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MPG Honha Accord Hybrid

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Old 02-06-2019, 05:12 PM
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I have a 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring with about 2500 miles on it. I am consistently getting about 33-35mpg. I calculate it when I fill up the tank. These numbers are similar to what the display sates. Is anyone else getting lower than the advertised 47mpg? I drive in econ mode and am a very casual driver to obtain the best mileage possible. I drive equal city and hwy which should not be different from what Honda advertises.
 
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Old 02-07-2019, 05:29 AM
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There are many scenarios where getting anywhere near the EPA rated mileage is impossible.

1) lots of very short trips like a soccer mom running errands.
2) extreme cold and/or climate control use (gas engine is only source of heat, if running to keep the cabin warm, it burns more fuel)
3) remote start and warm-up at idle - essentially, neither of these things should be done.
4) terrain - hills kill mileage. Period.
5) Cold battery - cold hybrid batteries can't be utilized fully, so the hybrid system is less effective overall.

Check out the individual estimates:

https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find...n=sbs&id=39918

Average is 39.1mpg for users reporting mileage. The bottom 2 at 35mpg are in relatively cold areas.

Test as follows:
Warm up car
Set cruise for 60mph on a 5 mile stretch of flat road.
Reset your mpg meter.
At end of 5 miles, record mpg reading.
Do a U-turn
Set cruise for 60mph on a 5 mile stretch of flat road.
Reset your mpg meter.
At end of 5 miles, record mpg reading.

Average the two mpg readings, and you'll have a good idea what your car is capable of.
 
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