Fuel Economy Update - 2008 Honda Accord EX-L V6 Long-Term Road Test

2008 Honda Accord Long-Term Road Test

2008 Honda Accord EX-L V6: Fuel Economy Update

September 08, 2008

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Like fast-food portions and the people who live on them, the Honda Accord has grown larger over the years. No longer the trim midsize gal she once was, the Accord has blossomed into a full-size momma with a big trunk and certain inescapable needs at the fuel pump. And there's no shame in that, folks.

Here's a look at the latest mileage figures:

Best Fuel Economy: 28.7 mpg

Worst Fuel Economy: 14.5 mpg

Average Fuel Economy: 21.1 mpg

Thus far, our average falls just short of the EPA's combined estimate of 22 mpg.

The Accord's mileage to date trails that of our Toyota Camry , which logged an average fuel economy of 24.9 mpg when its test drew to a close last year. Our Camry real-world numbers were more impressive than its EPA estimate of 23 mpg combined.

Keep in mind, though, that the Camry's experience with us was somewhat different from the Accord's -- the Toyota spent four months in Michigan under the care of a single editor.

Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor @17,360 miles

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