Hwy MPG Overrated for this commuter
By SecondHybrid4Me on
Vehicle2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 5A)
ReviewThis is my second Honda hybrid. Took my former Civic to nearly 100k miles in just under three years with few problems. Routine oil changes were more difficult on that version with 0 weight 30 not easy to find and quirky steps mechanics have to know... so far with the Accord, it's a snap! My only complaint was the premium sticker price and that the fuel efficiency is nowhere close to that advertised. I am mostly drive on the highway and am averaging closer to 30 than 37. I was sold that the enhancements in hybrid technology were supposed to make this one better for increased hwy mileage than in town. Either way, I'm all for hybrids and my experience has been good! Go Green!!
Best FeaturesV6 power... new feature that cylinders shut off at certain efficient speeds... in stop and go traffic, the auto stop on this better than the older Civics in which you have to truly exceed 10-15 mph for it to auto stop
Worst FeaturesTransitioning could be smoother when cylinders turn off/on and with auto stop... though I love the fact that there are headrests in the back seat, I find the overall visibility of the Accord Hybrid not as good as Civic... many blind spots so I have to use those circular stick-on mirrors
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