07 Accord EX-L V6 6MT
Join Date: Oct 2007
location: Baton Rouge, LA
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Something to keep in mind is the new EPA MPG estimates. The major change they did, that resulted in about 10% less of a rating on average, was increase the speed from 60 to 70.
I haven't made enough long trips with my Accord to find its sweet spot, but every car has one. My first Volvo 744 was around 80mph on long trips and 93 octane resulting in 29-30 MPG (not bad since it was rated for 26). My 93 Bonneville was at 75MPH, where it got 33MPG with the AC on (summer, long trips)on 87 octane. The Blazer was 68MPH at 21MPG on 87 octane ((best was 24MPG on "real gas")).
From the one long trip I took with my Accord I can say this. The only way to get good mileage is to slow down with this car. When I averaged 60 I got about 29MPG. On the sections I averaged higher (75 to 80) I only got 25MPG to 26MPG. Of course it only had 1200 to 3200 miles during that trip, so this is bound to go up some.
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