Our test of the 2021 Honda Accord mpg found this family sedan to be even more surprising than we thought. We received a test car with the two-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, so we figured all that power would hurt it’s fuel economy; not so during this Honda Accord fuel economy test.
Despite our average speed being much higher than the EPA’s, our result of the Honda Accord mpg came to 35 miles per gallon. That’s after rounding down from just shy of 36 mpg. The new Accord features a 10-speed automatic transmission that takes a while to search for gears but pulls hard. A long tenth gear makes for easy highway cruising and is one of the biggest reasons why we got a better result during our testing of the Honda Accord gas mileage. The EPA reports a 32 mpg result for the Honda Accord fuel economy.
The new Accord comes with a 14.8 gallon fuel tank so when you multiply our result for the Honda Accord gas mileage, you can expect around 510 miles of range. We performed a Hyundai Sonata N-Line mpg test a few weeks earlier and the 290-horsepower Sonata also put out 35 mpg. Thanks for joining us as we find the true highway fuel economy during our tests of the Honda Accord mpg, Ford Maverick mpg, and more!
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How We Test the Honda Accord Fuel Economy:
Daily Motor‘s real-world highway fuel economy test of the Honda Accord mpg consists of over 100 miles of consistent highway driving. We fill this truck using the “three-click method,” meaning running the gas pump on super fast flow until it clicks, waiting ten seconds, running low flow until it clicks again, waiting another ten seconds, then running low flow one last time. We use the lowest octane fuel accepted by the vehicle’s manufacturer. We then drive 50 miles on public highway in one direction and then back in the opposite direction, attempting not to draft or drive aggressively. We set the cruise control during our Honda Accord fuel economy test at a GPS-indicated 73 MPH in an attempt to achieve a moving average speed of 70 MPH over the entire test. Upon return to the gas station, we refill at the same gas pump as the initial fill using the same method. Miles per gallon is determined by dividing total miles traveled by fuel consumed. In cases where our observed figure differs greatly from the vehicle’s indicated figure and/or EPA’s estimate, we may recommend a number in between or plan to retest the Honda Accord gas mileage.