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Honda Accord Hybrid Falls Well Short Of 47 MPG, Says Consumer Reports

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The Honda Accord Hybrid is the latest to arouse the ratings bear, returning "just" 40 combined mpg in CR testing. Even so, that makes it "a class leader for fuel economy among midsized sedans," besting even the Civic Hybrid in CR testing, but that's still a lucky roll of the dice short of its EPA rating of 47 mpg.Continue reading Honda Accord Hybrid Falls Well Short Of 47 MPG, Says Consumer Reports

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sounds like the reviewers weren't driving very "green".

there are members of the Accord Sport "700 mile club" - people who have gotten >700 miles out of a single tank of gas in the i4 CVT accords. That's averaging >45mpg.

the problem with magazines reporting fuel economy is the driving methods and environmental conditions are a huge factor. even lifting your foot 1cm off the gas at any speed will use less fuel while maintaining that speed. I use the eco-feedback gauges on a regular basis and get better than published fuel economy.
 
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From Consumer Repots:
At 40 mpg overall the Accord Hybrid gets the best gas mileage of any midsized sedan we've tested. While that's quite good, buyers who are looking for the EPA estimated 47 mpg promised on the window sticker may be disappointed. Impressive as they are, we've found that government fuel-economy tests often exaggerate the benefits of hybrids.

I think they explain the discrepancy quite well.

Consumer Reports is a more reliable source than others, since they subject every vehicle to the same test under the same (or similar) conditions.

I would also expect that their testers NOT hypermile the vehicles and publish those results. I want results showing me mileage I can expect driving it normally.
 
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Agreeing with the post ..Very good !
 
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