Last post on Jan 11, 2012 at 2:26 PM
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Honda Accord, Car Selling, Safe Driving, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Transmission, Sedan
Dec 19, 2011 (9:26 am)
In my experience, 15,000 - 20,000 miles is fully broken in. I have noticed in some of the Edmunds long term test reviews that they mention achieving the best MPG around these higher mileage.
I only have 6800 miles on my 2011 and I have noticed that my overall MPG has improved from the 2000 mile mark. Again, 40 MPG is only achieved under perfect conditions and is not sustainable.
You really have to drive like a 90 year old grandma to get the best MPG. No fast starts or stops, coast when possible and time lights to prevent slowing down too much, shift into neutral on long downhill descents to avoid transmission braking. Try to keep your shift points between 2000 - 2500 RPM's. As you learn your car you can figure out when to slightly increase or decrease throttle in order to get the transmission to shift when you want.
Don't forget, the computer tries to analyze your style of driving in reference to transmission performance. From what I have read, Honda's major transmissions problems seem to be a thing of the past. My transmission performs very well. I am not an expert but I would not worry, the Accord is a fantastic car.
#5 of 6 Re: New Car Mileage Honda Accord Lx 2012 [lavrishevo]
Dec 25, 2011 (8:32 pm)
35 MPG a gallon? I have a 2011 Accord SE - just turned over 15,000 miles tonight. I have never gotten 34 MPG on the Highway. Best I ever did was 32 MPG. My miles average 70 percent Highway and 30 around town and that - My combined average is 26 MPG. I have never had a tank full exceed 30 MPG. With my 2006 Accord EX - I always averaged 31 to 33 MPG on the combined driving.
I live in the Northeast. I am thinking a few things. The gas formulation here in the Northeast has less gas and more ethanol than other parts of the country. That variances in temperature may affect it. I have a lemon? Besides altering the air pressure in the tires (WHich I have done) is there anything else I can do to perhaps make the car get better MPG?
#6 of 6 Re: New Car Mileage Honda Accord Lx 2012 [accortosh]
Jan 11, 2012 (2:26 pm)
Hope this helps,
I bought a new Accord SE 2012 in Baltimore and drove it same day to Dallas TX around 1400 miles.
(see my posts in prices paid and buying experience forum on edmunds)
I calculated the fuel consumption, for me it came around 34 miles (outside temp was around 29 F) for the first 400 miles and then it slowly warmed up to 40 F and then to 50 F for the rest of the journey, filled up at ONLY Shell OR BP gas stations.
My FE method is to use Trip B meter to track the distance driven on last full tank fill up during which i also reset the Trip B odometer, and later take those miles and divide by the latest fuel filled in the tank.
I'd get around 450 miles each time i filled up.... around 12.8 to 13.5 Gallons fuel.