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Honda Accord Hybrid MPG-Real World Numbers



  • terry92270terry92270 Posts: 1,247
    You are starting from stops with a lead foot, racing the other cars to the next light, only having to stop there. You cannot drive a Hybrid like you have driven all your life, and not end up "disappointed".

    Modification of your driving habits will most certainly increase your MPG, in a ICE or Hybrid. All that is lacking is a will do to so. ;)
  • rst10rst10 Posts: 1
    I just bought a 2005 HAH with the navigation system. I can't find an instant MPG display. Yes, I see the bar graph on the info screen, but that displays MPG in +/- 10 MPG increments. The only way I can get an instant reading with an accuracy of greater than +/- 10 MPG, is to reset the average mpg display, which is just silly. It may seem a little picky of me to not be contant with the MPG bar, but hey, I did buy a hybrid. One can reasonably assume that I have more than a passing interest in my mileage correct? :confuse: The fact that this car is a hybrid and it is the first car I've bought in years that didn't have an instant mpg display to a tenth of an mpg just blows my mind.

    Any help? Have I simply missed it? And while we're on the subject of missing data displays, have I also overlooked an outside temp display?

  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,930
    A reporter with a large local newspaper is hoping to talk to consumers in California who purchased a hybrid vehicle this year. If you are interested in speaking to the reporter, please reply to no later than Thursday, April 12, 2007 with your daytime contact info. and what car you purchased.

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  • maverick9maverick9 Posts: 1
    Disappointing, yes, but not that bad! Steady 70mph: 39 to 41. In traffic, 28 miles each way, bumper to bumper: 27.7. Vehicle has 19,000 on the clock. Only mod is K&N air filter. Use Mobil-1 5W-20.
  • satswacsatswac Posts: 4
    I don't mean any of this as an insult to those of you who bought HAH and like them, but when I do the math, my used '04 Elantra (auto trans), that I bought with 27k mi for $10K gives me, worse case 32 mpg and best case (absolutely no lie) 36 mpg, I figured that for the cost of an HAH that averages 27-28 would take 10 years (with my driving distances of 20,000/year) before an HAH broke even with my Hyundai over-all costs.
    By-the-way, if the HAH is so good, why is Honda going to discontinue the Accord hybrid?
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 6,179
    If you are a long-term hybrid owner, our Senior Editor, John O'Dell, would love to hear from you! A short email with your maintenance experiences and concerns would be great. Please send to John at by close of business Wednesday, August 22, 2007. Be sure and include your Forums username.

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  • 2005 HAH bought new, 37k on it, ex-Datsun racer from the '70's, so I really drive it - love the performance. 35 plus at steady 75, 26-29 commuting in the Minneapolis metro area. Like I said, it really goes, very comfy, decent handling (not as good as my S2000). I consider it a good buy, gas accord hwy mileage in town. If you wanted a Prius, you should have bought one.
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 6,179
    A article on the least efficient hybrids and the dreaded "hybrid premium" are the subject of today's Alternate Route entry, Boon or Bane?

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  • mrhowellmrhowell Posts: 1
    Has anyone seen the blurb in the news on an Atlanta station about the 20-ish year old guy who tinkered with his Honda hybrid and added a few batteries he bought from WalMart and ended up getting 100+ mpg? Someone told me they saw it on an Atlanta station and he demonstrated how he did it. Can anyone help? I cannot seem to find it and am hoping someone can point me in the right direction. Many thanks!
  • phrodo99phrodo99 Posts: 3
    Here it is 2 years later and we're in a big fuel crunch of $4 + a gallon. Well my comment to that question is to have the best of both worlds performance and economy. I can be green and still lay rubber. Actually bought this for the wife I drive a 06 GTO. In my opinion until the technology catches up this 05 HAH is awesome!
  • nowakj66nowakj66 Posts: 709
    As a HAH 2005 owner I have to second the notion that as the gas prices rise, so does my appreciation for this car.

    I've also noticed about a 10% boost in price they fetch on the used market.
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