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Honda Accord, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
Feb 15, 2012 (7:22 am)
The real fuel ratings for the accord were 34 MPG highway and that's being really conservative. Those were done with max speeds around 65mph. With an average speed of 60mph. With the new fuel economy testing accounting for different weather conditions, use of AC and other factors, the number for the accord is NOW 31MPG. Yes, I do believe its possible to achieve up to 35mpg highway at 60-65mph, but I just find it astonishing when people state that they get 27-28 mpg city when the car is rated at 21mpg. Also, then their are people claiming to get up to 40mpg highway with a full trunk, full loaded car with 5 passengers and speeds up to 70mpg. Realistically, for a 2005 Honda Accord 4 cylinder, driving on the freeway you can get 30-33mpg.
Feb 16, 2012 (3:02 pm)
I get 40 mpg all the time, but not too often when driving 70 (only with a tailwind or ideal conditions then). I very rarely have a tank under 30 mpg in the summer. When it is below zero out and I drive a whole tank in town I can get as low as 20mpg. MPG did go up a trifle for the 2006 model year. also a stick shift helps a ton for getting better mileage.
Also the old number of 34 mpg was already dumbed down by 22% from the actual tested number (per EPA testing procedures). Now that it has been dumbed down to 31 mpg it is pretty darn easy to beat.
Just Today I got 37 mpg going 65 mph into a 15-20 mpg headwind with temps ranging from low 20's to upper 30's (better mpg at higher temps)
#2861 of 2937 Re: - [dudleyr]
Feb 16, 2012 (10:39 pm)
Is it possible to get similar MPG from 2010 I4 model compared with 2011 model. I am getting 21-22 mpg in all city driving. I am trying my best to get close to 25mpg but no luck so far. I am kinda disappointed not to get 2011 model or optima.
Feb 17, 2012 (10:36 am)
With ideal conditions, probably in the summer, you can get sometimes 25 mpg city, but its going to probably be 23mpg most of the time. In the Summer, I get 23-25mpg in city driving and 19-21mpg in the winter months. This is 2005 I4 EXL.
Feb 17, 2012 (11:57 am)
The 2011 had some improvements to save gas, so the 2010 probably won't ever be quite as good.
0w-20 synthetic oil will help as will higher tire pressure and driving gently.
#2864 of 2937 Re: - [drive_ford]
Mar 25, 2012 (3:54 pm)
I have a 2005 lx cpe with 2.4 manual with 116,000 miles with ALL original equipment but oil changes. In Denver I get 36-41, avg about 38/39 no matter what the speed, even 80 on I 25. Lived in Seattle area for 3 years, never got out of the 30-33mpg range. My best guess is air density/water vapor is THE answer. Oh, I don't have one of those silly mpg computers if you're wondering.
#2865 of 2937 Re: - [dudleyr]
Apr 01, 2012 (9:50 pm)
With cheap wheel balancing in Sams, inflating tires to 36, 0w-20 oil and driving slow, I started seeing 23-24mpg in all city driving. It is improved from 21mpg I used to get. Hopefully, I can achieve 25mpg during summer. Probably I can inflate my tires to 38 to 40.
I did a 600mil round freeway trip. I achieved exactly 31mpg as specified by Honda. But I was doing 80 - 85mph for some part of the drive and some traffic issues inside Houston. It can definitely do lot better than that on freeway.
#2866 of 2937 Re: - [rustum]
Apr 02, 2012 (6:37 am)
........not really sure when the shift from winter to summer blend will occur in northern California.
.........hopefully my J30a4/6M fuel numbers will begin to ascend from the current 27-28 in 65% freeway(65-70 mph) use. .....
Can't quite match your 4-cyl numbers, but then that's well-known ................
#2867 of 2937 Re: - [dudleyr]
Apr 03, 2012 (11:37 am)
How much mpg I will gain by increasing air to 40pst from 36. Does it effect stability of car in city driving. Mine came with 16" wheels. I am assuming that, inflating to 40 will make sidewalls stiffer and improves cornering like EX model. Let me know if i am thinking wrong.
Apr 04, 2012 (5:53 am)
36 to 40 probably won't make a huge difference in economy. Maybe .5 mpg if that. You might gain a full mpg going from 32 to 40 and maybe 2 mpg if the tires were underinflated to begin with.
Yes the car will be a little crisper with less roll in the sidewall, but 4 psi is not a huge change. The car will be plenty stable.