I am shopping around for cars and tried a coworkers '06 V6 manual
transmission Accord which I did like. As I am also considering the
2.4L EX for economy I asked him about his numbers. I am skeptical of
his claim that he is getting 25mpg in the city (Austin TX) and 30mpg
on the highway. The advertised city number is 21mpg. His claim is a
hair better than the 2.4L advertised number. Consumer Reports says 23
from a mix of city and highway for the V6. This guy is an electrical
engineer and the calculation is pretty basic but it is just too good a
number. He says he doesn't baby his accelerator pedal to get these
numbers either. Any other 3.0L Accord owners out there with similar
Thanks. The more I think about it I bet his "city" driving is
actually a mix of city and highway as city driving is not a well
defined term. This guy lives close to a major highway and probably
hops on to get get around to many parts of the city.
I have an '04 EX V6 and I easily get over 30 for highway driving. My
local short distance driving gives me 22-24mpg, but I've had it go below
20 mpg on occasion during the winter (central NY).
I have a navi system with the trip computer and by watching that and
doing the speed limit, I can get 35 mpg highway without being too
annoying to other drivers on the road. Even if I'm not careful at all, I
still get over 30.
Hope this helps.
i HAVE A 06 Six Speed V6. I get at least 32 combined. Most of my driving
is highway but some is commuting stop and go. Now I coast up to a stop and
take off easy. On a trip, I have gotten as high as 36 while taking it easy
70-75. I was shocked at the mileage and have checked it by both the Navi
and with a calculater.
Thanks everyone. This is all good info. I am glad the larger engine
for the Accord EX is a 3.0L and not an overkill 3.5L that all of those
luxury sport sedans have (they have to compete with each other for
performance). The V6 Accord seams to have a very impressive power/mpg
product (not at all knocking the I4 Accord).
Tom, your'e numbers are exceptional--even for taking it easy on the
top speed, coasting to stops, and easy starts. What part of the
country are you driving in? Are you picky about buying gasoline with
a special detergent package?
What is your most used gas station?
Our automatic equipped V6 Accord gives low 20s in local driving and very
high 20s (28-29) on long freeway trips. Plus, our California gas is
reputed to have lower energy content than most thanks to local smog
regulations. 25 and 30 on a manual transmission V-6 Accord in Texas
isn't unthinkable, but would require moderate driving. Putting the
spurs to the V-6 will surely burn fuel!
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