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Honda Accord, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
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.
Apr 06, 2012 (6:35 am)
I have a question. Like others have stated on this forum, when driving literally 95-100% city driving. That is stop and go, short trips, and winter gas blend, its not astonishing if you get less than 20mpg in a 2005 honda accord exl 4cyclinder? Can someone who lives in a large metro area such as Toronto like myself post what they get in 100% city and if less than 20mpg is surprising?
Apr 06, 2012 (7:13 am)
That is on target for 100% city. I live in a small city and in the winter (no winter blend here) my all city tanks can drop below 20 mpg. In the summer I can usually keep the all city tanks to about 30 mpg.
My "city" driving is almost all below 35 mph (only exception is one road with 45 mph) so there is no highway.
#2871 of 2937 Re: - [drive_ford]
Apr 06, 2012 (8:29 am)
I have similar driving conditions (stop and go, short trips within 5-6 mile radius, dropping/picking kid from school drive through) and living in DFW metro. I was getting 21mpg during winter with 2010 LXP. Our mpg is as expected.
I am able to improve it to 23mpg by following recommendations from dudleyr and other members. I inflated tires to 40psi, switched to 0w-20 and driving slow such that AT can upshift around 2000rpm / hold higher gears longer. You can drive around 40mph with ~1500rpm if you let AT slip into 5th gear.
I have 300 miles now and my needle is still above 1/4th mark. I am trying to get 25mpg as winter is over. This time I filled my tank in Chevron instead Sams. Not sure, if gas station matters for mpg.