Last post on Jul 11, 2013 at 11:03 AM
You are in the Honda Accord
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Honda Accord, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
#2907 of 2937 Re: Honda Accord Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [zoom08]
Apr 17, 2013 (8:23 am)
2013 lx with cvt automatic trannsmition 24.4 mpg
i own the car for about 4 weeks now
What kind of driving are you doing? I'm assuming short trips / city driving with such low numbers.
#2908 of 2937 Re: - [thegraduate]
Apr 17, 2013 (1:46 pm)
I think the both of you are looking at the wrong gauge, make sure your not looking at the temp gauge because this car will not meet these numbers not in the city but maybe on a HWY with the cruise control set at 60. No way I travel to work in my 2013 2.7 miles 18 to 20 MPG some HWY and more city, no way will I ever see 27mpg city as they state impossible and I would like for somebody to show me because I would bet my house against it
Apr 17, 2013 (2:06 pm)
In 2.7 miles your car is never warmed up. Your car can use up to twice as much fuel when it is cold.
What mpg did you get on the same trip in your previous car?
#2910 of 2937 Re: - [packer3]
Apr 17, 2013 (4:11 pm)
I have a very short commute, looks like around 24 mpg for that, but on longer trips around town it gets up to 30. Add in one short highway trip of over 33 or 34 mpg, and I got 26 mpg overall. I get 24 mpg almost entirely around town in my '04 Vibe, so that doesn't seem too odd to me. But I will have a better idea as I drive it longer.
#2911 of 2937 Re: - [dudleyr]
Apr 17, 2013 (4:40 pm)
My first 2008 Accord 14/17 hwy 26 on the same trip winter then summer 2.7 mpg. 2010 Honda CRV AWD awesome 16 to 18 hwy topped out at 37mpg no complaints. 2013 yes it's only a month old and it went from 15 to an average of 17/21 now the more you stop of course it goes down hwy 29 /30 off the top. I have a two car heated garage and I park in a garage at work mid level. The mileage gets worse in the winter because they add more ethanol to the winter blend which is a mistake.
I have found over the years and I have been leasing cars every 3 years is that what you get at the beginning is what you will end up with in gas mileage. That's just my opinion.
Apr 18, 2013 (5:41 am)
I think the both of you are looking at the wrong gauge, make sure your not looking at the temp gauge
You don't look at a gauge or a computer for your mileage. You simply need an odometer, and to fill your tank fully. For example, drive 400 miles, fill with 12 gallons, and divide 12 into 400. You've gotten 33.33mpg.
That's how I calculate mileage.
this car will not meet these numbers not in the city but maybe on a HWY with the cruise control set at 60. No way I travel to work in my 2013 2.7 miles 18 to 20 MPG some HWY and more city, no way will I ever see 27mpg city as they state impossible and I would like for somebody to show me because I would bet my house against it
As a fellow forum poster pointed out, you're not ever getting your car warmed up; short trips mean oil is thicker (cold), the car is running richer (trying to GET to the normal operating temperature), idle is higher (1500RPM vs 800RPM in my old 2006 Accord) etc.
I recall in high school my 1996 Accord averaged 19mpg. I lived less than 2 miles from my school (obviously this was under the EPA rating for city, much less the highway). However, 8 years later, when I was commuting 100 miles a day in the car, I was averaging above the EPA highway rating (in the 31-33mpg range) at 70 mph. Short trips and stop and go are terrible for mileage. Your car does best at long, smooth intervals.
#2913 of 2937 Re: - [thegraduate]
Apr 18, 2013 (5:40 pm)
You missed part of my message my two car garage is heated and I work at a Hosp. that has a garage. All the things you say are more than right however that's not what there selling out there
Apr 19, 2013 (5:13 am)
Unless your garage is heated to well over 200 degrees your car is still cold.
#2915 of 2937 Re: - [dudleyr]
Apr 19, 2013 (10:23 am)
I have a 2013 Accord V6 and I'm averaging 19 to 22 MPG with 95% City driving in Queens County, NY
#2916 of 2937 Re: - [dudleyr]
Apr 19, 2013 (11:49 am)
LOL. I'm imagining this guy walking into his 200°F garage