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Honda Accord, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
#2881 of 2937 Re: - [drive_ford]
Jul 25, 2012 (2:07 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 donít 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 Iím sure I can consistently better the 29MPGís that my vehicle is rated for. With nearly 27,000 miles on my 2010 the lifetime average is 23MPGís. I would venture a guess that at least 18,000 miles are city to rural with frequent stops for lights, errands etc. Like most Iím 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 2937 Re: - [drive_ford]
Jul 25, 2012 (3:20 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
Sep 11, 2012 (1:34 pm)
Inflation of the tires seems to have a very measurable effect on highway mileage. I drive an 08 (gen 8) EX I4 AT coupe and have done entire tanks nearly unladen (just myself and a backpack). On three such tanks I managed 36.13, 36.35 and 34.61 mpg. That last one is because I had to more frequently use the a/c once in Texas. The tires were at 35psi. I believe inflating them more may elevate those numbers by 1-2 mpg.
This is obviously contrary to what fellow I4 drivers are saying about their experience. I try to accelerate with shifts at about 2200 rpm and cruise (even on 75mph roads) at about 65-68mph. I should note the car has ~75000 miles on it as well. It is always extremely comfortable. I did a tank at about 75mph, I should note, and managed about 32mpg.
This is all an indication that maintenance is important and if you think your driving habits are economical and you only manage in the high 20's, then you probably need more context. That said, I have done 100% city driving on a tank (Dallas, with the a/c on and shifting at about 2500) and managed an absolutely and astonishingly terrible 18mpg, better than I do in my suv.
I plan on driving the accord to Alaska at some point in the coming years, doing 55 all the way there and hopefully managing somewhere near 40mpg.
Sep 17, 2012 (6:23 am)
Haven't stopped by here in a while. Guess some think my numbers are fake. Hard to prove over the internet I suppose, but I am not alone in getting good mpg. Also I don't usually drive 70 as I don't always take the interstate. The speed limit on secondary roads is 65 mph (60 in NE where I also travel).
Anyway - wanted to point out that the new Accord is now out and it looks like it will surpass the 7th gen for mpg. With 27/36 EPA 30 combined for the CVT. They geared to 6MT aggressively so it only gets 24/34 mpg, but will probably match the CVT in real world conditions. It seems crazy to me that with so many improvements the mpg on the MT stays the same as the previous generation.
Honda claims all these improvements
Less engine friction
Lighter weight for the car.
Better transmission - more gears and less internal friction
Anyway - I am tempted. The car seems nice and the 6MT is getting nearly as fast as the previous generation automatic V-6 sedan (not too close to the stick though). 0-60 in 6.8 seconds (7.6 seconds for the CVT) according to Car and Driver.
Latest mpg for me. 2007 I4 MT
10 tank average 37.3 mpg
20 tank average 37.5 mpg
50 tank average 36.9 mpg
Lifetime average 35.12 mpg over 153,000 miles.
Lots of highway miles, but I also do a lot of in town driving. Typical day is 3 or 4 trips of 1 to 3 miles each. Then every couple of weeks I take a long highway trip. My average mph is 41.5 over the lifetime of the car.
Starting to get to ideal weather now where I don't need a/c yet it is not cold, so I might get my 10 tank up a little more. Then it will get down to low 30's in the winter.
#2885 of 2937 09 Accord EX-L 3.5L
Oct 04, 2012 (4:55 pm)
Live in Brooklyn, NY - the most I was able to get when were in New Jersey is 24.02mpg, 6 cyl accords are the worst, even though sticker was promising 29mpg, read tons of other reviewers and professional drivers/mechanics - that's the best you can do on that car. I know how to drive smoothly, steady speeds, etc. My next vehicle will be 4 cyl.
#2886 of 2937 Re: 09 Accord EX-L 3.5L [okani]
Oct 05, 2012 (1:14 am)
My 2010 EX-L V6 will consistently return the stated 29MPG's and has on several occasions reached 33MPG's. Pure hwy miles are required. A tank with 300 hwy miles and 100 city miles will easily bring that number down to around 25 mpg's. Heavy car being brought up to speed from a dead stop will always have a negative effect on fuel economy. Steady state driving at around 65 mph for a full tank and you should see at least the rated 29 mpg's.
#2887 of 2937 Re: 09 Accord EX-L 3.5L [okani]
Oct 05, 2012 (2:31 am)
That same sticker "promises" something like 19MPG in the city - I'd say living in Brooklyn and getting 24MPG is doing pretty well. That being said, the new I4 is getting some rave reviews - you'd no doubt do well with the four.
#2888 of 2937 Re: 09 Accord EX-L 3.5L [personatech]
Oct 05, 2012 (5:25 am)
if you read carefully, I just mentioned that I live in Brooklyn, and my best MPG was achieved in New Jersey - I know that NYC is not real city where government assess their mpg, city mpg is suburb towns, I read it on fueleconomy dot gov, that's why I haven't even mentioned what I'm getting in Brooklyn itself, not only me but even my mechanic who drives BMX 740 gets 8mpg if drive only in Brooklyn itself, I'm talking about highway only mpg, and it is not only me, I have read it on different reviews done by professionals - the best they could get was around 24mpg.
#2889 of 2937 Re: 09 Accord EX-L 3.5L [dpmeersman]
Oct 05, 2012 (5:32 am)
that means 2010 model is better than 2009, I know how to drive to get those mpg, read gzillion of forums, know how government estimates their city and highway - read it on fueleconomy dot gov, tried steady driving at different speeds - within speed limits and at 75mph(some advices were that car delivers their best mpg at 75mph-I know that faster you drive - the worse mpg you get, but listen - I tried that as well) it just 09 can't deliver better than 24mpg, that's all I'm saying and if newer models do that - then it is really a good news for me, I can trade in my car for a newer one, but anyways - it won't be V6 I4 will get me where I need, what about brake issues? I still see new cars suffer with that problem, having to replace warped rotors before every 15K miles, mechanics say - this is a design issue. My aftermarket rotors and brakes are still in good condition after 12K miles, no one yet mentioned how car holds the road with narrower tires?
Oct 09, 2012 (9:37 am)
Take it from someone who isn't a Honda loyalist (I've had two Accords and now have two Hyundais in the driveway), but I average 32mpg strictly highway on my 29mpg rated V6 Sonata (2009), but my 2006 Accord EX 2.4L achieved 40-41mpg a handful of times at 70-75mph. With the cruise set between 75 and 80 on road trips average was 38mpg or so.
These guys are telling the truth; keep your foot out of it and these cars are real misers on the highway, but love to rev if you feel so inclined.
My overall average was around 30mpg (mixed driving).