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post #1 of 57 Old 12-19-2016, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Cool 41mpg on 2016 Honda Accord 4 cylinder w/ CVT!!

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I drive a 2016 Honda Accord EX and have had it for roughly over a year now. I've been really impressed with the fuel economy. Normally I would get above 30 mpg in mixed but mostly highway commute, but this past weekend I took a 250 miles road trip and was blown away!! I average 41.7 MPG!! I was so excited that I wanted to share it everyone here. It's shocking to see such number on a non-hybrid car. Honda and CVTs rock!!

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Lmao, I was going to say if that was a Hybrid? but then realized that there was no 2016 Hybrid released.
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LOL stop rubbing it in my face I got the manual and barely break 29. That isn't bad at all, it sucks this screen doesn't give average speeds to see how much was just normal speed or hypermilling.
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What is the real mileage (do the math)? The computer is always noticeably optimistic.
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Doing the math, which assumes I filled the car to the same level at the beginning and the ending, that the Odometer is accurate, and the pump is accurate, I have gotten just above 40 mpg on several trips from Charlotte to Atlanta, and back. BUT, I have to stay under 75 mph. And, no hard starts on the ramps. No big winds. No rain. A/C about half of the time. Even driving a bit harder with A/C all the time, I still get about 38-39 mpg on this round-trip route.

Oh, BTW, I find my computer varies above and below measured by no more than about 1 mpg either way. It's not consistently high or low. Again, this assumes the car is filled exactly the same (may be hard to do), and that the pumps are calibrated the same...no way to verify.

Oh, another point...that 40+ mpg is without Cruise control on this route. With CC, I always lose at least 1 mpg. I let her run a bit faster down the hills, as long as the instant mpg stays at least 45 mpg, and that helps my overall average speed stay up around 73. At the top of the steepest hills, I'm probably down to 70 most of the time. I am hitting over 80 on the steepest downhills as long as the traffic is conducive to that speed. I will say, more people pass me than I am passing, even though I'm well over the posted speed limit.

I just checked my average MPG that I keep on another site. I have 23,000+ of the 49,000+ miles tallied...average is 34.8 mpg. My wife has driven the other half of the miles, so, I don't have those records.
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What is the real mileage (do the math)? The computer is always noticeably optimistic.
I only have about 1200 miles on my 2017, and I have not noticed that (and have been checking). It has been within .5 MPG so far. I'd not call that "noticeably optimistic" but we'll see. I plan to spot check it every so often.
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I have seen 40 and 41 MPG if I am driving under 65 at a steady pace with no traffic lights. I'm posting the link to my Fuelly page where I have bee not keeping track of my gas milaige since my car was new. Recently I have been posting the milaige indicated on the car's computer for comparison. Some tanks I had the Econ mode on and others I had it off.

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I do agree that the 4 and the CVT rock.
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I only have about 1200 miles on my 2017, and I have not noticed that (and have been checking). It has been within .5 MPG so far. I'd not call that "noticeably optimistic" but we'll see. I plan to spot check it every so often.
Same for mine as well in the 800 miles I had it. Once broken all the way in I'll hope it stays the same.

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One time, I took a 200-mile highway trip from New Jersey to Washington DC in my 2004 EX-L 5A 4-cyl sedan. Keeping the tach at 2000 rpm or lower, and the maximum speed (cruise control) set at 62 mph, I was excited to average 39.6 mpg on this trip.

For that trip in April 2006, the weather was sunny and dry, low humidity, with temps near 70 degrees. Tire PSI was set at 37. Sunroof and all windows closed, nothing in trunk but a backpack with a change of clothes. Minimal use of A/C, car freshly waxed for better airflow. Though I do not have a mpg computer in the car, I meticulously keep track of my odo readings and the gallons of gas for every fill-up since the car was brand-new. Religious mechanical maintenance too.

Since that time, I have come pretty close but never matched 39.6 mpg again. Now that I am older and wiser, I'm not sure I have the desire to.

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When I took a road trip recently on the flat roads of Florida, with the AC off and econ mode on, I got 41.7mpg. Greatness.

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I have seen 40 and 41 MPG if I am driving under 65 at a steady pace with no traffic lights. I'm posting the link to my Fuelly page where I have bee not keeping track of my gas milaige since my car was new. Recently I have been posting the milaige indicated on the car's computer for comparison. Some tanks I had the Econ mode on and others I had it off.

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I do agree that the 4 and the CVT rock.
Mid 30's would satisfy me when winter fuel and cold drives are over and done with. Part of me is happy the CVT guys in my search is getting similar miles but I'm still the lowest one of the bunch. That one guy in Canada with a 6 speed is showing me up good. The Sport filter not sticking in that link.

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I drove with ECON ON and set the Cruise Control to 60MPH. Conditions were cold, temperature in low 30s, hadn't washed the car in 2 months, trunk had a full-sized suitcase and Heat was set to 72 degrees. Prior to this car, I owned a 2012 Camry SE 4-cly and would rarely break 24 mpg. I've turned into a big fan of CVTs even though I hate the drowning noise.
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I drove with ECON ON and set the Cruise Control to 60MPH. Conditions were cold, temperature in low 30s, hadn't washed the car in 2 months, trunk had a full-sized suitcase and Heat was set to 72 degrees. Prior to this car, I owned a 2012 Camry SE 4-cly and would rarely break 24 mpg. I've turned into a big fan of CVTs even though I hate the drowning noise.
I do everything but the cruise control. Too slick for that here in spots to trust it won't go horribly wrong. Dealer told me don't bother using econ if you are in stop and go under 40 MPH traffic. Since I turned it off the car feels way more responsive so, I'm gonna turn that back on. I also at times catch myself with defrost still on halfway though the drive in conditions the car won't fog up on me anymore the second I turn it off. My other car was a Cruze eco 6m rated 42 highway and at times I could hypermile 50 out of it up until it became unreliable. There was a 7 gen Accord in front of me doing like 28 in a 35, I bet their mileage was stellar compared to my 20 I went down to trying to overtake them.


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