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2006 Accord Hybrid EPA Fuel Economy Figures Explained
 Date: February 01, 2006 15:32
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: TOV News
 Credibility Rating: 10


There has been some discussion regarding the '06 Accord Hybrid's revised (lower) EPA figures.

While the '05 model was rated at 30city/37 highway, the revised-for-'06 model carries a less impressive 25/34mpg figure.

How did that happen?

Well, if you read the earlier press release on the '06 Accord Hybrid's pricing, you may have noticed that this year's model has been enhanced with the addition of a moonroof and a compact spare tire (vs a can of Fix-A-Flat, a glove, and a small 12V compressor that the '05 model shipped with). These two items and a few minor detail changes resulted in an increase in curb weight of 88lbs (up to 3589 lbs from 3501 lbs). Guess what? According to a font of knowledge over at American Honda with whom I spoke earlier today, this weight gain pushed the Accord into another EPA class, which means it had to be retested using a different set of EPA laboratory test parameters. The result is a noticeable ding in the mileage figures posted on the window sticker, but fear not, real world mileage figures will likely be very similar between the '05 and '06 models.

Last edited by JeffX on February 01, 2006 15:39

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02-02-2006 11:36
Dissapointing Mileage Accord IMA   (Score: 1, Normal)
kyhonda
02-02-2006 11:42
Re: Dissapointing Mileage Accord IMA   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
02-02-2006 16:51
But the point is....   (Score: 1, Normal)
Crawfish
02-07-2006 09:31
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02-07-2006 10:59
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02-07-2006 18:38
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02-02-2006 15:57
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02-02-2006 17:53
Re: Dissapointing Mileage Accord IMA READ THIS!   (Score: 1, Normal)
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02-06-2006 20:35
Re: Dissapointing Mileage Accord IMA READ THIS!   (Score: 1, Normal)
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02-07-2006 18:26
Re: Dissapointing Mileage Accord IMA READ THIS! CGameProgrammer   (Score: 1, Normal)
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02-07-2006 01:44
Re: Dissapointing Mileage Accord IMA   (Score: 1, Normal)
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02-02-2006 08:54
Almost 3600 lbs?? Ouch   (Score: 1, Normal)
ff_
02-02-2006 11:55
check the camry hybrid's weight - over 3600lbs!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
02-02-2006 16:38
Re: check the camry hybrid's weight - over 3600lbs!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
anime_man24
02-02-2006 20:27
Re: check the camry hybrid's weight - over 3600lbs!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
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02-03-2006 15:13
Re: Almost 3600 lbs?? Ouch   (Score: 1, Normal)
Antigen
02-07-2006 12:05
Re: Almost 3600 lbs?? Ouch   (Score: 1, Normal)
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02-01-2006 16:51
FAKE WORLD v.s. REAL WORLD!   (Score: 1, Normal)
Powered by Honda
02-01-2006 16:58
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02-01-2006 18:03
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02-01-2006 18:17
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02-05-2006 10:18
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02-01-2006 18:55
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02-01-2006 22:42
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02-01-2006 22:50
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02-02-2006 10:58
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02-02-2006 20:25
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Re: FAKE WORLD v.s. REAL WORLD!Mystic Image   (Score: 1, Normal)
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Re: FAKE WORLD v.s. REAL WORLD!Mystic Image   (Score: 1, Normal)
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02-03-2006 12:00
Re: FAKE WORLD v.s. REAL WORLD! Frogger   (Score: 1, Normal)
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02-02-2006 19:34
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02-05-2006 18:22
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02-06-2006 03:38
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02-01-2006 16:31
This explanation doesn't make sense   (Score: 1, Normal)
Crawfish
02-01-2006 16:36
Re: This explanation doesn't make sense   (Score: 1, Normal)
RyanDL
02-01-2006 16:46
That shows how honda do its marketing   (Score: 1, Normal)
Crawfish
02-01-2006 16:57
Re: That shows how honda do its marketing   (Score: 1, Normal)
RyanDL
02-01-2006 17:21
Re: That shows how honda do its marketing   (Score: 1, Normal)
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02-01-2006 18:15
Re: That shows how honda do its marketing   (Score: 1, Normal)
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02-01-2006 22:54
Re: That shows how honda do its marketing   (Score: 1, Normal)
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02-01-2006 23:25
Re: That shows how honda do its marketing   (Score: 1, Normal)
QBoi
02-02-2006 20:41
Re: That shows how honda do its marketing   (Score: 1, Normal)
HondaSalesGuy
02-03-2006 17:49
That is poor logic....for Mr. & Mrs. Customer...   (Score: 1, Normal)
Hollywood1
02-03-2006 19:24
Re: That is poor logic....for Mr. & Mrs. Customer...   (Score: 1, Normal)
M.J.
02-04-2006 12:11
Re: That is poor logic....for Mr. & Mrs. Customer...   (Score: 1, Normal)
GTIMAN
02-01-2006 17:43
Re: That shows how honda do its marketing   (Score: 1, Normal)
Wizard
02-01-2006 18:02
it's not Honda   (Score: 1, Normal)
shingles
02-03-2006 08:38
Re: This explanation doesn't make sense   (Score: 1, Normal)
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02-04-2006 14:28
Re: This explanation doesn't make sense   (Score: 1, Normal)
JOHND
02-03-2006 18:19
Re: This explanation doesn't make sense   (Score: 1, Normal)
hkl
02-04-2006 14:05
Re: This explanation doesn't make sense about the fix-a-flat   (Score: 1, Normal)
HONDA AFVM
02-02-2006 12:51
Different EPA lab tests? Not the same conditions for all cars?   (Score: 1, Normal)
KaP TypeSH
02-02-2006 16:09
Re: Different EPA lab tests? Not the same conditions for all cars?   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
02-02-2006 17:45
Re: Different EPA lab tests? Not the same conditions for all cars?   (Score: 1, Normal)
siegen
02-02-2006 19:35
Re: Different EPA lab tests? Not the same conditions for all cars?   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
02-03-2006 17:58
Re: Different EPA lab tests? Not the same conditions for all cars?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Vader
02-01-2006 16:07
Our '05 had spare tire!   (Score: 1, Normal)
Vader
02-01-2006 15:56
Thank goodness   (Score: 1, Normal)
leeman125
02-01-2006 15:43
Phew!   (Score: 1, Normal)
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