2001 V6 Accord Automatic, 133,000 km.
Consistently returns 32-37 mpg city and 36-42 mpg highway. These are the
average ratings through the entire year (with the A/C on most of the time).
Also, they are based on Imperial gallons.
The very best mileage I received from this car, was last year when it gave
me 44 mpg all highway.
1 Imperial Gallon = 1.2 US Gallon (actually more
32 I-MPG city (26 US-MPG) and 36 hiway I-MPG (30
US-MPG) is higher than what I've typically heard
Perhaps he is very gentle on the pedal.
There is such a thing as masterful driving for gas economy. I drive a 5
speed and play a game of 'not touching the brake' unless I have to. One
thing I like is to just use gentle downshifting and not even having to apply
the brake when coming to stop. I did this in the left lane in a 2 forward
lane intersection that was stopped on red light. The left lane had one car
the right had 2. I did one of my no brake stops and just rolled up to the
one car stopped in fron of me in the left and let gravity roll me back a
bit. This movement short circuited the high strung lady in the right lane
and she mashed on her gas and ran right into the bumper of the stopped car
in front of her! I felt kinda of bad about the illusion of movement with
the smooth pedal technique, oh well. Sorry lady!
LOL! I imagine she was wound up a bit.
I drive tractor trailer and I try to not use anything other than the engine
braking (that's not using the engine brake <g>) to slow me down whether I'm
in the city or on the highway. The cost savings on not having to do
unnecessary brake jobs truly adds up over a million miles.
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