confirm mpg of 2006 Accord EX-L w/V6?

Discussion in 'Accord' started by rosso.dimontalcino, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. 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
    rosso.dimontalcino, Apr 13, 2007
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    L Alpert Guest

    I have an '04 6 cyl. I get about 28 on the highway (usually going 75-80mph)
    and 21-22 around town.
    L Alpert, Apr 13, 2007
  3. 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.
    rosso.dimontalcino, Apr 13, 2007
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    tww1491 Guest

    I have an 06 I4 coupe, automatic, and have run from 33-35 on the highway
    running 75-80. My "city" driving to work during the week is about 50% I75
    and rest urban for around 29-30.
    tww1491, Apr 13, 2007
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    G-Man Guest

    I have an 06 EX-V6 Auto. I never get less than 28 Mpg in mixed driving.
    Manual Trans should be better.

    G-Man, Apr 14, 2007
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    hiyh Guest

    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.

    hiyh, Apr 14, 2007
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    Tom Wallace Guest

    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.
    Tom Wallace, Apr 14, 2007
  8. 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?
    rosso.dimontalcino, Apr 16, 2007
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    L Alpert Guest

    There are many times in the SF Bay area that there is no difference between
    city and highway driving!.
    L Alpert, Apr 17, 2007
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    John Horner Guest

    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!
    John Horner, Apr 17, 2007
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