Last post on Aug 24, 2007 at 7:41 PM
You are in the Honda Accord
What is this discussion about?
Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
May 23, 2007 (5:40 am)
I drove a 2007 Camry LE and did not think it was that bad. To be honest the Accord is closer to the Camry than to my Integra or cars I had driven recently like the Focus and Mazda3.
#529 of 577 Re: Honda Accord rideability [alpha01]
Jun 08, 2007 (11:43 am)
hmmm...given the only every so slight damper rates and spring stiffness, i seriously doubt its THAT much better. probably the 17 inch wheels more than anything.
Double wishbone=>machpherson struts.
and the accord comes with it standard. no se trim required.
#530 of 577 Re: 2008 Ratings on 2007 vehicles - From Fueleconomy.gov [thegraduate]
Jun 08, 2007 (11:49 am)
and you know what? its not biggie. ANYONE complaining of gettin 2mpg off is silly.
#531 of 577 Re: 2008 Ratings on 2007 vehicles - From Fueleconomy.gov [biker4]
Jun 08, 2007 (11:53 am)
true, but under the new guidelines, they are probably going to be closer to real world driving than ever before.
#532 of 577 Re: 2008 Ratings on 2007 vehicles - From Fueleconomy.gov [eldaino]
Jun 08, 2007 (11:53 am)
It is HEAVILY reliant on driving style, so we really can't do an apples-to-apples comparison of driver A's car vs driver B's. That's why the EPA testing is helpful, it gives a level playing field.
#533 of 577 Re: 2008 Ratings on 2007 vehicles - From Fueleconomy.gov [blane]
Jun 08, 2007 (12:12 pm)
you shouldn't be, because most sources that talk about reliability of the mkV jettas/rabbits have shown it to be a major imporvment. (unless of course you are citing what has been written about mkiV and earlier.)
the 1.9 tdi 2005 jetta under the 2008 estimates are as follows:
30/38 for the auto
there are many who routinely surpass these numbers with ease; and while the 2.0's numbers seem optimistic, i figure they would at least get around this.
if the new accord does come with the 2.2 diesel, there should be no reason for it not get similar numbers and AT LEAST 28mpg in the city. 35 mpg on the highway should be attainable too.
#534 of 577 Re: 2008 Ratings on 2007 vehicles - From Fueleconomy.gov [thegraduate]
Jun 08, 2007 (12:15 pm)
def. true. I'm on the same page as you grad. Thats why those getting upset over 2mpg discrepencies are just silly to me. What do you average in your accord again? I know you get over old epa right?
#535 of 577 Re: 2008 Ratings on 2007 vehicles - From Fueleconomy.gov [eldaino]
Jun 08, 2007 (12:33 pm)
Here's the rundown for me, in both cars
1996 Accord LX 4-cylinder, 4-sp Auto, 173,000 miles
Average in commute (5 miles of 40 MPH with 9 traffic lights, 10 miles of interstate at 70-75 MPH) of about 27-28MPG. Filled up today and was over 28 MPG. I average just UNDER 28 MPG in that car, but since gas has been so high, I've reduced my interstate cruising speed.
2006 Accord EX 4-cylinder, 5-sp Auto, 20,700 miles
Average in commute (same as commute listed previously) is between 29 and 30 MPG, with MUCH higher numbers when I go strictly highway. If I limit myself to staying under 75 MPH, I get 37-41 MPG depending on conditions, load, and A/C. The longest trip I took was over 1,500 miles to Oklahoma City (From Birmingham, AL). For the trip, we got 35.43 MPG. Three people, constant A/C usage, and fluctuating speeds from 75-80 MPH, with some traffic in Memphis. I'm convinced ANYONE who doesn't drive like a fool will get at least EPA highway figures. The tall fifth gear is really helpful in the automatic particularly.
On the highway in my 1996, at 75 MPH, I have averaged 30 MPG (3,000 RPM). At that same speed, my '06 is running at 2,500 RPM, a substantial amount lower.
I don't take trips in the old car anymore. There's really no point when the newer one is more comfy, roomy, powerful, and MUCH MUCH better on fuel.
#536 of 577 Re: 2008 Ratings on 2007 vehicles - From Fueleconomy.gov [thegraduate]
Jun 08, 2007 (12:41 pm)
awesome numbers. Its nice to see someone who can give real world driving experience and get decent numbers. (and not plauge the civic forum with ridiculous numbers!)
ok we better stop before we get kicked to a mpg forum!
Jun 08, 2007 (1:14 pm)
28/35 mpg for the diesel would be pretty low even for the new numbers. I would expect the diesel Accord to get 50 mpg driven at reasonable speeds on the highway.