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Honda Accord Fuel Economy (L/100km)

 

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Model Year Body/Powertrain L/100km  
2015 2015 4dr Sedan 190-hp 2.4L I4 5-sp automatic FWD 7.99
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With the 141 kilowatts 2.4L I4 engine, 7-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2015 Honda Accord has been averaging 7.99 L/100km (liters per 100 kilometers).

The 2015 Honda Accords in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 90 kilometers per hour (about 35 percent of the kilometers driven). The rest of the kilometers were in the city (25 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2015 Honda Accord in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
2015 2015 4dr Sedan 141-hp 2.0L I4 Hybrid 1-sp automatic FWD 4.8
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2015 2015 4dr Sedan 271-hp 3.5L V6 5-sp automatic FWD 7.4
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2015 2015 4dr Sedan 177-hp 2.4L I4 5-sp automatic FWD 7.3
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2015 2015 4dr Sedan 190-hp 2.4L I4 5-sp manual FWD 6.2
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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the 2015 Honda Accord

2015 Honda Accord Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2014 We start with the downfall of the first Honda Accord Hybrid: it failed to deliver the mpg people expected from a hybrid. EPA ratings of 24 mpg city, 32 mpg highway were well above the regular V6's 18/26, but not much better than the four-cylinder's 21/31. Genius wasn't needed to discover the root cause: Honda had paired a 16-horsepower electric motor with a 240-horsepower V6 (for a combined 253--the two didn't climax together). Quite simply, the electric motor was too small--it couldn't power the car on its own--and the 3.0-liter gasoline engine was too large (if able to deactivate three cylinders while cruising). Honda hasn't made the same mistake again. The new Honda Accord Hybrid joins a far stronger, 166-horsepower electric motor with a 141-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine for a combined 196 horsepower. For the latter, Honda modified its new, significantly more efficient "Earth Dreams" engine to run, like Ford's and Toyota's hybrids, on the Atkinson-cycle (the intake valves remain open for the first bit of the compression stroke). Honda's big idea isn't with the motor or the engine, though, but in how they are connected to the front wheels. There's no conventional stepped automatic transmission this time around. Nor is the transmission a planetary gearset CVT, as in Ford and Toyota hybrids. Nor is it a belt-and-pulleys CVT, as in the Honda Civic Hybrid. Instead, the new transmission barely warrants the term. It's a one-speed. You won't find a one-speed transmission in any car powered by a conventional engine because a single ratio would be either way too tall for performance at low speeds or way too short for efficiency at high speeds. A conventional engine is only powerful at high rpm but only efficient at low rpm. For acceptable performance and efficiency, a transmission must be able to shift gears to put the engine at whatever rpm is appropriate for the current task (accelerating or cruising). In contrast, electric cars DO tend to have single-speed transmissions, as their motors deliver acceptable efficiency and power over a much wider range. Given that the new electric motor is strong enough to accelerate the Accord on its own, Honda lets it do this up to 43 mph. At that point the fixed transmission ratio is a good match for the gasoline engine, and a clutch engages to connect it to the wheels. (At lower speeds the engine only comes on as needed to charge the battery pack.) Brilliant in its simplicity, this single-speed design dramatically reduces internal friction and weight. The payoff: the new Accord Hybrid is rated 50/45, vs. the Fusion Hybrid's 44/41, the Camry Hybrid's 40/38, and the regular Accord's 27/36. In suburban driving the trip computer reported averages from 38.5 to 54.8, and 43 overall for the week (tying the MKZ Hybrid). I found it fairly easy to crack 50, spectacular for a midsize sedan. see full Honda Accord review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2015 Honda Accord

2015 Honda Accord Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2016 4dr Sedan 278-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
Max I get is 30 average on the highway. With lots of short trips I get a blended MPG of 20. see full Honda Accord review
 

2015 Honda Accord Gas Mileage (L/100km)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Honda Accord's real-world L/100km based on how and where you drive a car.