That future is truly distant, very distant.....