2006 Honda Accord Hybrid User Reviews
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- Excellent fuel economy, leather heated seats,
- Check Engine lit up several times when downhill and engine auto stop
I bought an Accord Hybrid in Nov 2005 and have about 15000 miles on it. Her is my experience with the car:
It's powerful, yet still saves gas! It is definitely consuming less gas than a regular 4 cylinder cars and get the power of a 6 cylinders. Plus, I save a lot from taxes. You will soon get back the difference in terms of money you spend...
Of course, the gasmileage depends on the driving condition and your driving habbit. You could get 80 mpg downhills and only 20 mpg uphills... I drive mostly on the Ohio plain between Columbus and Indianapolis. Mostly I get 36 mpg on highway (32 mpg in winter). 26-28 mpg in local (sometimes drop to 25 mpg in winter). I use regular gas (87). I believe it gets better gasmileage if use better fuel. Compare the benefits I get vs the cost, it well worths the money.
Some people just don't think what they get, they only think what they lose... They always complain others not themselves... :-) Start slowly, stop slowly, don't change speed suddenly. That's key to save gas. If you push the gas pad all the way down when you start to get fast start, if you do that, I believe you won't save gas on any car.
I did have several times that the check engine light lit up when I drove downhills and the engine auto stopped. The TCS light lit up also. I had to turn off the engine to get rid of the TCS light. The check engine light won't go away after another day. That's the only problem I have ever had....read morehide
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- Great Ride at a great price, roomy interior, good mileage as advertised
I have had my Accord Hybrid for a few months now. I am frankly surprised at how luxurious the drive is for a Honda. It has a roomy all leather interior and smooth ride. The mileage is great too. I average between 29-30 in mixed city/highway driving. My favorite gas saving feature is the "Eco" light that comes on when you are driving such that the car is only using 3 of the 6 cylinders. Its a good way to learn how to drive more efficiently. That said, the 253 hp engine provides plenty of power when you need it....read morehide
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- Perfect balance between economy and performance
- none yet
I have driven this car for one year and 15,000 miles. Average 28 around town, 33 hyw at 75 to 80 mph. This is not the best milage car but considering the comfort, size, weight and performance I feel mileage is very good. If you expect to get 50 mpg and 0to60 times like this car does wait 5 or 10 more years, there is nothing available that has the get up and go of an accord hybrid with 50 mph. If you want economy get a Civic or Prius. Car functions flawlessly....read morehide
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- powerfull car
- it is not made for saving gas
this car is made for its power. if u want to spend money to save plenty of gas, than civic hybrid is for u. accord`s electric motor is made for extra push, extra power but just because it is hybrid, people thinks that they will save lots of gas. again, it is not made for saving gas but for its power! think this way, instead of 10 cylinder accord, this one is 6 plus the electric motor for a fast car! the price tag is not bad for a powerful car that goes to 0-60 in 6 seconds! my 91 corvette used to get up to 60 in 5.4 secs! if u like to save gas, i think camry or civic hybird is your best option....read morehide
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- Great get up and go
- Exterior could be more stylish
I traded my '04 Civic Hybrid (49 mpg) to get more "style" with the '06 Accord Hybrid. I sacrificed some mileage, but generally get 32-35 mpg between in-town and highway. Occasionally on highway trips, I'll get 38-40 mpg -- but that's not common. The interior is VERY comfortable and comes with every bell & whistle available -- something I really wanted after the "Plain Jane" of the '04 Civic Hybrid (newer models are much spiffier, though).
Exterior-wise I think Honda could have made some additional beautifications. The styling is "ho-hum" and hardly eye catching. Very traditional Accord look. They should do better.
The Navigation is a MUST! I'll never buy a car again without one....read morehide
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- Have ALL Luxury option, excellent comfort, quality and quiet, High Tech great look & save enviornmen
- Steering wheel is alittle light, no passanger power seat and sunroof, no A/C outlet backseat
Noticable when the engine shut down from slowing down, affected braking comfort and need driver respond. Start up from idle is quick thou. Backseat can't fold down so limited trunk space, but still enough for everyday use. Overall is excellent for the quality, performance, value, style, fuel economy, technology, environmental friendly for that low price. It's like better than Acura TL but only Honda Accord price....read morehide
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- Superb Navigation system, mpg seems to improve after about 15,000 miles
- Sound system not as full and rich as expected, initial mpg not as advertised.
Bought car Feb 2006 (brand new) and have now driven the car
almost 27,000km (16,700 miles). The precise consumption
is 6.9litres per 100km ((6.9/3.75) (100/1.6093)) or 33.7mpg.
City driving about 24mpg and highway 37-42mpg. The car
is very economic on highways but not very good on short trips and
city driving. The car has plenty of power and of course you need
only regular gas. We drove from Vancouver to Delaware and up the
Atlantic coast to PEI ( Prince Edward Island & Nova Scotia) back home
to the West Coast (Vancouver-Canada). The Navigation system is
superb. No fiddling with maps or searching for a restaurant.
You determine what type of food (ethnic) you fancy and the board
computer will give choices and distance. Same of course for
hotels and other points of interest.
Was a bit disappointed with the sound of the radio, given that
I had the satellite radio installed, not as rich and full as
Naturally the above analysis(mpg) is based on average and
averages can of course be misleading ( you have your feet
on an iceblock and your head in a stove, on average you
are quite comfortable), you have determine the purpose and
utility of your car.
In closing, (I have driven cars for almost 50 years and all types)
and so far I am very satisfied with my choice....read morehide
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- Power, Handling & Fuel Economy.
- Looks, a little Pricey.
First, I'd like to say that this Car has a V6 Engine and any V6 that can ACTUALLY get 25MPG on city streets is AWSOME! And yes, if you drive greater than 75 on the freeway, it's gas mileage will go DOWN!
Second, EPA Estimates have been Proven Wrong for years!!! Unless you drive 55MPH on Flat on a Flat highway and never encounter traffic let alone even stop at all, these figures WILL BE WAAAY OFF. Especially if you have a lead foot and drive even a little bit in ANY traffic!
Next, there is no comparison between the Hybrid Accord and the other Hybrids as Honda specifically Stated it engineered this Hybrid for Performance and not Fuel Efficiency! Although, Because it is a Hybrid, with a V6 Engine, not a in-line 4 like the others with claimed 50MPG, it does get better Fuel economy than a V6 with Comparable Horse Power and no assisted electrical motors. The Hybrid Camry, which some other reviewers have made comparisons to, has an I4 engine with 192 HP and a curb weight of 3637LBs, that is 61HP LESS & 48LBs hevier than the Hybrid Accord.
With that said, I love my Accord Hybrid!!! I wish I paid less, But I'm happy with what I have!!!...read morehide
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