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Honda Accord, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
#2873 of 2931 2006 accord ex v6
Jul 06, 2012 (8:33 pm)
got 38 mpg all highway driving . fill it to the neck .....got back on the highway fill it back to the neck took the total mile traveled on my reset divived by the gallons i put....and i got a round number to 38......not bad for a v6......this was a trip from chicago to washington d.c.
.......also tested on a honda civic 2009 lx ...i got 37 mpg....but the car had less than 500 miles on it. Accord had 60000 some.
#2874 of 2931 checking highway mileage
Jul 07, 2012 (8:28 pm)
On a 2008 v6 accord with 70k on it (around 40 something thousand miles), with the air running and the outside temp in the 90's on two back to back highway 500 km trips I averaged 8.2L /100k at 120 to 130 km/h. In normal speak that would be around 34 mpg imp or 26 or so US at 75 to 80 miles and hour. I was actually surprised that it did that well.....considering that in combined city/hwy it's been around 12 to 13 L/100k -somewhere in the 18 to 19mpg range - which I would think would be ok for a truck.....
I did one tank full a couple of weeks ago (city/hwy) and drove as slowly and carefully as possible. Added just about exactly one more mpg to the equation.....hmmmm.
Looking at some previous threads - particulary one where the respondent commutes from Sroudsburg PA to NYC, which has got to be a couple of hours long - and I was complaining about a 12 minute comute in Waterloo being 30 minutes when traffic is crawling .....
#2875 of 2931 Re: 2006 accord ex v6 [stock929]
Jul 23, 2012 (12:29 pm)
Please stop lying. Their is no way a V6 accord can get 38MPG. The car is rated at 26 highway and your saying you got 12mpg. Baloney.
#2876 of 2931 Re: 2006 accord ex v6 [drive_ford]
Jul 23, 2012 (12:43 pm)
Have 2005 Accord EXL 6 Cylinder. Have had it since day 1 with zero miles. The best Highway ever got on it was 28. Now with 132,000 miles get about 21 around town and about 25.3 on long Highway trips.
#2877 of 2931 Re: 2006 accord ex v6 [voicemailking]
Jul 23, 2012 (7:07 pm)
...same car. Only this sailor averages 28-29 in 65HWY use. Pure Interstate produces numbers you would not believe. Time after time since summer of '05.
Fuel numbers are great; the clutch take-up is really vague as hell.
Jul 24, 2012 (6:54 am)
12 mpg over EPA is certainly doable. Keep in mind that the EPA highway numbers are severely dumbed down from the measured numbers. My I4 MT Accord for instance is EPA 31 highway, yet the actual measured number by the EPA was 43 mpg (data available as fueleconomy.gov).
I have dozens of tanks in the low 40's and a few around 45. Currently with 149,000 miles on the car my lifetime average is 35.07 mpg. My 10 tank rolling average is 37.7 mpg, 20 tank is 37.0 mpg and 50 tank is 36.8 mpg. I have only had one tank below 30 mpg this year.
It is all charted in xcel and mpg has been rising very gradually since the car was new. My driving is mostly highway in terms of miles driven, but about 50/50 in terms of hours behind the wheel - scanguage calculates that.
I run 40 psi in tires (michelin primacy mxv4) and use 0w-20 synthetic oil. On the highway I drive at or (usually) below the speed limit (which is 75 in South Dakota).
Believe that the V-6 can get 38 mpg. ez has been doing it for years.
#2879 of 2931 Re: 2006 accord ex v6 [voicemailking]
Jul 25, 2012 (10:47 am)
Same situation here, best i got on a 2005 i4 exl auto was 32 mpg which is on target with epa numbers. The accords 43mpg highway was in ideal conditions with a average speed of 48mph. People just don't know how to calculate mpg or are in la la land.
Jul 25, 2012 (10:51 am)
I am not going to say your are lying, but feel free to believe what you want to believe. Over 40 mpg is a miracle and saying your lifetime mpg is 35.07, well good for you. If i had 35mpg on the highway i would be jumping for joy touching the sky right now. And the funny thing is your getting these numbers at 70mph which is unbelievable. Your probably have a one in a kind accord that can do this.
#2881 of 2931 Re: - [drive_ford]
Jul 25, 2012 (3:07 pm)
While not coming close to the mileage that some have achieved with their Gen7 V6 Accords, I have on 4 separate occasions recorded 33 MPG's with my Gen8 V6. I believe this could be done more often, but very rarely am I traveling strictly Interstates. I don’t recall the drag coefficient differences between the two generations, but even if they are on par, the Gen8 is at least a couple hundred pounds heavier. 65-70 MPH and pure hwy and I’m sure I can consistently better the 29MPG’s that my vehicle is rated for. With nearly 27,000 miles on my 2010 the lifetime average is 23MPG’s. I would venture a guess that at least 18,000 miles are city to rural with frequent stops for lights, errands etc. Like most I’m curious to see what Honda will debut in the upcoming weeks for the Gen9. The competition is pretty stiff out there and many have reacted to stiffer government fuel economy regulations with their latest releases.
#2882 of 2931 Re: - [drive_ford]
Jul 25, 2012 (4:20 pm)
Over 40 MPG ain't no miracle. Senor Dudley just knows how to drive efficiently (for sure he ain't lyin............)
I don't often get 40 MPG (just three times in over 100,000 miles) AND:
We don't have 1 of a kind Accords (parenthetically: we just know how to drive - - rocket science it ain't).
FWIW: 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Sunliner 312 4bbl V-8 Fordomatic I had in college would pass everything but a gas station.......and that was the last automatic for me.............best, ez