2005 Honda Accord Consumer Review: Disappointed in Honda

2005 Honda Accord Hybrid - Consumer Review

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Disappointed in Honda
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2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 5A)


Ordinary driving yields mediocre milage, low 20s suburban, upper 20s highway. You must learn to drive this vehicle differently to get better, but still well below EPA sticker, milage. Very slow acceleration, constant use of cruise control, etc. The electric package is so small that it almost never is used. The major economy comes from shutting off 3 cylinders in cruise, but the transition between 3 and 6 cylinders to too sensitive. Even a 2% grade will kick it back to 6 cylinders, and pressing on the accelerator ever so slightly will do the same thing. Having driven a Prius, I'm disappointed in Honda. A nice sedan, well made, but the hybrid package is a disappointing misfit.

Best Features

Well manufactured vehicle.

Worst Features

Smaller V-6, bigger electric motor. Get the real (not EPA fantasy) milage well into the 30s.
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