I purchased a 2006 Honda Accord LX-E leftover and the gas mileage is
not much better than my lincoln town car!. I've been driving the car
for a few months and finally tried to calculate it. The tank is 17
Galons, I filled it to the top. Then I drove until I was on E again,
280 miles. I filled the tank up and put 13.9 Gallons in it. I figure
280/13.9 MPG. It was supposed to be 27 City, 32 Hwy. Anyone else
see these type of numbers? Drives and handles great, only problem is
this MPG. Thanks.
If it's a leftover, then I assume it is actually "new" and needs to be
Is this city, highway or mixed?
What are your driving habits like? Aggressive or easy-going?
How are the tire pressures?
It's a mix, mostly suburban but we have a lot of stop-n-go too.
It's only two months old so I haven't checked the tires yet, only 1200
miles on it (3 miles on it when I bought it). My wife drives the car,
she is kind of a fast driver, she refers to the car as her "zippy" car.
High Tech Misfit wrote:
I wouldn't get too excited. This 'break-in' stuff is pure BS. I have
13000kms on my '06 Civic and the fuel mileage can only be described as
horrible. I agree that the advertised mileage is unachievable for any
vehicle, however, other family members that have recenlty purchased '06 GM
vehicles are getting a number almost halfway between the advertised "city"
number and the advertised "highway" number as their average.
The advertisements for the '06 Civic, IIRC, are 5.7 L/100km HWY and 8.2
L/100km CITY. Right now my total average is 9.1. Over the last four tanks,
my mileage has dropped to slightly over 10L/100km and one tank hit
11L/100km. Our '92 Accord EX averaged 11!
Here's my mileage from every tank of fuel (in USmpg) since the car was brand
spankin' new, see how there is no "break-in" period when it comes to
mileage? Anyway, car is going into the shop tomorrow because there is
definatly something wrong.
Yeah, but this is a 4 cyl.
If I knew I would have gotten 18, I probably would have bought her a
bigger car, but she has this thing about fuel consumption. I drive a
lincoln town car that has a large V-8 and it gets 18 MPG around town;
and it's 6 years old.
John Horner wrote:
On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 21:55:03 -0800, snoopy firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I get better mileage in my '06 Si, and I drive it like it was meant to be
quite often (which is hard and fast). I average about 26, and on long
trips have gotten 33, which is over the EPA estimate and that was doing 80
for most of the trip...
My wife's 2005 Civic EX 5 speed coupe was EPA 32/38. She gets
25 mpg driving around town (lots of 1st and 2nd) and 35 mpg on the
road at 70+ mph. She drives it agressively !
Her 1997 Civic EX 5 speed coupe was the same way.
I've had the exact opposite experience with my 2006 Accord. I've never
gotten less than 30mpg, and I've gotten as high as 35mpg when I do all
highway driving. Really, no kidding!
Mine is the 4 cyl, Automatic Transmission.
I'm thinking it's mostly the driving habits of whoever's driving. On
our 2003 Accord V6, there's a big difference depending on how its
driven. Normally, driving calmly with my wife, with a light steady foot
on the gas, we are consistantly getting low 20's in local driving(low
speed, some stop and go) and 31-32 on our trip to visit our son(275-300
miles), nearly all highway--no lights, steady 70 mph execept last few
miles when we get into a city with traffic lights. But, occasionally
when I'm driving by myself, and feel the urge to accelerate rapidly on
the expressway, punch the pedal when traffic lights turn green etc.
(just for the feeling) I'm embarassed to say how much lower the mileage is.
snoopy email@example.com wrote:
I'd first average over five refills, because the pump shutoffs
are uneven and can be a gallon or so early.
Note this is 10-15% ethonal season which lowers mileage
about 10% in my experience. Some of the more modern
engines detect ethonal and optimize engine parameters,
but I dont think Honda's do.
2006 Accord EX-L
- - 60% City
- - 40% Highway ( ~20 Miles at a time ) => about 28 MPG
Occasional long trips ( > 200 Mi ) => about 33 MPG
I also have kept meticulous records re: gas purchases etc. over the 10K
miles I have had car.
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