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
#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.