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Honda Accord, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
Oct 09, 2012 (10:37 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).
#2891 of 2925 Re: - [thegraduate]
Oct 10, 2012 (6:47 am)
..............this sailor can sure echo the Grad's tone on fuel numbers.
After over 120,000 miles on my 6M, the calculated MPG in mixed 65% highway is greater than when the car was much younger. With the original Iridiums yet.
Again, using Grad's approach on RPM: shifting at 2500 vice 3500 results in 28-29.
And - on I-5 and I-10 (not too often now), the 40 MPG barrier has been broken. 2200 RPM, 87, cruise - perhaps a tailwind - but the J30 can get unreal numbers if treated right.
all the best, ez
Jan 28, 2013 (8:29 am)
160k on my '07 so it now has a new friend - '13 EX with the 6 speed stick (finally). 6th is not quite as relaxed as I would prefer, but it drops 60 mph rpm from 2380 down to 2250. A small improvement.
Compared the two on an 18 mile loop around the dam. Mostly 55 mph about 3 miles of city 2 stop lights and 6 stop signs. Start at 1,700 ft elevation up to 2,200 then down to 1,500 and back up to 1,700. Temps of 30 degrees and no wind. Both cars started from dead cold. '07 returned 38.7 mpg and '13 returned 39.4 mpg. Scanguage on '07 and trip computer on '13.
Not bad for the new guy considering it had 300 miles on the odo. Engine is not broken in yet, tires still have nubs on them and tire psi is not at 40 like my '07. Looks like it should be able to achieve my estimate of beating the '07 by 2 (or more ) mpg. Lifetime on the '07 is a smidge over 35 mpg. Still have not finished the first tank on the '13.
#2893 of 2925 2013 Accord EX-L V6
Feb 03, 2013 (2:20 pm)
Best so far on a 8 mile highway trip, no significant hills, with econ on, I got 42 MPG driving speed from mid 60's up to 72 mph. I've done this same trip with econ off a few times with these results:
29.6 mpg econ off
27.2 mpg econ off
32.5 mpg econ off
34.9 mpg econ on
35.7 mpg econ on
38.8 mpg econ on
22.8 mpg (I was driving in "S" gear w/ traction control off, just to see how it would drive).
this info is based on what the vehicle has displayed (not by filling up the tank to actually measure).
Feb 03, 2013 (3:45 pm)
Tried the 18 mile loop again in the '13. 43.7 mpg this time - engine started warm and temp was 42 degrees. Nice improvement (4.1 mpg) with the warmer engine and outside temp. May get close to 50 mpg this summer once it breaks in and temps are sizzling. Still less than 500 miles on the odo.
Seems to be about 45+ mpg (on instant mpg) going steady at 55 mph. Shaping up to be a little better than my 2007.
2013 EX 6-speed stick I4.
#2895 of 2925 Re: - [dudleyr]
Feb 07, 2013 (6:33 pm)
Your 2250 rpms 60 mph,in 6th gear, can't be correct. My 02 V6 is turning 2000 rpms 60 mph and it's only got 4 speeds!
#2896 of 2925 Re: - [blufz1]
Feb 08, 2013 (5:47 am)
that was prev models, my 09 v6 is 2300 at 60 mph, you can google it. in dealership mechanic said that this is normal for that car.
Feb 08, 2013 (8:48 am)
2250 is correct. The manual transmission is geared more for performance not economy. that is why it is so quick. 6.6 seconds to 60 for the 4 cylinder.
6 speeds does not always mean super tall gearing a Miata is over 3,000 rpm at 60 in 6th gear.
I wish 6th gear was taller, but it is better than 5th was on my '07. Fortunately economy isn't only rpm but also throttle and it does not take much throttle at lower speeds. Now for 75 mph cruising I would much prefer to have taller gearing as the revs start to get a little high.
Mar 14, 2013 (2:33 pm)
Finally have 1,000 miles on the '13 EX I4 6MT. Did the 18 mile loop test again. Temp was finally up to about 65 today and it made a big difference. 48.6 mpg! Keep in mind the speed limit is 55 with some in town at 30-35. I am driving carefully and anticipating lights. Not quite full on hypermiling (I don't shut the engine off when I coast).
I am now very confident that this is the most fuel efficient Accord ever - and the fastest 4 cylinder Accord. I think a 2 mpg improvement over the '07 is doable.
The thing that blows me away is the combination of power and efficiency. I remember when in 1984 the Corvette finally got some of it's back its mojo after a half dozen years of being slow (7-9 seconds) and did 0-60 in 6.6 seconds. The 6MT Accord is just as fast. At the same time my father had a 1983 Nissan Sentra that would get in the high 40's for highway mileage (at 55 mph national speed limit), and the Accord is just as efficient.
I wonder if 30 more years will have a car as fast as the current Vette and as efficient as a Prius - probably.
Mar 21, 2013 (5:31 am)
Just a little over 2,000 miles on the car, and I purchased it about a month and a half ago.
My driving consists of 60% city and 40% highway.
Best tank to date...29.1 MPG.